Transportation in Dublin
The bus system in Dublin is probably the best and least expensive way to get around Dublin. The numbers 3, 10, 11B, and the 17 all provide direct bus services to the Belfield campus; the number 3, 10 and 11B can be boarded at O'Connell Street. The buses do stop running around 11:00pm, so always plan accordingly. The bus from the city center to UCD will take approximately 35-45 minutes depending on traffic. Please visit the Dublin bus system website for more information.
Aircoach also operates a bus service to Leopardstown/Sandyford/Stillorgan which passes UCD to and from Dublin Airport.
Dublin's rail system or, DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport), runs along the coast of Dublin. While there is no DART station near UCD, it is a great way to see the Irish coast. The DART runs from Malahide and Howth in the north to Greystones, County Wicklow in the South. You can connect to the regular train service for town north of Dublin as far as Belfast. DART services begin at 6:30am on weekdays and ends at 11:30pm. Please visit the DART service website for more information.
Transportation in Ireland & Europe
UCD offers an on-campus student travel agency, USIT. USIT offers discount fares and travel planning among others services. You should also inquire about the travel save stamp which will make you eligible to transportation discounts. Holders of an International Student Identity Card travel at a 50% discount on trains throughout Ireland with a Travelsave Stamp, obtained from the USIT Office. The stamp also provides a 15% discount on bus fares outside Dublin, and substantially reduced weekly transit passes in Dublin. Visit the USIT website to learn more.
Travel within Ireland can be done by either train or bus relatively inexpensively.
Studying in Dublin puts students in the ideal position for European travel during their vacations and on weekends. Ireland offers several low-cost or budget airlines offering competitive fares to Europe. Visit the following airline websites for more information: