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Best bus routes are the 39A, 46A and 145, or use the DART shuttle
Best bus routes are the 39A, 46A and 145, or use the DART shuttle

Transport to UCD

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Getting to UCD

UCD is out in the sticks, which makes transport an issue. The costs can add up if you’re not savvy about your options.


Student Leap Card


This card saves you 25% on most of bus routes to and from UCD.

Bonus: you get euro saver deals in McDonalds, Apache Pizza, KC Peaches, Pablo Picante and Tolteca (best wings in Dublin).



Cycle and Save


If you want to buy a bike, the Belfield Bike Shop on campus sells them new and secondhand.


They’ll buy it back from you too when you’re finished college.


If you’d rather rent, there’s no Dublin Bikes near UCD, but Bleeperbike is a similar bike rental scheme.


You only need your smartphone and they cover Belfield and the neighbouring areas.

Trying to figure out if you should cycle to college? See this chart :)




If you’ve four wheels to call your own, then you’re paying out the nose for insurance, tax, petrol and parking.

Split costs and be sound to the environment by joining our UCD Carpool Facebook group.

UCD operates a permit car parking system on campus which costs €50 per academic year. Applications begin mid August.

Interactive visitor parking map



Dublin Bus

There’s real time bus update screens just outside the James Joyce Library and just outside the Student Centre.

All UCD bus stops are mapped above







The closest DART station is Sydney Parade.


It’s a 15-20 minute walk or – if you’ve got a spare €1– you can grab a shuttle bus.



The Leona Lewis


It’s 10 minutes on the Green Line from St Stephen’s Green to Windy Arbour.

It's another 20 minutes walk from Windy Arbour down Bird Avenue to the Clonskeagh entrance.


Last year, we’d a shuttlebus. It didn’t great take-up but if we get enough people asking for one, we might be able to start that up again!