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Transport & Accommodation


Transport to and from the Airport

The University is approx. 20 km from the airport and there is a choice of transport available:

TAXI: Costs about €35 and takes about 45 minutes.

BUS: Take the AIRCOACH service (www.aircoach.ie) from outside the airport terminal building. UCD is on the Leopardstown/Sandyford route. Coaches leave every 15 minutes, or every 30 minutes from 00:00-04:30. Check with the driver before you board the coach that it is the correct route. You can purchase your ticket on the coach (€16 return) or online (€14 return). To return to the airport you can take the coach from the stop at the main entrance to UCD (N11 - UCD slip road stop).

Hotel Accommodation

As UCD is located 6 km from Dublin city centre, you may choose to stay in the city, or closer to campus in the Donnybrook area. For a full listing of hotels and guesthouses, please visit the website of the Dublin tourist board at www.visitdublin.com. When booking accommodation, please note that the campus is served by several bus routes through the city including the 39a, 46a, 145 and 11 (the city centre is approximately 30 minutes from the University by bus).

One of the most popular local options for visitors to UCD is the 4 Star Talbot Hotel (formally Stillorgan Park Hotel), approximately 1.5 KM from the UCD Belfield campus. You can arrange to take the free shuttle bus to UCD by booking at reception. Information on the hotel is available at http://www.talbothotelstillorgan.com/.

Another hotel close by is the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge (formerly Bewley's Hotel). Information on the hotel is available at http://www.claytonhotelballsbridge.com/.

Alternatively, the 5 Star Radisson SAS St. Helens is a ten minute walk from UCD. Information on the hotel is available at https://www.radissonblu.com/en/sthelenshotel-dublin.

During the summer months, it is also possible to stay on campus. The UCD campus accommodation can be booked directly by contacting Suzanne Shorten on +353-1-716 1333 http://www.ucd.ie/summeratucd/accommodation/.