University College Dublin
Ireland's Global University 

From the Airport

University College Dublin organise an Airport Welcome for students during Orientation Week in September,January and also during the Summer months. Check out the Orientation page for further information.

Belfield, the main University College Dublin campus is located 4km south of Dublin city centre. The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business is located on the campus at Blackrock, County Dublin.

There are several options available for getting to University College Dublin's Belfield Campus. The public transport infrastructure serving UCD is extremely good and the campus itself is situated close just off the N11 and approximately 15 minutes drive from the M50 at Dundrum (Junction 13).

Buses from Dublin Airport to Dublin City or UCD

Dublin Airport is 10 km north of the city centre. Aircoach, a private bus service from Dublin Airport to the city centre and to destinations south of the River Liffey, operates two circuits. One circuit passes by the main entrance to UCD on the Stillorgan Road. Another circuit serves Ballsbridge and Donnybrook.

Taxis from Dublin Airport to City Centre or UCD

If you arrive in the airport after 20:00, we recommend that you take a taxi to your destination.

Buses from City Centre to UCD

Dublin Bus runs all public bus services in the greater Dublin area.  Timetables of the buses serving UCD are available on the Dublin Bus website. Please note that Dublin Bus operates an exact fare system. The driver does not give change but rather issues a passenger refund ticket, which can only be exchanged for the money owed at the Dublin Bus office in O’Connell Street. Alternatively, you can purchase prepaid bus tickets in the UCD Students’ Union shop and the Dublin Bus website.  Dublin Bus routes 17 and 39a provide direct bus services to the Belfield campus. Route 39a can be boarded at Bachelors Walk (stop no 313) and College Street (stop no 349) in Dublin City Centre. Dublin Bus routes 46a from Phoenix Park via Upper O'Connell St (stop no 6059), 46e from Blackrock Station (stop no 3085), 47 from Pearse St via Lower Grafton St (stop no 402) and 145 from Heuston Station (stop no 4320) all serve UCD's main entrance.