Transport Links

Belfield Campus

Belfield, the main University College Dublin campus is located on a 132 hectare site, 4km south of Dublin city centre. The campus in an attractively landscaped complex of modern architectural buildings, accommodating student residences and numerous leisure and sporting facilities. The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business is located on the campus at Blackrock, County Dublin.



Walking is the greenest way to get to campus and has major health benefits. The Belfield campus has 12 entrances. See our Commuting Guide to pick the entrance nearer to you and approximate walking times.



Another green way to get to campus is cycling. As well as vehicle entrances, UCD has dedicated pedestrian and cycle entrances. Check them out on our Commuting Guide and see cycling times from your location. There are over 5,000 bike parking spaces and changing and showering facilities in many buildings. Five public bike repair stations are available and there is a bike shop on campus also.

See the TFI Cycle Planner

Public Transport (Bus/Rail)


Dublin Bus provide services to the Belfield campus. Click here for a guide to buses serving the campus or see Dublin Bus’ own Student Smarts interactive map.

Bus Éireann provides a nationwide bus service, with most major areas having a regular link to Dublin. The majority of Dublin services terminate in Busáras (Central Bus Station, Dublin) from where it is a short walk to O’Connell Street for connecting buses to UCD.

Several Bus Éireann services from the Greater Dublin area directly serve UCD, Belfield Campus during morning peak. For further information please visit


Dublin is served by two main railway stations: Connolly Station and Heuston Stations. It is a short walk from Connolly Station to O’Connell Street, where the Dublin Bus numbers 2, 11 and 46A can be boarded for UCD. The route 145 provides a direct route from Heuston Station to Belfield via the city centre. For further information please visit Iarnróad Eireann (Irish Rail)

Download the TFI Real Time Info App Here
Download the TFI Journey Planner App Here


There are usually an adequate number of taxis in operation in the city centre at any given time. It is possible to hail a taxi from the street, but convenient taxi ranks are located on O’Connell Street, Middle Abbey Street, Dame Street and St Stephens Green.



Please note that parking on the Belfield and Blackrock campuses is extremely limited, so we would encourage you to use public transport where possible.



Dublin is served by Dublin International Airport, which is located north of Dublin City Centre. There are frequent connecting buses from the airport to the city centre, including a special shuttle service, Airlink which brings passengers directly to Busáras (Central Bus Station, Dublin).

Aircoach operates a service from Dublin Airport to Leopardstown / Sandyford / Stillorgan which passes UCD.

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  • For further information on Dublin Airport and Flights please visit Aer Rianta

Hit the Road shows you how to get to or from UCD Campus using a combination of Dublin Bus, Luas and DART links. You can also change searching options and search how to get from point A to B anywhere in Dublin.

Bus Timetables : Luas Timetables : Dart Timetables


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