UCD is situated on the Belfield Campus, located 4km to the South of Dublin City Centre. Belfield is a large campus situated close to the suburbs of Donnybrook, Ballsbridge and Stillorgin and is well served by public transport links.


This article provides detailed information about how to travel from Dublin Airport to UCD, using both public and private transport options. Belfield is situated just over 18km from Dublin Airport.

Dublin Bus

From Dublin Airport, Take the 41 bus to Lower Abbey Street in Dublin City Centre. The 41 bus will disembark on Abbey Street. From Abbey Street walk towards Bachelors Walk, and take the 39a to the UCD campus at Belfield. Dublin Bus offer a handy route planner with plenty of information and maps


Aircoach operates a direct service from Dublin Airport with a stop at UCD. The Aircoach service operates every 20 minutes from 0445 to 0045, and every hour at other times.


Taxis can be taken from outside the arrivals hall at Dublin Airport and are very well organised at the airport. The expected cost during non peak times is circa €32 for this trip

Car Rental

Dublin Airport is home to a large number of international Car Rental companies including Europcar and CARHIRE.ie Car Rental

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