Getting Here

DCU is located a short distance from Dublin city centre, Dublin Airport and the M50 and M1 motorways. The campus is bordered by Ballymun Road and Collins Avenue. Click here for Route Finder | DisabledGo – Campus Access Guide



Public Transport

DCU is serviced by the following buses which stop outside the University at the Ballymun Road and Collins Ave entrances, or near to the university with stops on the Swords Road and Glasnevin Avenue.

DCU is serviced by the following routes: 4,9, 13, 105, 11, 116, 46X, 58X, 77B:

  1. Number 105 operates from Malahide and leaves DCU at 15.40 and 17.20 during term time.
  2. Numbers 11 service the city centre and Kilmacud from Wadelai Park and stops in O’Connell Street.
  3. Number 116 services DCU to Ballinteer and Clonskea.
  4. Numbers 46X and 58X (zone 2) run from Leeson Street Lower to Dublin Airport.
  5. Number 77X runs from Jobstown to DCU, however there is no departure from DCU.


Bus Eireann

Bus Eireann recently launched the new service from Navan – Ratoath – Dunshaughlin – Dublin Airport – DCU.

Details on the new 109A bus route are available from the Bus Eireann website.



The terminus of the 17A bus is at Howth Junction Dart Station. The 103 and 104 buses operate via Clontarf Dart Station

Drumcondra Train Station

Maynooth Station to Drumcondra Station via Leixlip, Castleknock, Coolmine and Ashtown areas

From Drumcondra train station, you can take the following buses to DCU: 3, 11, 11A, 11B, 16, 16A, 33, 41, 41B, 41C


By Car

Heading Southbound on the M1

Proceed along the M1 until you come to the roundabout that intersects with the M50 (Junction 3). Proceed southbound along the M50 and take the Ballymun exit (Junction 4). Take the free-flow lane to the left and drive through Ballymun. Turn left at the Collins Avenue/Ballymun Road crossroads. DCU is located on Collins Avenue 500m on the right hand side.

M50 Northbound

Drive through the Westlink toll bridge and continue along the M50 until the Ballymun exit (Junction 4). At the traffic lights on the roundabout, take the third exit and drive through Ballymun. Follow the directions for DCU as outlined above.

From city centre

Follow the airport road which takes you through Drumcondra along the N1, towards the M1. Continue past the junction for Griffith Avenue until you reach the junction at Whitehall. At this crossroads turn left onto Collins Avenue. DCU is 500m on the left hand side.