Getting to University College Dublin (UCD)

From the airport

  • Aircoach
    There is an excellent Aircoach service from Dublin Airport to UCD at very reasonable rates, maximum fare of €20 return. The bus 700 to Leopardstown stops close to the Stillorgan entrance to UCD in both directions. Aircoach buses can be booked in advance on line. The link below gives prices, timetables and online booking info.
  • Taxi
    There are plenty of taxis in the airport starting at around €40 per journey. Please note that the cost of the journay varies depending on time of day, traffic conditions etc.

From the city

  • Dublin Bus
    UCD is located 5 km south of the city centre and can be reached by 21 bus routes. These are detailed in the link below. A real-time Dublin Bus is available for mobile devices to help plan your journey.
  • Cycling
    Self-service Bicycle Hire Schemes are also available in Dublin.

Further information

This link provides further information on how to reach UCD.

Travelling around Dublin

This link provides useful help in travelling around Dublin.


The Leap Visitor Card is the most convenient public transport ticket available for tourists and visitors to Dublin. Get unlimited travel over your selected time period on Airlink, Dublin Bus, Luas, DART and Commuter Rail. (Please note that otherwise buses only take exact coins and do not give change. The cash fare from Dublin city centre to UCD is €2.70.)
Depending on how long you plan on staying, you can choose from a number of LEAP card options and find one that best suits your visit.

3 days (72 hours) – €19.50

7 days (168 hours) – €40.00