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Travelling to UCD

UCD Campuses

UCD has two campuses in Dublin. Belfield being the main University College Campus is located 4km south of Dublin city centre and UCD Smurfit School, Blackrock which located 10km from the city centre


Traveling to UCD - https://ucdestates.ie/commuting/


University College Dublin, Belfield

It is located an easily travelled distance from the city centre, and is served by many frequent bus lines (including 7B, 7D, 39A, 46A, and 145). Please see below for further information on services available including Aircoach (private shuttle bus) and City Bus options to/from UCD Belfield and Blackrock, as well as vehicular ones.


By Aircoach If traveling directly from Dublin International Airport to UCD Belfield, the Aircoach Leopardstown shuttle service will stop on the N11 at the Montrose APARTO Residences, directly opposite the UCD Belfield N11 Entrance. Shuttles leave from Terminals 1 & 2 every fifteen/thirty minutes and operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the online booking service, from a representative at the airport, or on the coach on the day of service. When boarding, ask the driver to notify you when they are approaching UCD Belfield.


Bus lines 7B, 7D, 39A, 46A, and 145 connect the city centre and UCD Belfield Campus. The 39A lets off inside UCD Belfield Campus, while others (7B, 7D, 46A, and 145) let off on the N11 slip road in front of the Montrose APARTO Residences, directly across from the UCD Belfield N11 Entrance. For fare details and timetables, please refer to the Dublin Bus website.


Traveling By Car

If traveling to UCD Belfield with your own vehicle, parking is limited on the UCD Belfield Campus. For short term parking, it is best to enter the campus by the N11 entrance and park in any Pay and Display parking space. Another option is GoCar, a cost-effective car sharing programme that accepts most international driving licenses. It is now available at UCD with a reserved space in the car park nearest the Ardmore Annex and Ardmore House.


To UCD Smurfit School, Blackrock Campus:

  • Dublin Bus line 7 towards Loughlinstown/Cherrywood travels from city centre to Blackrock village.
  • DART trains run from the city centre (Connolly Train Station, Tara Street Station, and Pearse Station) and drop off at Blackrock DART station. They run every 5-10 minutes and the trip takes 20 minutes.
  • UCD Smurfit School, Blackrock Campus is a short walk at less than one kilometre from Blackrock village.
  • If you are travelling UCD Smurfit School by car, please ensure to park in designated areas only as clampers are in operation.
  • Aircoach may be back in operation for September, it has been suspended during Covid-19. Please check their website www.aircoach.ie
Transport and Traffic Reports


There are a few transportation options through which to explore Dublin. Save money with the Leap Card, a discount card for Airlink airport shuttle, Dublin Bus, Luas, DART, and Commuter Rail.

  • Dublin Bus: Exact fare is recommended for Dublin Bus services, due to its operation as an exact fare system. This means that if you’re owed change, you will be issued a passenger refund ticket. This ticket can be then exchanged, at the Dublin Bus office in O’Connell Street, for the money you are due.
  • Irish Rail / Iarnród Éireann  DART and Commuter  www.irishrail.ie
  • Luas: Dublin’s light rail tram system.   www.luas.ie
  • Many Rent-a-bike-schemes
  • Dublin Cycle Planner: Find the best cycling routes based on individual cycling capabilities. www.dublincycling.com/cycling/route-planner



Lynk Taxis  www.lynk.ie   Phone 01-4715313  

Trinity Taxis   www.trinitytaxis.ie  Phone 01-7062222


Traffic Reports - www.AARoadwatch.ie

Luas trams - www.luas.ie
Rail - www.irishrail.ie
Bus - www.buseireann.ie
From Airport - www.aircoach.ie
Irish Ferries - www.IrishFerries.ie
Stenaline - www.Stenaline.ie

Student Moving or Storage

Seven Seas Worldwide - www.sswstudentservices.com

AirSea International  - www.airsea.ie

Student Storage - www.studentstorage.ie

Space Self Storage - www.spacestorage.ie

Sport and Social




Societies & Clubs





Odeon Stillorgan  www.odeoncinemas.ie/cinemas/stillorgan/

Movies at Dundrum  www.movies@dundrum.ie

Dun Laoghaire  IMC Cinema www.imccinemas.ie


UCD Student Wellbeing

Support Services - www.pleasetalk.ie

Student Advisors - https://www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers/

Student Union - www.ucdsu.ie

Finance Matters

Financial Advices - https://www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers/

Budgeting etc. - www.itsyourmoney.ie

All matters financial - www.studentfinance.ie

Citizens Information - www.citizensinformation.ie


Weather - Climate

Weather for today - www.met.ie

Mobile Phone Services
Banks - Currency Converter
Telephone Directory - Dialling from Ireland
Postal Service

Irish Postal Service - www.anpost.ie


Dublin - www.visitdublin.com

Dublin City bus tour - www.irishcitytours.com

Ireland - www.ireland.com

Problem with Accommodation

Problems with landlord or tenants - www.threshold.ie

Residential Tenancies Board - www.rtb.ie

Information for Landlords - www.ipoa.ie

Government Depts.

For various Government Departments - https://www.gov.ie/en/

Religious Worship

Roman Catholic
Belfield Church ( on campus )

Church of Ireland
All Saints, Carysfort  Avenue, Blackrock

The Manse, Mount Merrion Avenue, Blackrock

32 South Hill,Dartry, Dublin 6

Muslim (Mosque)
Roebuck Road, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14

Sikh (Gurudwara)
Gurudwara Sahib Nanak Darbar, 78 Serpentine Avenue, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Jewish (Synagogue)
Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 6

Public Holidays - Ireland

1st January - New Year’s Day

 1st Monday in February, St. Bridget’s day

1st of February falls on a Friday, that will be the bank holiday.

17th March  - St. Patrick’s Day
1st Monday in May
1st Monday in June
1st Monday in August
Last Monday in October
25th December - Christmas Day
26th December - St Stephen’s Day

*If St Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday, the Monday following is a holiday.


Movable Public Holidays

Easter Sunday
Easter Monday

Time Zone - Ireland

GMT. The clock goes forward 1 hour at 01:00 on the last Sunday of March and back one hour (to GMT) at 01:00 on the last Sunday of October.

Shops and Supermarkets

Shops and Supermarkets

Tesco Stillorgan 46A Bus,
Tesco Merrion Nutley Lane
Tesco Dundrum (open 24 hr)


SuperValu is part of the Musgrave Group Ireland’s largest grocery and food dstribution. SuperValu.ie your local online store and delivery service.
27 The Rise Mount Merrion
Rosemount Shopping Centre Rathfarnham
Balally Shopping Centre Sandyford
13 Braemor Road Churchtown


Grafton Street Dublin City close to Stephens Green
Henry Street Dublin City close to O Connell Street


Ethnic Food Stores


Asian Food – Mary Street

Oriental Pantry Supermarket – 22-23 Moore Street

Star Asian Food – Ilac Shopping Centre

Super Asian Food – 27 Capel Street

Nimra Asian Foods – 89/90 Parnell Street

Bengal Asian Groceries – 53 Thomas St. Merchant’s Quay

Asian Market – 18 Drury Street



Kwality Asian Foods – 306-308 Rathmines Road

Oriental Emporium – Rathmines Road Lower



Asian Food – 19A Market


Organic Food Stores

EcoLogic – 2 Dundrum Road,  Windy Arbour.


Clothes Stores

Dunnes Stores and Penny’s both department stores with branches in the City Centre, Dundrum and Stillorgan Shopping Centres and Dun Laoghaire,offer unbeatable value on basic clothing.


Marks and Spencers (Grafton Street and Jervis Centre) is also a good destination for quality at good value prices.

High Street Fashion can be found on Grafton Street and the surrounding area.

Charity Shops

Where you can bring your unwanted clothes and items and indeed, bag a bargain


Dun Laoghaire

Barnados – (helps vulnerable children and families)

8 Upper Georges Street.


NCBI – (Helping those with sight loss)

52 Lr Georges Street.

And St. Helen’s Court, Upper Georges Street.


Oxfam – (fighting the injustice of poverty)

43 Lr. Georges Street


Vincent’s – (working for social justice)

91 Georges Street Lower


Irish Cancer Society – (helping those with cancer)

70 Georges Street Lower.


Community Shop – (for Dun Laoghaire community)

St. Helen’s Court, Lower Georges Street


Patrick’s Curiosity Shop – (helps various charities)

St. Helen’s Terrace, Georges Street Lower.  



NCBI – (Helping those with sight loss)

67 Main Street


Sue Ryder Foundation – (helping older people)

10A Carysfort Avenue



Oxfam – (fighting the injustice of poverty)

6 Main Street


Village Charity Shop – (helping Women’s Aid)

Main Street


Vincent’s – (working for social justice)

1 Lr Main Street