DIRECTIONS TO UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
There are several options available for getting to University College Dublin’s Belfield Campus where the conference will take place. The public transport infrastructure serving UCD is extremely good and the campus itself is situated just off the N11 and approximately 15 minutes drive from the M50 Motorway at Dundrum (Junction 13).
Buses from Dublin Airport to Dublin City Centre or UCD
Dublin airport is 10km north of the city centre. Aircoach, a private bus service from Dublin Airport to the city centre and to destinations south of the River Liffey, operates two circuits. One circuit passes the main entrance to UCD on the Stillorgan Road. Another circuit serves Donnybrook and Ballsbridge.
Taxis from Dublin Airport to City Centre or UCD
If you arrive in the airport after 21:00, we recommend that you take a taxi to your destination. If you use a Smart Phone, we recommend that you download the Dublin Taxi App, Hailo, as this will be very helpful throughout your stay in Ireland.
Buses from City Centre to UCD
Dublin Bus runs all public bus services in the greater Dublin area. Timetables of the buses serving UCD are available on the Dublin Bus website. It is also worth downloading the Dublin Bus App for iPhone, iPad, iPod or Smart Phone for the duration of your stay in Dublin. Please note that Dublin Bus operates an exact fare system. The driver does not give change but rather issues a passenger refund ticket, which can only be exchanged for the money owed at the Dublin Bus Office in O’Connell Street. Alternatively you can purchase prepaid bus tickets in the UCD Student Union shop and at most newsagent stores.
Dublin Bus routes 17 and 39a provide direct services to the Belfield campus. Route 39a can be boarded at Bachelor’s Walk (stop no. 313) and College Street (stop no. 349) in Dublin City Centre. Dublin Bus routes 46a from Phoenix Park via upper O’Connell Street (stop no. 6059) and 145 from Heuston Train Station (stop no. 4320) all serve UCD’s main entrance.