Access through Dublin Airport and Ferry Services

Dublin is easily accessible by both air and sea. Dublin is easily accessible from the UK, Continental Europe and the east and west coast of the USA. There are more than 36 scheduled airlines flying into Dublin Airport, which is located 12 km from the city centre. Dublin Airport serves 7 domestic, 29 UK, 36 Continental European and 9 international destinations. For more information please visit Dublin Airport Authority at

It is also possible to get to Dublin by ferry via Holyhead or Liverpool two ports in Britain. Dublin has two ferry terminals – Dublin Port, located in the city centre and Dun Laoghaire ferry terminal 20 minute car or DART train journey south of the city.

Access from Dublin Airport to Dublin City

There are a number of private and public bus services that operate from outside the airport arrivals terminal: Aircoach, a privately run bus service, operates between the airport and a number of city hotels and locations including the conference venue UCD (on the Leopardstown route).

Airlink (bus 747), operated by Dublin Bus, will bring you directly from the airport to Busaras, the central bus station, located in the city.

Travelling to UCD Belfield Campus

Hit the Road is a really useful tool for all delegates and shows you how to get to or from UCD Campus using a combination of Dublin Bus, Luas and DART links. You can also change searching options and search how to get from point A to B anywhere in Dublin.


Dublin is served by two main railway stations: Connolly Station and Heuston Station. It is a short walk from Connolly Station to O’Connell Street, where the Dublin Bus numbers 2, 11 and 46A can be boarded for UCD. The route 145 provides a direct route from Heuston Station to Belfield via the city centre. For further information please visit Iarnróad Eireann.

Bus – Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus provide services to the Belfield campus. Click here for a guide to buses serving the campus.

Bus – Bus Eireann

Bus Éireann provides a nationwide bus service, with most major areas having a regular link to Dublin. The majority of Dublin services terminate in Busáras (Central Bus Station, Dublin) from where it is a short walk to O’Connell Street for connecting buses to UCD.

Several Bus Éireann services from the Greater Dublin area directly serve UCD, Belfield Campus during morning peak.

For further information please visit


There are usually an adequate number of taxis in operation in the city centre at any given time. It is possible to hail a taxi from the street, but convenient taxi ranks are located on O’Connell Street, Middle Abbey Street, Dame Street and St Stephens Green. To go from the UCD to the city centre or airport by taxi during the day times it is usually possible to flag a taxi down from the bus stop at the main gate to the campus on the N11 road. The staff on the registration desk would be happy to call one for you either. Or if you would like to arrange your own taxi here are some large taxi companies which operate in Dublin.

You may also fine the app ‘Hailo’ very useful if you have a smart phone as it will send the taxi your exact location and will help you to avoid having to give directions when you are in a strange country. Download Hailo here.


Please note that parking on the Belfield campus is extremely limited during term time, though the congress falls outside term time parking can still prove difficult and so it is advised to arrive in plenty of time. There is a car park beside O’Reilly Hall which is accessed through the main campus gate off the N11, there is no charge for this car park. There are a number of car parks on campus which are ‘pay and display’, usually at a charge of .50c or €1 per hour depending on the car park. Please check the signage in the car park you leave your car in to see if you have parked in an area that requires payment or not (See campus map)