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Public Connectivity to DCU

Here is informaiton on Dublin Bus, Bus Eireann, Prviate busses and Train connections to the DCU Campuses.  There are also some links to useful apps and info on Leap cards.


DCU Transport Star


Dublin Bus


NOTICE ON Routes 31d, 42d and 70d serving DCU Glasnevin

Published on Friday, May 26, 2017

We wish to advise customers that from Monday 12 June 2017, Routes 31d, 42d and 70d serving DCU Glasnevin will not operate during the summer break.

These services will recommence for the start of Semester 1 on Monday 18 September 2017. 

Customers can also get updates on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @dublinbusnews or call our customer service line on (01) 8734222, lines open from 08:30 - 18:00hrs  (Monday to Saturday excluding bank holidays).



You can also click here to download a 'Spider Map' of connections to DCU

DCU is served by the following busses,  


Bus Number

Bus Stop

DCU Glasnevin Campus

4, 9, 11, 13

Ballymun Road (Stop # 37/4680)


Ballymun Road (Stop # 92 /128)

31D, 42D, 44, 70D, 104

DCU Helix (Stop # 7571)

1, 16, 41, 41a,b,c, 33

Swords Road (Stop # 205/213)

109a (Kells), 126 (Naas)

Collins Ave (Stop # 135021)

DCU St. Patrick’s Campus

1, 11, 13, 16, 33, 41, 41a,b,c, 44, 126

Swords Road (Stop # 21/45)

DCU All Hallows Campus

1, 11, 13, 16, 33, 41, 41a,b,c, 44, 126

Swords Road (Stop # 21/45)


Direct public bus services between campuses are 11, 13 and 44.

TFI Real TimeDownload the Transport for Ireland Real Time App  for up to date info on busses 

Click here for Dublin Bus timetables


Bus Eireann

101 – Drogheda, Balbriggan, Dublin via the Swords Road (Swords Road (Stop # 21/45))
109A – Kells, Navan, Dunshaughlin, Ratoath, Ashbourne, Airport, DCU (Collins Ave (Stop # 135021/#1646/#1644))
126 - Naas - DCU (Collins Ave (Stop # 135021/#1646/#1644))

NEW IN 2016 (Details to be confirmed on these Semester Only busses) 

109A (C) - Navan - DCU (Direct) (Collins Ave (Stop # 135021/#1646/#1644))
109A (C) - Trim - DCU via Rathoath and Ashbourne ((Collins Ave (Stop # 135021/#1646/#1644))
Click here for Bus Eireann timetables.



Private Busses

Matthews Coaches

Route 1: Dundalk/Drogheda - DCU Glasnevin (Direct) (NEW)

Route 2: Bettystown - Laytown - Dublin (Whitehall Road)

Route 3: Dundalk - Drogheda – Dublin (Whitehall Road)

Contact & Timetables:


Collins Coaches

New Monaghan - DCU daily bus service for September 2017

A new daily bus service from Monaghan town to DCU St Patrick's campus will commence in September 2017 and service the following towns:

Monaghan Town: 6.30am

Castleblayney: 6.50am

Carrickmacross: 7.10am

Ardee: 7.30am

Whitehall: 8.30am

DCU St Patrick's: 8.35am

Bus leaves DCU St Patricks bus stop campus daily at 5.20pm and Witehall 5.25pm

Single €11
Return €16
10 Journey Ticket €63 (valid for 30 days)

For more information contact



Drumcondra Train Station

Drumcondra Train Station is currently the closest train station to the DCU campuses, with DCU St. Patrick’s and All Hallows Campuses being approx 10/15 mins walk north along the Drumcondra Road and DCU Glasnevin approx 25/30 mins walk also north along Drumcondra Road. 

There are now direct connections to Drumcondra from both Dublin Connolly and Dublin Heuston.


 Commuter Direct Routes via Drumcondra

Maynooth/Leixlip – Dublin Pearse 

Newbridge/Naas&Sallins – Grand Canal Dock

 For further information and timetables click here to use the Irish Rail Journey Planner.


The following busses connections are available from the station


DCU Glasnevin : 11, 13, 44

DCU St. Patrick’s and All Hallows : 1, 11, 13, 16, 33, 41, 44





Leap card are available for sale upstairs in the HUB in the DCU SU to both students and staff.
More informatoin is available here on student leap cards




There are several apps avaialble to help idenify the best routes to get to DCU, you can click on the links below to download these apps.

journey planner