By Bus

Travel To DCU

By Bus

Use the TFI Journey Planner to plan your bus trip to DCU


The DCU Campuses’ public transport services are primarily bus based services, with services from Dublin Bus, Go Ahead, Bus Eireann and private buses.

For the most up to date information on the available routes and times use the TFI Journey Planner and TFI Live App.

DCU Bus Stops

Fare Costs

In 2022, the TFI 90 Minute Fare (TFI 90) was launched. This reduced rate fare is applicable to most journeys in the Dublin area. It includes the option to transfer for free between Dublin City Bus (Dublin Bus and Go-Ahead Ireland), Luas, DART and commuter rail (zones 1-4 in the Short Hop Zone). 

To avail of this fare, the Leap Card is tapped on the first leg of a journey, the commuter can then change transport mode as often as needed and then touch on again at the start of the last leg of the journey.

Once the commuter touches on the last journey within 90 minutes of the first they will only be charged the TFI 90 Fare.


Leap Card Fares (2023)

Short Fare Adult: €1.30

Short Fare Young Adult / Student: €0.65

Short Fare Child €0.65

TFI 90 Fare Adult: €2.00

TFI 90 Fare Young Adult / Student: €1.00

TFI 90 Fare Child €0.65


Student Leap Card fares on Bus Éireann and Expressway services

Holders of Student and Young Adult Leap cards are entitled to purchase tickets at half-price fares on Bus Éireann and Expressway services. However, college identity cards are no longer acceptable as a valid form of student ID.

Concession tickets at student/young adult fare rates are offered to holders of Student and Young Adult (19-23) Leap cards only. All other forms of student identification will no longer be acceptable. Students are advised to apply for either a Student or Young Adult Leap card, as appropriate, at

Bus Connects - Transforming City Services


Bus Connects aims to redesign the network of bus routes to provide a more efficient network, connecting more places and carrying more passengers.

This service is currently being rolled out.

Find out more on the Bus Connects website



Private Buses


Matthews Coaches

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

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

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

Contact & Timetables:


Collins Coaches

Monaghan - DCU daily bus service



McConnon Buses

Monaghan - DCU daily bus service



M4 Direct 

Ballymahon - Edgeworthstown - Mullingar - DCU (Monday - Saturday)

Contact & Timetables:


Taxsaver Commuter Ticket Scheme

This scheme is available to DCU staff. It is a salary sacrifice arrangement where DCU purchases annual commuter tickets on behalf of employees and the cost is recuperated through payroll, thus employees don’t pay PRSI, USCI or pension-related deductions.

The savings on your travel expenses can be quite significant. The Scheme applies to the Annual Travel Passes issued by Irish Rail, Dublin Bus, Luas, Bus Eireann and Matthews Coaches.  

Find more information on the DCU Travel Benefits page or on


TFI Travel Apps

Dublin City University

DCU Glasnevin Campus,

Dublin 9,


T: +353 (1) 700 5000


Dublin City University

DCU St. Patrick's Campus,

Dublin 9,


T: +353 (1) 700 9000


Dublin City University

DCU All Hallows Campus,

Dublin 9,


T: +353 (1) 700 5800