By Train

Travel To DCU

By Train

For those who travel, or want to travel, to DCU by Train / Dart, the Transport for Ireland Journey Planner and Real Time information are useful resources to get the best possible routes and most up-to-date schedules.



Closest Train Stations to DCU

Drumcondra Train Station

Drumcondra Train Station is currently the closest train station to the DCU campuses, with DCU St. Patrick’s and DCU All Hallows campuses being approximately a 10 to 15 minute walk north along the Drumcondra Road and DCU Glasnevin being approximately 30 to 35 mins walk also north along Drumcondra Road.


There are also numerous bus routes connecting Drumcondra Train Station to DCU Glasnevin, DCU St. Patrick’s and All Hallows Campuses, for the most up-to-date information on the available routes and times use the TFI Journey Planner and TFI Live App.


There are now direct train connections to Drumcondra from both Dublin Connolly and Dublin Heuston. Direct Commuter Routes via Drumcondra include:

Maynooth/Leixlip – Dublin Pearse

Newbridge/Naas & Sallins – Grand Canal Dock.


Killester DART Station

Killester DART Station is  the closest DART station to the DCU Glasnevin campus.

The route between the Killester DART Station and DCU Glasnevin is serviced by the N4 bus service which departs every 12 minutes from 05:40 until 23:00. The 104 bus service also connects DCU Glasnevin with Killester Dart Station. For the most up-to-date information on bus times use the TFI Live App.


Clontarf DART Station

Clontarf DART Station is currently the closest DART station to the DCU All Hallows and DCU St. Patrick’s campuses, with approximate walking times of 30 minutes and 35 minutes respectively.

DCU Glasnevin is connected to Clontarf DART Station by the N4 and 104 bus services. For the most up-to-date information on bus times use the TFI Live App.




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

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