Transport

Transport

Dublin City Centre Luas

TU Dublin has multiple locations across the Dublin region, with campuses in Blanchardstown and Tallaght and in Dublin City Centre. Over 90% of TU Dublin students use sustainable methods (public transport, walking or cycling) to get to college, and the four free apps listed here can make it even easier for finding our way.

  • The Journey Planner App from Transport for Ireland provides journey planning, timetable and travel information from all licenced public transport providers across Ireland. Download the ‘Real Time Ireland App’ which integrates all real time arrival information services from Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, DART, Iarnród Éireann and Luas services.
  • For travel by bus, Luas or Dart, get a Leap Card for convenience and to save money. Remember, you can save even more if you use a Child Leap Card until you turn 19! If you
    have an Android device you can also get Leap Top-up - it will allow you to instantly check your balance, top up your card, or collect a pre-purchased ticket.
  • See the TFI Cycle Planner online or download the app to find the best cycling routes inDublin. If you are new to cycling or getting out on the bike after a long break, the Cycle
    Planner will find a route that avoids roads with heavy traffic and also avoids difficult turns at busy junctions to help you get comfortable
    cycling your bike around town.
  • All Irish taxis can be verified by using the TFI Driver Check app to make sure the taxi you are taking has been registered. The app also lets you email a friend with your trip details.

ON YOUR BIKE!

1 in 10 TU Dublin students cycle to college. It’s a great way to keep fit and save money while in college. Below
are some tips for cycling around Dublin.

1. Use the Transport for Ireland Cycle Planner app to identify the shortest, safest route to your campus.
2. Get a good lock. It should cost 10-20% of the value of your bike and learn how to lock your bike securely. The 5 minute YouTube video “Bicycle Security in
Dublin” is a very good tutorial on bike-locking and could save you a lot of money.
3. Most TU Dublin sites have secure bike racks and onsite showers for cyclists. See the list of campus facilities on page 4. If you don’t want to invest in a
bike, membership of Dublinbikes costs €25 per year, and most TU Dublin sites are convenient to a Dublinbike stand.

ON THE BUSES!

All of our locations are serviced by several bus routes, which are too numerous to list here, so we recommend you find the best bus route using the Dublin Bus website www.dublinbus.ie. Dublin Bus also have a fantastic app with real-time information which says when your next bus is due, so you don’t have to wait
at the bus-stop for too long!

  • Bus Eireann:
    Bus Eireann, serves TU Dublin Campus locations from towns and cities in the greater Dublin area and surrounding Counties. The service is frequent and
    reliable and makes TU Dublin easily accessible from the likes of Ashbourne,Cavan, Carlow, Dundalk, Drogheda,Kildare, Kells, Mullingar, Naas, Navan,Portlaoise, Trim and Tullamore.
  • Private Providers:
    There are also several private providers such as Matthews Coaches (Dundalk), Collins Coaches(Monaghan), Dublin Coaches (KildareVillage)
  • Shuttle Bus:
    A service runs from Coolmine Train Station and Blanchardstown Shopping Centre to the Blanchardstown campus.

LUAS, DART and IRISH RAIL

Luas Green Line serves TU Dublin at Grangegorman, Bolton Street,Cathal Brugha Street, Kevin Street and Aungier Street.
Luas Red Line is convenient to TU Dublin at Tallaght, Bolton Street, Cathal Brugha Street and Grangegorman
See www.luas.ie for more info.

Irish Rail and Dart stations at Heuston Station, Broombridge,
Connolly Station, Pearse Street, and Tara Street are in walking distance or have easy bus and Luas connections to all city centre campus locations. See www.irishrail.ie for more info. 

Public Transport Map:

Transport Map