Where are we?

TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus is located in Dublin 15, about 10km northwest of Dublin City Centre. It is located approximately 20km from Maynooth Co. Kildare, 15km from Ashbourne Co. Meath and approximately 35km from Bray Co. Wicklow.

Our Eircode is D15 YV78.

How to get here

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Shuttle Bus Service

A dedicated shuttle bus serves the university campus throughout the academic year. There are thirteen round trips each day, running from Coolmine train station to the campus and serving selected stops on route (via Blanchardstown Shopping Centre).

This service is operated by Express Bus and runs during term time and exam periods. The service costs €1 per trip or €5 for a weekly ticket (Unlimited weekly travel). Leap Cards are also accepted on this service. The shuttle bus is FREE between the National Aquatic Centre and the university campus.

Timetable: Click here to download

Shuttle Bus Stop: Turn left when you come out of Coolmine train station and walk along the Carpenterstown Road towards the roundabout. At the roundabout, turn left and it’s the first bus stop. Click here for further info.

The shuttle bus route is illustrated in the map and video below:

Other Bus Services

Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus operates a number of routes within the Blanchardstown area, serving the transport hub at the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre. From the shopping centre, our shuttle bus will take you directly to the Blanchardstown Campus.

For up to date information on routes and fares, please visit the Dublin Bus website:  http://www.dublinbus.ie/

Go-Ahead

A number of bus routes in Dublin are now operated by  Ireland, on behalf of Transport for Ireland. The following routes serve the Blanchardstown area:

17a (from Blanchardstown to Kilbarrack) 

76a (from Tallaght to Liffey Valley/Blanchardstown)

236 (from Blanchardstown to Damastown IBM)

238 (from Lady’s Well Road to Tyrrelstown)

239 (from Blanchardstown SC to Liffey Valley SC) 

270 (from Blanchardstown to Dunboyne Village)

For further details please visit: https://www.transportforireland.ie/go-ahead-ireland/

Route 139

The 139 orbital bus route operates between Naas and Blanchardstown and connects TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus to Naas, Sallins, Clane, Rathcoffey, Maynooth, and Leixlip; the route also includes Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.

There are nine services each way, seven days a week, with first departures at 07:00 hrs and last departures at 22:30 hrs

The 139 is a National Transport Authority (NTA) initiative run by JJ Kavanagh & Sons. For schedule and fare information, please visit https://www.transportforireland.ie/route-139-bus-service-connecting-naas-blanchardstown/

Express Bus

Express Bus, a private bus company, operate a number of routes across Dublin and the surrounding areas. A number of routes serve Blanchardstown directly. For full details please visit: https://expressbus.ie/routes-and-fares/

Bus Eireann

Bus Eireann operate a number of routes which serve Blanchardstown.

These include: 105, 109, 109B, 109X, 111, 111X and NX

Please visit https://www.buseireann.ie/ for further information

 

Travelling by Rail

The nearest train stations to the University campus are Coolmine, Castleknock and Clonsilla. These stations are located on the Dublin/Maynooth/Longford/M3 Parkway Route.

During term time and exam time, a Shuttle Bus service operates a schedule linking the campus to Coolmine train station via the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre

For full details on train timetables and routes, please visit the Irish Rail website.

Travelling by Road

Travelling from M50 Southbound

Travelling Southbound on the M50 take Exit 6 for Blanchardstown/ Navan/ Cavan (N3). Follow the slip road and take N3 towards Navan/Cavan. Travel straight along N3 (through 2 sets of traffic lights) and take the second slip road for the Blanchardstown Town Centre.

At the top of the slip road, take a right (follow Institute of Technology road sign) and travel along this road to the next roundabout & take the 1st exit which is the entrance to the TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus.

Travelling M50 Northbound

Travelling Northbound on the M50 take Exit 6 for Blanchardstown/ Navan/ Cavan (N3). Follow the slip road & take N3 towards Navan/Cavan. Travel straight along N3 (through 2 sets of traffic lights) and take the second slip road for the Blanchardstown Town Centre.

At the top of the slip road, take a right (follow Institute of Technology road sign) and travel along this road to the next roundabout & take the 1st exit which is the entrance to the TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus.

Travelling from Dublin City Centre

Head for the N3 (main Navan/Cavan road). The first roundabout you will come to is at the Halfway House Pub (on the right hand side). Go straight through the roundabout continuing on the N3. Travel straight along N3 through a set of traffic lights (Travelodge Hotel will be on the right hand side). The next roundabout is the M50 roundabout. Again go directly through, continuing on the N3. Travel straight along N3 (through 2 sets of traffic lights).

Take the second slip road for the Blanchardstown Town Centre. At the top of the slip road, take a right (follow Institute of Technology road sign) and travel along this road to the next roundabout & take the 1st exit which is the entrance to the TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus.

Travelling from the direction of Navan/Cavan

Travelling along the N3, take the slip road for the Blanchardstown Town Centre. When you reach the top of the slip road, turn right. Continue straight for a short distance and turn left (at the traffic lights) on to Blanchardstown Road North. Travel along this road for approx. 1 mile to the next roundabout & take the 1st exit which is the entrance to the TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus.

Travelling by Bicycle

TU Dublin is committed to sustainable travel and promotes cycling as a viable travel option to both students and staff. There are a good network of cycle lanes on routes around Blanchardstown and Dublin 15. On campus, we provide covered bicycle parking facilities, shower and drying room facilities.

Travelling by Air

TU Dublin Blanchardstown is located approximately 15km from Dublin Airport (about 20 minutes by car).

Multiple international airlines operate from Dublin Airport, from all over the world making us an accessible option for international study.

Visit the Dublin Airport website for flight details. https://www.dublinairport.com/