Where are we?

ITB is located in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, about 15km west of Dublin City Centre. We are about 20km from Maynooth Co. Kildare, 15km from Ashbourne Co. Meath and about 35km from Bray Co. Wicklow.

How to get here

Travelling by Bus

Travelling by Bus

Dublin Bus serves the Blanchardstown area, including the transport hub at the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.  From here, the Shuttle Bus will take you directly to ITB.

  • Travelling from town? Take routes 38, 38Aor 38B
  • Travelling from Tallaght, Clondalkin or Balrothrey? Take Bus 76a
  • Local services linking the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre include 17a, 220, 236, 37, 238 , 239 and 270.
  • Route 40D serves those travelling from Dorset street, Glasnevin and the Finglas Area.

Express Bus operates route 801 between Dublin City Centre & Ballycoolin Industrial Estate via the National Aquatic Centre. See Express Bus website.

You can view a complete list of Dublin Buses serving the  campus here

Travelling by Rail

Coolmine Train Station is located close to the ITB campus. This serves trains travelling from Dublin City Center and from the Maynooth/Longford/M3 Parkway line. For detailed time table info, see Irish Rail.ie

The ITB Shuttle bus links the campus directly to Coolmine train station, via the Blanchardstown Centre.

Travelling by Road

Coming 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 ITB campus.

Coming from 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 ITB campus.

Coming from the 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 ITB campus.

Coming 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 ITB campus.

ITB Shuttle Bus

A Shuttle bus is operated by Express Bus on behalf of ITB and runs between Coolmine Train Station and the ITB campus. The full route is indicated below:

A full service runs during Term Time, with a reduced service at other times. The service costs €1 per trip or €5 for a weekly ticket (Unlimited weekly travel). The service is FREE between the National Aquatic Centre (NAC) and the ITB campus.

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.