Maynooth is located 25 km west of Dublin, and is well connected to Dublin city centre with a regular commuter and intercity train service as well as regular bus services. It is 40 minutes by car from Dublin Airport, which is well connected with flights from more than 130 destinations operated by 40 airlines, including over 1600 flights from Europe and 120 flights from North America every week.
Travelling from Dublin Airport
The Airport Hopper is an hourly shuttlebus from and to the airport. See the Airport Hopper website for fares and timetables. At the airport, the Airport Hopper departs at the back of the coach park (Zone 16) behind the car park at Terminal 1, see below:
You can also take a taxi from the airport, which will take 40-50 minutes and will cost approximately €50.
The Maynooth commuter line runs from Connolly Station and Pearse Station in the city to Maynooth train station which is a five minute walk to the gates of the college. Typical travel time from Connolly is 40 minutes. The Sligo intercity trains from Connolly Station stop in Maynooth; the typical travel time on these is 30 minutes. See the Irish Rail web site for further details and timetables.
If travelling by car from the Airport:
- Take the M1 from the airport
- Merge onto the M50
- At Junction 7 take the N4 at Liffey Valley
- Take the Maynooth exit at Junction 7 and the University is signposted from the motorway.
- Turn left in the centre of the town and the gates to the South Campus are directly ahead of you. To reach the North Campus, take the left in the centre of the town, then turn right, take the next left and the entrance is on your right.
More information can also be found on the University's Location pages.