Welcome to the DIT Transport Information Pages!

 

Dublin Institute of Technology is committed to supporting its staff and students to travel to and from campus by more sustainable and active means – saving you money and time, and contributing to a more pleasant campus for all. DIT is a partner of the Smarter Travel Campus Programme and as such strives to continually improve upon existing transport information and services, as well as providing contacts, links and other resources. If you have suggestions to promote more sustainable travel, we’d love to hear from you! Contact campuslife@dit.ie for more information.

 

How do you want to get to DIT? Walking & Cycling | Bus | Luas | Rail | Car

Maps and Transport Links to DIT

Due to the city-centre location, all of the DIT sites are easily accessible by Public Transport. The different DIT locations are shown on this map

If you are new to Dublin, or just unsure of how best to get around, here is some information to help you find your way around the city.

 

‌WALKING AND CYCLING

Most DIT campuses are within quick and easy walking and cycling distance of the city centre.

 

WALKING Walking Icon

The National Transport Authority has created a Journey Planner app and website! This gives the quickest route on foot or by public transport.

If travelling on foot, check out the Journey Planner website at Journey Planner or download the Journey Planner app here: journey planner icon‌.  

 

Smarter Travel have created maps with colour-coded bands which show the approx. walking (and cycling) times to and from DIT locations at the links below:

 

DIT Aungier Street

DIT Bolton Street

DIT Cathal Brugha Street

DIT Grangegorman

DIT Rathmines

 

 CYCLING cycling icon

Why Cycle?

  • Cycling is a convenient, cheap way of getting around. It is also one of the easiest ways to get fit without the expense of a gym membership.

  • A good (and improving) network of cycle routes exist around DIT and throughout Dublin City generally.

     

The National Transport Authority has developed a cycle planner app and website! This allows you to plan your cycle trips around Dublin according to your individual cycling capability. You can choose the beginner/advanced route and you can also opt to avoid hills! The Cycle Planner even tells you how many squares of chocolate you’ve burned on each trip!

Check out the website at Cycle Planner or download the Cycle Planner app here: cycle planner app icon‌ 

 

Smarter Travel has created maps with colour-coded bands which show the approx. cycling (and walking) times to and from DIT locations at the links below:

 

DIT Aungier Street

DIT Bolton Street

DIT Cathal Brugha Street

DIT Grangegorman

DIT Rathmines

 

Facilities for Cyclists

Most DIT campuses provide cycle parking, shower and locker facilities for cyclists. To see what facilities exist for cyclists at each DIT location, click here

Local Bike Shops for DIT 

Some local bike shops offer deals for DIT students and staff - but you must produce your DIT student/staff card to avail of these offers! The bike stores listed below offer some great deals - check out their websites for information and contact details or just pop in to find out more!

Northside stores:

  • City Cycles, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 and 95, Annamoe Terrace, Cabra, Dublin 7. Website: City Cycles
  • Cycle Ways, 185, Parnell Street, Dublin 1. Website: Cycle Ways

Southside stores:

  • Mac Donald Cycles, 38, Wexford Street, Dublin 2 and 1a, Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6. Website: Mac Donald Cycles
  • Think Bike, Unit 1, Rathmines Town Centre, Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. Website: Think Bike

 

We've got that covered too! DublinBikes provide very cheap city wide bike rental. There are a number of bike stations either outside or in close proximity to the main DIT Campuses. Mambership only costs €20 per year, or if you're just visiting it's €5 for 3 days usage! For a map of bike station locations, subscription details and other useful information, click the image below:

Dublin Bikes Banner

 

Public Transport

DIT campuses are well served by public transport and this is continuing to improve over time. Smarter Travel works closely with DIT to improve access to knowledge of public transport services using maps, websites and apps. Travel options include Bus (Dublin Bus, Bus Eireann and private bus services), LUAS and Rail (DART and Commuter Trains). To make travelling cheaper and easier, make use of the information listed below!

 

LEAP CARD - Save money on public transport with a Leap Card! 

For discounted fares (of 20% or more!) you will need a Student Travel Card (for those 19 and over) or a Child Leap Card (for those 16 – 18, up to their 19th birthday). The Student Leap Card also offers great discounts in entertainment and retail outlets nationwide! 

For more on Student Leap Cards and how to purchase one:

student leap card image

  

For more on the Child Leap Card and how to purchase one:

Child Leap Card image

 

You can top-up your Leap Card at any of the Leap Card agents or do it online and collect it at your chosen location. Leap Cards can also be topped-Up at all Luas, DART and Commuter Rail ticket machines in the ‘Short Hop Zone’. See www.leapcard.ie for more details.

 

JOURNEY PLANNER APP - Plan your journey!

The National Journey Planner provides journey planning, timetable and travel information from all licensed public transport providers across Ireland. Check out the website: Journey Planner or download the app for free here:  journey planner icon

 

REAL TIME IRELAND APP - Find out when your bus, train or LUAS is due! 

The Real Time Ireland App integrates all real time arrival services from Dublin Bus, Bus Eireann, DART, Iarnrod Eireann and LUAS services.

Check out the website: Real Time Information or download the app for free here:  real time ireland app icon

 

BUS bus icon 2

Dublin Bus

Travelling by bus is a convenient way to travel. A number of frequent services serve DIT campuses directly. Dublin Bus serves the greater Dublin Area including part of Kildare and Wicklow. See www.dublinbus.ie for bus routes, timetables and other useful information. 

Bus Eireann

Bus Eireann is the national coach operator and serves all major cities and towns from Dublin. When you arrive in Dublin you will generally arrive at one of two places - the Quays or Busaras. See here for intercity routes, stops and timetables.

Bus Eireann also accepts the Leap Card for journeys within and around the Greater Dublin Area. For more information on using your Leap Card with Bus Eireann, check here and for details on the best tickets and fares see here.

Private Bus Services

There are several private bus companies that offer services between Dublin and other towns and cities nationwide. Leap Cards can also be used on certain private bus services (e.g. Wexford Bus, Swords Express, Mathews Coaches and Collins Coaches). See the Leap Card website for information on each relevant service.
 
Using a Leap Card on the bus – Unless you're getting off at the last stop, for the best fare you should show your Leap Card to the bus driver and tell him/her your destination. Do not ‘touch off’ when getting off the bus!

 

LUAS luas icon


There are two LUAS (Tram) lines in Dublin; Red and Green:

The Green Line runs from Sandyford via St. Stephen's Green to Broombridge The St. Stephen’s Green stop is within a short walking distance to both DIT Aungier Street and Kevin Street.

The Red Line runs from Tallaght to The 3 Arena (‘The Point’) via Heuston Station, Busaras and Connolly Station. The Jervis Street and Abbey Street stops are both within a short walking distance to Cathal Brugha Street and Bolton Street, while the Smithfield stop is within close walking range to DIT Grangegorman. See www.luas.ie for more details.

Luas to DIT Grangegorman.

DIT Grangegorman Campus is now served by the Luas Green Line. In the future, the campus will be served by 2 Luas stops, Broadstone – DIT and Grangegorman. However, at the moment campus construction is ongoing close to Broadstone – DIT stop so it is recommended you use Grangegorman stop. Read on for walking routes.

If you’re travelling to the DIT Grangegorman campus, get off at Grangegorman stop on the Green Line or Smithfield stop on the Red Line for the current quickest pedestrian access to the Campus entrance. Please see below the three walking routes from Luas Stops to get to DIT Grangegorman Campus.

Walking Time from Luas Stops to DIT Grangegorman Campus Entrance

  • 4 mins walk from Grangegorman stop (Green Line)
  • 12 mins walk from Smithfield stop (Red Line)
  • Currently 17 mins walk from Broadstone DIT stop (Green Line)‌

Grangegorman Stop (Green Line)

Get off at Luas Grangegorman Stop (Green Line). The stop is approximately a 4 minute / 290 metre walk from DIT Grangegorman Campus

Smithfield Stop (Red Line)

Get off at Smithfield stop (Green Line). The stop is approximately a 12 minute / 1km walk from DIT Grangegorman Campus. 

Alternatively, you can change to the Green Line at Abbey Street stop and walk to O’Connell - GPO stop for Green Line trams to Grangegorman Stop. Grangegorman stop is approx. a 4 minute / 290 meter walk from DIT Grangegorman Campus.

Broadstone - DIT (Green Line)

Due to ongoing campus construction walking from Broadstone – DIT stop is not the quickest route to DIT Grangegorman Campus. 

The current, quickest walk from a Luas Green Line stops to DIT Grangegorman Campus is Grangegorman stop. The stop is approximately a 4 minute / 290 meters walk. 

Access from Broadstone – DIT is currently possible but it is approximately a 17 minute / 1.3km walk. 

Later this year Broadstone - DIT stop will be the main stop for DIT Grangegorman when the campus construction works in that area are completed. Please check with www.dit/news.ie for the latest news on these works.

Using a Leap Card on the LUAS - For the best fare use one of the validator machines to ‘touch on’ at your initial LUAS stop before getting on and ‘touch off’ at your destination stop!

 

RAIL rail icon

There are two types of rail networks which can be used within the Greater Dublin Area (DART and Commuter trains). Information regarding regarding DART, Commuter and Intercity services can be found on IrishRail.ie

The Leap Card is the best way to pay your train fare and save money. The Leap Card can be used for DART and Commuter train journeys within the ‘Short Hop Zone’, which stretches as far as Balbriggan, Greystones, Celbridge and Maynooth. See here for more details.

Using a Leap Card on the train - For the best fare remember to ‘touch on’ when boarding and ‘touch off’ when alighting at the gates or platform poles!

 

CAR car icon

Due to its convenient city centre locations and the increasing focus on sustainability, DIT has limited or no parking at each campus location for students. However, if you have a car and need/want to drive to and from college from time to time, there are some options for pay parking close to most campuses.

Consider car sharing! This is a great idea if more than one person is travelling to and from college. Check out www.carsharing.ie to find out more!

You will need your student card to avail of discounts when parking on campus and parking tickets should generally be validated at the machine provided before leaving your campus. Ask the college porters at your DIT location as each college may vary.

Q-Park:

  • Clery’s, Marlborough Street (opposite DIT Cathal Brugha Street)

  • Stephen’s Green (within short walking distance to DIT Aungier Street and Kevin Street)

See the Dublin Q-Park webpage for updates and contact details

Parkrite:

  • Smithfield (within short walking distance to DIT Grangegorman)

  • Parnell Street (next to DIT Bolton Street)

See the Dublin Park Rite webpage for updates and contact details

 

TAXI taxi icon

If you ever require a taxi, there are several firms located near DIT campuses. To ensure personal safety and peace of mind it is a good idea to download the Taxi Driver Check App for free! taxi driver check icon

 

Other useful websites

Hit the Road - Another useful website which suggests the best ways of getting around

Download the Hailo App which allows you to order fully insured, licensed local Taxi services quickly

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