25Km from Dublin

By Plane

Maynooth lies just 33km south-west of Dublin Airport, around 40 minutes travel time by car. Over 50 airlines operate from 170 destinations to Dublin Airport, with up to 600 flights per day. Visit the Dublin Airport website for flight details.

The Airport Hopper is a daily shuttle bus service to and from Dublin Airport. For further information and timetables access their website

By Dublin Bus

Maynooth is served by two Dublin Bus routes – the 66 and the 67. Both of these buses depart from Merrion Square in Dublin and run frequent services to the town. The 66x is an express service.
Both bus routes are the same until they reach Lucan; from here the 66 travels to Maynooth via Leixlip, and the 67 via Celbridge.  See the Dublin Bus website for full details or see   Maynooth University Transport Guide 2015-2016: Dublin Bus 

By Train

Maynooth lies on the Western Suburban railway line which serves the four Dublin city centre stations (Pearse Station, Tara St, Connolly Station and Docklands) as well as twelve other suburban stations; Drumcondra, Broombridge, Ashtown, Navan Rd. Parkway, Castleknock, Coolmine, Clonsilla, Hansfield, Dunboyne, M3 Parkway, Leixlip Confey and Leixlip Louisa Bridge, making it a quick and convenient way to get to Maynooth University.

This railway line also serves: Sligo, Collooney, Ballymote, Boyle, Carrick-on-Shannon, Dromod, Longford, Edgeworthstown, Mullingar, Enfield, Kilcock. The South Campus is approximately five minutes walk from Maynooth train station and the North Campus approximately ten minutes walk. Visit the Irish Rail website for train times.

See the Leap Card website for information about reduced fares to Maynooth.

By Car

We strongly advise that you only drive a car to the university if you need to i.e. if you have no alternative mode of transport. Parking spaces are limited in numbers and as such we ask that you think of others who have no alternative but to use their car to commute to the university. See Parking & Traffic Management for more information.

Maynooth is situated 25km from Dublin city centre. Take junction 7 (signposted Maynooth/Straffan/Naas) off the M4 and follow the signs to Maynooth.

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.

Designated Permit Parking is in force on our campus. Information and permits may be purchased on the Traffic Management website