Welcome to the DIT Transport Information Pages!
Dublin Institute of Technology is committed to supporting students and employees 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 Charter and has committed to supporting staff and students who choose sustainable transport options to travel to college.
On these pages, you will find more information on travelling to site by different modes of transport, as well as contacts, links and other resources. If you have suggestions to promote more sustainable travel, we’d love to hear from you. Contact [Insert contact name and email here] for more information.
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.
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: .
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:
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.
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:
Smarter Travel have created maps with colour-coded bands which show the approx. cycling (and walking) times to and from DIT locations at the links below:
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!
- 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
- 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:
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:
For more on the Child Leap Card and how to purchase one:
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:
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:
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 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 two LUAS (Tram) lines in Dublin; Red and Green:
The Green Line runs from Cherrywood to Stephen’s Green. 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 Connolloy 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.
The LUAS Green Line is currently being extended under the LUAS Cross City Project. This will extend out past the new Grangeogrman campus towards the Phibsboro/Cabra area, with stops at both Grangegorman and Broadstone. The new line is due to open in 2017. See the LUAS Cross City webpage for more details.
Using a Leap Card on the LUAS - unless you're going to the last stop, 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!
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 - unless you're going to the last stop, for the best fare remember to ‘touch on’ when boarding and ‘touch off’ when alighting at the gates or platform poles!
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.
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
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
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