Going from Dublin airport to Maynooth directly
There are three options: take a taxi from the airport; prebook a taxi; and take a bus from the airport.
- Taxis are available in a taxi rank directly outside the airport terminals. The fare is metered and will usually cost approximately 40-45 euro. The journey takes between 25 and 45 minutes depending on traffic.
- A pre-booked taxi can be ordered through Murray cabs (this is a firm that works regularly with the university). This will cost 60-65 euro. Please contact Seamus Murray at email@example.com
- There is an hourly service from 04.45-24.20 by bus. This takes about 50 minutes and leaves from nearby from the terminals (but please note the bus stop will not be immediately visible when you walk outside the terminal so see http://airporthopper.ie/ for a map and timetables). This service is 9 euro one way or 17 euro return. This bus will leave you off at a stop which is fifteen minutes walk to the conference site and campus accommodation and five minutes to the Glenroyal hotel.
Travelling to Maynooth via or from Dublin
Getting to Dublin city from the airport
There are a range of buses (some direct and some indirect) from the airport and this costs approximately 4 to 6 euro one way and this run very regularly from the airport see here for details https://www.dublinairport.com/to-from-the-airport/by-bus The journey will take between 30-55 minutes depending on the whether it is an express or not and on city traffic.
Taxis are available in a taxi rank directly outside the terminals. The fare is metered and will usually cost approximately 20 euro. The journey takes between 20 and 40 minutes depending on traffic.
Getting to Maynooth from Dublin
Train there is regular service from Dublin to Maynooth. It costs 4.60 single and 8.50 return and takes 30-40 minutes. It will take fifteen minutes to walk from Maynooth station to the conference site and campus accommodation.
The train leaves from Connolly station (north city centre see here for map http://www.irishrail.ie/travel-information/dublin-connolly)
It runs from early morning till late evening every day. The timetable is here http://www.irishrail.ie/media/14_m3_parkway_maynooth_longford.pdf
Please note the Sligo train also goes through Maynooth and is a little quicker, the same price but departs less often. The timetable is here http://www.irishrail.ie/media/07_dublin-sligo_25052015.pdf
Further information can be found here http://www.irishrail.ie/travel-information/maynooth
Also please check the timetables around the time of your departure as they are sometimes changed.
If you are not staying in the city centre please ask your hotel as there are a few stations which serve the Maynooth line which may be closer to your accommodation then Connolly.
Buses number 66 and 67 go from the city centre to Maynooth very regularly (every 30-60 minutes) and go along the southside quays. They take between 35 minutes and 65 minutes to get to Maynooth depending on traffic and a journey costs 3.30 euro (number 66 is ten minutes quicker than the number 67). Please note you need exact change ready for the driver. It will take ten minutes to walk from the bus stop to the conference site and campus accommodation.
The timetable for the 66 is here http://www.dublinbus.ie/Your-Journey1/Timetables/All-Timetables/66/
The timetable for the 67 http://www.dublinbus.ie/Your-Journey1/Timetables/All-Timetables/67/
Taxis are available in ranks across the city, from hotels and can be hailed on the street. The fare is metered and will usually cost approximately 40-45 euro. The journey takes between 25 and 40 minutes depending on traffic.