When you are finished with this page, you may also be interested in my Guide to Maynooth (restaurants, pubs, supermarkets).
Public transport from Dublin city centre:
Maynooth is about 25 km west of downtown Dublin; you can make the trip by
bus from Pearse St/Westmoreland St/South Quays
67 or, in the 5–6pm rush hour, 66x),
or by train
from Connolly/Tara St./Pearse.
66 and 67 buses share almost all stops in Dublin but they start from
different points in Maynooth: see map (route
67A on the map was recently renamed 67). Note: Both Dublin Bus and Irish Rail change their timetable links frequently
(bad Web practice!!), so if the above links are broken, you'll need to go to
http://www.dublinbus.ie/ and http://www.irishrail.ie/ and find the
timetables for yourself.
Frequency and transit times There are 2–4 buses/hour which
take 50–75 minutes depending on time of day (Central
Dublin–Maynooth). Trains are less frequent, especially on Sunday, and
take at most 40 minutes (Connolly–Maynooth).
Last buses and trains
The last Maynooth train leaves Connolly at 23:17 (Monday-Saturday)/20:52
(Sunday). The last regular bus (67) stops at Westmoreland St in central Dublin
at about 11:30pm every night. There is a limited bus service after midnight to Maynooth on Friday/Saturday.
One-way fares to/from Dublin (after December 2012) The train
costs E4.00, while the bus costs E2.80 (66/67), E3.60 (66x), or E5.70
(67n after midnight). Longer term visitors might be interested in a
5-day Rambler card (E25.00) or a 10-pack of 90-minute tickets
(E25.00), which can be bought in many shops, or a Leap Card (reloadable
smart card offering discounts), which can be bought online.
Public transport from Dublin
Airport: There are frequent buses to central Dublin, both
Airlink 747) and regular routes (16, 41). You can then catch a bus or train to Maynooth (see
above). Train connections: Airlink 747 to Busaras (Central Bus
Station) brings you closest to Connolly Station. Bus connections: get off at O'Connell St (16, 747), Lower Abbey St
(41), or Westmoreland St (Aircoach), and walk to the 66/67 bus stop on
The following map
of central Dublin indicates where these streets are; note that Busaras
is on Store St, and Connolly Station is at the intersection of Talbot
St and Amiens St (both in upper right part of map). Express buses from
the airport cost more than regular buses but have much more luggage
There is an alternative way: take a regular bus (16a or 41) from the
airport as above but, before you get to the city centre, get off at
Drumcondra rail station (ask the driver to alert you to the right
stop). Most Connolly-Maynooth trains stop at Drumcondra. Compared with
travelling via the city centre, this route is often faster for
Airport-Maynooth, and is almost always faster for
Maynooth-Airport, because buses to the airport (16a and 41) pass
by Drumcondra station frequently.
Getting a taxi to Maynooth: I
recommend that visitors use a Maynooth-based taxi to come here
from Dublin Airport rather than an airport taxi because the driver
will always know where Maynooth is, and the fare will be significantly
less. The first reason is not a joke: we have occasionally been told
of Dublin Airport taxi drivers having difficulty finding Maynooth.
Maynooth taxi drivers all know where the University is, and often even
know specific on-campus locations such as Logic House or Conference
Here are a few numbers of Maynooth-based taxis; omit the +353-1- prefix if
you are already in the Dublin-Maynooth area.
Major Minor Cabs
You can prebook a Maynooth taxi for no extra cost with any
of the above companies before you fly so that the driver will be waiting to
meet you when you arrive; they'll ask for your flight number so that the
driver can check for flight delays. If you don't pre-book, you typically
have to wait a half-hour or more for a Maynooth-based taxi to arrive.
This system isn't perfect, so keep the phone number on you in case you
don't see the driver on arrival. If your flight was late and the driver
neglected to check this, he may have already come and gone, so you might
need to call back to get the driver to return to the airport. If you call
one of the above companies from the airport, they'll likely ask if you have
a mobile phone to facilitate meeting you. If you don't, they typically
suggest a meeting point in the arrivals area (Vodafone shop if Terminal 1:
there are seats nearby).
There are several reasonable ways of driving from the airport to Maynooth.
One route is via dual carriageways (highways), but other routes use narrow
winding country roads. Don't worry if the taxi driver takes one of the
The Maths and Stats Dept: where is it?
The Department is in Logic House, on the South Campus (left and above
centre on this map). After
entering the main gate of the University, turn left, then take the first
left, and follow the road to the end of a playing field and you are at Logic
On weekdays during most of Semesters 1 and 2, on-campus parking is
permit-controlled, except for certain pay-and-display areas. On Saturdays
and Sundays, and during holiday periods, the staff/student/mixed
permit-controlled areas are free for all to use. Special parking spaces
(pay-and-display, reserved, disabled, etc.) are still subject to control.
Departmental visitors can contact the Department for advice on parking.
My on-campus accommodation: where is
For South Campus accommodation, go to the Conference and Accommodation
Office. This is in the location marked "Long Corridor" on the South Campus
map, under an arch close to the South Campus entrance.
For North Campus accommodation, go to Reception for your accommodation. This
is one of two offices in the areas marked "River Apartments" and "University
Village Apartments" below centre on the North Campus
If it is possible that you will arrive after 23:00, contact
Conference and Accommodation before
you travel, and they will leave your key with Security at the lodge by the
South Campus gate.
Here is a sketch of the main roads and some of the landmarks in Maynooth;
the railway station and bus stops are shown. The topology of this sketch is
correct, but the metric is distorted (for instance, the part below Celbridge
Rd/Centra is severely vertically compressed). However it is should be
sufficient for finding your way to the Department when you arrive. The main
part of NUIM shown is the entrance to the South Campus. North is roughly
Alternatively, here is a true-scale Google map of most of Maynooth. The South Campus of NUIM is on the
left mostly bounded by the canal, Parson St., and the R148.