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How to Travel to Maynooth

By Air

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.

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

By Road

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.

By 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. Please note Routes 66A, 66B don’t go to Maynooth.

By Rail

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 stationsDrumcondra, 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.


Travelling from Dublin Airport to Maynooth/ Maynooth to Dublin Airport

A very cheap and reliable option for travelling from/to Dublin Airport to/from Maynooth is the Airport Hopper shuttle buses which run every 2 hours. Single Tickets  €9 / Return Tickets €15.


For parking close to South Campus, take an immediate left turn at the traffic lights just before the South Campus Gates – there is a Garda Station on the corner. Continue past the Roost Pub and the car park is straight ahead of you. This car park is €5 for the full day parking. Maynooth university has a very limited number of parking spaces and clamping is in operation all days for cars without permit.


VHN: Ireland 2015 will take place at two different locations at Maynooth University. On the 19th of November, the workshop will take place at Iontas Building (North Campus), while presentations on the next two days will take place at Renehan Hall – St. Patrick’s College.

The Iontas Building is located on the North Campus, c. 10 mins walk from the front gate. Turn right inside the front gate and follow the walkway, bearing right,  past the library, over the pedestrian walkway, straight ahead past the John Hume building on your right and the building is the last on your right.

St. Patrick’s College, South Campus, Maynooth University


Iontas Building, North Campus, Maynooth University

Accommodation at Maynooth University South Campus


College Room – not ensuite @ €27.00 per night on single occupancy and @ €22.50 twin.


Classic Ensuite @ €48.00 per night on a single occupancy and €30.00 per person sharing.


Superior Ensuite @ €64.00 per night on a single occupancy and €39.00 per person sharing.


VHN: Ireland 2015 can book the rooms on your behalf . If you want to book rooms by yourselves please contact us first at to give you a voucher code to benefit from the above special academic rates.


If you are interested in other accommodation options you could look at Glenroyal Hotel with rooms @ €100 per night. There are also many options in Dublin which is 60 min. by bus and 30 min. by train. Check for available hotels and rates at