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Getting To DkIT

Travelling to DkIT has never been easier with the first-class M1 road network linking Dublin with Belfast. DkIT is within walking distance of Dundalk town centre and the Dundalk train station so students have the option to travel by bike, car, bus or train.

Travelling to Dundalk Institute of Technology has never been easier with the first-class road network linking Dublin with Belfast. With the M1 motorway only 3 minutes’ drive from the campus and it takes just 45 minutes from Dublin Airport to DkIT by car and just under 1 hour from Dublin or Belfast City Centre. Dundalk also has great rail and bus connections.

Arriving by Bus:

There are a large number of buses servicing the DkIT and Dundalk area daily. Some of the routes include:

  • Route 1 Moynalty, Kells, Navan, Wilkinstown, Castletown, DkIT
  • Route 2 Bailieborough, Kingscourt, Kilmainamwood, Nobber, Drumconrath, DkIT
  • Route 3 Trim, Navan, Slane, Collon, DkIT
  • Route 4 Dún-a-Rí Gates, Kingscourt Road, Ballalley, Magheracloone Chapel, Referagh, Boylands Cross, DkIT
  • Route 5 Carrickmacross, Essexford, Knockbridge, DkIT
  • Route 6 Philipstown, Ardee, DkIT
  • Route 7 Dublin, Drogheda, DkIT
  • Route 8 Clonee, Dunboyne, Dunshaughlin, Ashbourne, Ratoath, Duleek, DkIT
  • Route 9 Kingscourt, Corduff, Carrickmacross, DkIT
  • Route 10 Annagassan, Castlebellingham, Dromiskin, Muirhevnamor, DkIT
  • Route 11 Monaghan, Castleblayney, Dundalk, DkIT
  • Route 12 Galway, Athlone, Mullingar, Athboy, Navan, Dundalk
  • Route 13 Omeath, Carlingford, Greenore, Dundalk
  • Route 14 Ardee, Tallanstown, Louth, Knockbridge, Dundalk
  • Route 15 Newry, Dundalk
  • Route 16 Armagh, Dundalk
  • Route 17 Belfast, Sprucefield, Banbridge, Newry, Dundalk
  • Route 18 Mullingar Railway Station, Austin Friars Street, Delvin, Clonmellon, Kells, Carlanstown, Ardee, Tallanstown Cross, Mullacrew Cross, Louth Village, Knockbridge Cross, Dundalk

Please check out following webpages for timetables and updated routes:

Driving to and Parking at DkIT

On the main Dublin to Belfast motorway leave at junction 16 (signposted Ardee, Dundalk South). Take exit signposted Dundalk (N52) and continue through a set of traffic lights, heading towards Dundalk. Go through roundabout, taking first exit and when you reach Dundalk turn left at XEROX junction (first set of traffic light). DkIT is half a mile along on the right hand side.

Find out everything you need to know about where to park at DkIT. Read More

Free Shuttle Services

Train Station / DkIT Sport to DkIT Campus

If carparks are full, students and visitors can park their cars (free of charge) at the carpark at DkIT Sport.

The DkIT Shuttle Bus will depart the train station each morning at 8.35 am and will travel to the Institute via DkIT Sport, with a collection in the DkIT Sport car park en route to the Institute. 

Please note the shuttle service has been revised to facilitate the addition of the collection each morning and drop off to the train station each evening.  The last shuttle will now depart DkIT each evening at 5.15pm and travel via DkIT Sport and onto the Train Station.

Time Departing Arriving

8.35 am

Dundalk Train Station

DkIT (via DkIT Sport)

8.45 am to 10.00 am

(shuttle service back and forth)

DkIT Sport

(Last drop off to Institute after 10 am does not return to DkIT Sport)


12.30 pm to 13.30 pm

(shuttle service back and forth)


(Last drop off to DkIT Sport after 1.30 pm does not return to the Institute)

DkIT Sport

16.30 pm to 17.15 pm

(shuttle service back and forth)


DkIT Sport

17.15 pm


Dundalk Train Station (via DkIT Sport)


Train Services

Dundalk is served by the mainline train route between Belfast and Dublin. Trains run daily. Check out schedules on the Irish Rail Website link. The Institute is a 25 minute walk from Dundalk's Clarke Train station.

The DkIT shuttle bus now picks up and drops off at the Dundalk train station. View more information about the shuttle bus.

From Dublin Airport

  • Taxi — 35-40 minute journey of approx 40 miles.
  • Bus — Buses Travel directly from Dublin Airport to Dundalk. Check out schedules on the Bus Eireann website link. There is also a bus from the airport that stops right outside the college.
  • Car — Follow the M1, direction north towards Belfast. Take Exit 16 and follow the signs to Dundalk. Turn left at XEROX junction. DkIT is half a mile along on the right hand side. See here for more details and interactive journey planning.

Cycling to DkIT

DkIT is keen to promote cycling as a viable alternative to car based transport. There is a number of bike sheds throughout the campus as well as changing facilities.

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