Driving and Parking

Parking spaces are very limited on campus and parking is on a first come, first served basis. Demand for spaces exceeds supply at peak times. Please remember to consider alternative ways to commute to campus.

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Parking FAQs

UCD provides parking on its campuses at Belfield and Blackrock. Parking is provided for members of the University community and the bona fide visitors to the University.
Access to FAQs

Parking permits are required on campus between Sept. 9 to Dec. 20, and between Jan. 20 and May 16 (all dates inclusive)

A parking permit does not guarantee availability of a parking space. Parking is on a first come, first serve basis and demand exceeds supply at peak times. Please remember to consider alternative ways where possible to commute to campus.

New Users

If you have NOT previously registered for this service or purchased a permit in the past.
Create Your Account

Existing Users

If you have an account and want to purchase a permit or if you need to update your details.
Access Your Account

Hourly Paid Parking

Limited hourly paid parking is available in designated car parks and charges apply 8:00hrs-17:00hrs, Monday – Friday (excluding bank holidays) 52 weeks a year. Please observe local signage.

Please note:

  • Cars parking in hourly paid spaces must comply with the posted regulations
  • A UCD Parking Permit is not valid in hourly paid parking areas
Charges

€1 per hour Monday – Friday. Parking charges apply during the hours 08:00 – 17:00, Monday – Friday, 52 weeks a year

UCD Pay and Display Designated Car Parks

Premium Rate Parking Spaces

Limited premium rate parking spaces are designed to ensure that short-term parking (1-2hrs) is available. They are marked as yellow spaces and are located:

  • Beside the AIB Bank, Tierney car park (N4)
  • In Richview car park (R1)
  • Outside Roebuck Offices (O7)
  • Opposite Health Sciences alongside Student Centre car park (W6)
  • O’Reilly Hall/Veterinary Car Park (N2)
Charges

€2.40 per hour Monday to Friday. Parking charges apply during the hours 08:00 – 17:00, Monday – Friday, 52 weeks a year

UCD Pay and Display Premium Car Parks