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.


Purchase or access your Parking Permit

Please note students living on campus are not entitled to purchase a parking permit

More about parking in UCD

Permit parking is in effect during the academic term, September - April. If you are a visitor to campus you must park in a designated visitor car park.

Parking Services Map

Check all the parking areas in the University and get directions to any car park on campus.

Disabled Parking in UCD

Visitor Parking in UCD

UCD strongly encourages the use of public transport to campus wherever possible but if visitors must drive a limited amount of pay & display visitor parking is available. Visitors parked in a permit car park are liable to be clamped.

Please note the following permanent traffic restrictions:

Locked traffic barriers are in place to prevent through traffic. The barriers are in operation from: 07.00 to 10.30 and from 16.00 to 19.30 Monday to Friday. Clamping is in operation in UCD

Before driving to UCD check the traffic status with AA Road Watch