Parking for Visitors

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) during the academic term (Semester 1 and 2). Outside of these hours car parking is free of charge except for premium rate hourly paid spaces and spaces associated with UCD Sports and Fitness.

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


The following charges apply from 7 September 2015.

Hourly paid parking

€1/hour capped at €3/day

Visitor Car Parks Map

How to Park By Text in UCD

Instructions for ParkByText

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)
  • In NovaUCD car park (F1)
  • Opposite Health Sciences alongside Student Centre car park (C6)

Parking charges apply 24/7.


The following charges apply from 7 September 2015.

Premium hourly paid parking

€5/hour 24/7  (higher rate to ensure short-term parking is available)

Visitor Premium Cap Parks Map