Venue Information

ARES 2020 will be held at the University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. Details how to get there can also be found below.
Lecture halls are located in the O’Brien Centre for Science.

Address of ARES 2020 Conference

University College Dublin
O’Brien Centre for Science
Stillorgan Rd, Belfield, Dublin 4, Irland

Lecture Halls
O’Brien Centre for Science

How to get to Dublin:

A good option for visitors looking to co-ordinate public transport in Ireland is
Further information:


Getting to Dublin is a breeze. Dublin Airport is one of the busiest in Europe, with hundreds of daily flights providing a huge range of options to get here.

Direct flights are available from most major cities in the UK and continental Europe, several hubs in North America, and the Gulf cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Connecting hubs hook up with further flights from all over the world, providing for easy access to the Irish capital.

Dublin Airport is 10km from the city. It’s located close to the M50 and M1 motorways, and a range of transport options connect directly with the city centre and suburbs. Aircoach, Airlink and Dublin Bus provide bus services from both terminals, and metered taxis are also readily available. There is currently no direct rail link between airport and city. (source:

How to get to/from the Airport

We recommend taking the Aircoach ( from Dublin airport direct to the hotel/UCD. The bus route number is 700 and will show a final destination of Leopardstown/Sandyford. The journey time is approx. 40-50 minutes depending on traffic and costs €16 return to UCD. There is a small discount if you pre-book your tickets on their website with the discount code “UCD”.


Dublin Port is located two miles from the city center, with Irish Ferries offering several daily cruise and fast ferry options from Holyhead. Irish Ferries Ulysses is the largest car ferry in the world, carrying up to 2,000 passengers on a 3 hour 15 minute crossing. Fast sailings take just under two hours.

Stena Line operates the Stena Adventurer and Superfast X between Holyhead and Dublin Port, with four daily sailings each way. Sail from Holyhead to Dublin in 3 hours 15 minutes. The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company connects the Isle of Man to Dublin in just under three hours, while P&O Ferries takes car passengers between Liverpool and Dublin (i.e. not foot passengers).

Dublin Bus connect Dublin Port with the city’s main bus station and city centre by the number 53 bus (fares need to be paid with coins, smart cards or pre-paid tickets) and taxis are readily available too. (source:

Taxis in Dublin

We recommend to use the Free Now app (similar to Uber) to ensure fair taxis fares.
See more information here:
Additional information can also be found here:

Local bus services

UCD is well served by public transport, if you need to travel to/from UCD or the city center during the conference, the local Dublin Bus system is the easiest way to travel between the two locations. Use the DublinBus journey planner, the correct stop is ” 768 Stillorgan Road, UCD”. The buses only take coins and require exact change (they do not take notes or debit/credit cards) and the leap card (which can be recharged).
For further details about how to get to campus can be found here:
UCD O’Brien Centre for Science on UCD Estate Services Campus Maps