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Commute Rathfarnham to DCU Alpha

  • 01-06-2020 6:38pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2

    Hi, could anyone please advise on the commute for someone living in Rathfarnham (near The Yellow House pub) and thinking of working in DCU Alpha in Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin?

    I don't think there is a great way to do this by bus, so they would probably look at driving (if parking is available).

    Google Maps says it's a 25-27 drive, but there is no traffic now (due to Covid 19), any idea what this will be like when we get back to our normal rush hour traffic?

    Many thanks!


  • Registered Users Posts: 36,145 ✭✭✭✭ED E

    15B and the 83 or 16 and 11. If they can start at 8AM itll only be crappy on the homeward journey.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2 emmaboard

    Thanks ED E, yes starting early might ease the pain a bit if it's possible

    Anyone know about the drive?

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,124 ✭✭✭crisco10

    I commuted from Sandyford for 4 years to DCU alpha, I cycled in and out everyday. Was tiring at first, but got used to it pretty quickly.

    The drive is pretty horrible, unless you are in before 8 and out before 4 each day. It's either M50 or in and out of town. And can be variable, anything from 20 mins to an hour (or more).

    Cycling I did it at relaxed pace in about 40 mins, no matter what the day or time.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 173 ✭✭Springy Turf

    This is a definite candidate for cycling. If you feel the distance is an issue, e-bikes are a great option these days. It will be consistently faster than any other mode of transport.