By subway: The No. 1 local train serves the UWS and Columbia neighborhood. The Columbia University stop is 116th St. When making your way to Teachers College (at 120th St & Broadway), do not use the express trains No. 2 and 3, which follow a different route. If you are taking the 2 or 3 express trains to the UWS, be certain to transfer at 96th St. to the No. 1 local; the only red line train that stops at Columbia University - 116th Street.
By bus: Take the M4, M60 or M104 to West 120th Street and Broadway. For exact subway or bus directions from your area of the city, please visit Google Maps which will suggest the quickest way to get to TC.
From NYC Airports
Please be advised that while LaGuardia airport is closest to Columbia University, Newark airport has the easiest public transportation to and from midtown Manhattan via the AirTrain.
For visitors coming into LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy, or Newark Airports, taxi service is available to campus (about $20 from LaGuardia, at least $45 from Kennedy). Bus service directly from LaGuardia Airport to Columbia (on the M60 city bus) is the most inexpensive public transportation option.
From LaGuardia airport: Take the Grand Central Parkway east to the Whitestone Parkway (I-678). Follow it across the Whitestone Bridge and onto I-95 south. Take the I-95 in the direction of the George Washington Bridge. Take the exit for the Henry Hudson Parkway South (the last exit before the bridge). Exit the Parkway at West 95th Street and Riverside Drive and go north on Riverside Dr. to 120th St. Turn right and go two blocks to Broadway.
From JFK Airport:
Take the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) to the Whitestone Bridge and across. Get onto I-95 South and take the I-95 in the direction of the George Washington Bridge. Take the exit for the Henry Hudson Parkway South (the last exit before the bridge). Exit the Parkway at West 95th Street and Riverside Drive and go north on Riverside Dr. to 120th St. Turn right and go two blocks to Broadway.
You may park on the street or use the local parking garages around Teachers College. The 512-520 Garage is located at the corner of 112th and Amsterdam; the Riverside Church Parking Garage is located on 120th St. between Claremont Ave. and Riverside Dr. Average cost for full day parking is $30-35.
Consider getting an app for discounted parking (i.e., SpotHero.com, ParkMe.com, ParkWhiz,com, etc...)
Hotel and Housing
There are a multitude of hotel rooms available in NYC. The best way to get lowest rates is through third-party sites such as www.hotels.com or www.triago.com. Keep in mind that Columbia University is on the west side of Manhattan, so hotels on the west side would afford easiest access. Once you have obtained a rate on a third-party site, we recommend that you contact the hotel directly as they will match the offer you received.
If you would like to stay on the Columbia campus, there are a limited number of private dormitory rooms available.Rooms are available for check-in Tues (6/7) and check-out Friday morning (6/11); you may stay 2 or 3 nights; Full-Size Bed with private bathroom.
Rate is $147/night
Jeanne will forward your email address to the Columbia housing office and they will handle the reservation and payment To view further details about Columbia University summer housing, please click on the Columbia University Housing link below.