Directions and Parking Information
The main gates to Columbia University's campus in Morningside Heights are located at Broadway and 116th Street in Manhattan. The School of International and Public Affairs is located at 420 West 118th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive. Be aware that the building's fourth floor is at street level.
By Train or Bus
Trains to New York arrive at Grand Central Station or Pennsylvania Station, while buses stop at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Visitors arriving at these stations can take either public transportation or a taxi north to the campus.
By New York City Public Transportation
Five bus lines (M4, M5, M11, M60, M104) and one subway line (the #1 local) serve the Columbia neighborhood. The M60 bus is a direct link between the campus and LaGuardia Airport. The Columbia stop is 116th Street. Note that if you take the express trains #2 or #3, you must transfer to the #1 local at 96th Street. The #2 and #3 trains do not stop at Columbia University.
Intercampus Shuttle Bus
A free shuttle bus connects the Morningside Heights campus with Harlem Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. View schedule.
By Car from the North
Take the New York State Thruway (I-87) or the New England Thruway (I-95) south to the Cross Bronx Expressway (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. Go north on Riverside Drive to 116th Street. Turn right and go two blocks to Broadway and the University's main gate. Please note that the main gate is not open to traffic.
By Car from the South or West
Take the New Jersey Turnpike north or I-80 east to the George Washington Bridge. As you cross the bridge, take the exit for the Henry Hudson Parkway south. Exit the parkway at West 95th Street and Riverside Drive. Go north on Riverside Drive to 116th Street. Turn right and go two blocks to Broadway and the University's main gate. Please note that the main gate is not open to traffic..
By Car from Long Island
Take the Long Island Expressway or the Grand Central Parkway west to the Cross Island Parkway north. Cross the Throgs Neck Bridge onto the Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95 south) and proceed as in "By Car from the North," above.
By Car from New York Airports
From LaGuardia: Take the Grand Central Parkway west to the Triborough Bridge, to Manhattan. Follow 125th Street across Manhattan 12 blocks to Broadway, which is under an elevated subway structure. Turn left onto Broadway and go south to 116th Street.
From Kennedy: Take the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) to the Whitestone Bridge and across. Get onto I-95 south and follow the directions in "By Car from the North," above.
From Newark: Follow directions in "By Car from the South or West," above.
You may park on the street or use the local parking garages. The 512-520 Garage is located at the corner of 112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue; the Riverside Church Parking Garage is located on 120th Street between Claremont Avenue and Riverside Drive; the GMC Garage is located on 122nd Street between Broadway and Amsterdam (Seminary Row).
For visitors coming into LaGuardia, Kennedy, or Newark airports, taxi service is available to the campus (about $25 from LaGuardia; from Kennedy a flat rate of $45 plus tolls), and there is bus service to Grand Central Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal, bus service directly from LaGuardia airport to Columbia and the M60 city bus is also available.
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**Please note that the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is no longer located in the International Affairs Building, You may find them at 514 West 113th Street, New York, NY 10025.