By New York City Public Transit
Five bus lines (M4, M5, M11, M60, M104) and one subway line (the
#1 or #9 local) serve the Columbia neighborhood. The M60 bus is
a direct link between campus and LaGuardia Airport. The subway stop
for campus is Columbia University/116th Street. Please note, if
you are taking the #2 express train, be certain to transfer at 96th
Street to the #1 or #9 local.
By Car from the North
Take the New York 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 and follow the directions from Riverside
Dr. and 95th Street.
By Car from 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 and follow the directions from Riverside Dr. and 95th Street.
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."
By Car from the New York Airports
LaGuardia: Take the Grand Central Parkway east
to the Whitestone Parkway (I-678). Follow it across the Whitestone
Bridge and onto I-95 south. Follow "By Car from the North."
Kennedy: Take the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) to the Whitestone
Bridge and across. Get onto I-95 south and follow the directions
above under "By Car from the North."
Newark: Follow directions under
"By Car from the South or West."
From Riverside Drive and West 95th Street
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.
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;
the Riverside Church Parking Garage is located on 120th Street between
Claremont Avenue and Riverside Drive.