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By Plane

There are three international airports in the area that allow for easy access to Manhattan: John F. Kennedy Airport, LaGuardia Airport, and Newark Airport.

From John F. Kennedy Airport and LaGuardia Airport, bus service to Grand Central Terminal and various Manhattan hotels is available. There is also a direct bus service (M60) from LaGuardia Airport to campus - exit West 116th St and Broadway.

Although New York City cabs operate on mileage meters, cab fares can vary with traffic conditions. The average one-way fare from John F. Kennedy Airport is about $65 and one-way fare from LaGuardia Airport is about $40. Designated airport passenger pick-up areas usually have cab dispatchers available to assist you.

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By Bus

Bus transportation into New York City from neighboring states and communities usually terminates at Port Authority Bus Terminal, at West 42nd St and Eighth Avenue.

Within New York City, four bus routes include a stop at West 120th St and Broadway (Teachers College): M4 (available from both Grand Central Station and Penn Station), M5, M11, and the M104 (available from the Port Authority Bus Terminal). The fare required is exact change in coins or Metrocard.

Online Resources:
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority - information about New York City Transit, Long Island Rail Road, Long Island Bus, Metro-North Railroad as well as metropolitan bridges and tunnels.
By Car

The Henry Hudson Parkway (West Side Highway) in New York City runs parallel to the Hudson River and offers convenient access to Teachers College. The highway can be reached from most of the main routes entering New York City. The nearest major highway link to it is Interstate Highway 95 (I-95).

Whether driving north or south on the Henry Hudson Parkway/West Side Highway, exit at 95th St. At the first traffic light, turn north (left) onto Riverside Drive; at 120th St turn east (right) and go two blocks east to the College. The main entrance is located midway between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, on the north side of West 120th St.


While West 120th St offers metered parking on both sides of the street, parking on New York City streets in the Columbia University area is limited. Nearby off-street parking facilities include:

  • Morningside Garage, 3100 Broadway (at 123rd St), (212) 864-9877
  • E & B Operating Corp., 137 West 108th St (between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), (212) 865-8315
  • Park Yorkshire Garage, 151 West 108th St (between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), (212) 865-2314
  • Upper Westside Parking Garage, 234 West 108th St (between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway), (212) 222-8800
  • Riverside Church Garage, 120th St (between Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue), (212) 870-6736
  • Evening parking is available at Riverside Church, (212) 866-1000
Online Resources:
  • ParkMe - compare nearby garages
By Subway

The subway station serving Teachers College is the 116th St stop of the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue local. The No. 1 subway train (red line) are local trains serving this station. Be sure that you are on (or transfer to) the local line at the 96th St Station. The express line (No. 2 or No. 3 trains) does not serve Columbia University.

There are subway entrances at Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal. From Grand Central Station, the Shuttle (S) goes to "Times Square" 42nd St, offering access to the No. 1 IRT Broadway Local trains going uptown.

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By Train

Grand Central Terminal, which is located at East 42nd St and Park Avenue, is the New York City terminus for two commuter trains, MetroNorth and Conrail, as well as some Amtrak trains from Canada and Upstate New York.

Penn Station, at West 34th St and Seventh Avenue, is the New York City terminus for all other Amtrak service and the Long Island Railroad, New Jersey Transit, and the New Jersey PATH train commuter lines.

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**Adapted from TC Office of Admission page**