Teachers College is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan on 120th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue and is accessible by various modes of transportation.
Accessible and equivalent database of pedestrian walking maps: with this wayfinding site, you can access detailed walking directions between a wide range of landmarks, along both outdoor and indoor routes. The route data that has been compiled falls under 2 main categories: first, routes connecting campus main entry points with the nearest public transit points; and second, routes connecting campus main entry points to numerous interior destinations of the college.
The campus consists of 5 residence halls and 8 interconnected buildings. Take time to explore the campus and neighborhood and to admire the Gothic architecture dating back to the early 19th Century. Whether you are a part-time or full-time student, we encourage you to become familiar with not only the campus, but also the entire neighborhood.
The subway station serving Teachers College is the 116th Street stop of the No. 1 subway train (red line). Be sure that you are on (or transfer to) the 1 train at the 96th Street Station. The express lines (No. 2 or No. 3 trains) do 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 Street, offering access to the No. 1 trains going Northbound/Uptown.
Trains to New York arrive at Grand Central Station or Pennsylvania Station. Visitors arriving at these stations can take either public transportation or a taxi north to the campus.
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 Street. At the first traffic light, turn north (left) onto Riverside Drive; at 120th Street 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 Street.
While West 120th Street 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 (Please call garages directly for current prices and reservations):
Bus transportation into New York City from neighboring states and communities usually terminates at Port Authority Bus Terminal, at West 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue. Within New York City, four bus routes include a stop at West 120th Street and Broadway (Teachers College):
Three international airports connect with convenient bus and taxi New York City. From John F. Kennedy Airport and LaGuardia Airport, economical bus service to Grand Central Terminal and various Manhattan hotels is available. Also from LaGuardia Airport, there is a more direct bus service (M60) to West 116th Street and Broadway. From Newark Airport, there is New Jersey Transit bus service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
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 approximately $45.00, one way from LaGuardia Airport is about $25.00. Designated airport passenger pick-up areas usually have cab dispatchers available to assist you.