Travel

Recommended Hotels, Upper West Side

The Lucerne

201 West 79th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
www.thelucernehotel.com
800-492-8122

On the Ave

2178 Broadway at 77th Street
www.ontheave-nyc.com
800-509-7598

Hotel Beacon

2130 Broadway at 75th Street
www.beaconhotel.com
800-572-4969

Empire Hotel

44 West 63rd Street at Columbus Avenue
www.empirehotelnyc.com
212-265-7400

Driving & Parking

Visit Columbia University's Driving Directions page for detailed driving information. You may park on the streets around campus or use the local parking garages. A few of the closest garages located between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue are listed below:


GGMC Parking: 512 West 112th Street
Pro Park America: 1090 West 114th Street
GMC Garage: 532 West 122nd Street

Airports

NYC is conveniently served by three airports, JFK, La Guardia, and Newark:

La Guardia Airport (LGA)

Located just 5 miles from Columbia University. The trip from La Guardia takes approximately 35-55 minutes. The most direct route is via the Triborough Bridge. Taxi fare should be approximately $25, plus $4 toll for the bridge and tips.

New Jersey's Newark International Airport (EWR)

Located 14 miles from Columbia University. The trip from JFK takes approximately 45-65 minutes. The most direct route is the Triborough Bridge. Taxi fare should be a flat $45, plus $4 toll for the bridge and tips.

JFK International Airport (JFK)

Located 15 miles from Columbia University. The trip from Newark takes approximately 45-65 minutes. There is shuttle service between Newark Airport and New York City (midtown) every 15 minutes. The fare is $12 for one adult. The shuttle stops at Penn Station (34th Street) and Grand Central (42nd Street). Then you can either take taxi or subway (#1 or #9 train uptown) to Columbia University.

Train/ Subway

The Kernochan Center at Columbia University is conveniently located near MTA transit. From downtown or midtown Manhattan take the the #1 or #9 train uptown and get off at the 116th Street Station (Columbia University). The fare is flat $2.25. Enter the Columbia University Campus through the big iron gates that are visible as soon as you come out of the subway station. Proceed along the College Walk to Amsterdam Avenue. Jerome Greene Hall/Kernochan Center is on the northeast corner of 116th Street.