Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Albany International Airport is 10 minutes from campus. Rail service is available from the new Albany-Rensselaer train station to New York City and other major metropolitan areas. Convenient ground transportation services include taxis, bus lines, and rental cars.
Driving Instructions to Campus
From north, east, south, or west, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is easy to reach. We are centrally located near the major highways in New York State.
From the North: Take I-87, the Adirondack Northway, south to Exit 7 east. Get on Route 7 headed eastbound. Follow directions to campus (below).
From the South: Take I-87, the New York State Thruway, north to exit 23. At exit 23, get on I-787 north to Route 7 East, Exit 9E. Disregard the sign for Rensselaer and Russell Sage College at the previous exit. Exit 9E, Route 7 east, provides an easier approach to campus. Follow directions to campus (below).
From the East: Take I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike, Berkshire Spur of the New York Thruway), to exit B1. Continue west (13.5 miles) to I-787 north to Route 7 east, exit 9E. Disregard the sign for Rensselaer and Russell Sage College at the previous exit. Exit 9E, Route 7 east, provides an easier approach to campus. Follow directions to campus (below).
From the West: Take I-90, the New York State Thruway, to exit 24. From exit 24, take I-87 north, exit 1N, to exit 7 east. Follow directions to campus (below).
Directions to Campus: Cross the Collar City Bridge and follow signs for Route 7, Hoosick Street. At the 4th traffic light, turn right onto 15th Street. You will know you're at Rensselaer when you see the large RENSSELAER sign in granite at the intersection of 15th Street and Sage Avenue. Make a left at the third traffic light onto Sage Avenue. The Admissions Building will be directly in front of you. Bear to the left of the building onto Eaton Road. The parking lot will be on your right, directly behind the Admissions Building.
The following hotels are located within a short drive from campus:
Franklin Plaza Inn and Suites (1 Fourth Street, Troy, NY, 518-274-8800) The Albany Marriot (189 Wolf Road; 518-458-8444), Best Western-Albany Airport (200 Wolf Road; 518-458-1016), Clarion Suites (611 Troy-Schenectady Road; 518-785-5891),
Days Inn (16 Wolf Road; 518-459-3600),
The Desmond (660 Albany-Shaker Road; 518-869-8100), Hampton Inn-Latham (981 New London Road; 518-785-0000), Hampton Inn-Wolf Road (10 Ulenski Drive; 518-438-2822),
Holiday Inn Express (946 New London Road; 518-783-6161), The Inn at the Century (997 New London Road; 518-785-0931), Microtel-Colonie (7 Rensselaer Avenue; 800-782-9121).