Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Local airports include LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark. Taxi, bus, and subway service is available (in various combinations) to get you from airports to campus. Estimated taxis cost: $52+ tolls(from JFK), about $35 + tolls from La Guardia,and about $60 + tolls from Newark. Amtrak, Metro North, New Jersey Transit, and Long Island Railroad trains serve New York City as does Greyhound and several regional bus lines. Public transportation is available from Grand Central Station, Penn Station and New York Port Authority. Four public bus lines (M4, M11, M5, and M104) and 2 subways (the Broadway IRT local, numbers 1 and 9) stop at 116th St./Columbia University.
Driving Instructions to Campus
From the Henry Hudson Pkwy. (West Side Hwy.) in New York City, take the 96th St. exit. Drive 2 blocks east to Broadway. Turn left (uptown) to Barnard's main gate at 117th St. To reach the Henry Hudson Pkwy. from the north, take the NY State Thruway (I-87) or the New England Thruway (I-95) to the Cross-Bronx Expy., toward the George Washington Bridge. Bear right as you approach the bridge and take the exit for the Henry Hudson Pkwy. S. From the east, take the Grand Central Pkwy. or Long Island Expy. west to the Cross-Island Pkwy. north. Cross over the Throgs Neck Bridge to the Cross-Bronx Expy., toward the George Washington Bridge. Exit onto the Henry Hudson Pkwy. S. From the south and west, take I-95 N. or I-80 E. to the George Washington Bridge. Exit the bridge onto the Henry Hudson Pkwy. S.
Barnard College, an affiliate of Columbia University, is on the Upper West Side of Manhattan at 117th Street and Broadway. We suggest that you arrange your accommodations as early as possible. When making reservations, ask if any special packages are offered and be aware that rates change according to availability. Here are some possibilities to consider. For a reasonable price, visitors can stay at the Union Theological Seminary (3041 Broadway; 212-280-1313). For a moderately priced hotel, visitors can ask for the Columbia University rate at the Empire Hotel (44 W. 63rd Street; 888-822-3555); The Excelsior (45 W. 81st Street; 212-362-9200), and On the Avenue (2178 Broadway; 800-509-7598). At a slightly higher price, the Double Tree Guest Suites (800-222-8733) is located on W. 47th and Broadway; ask for the Columbia University rate.