Car from the North:
Take the New York Thruway (I-87) or the New England Thruway (I-95) south to the Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95) in the direction of the George Washington Bridge. Take the exit for the Henry Hudson Parkway south (the last exit before the bridge). Exit the Parkway at West 95th Street and Riverside Drive and follow the directions from Riverside Dr. and 95th Street.
Car from South or West:
Take the New Jersey Turnpike north or I-80 east to the George Washington Bridge. As you cross the bridge, take the exit for the Henry Hudson Parkway south. Exit the Parkway at West 95th Street and Riverside Drive and follow the directions from Riverside Dr. and 95th Street.
Car from Long Island:
Take the Long Island Expressway or the Grand Central Parkway west to the Cross Island Parkway north. Cross the Throgs Neck Bridge onto the Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95 south) and Proceed as in By Car from the North.
Car from the New York Airports:
LaGuardia: Take the Grand Central Parkway west to the Triborough Bridge to Manhattan. Follow 125th St across Manhattan 12 blocks to Broadway, which is under an elevated subway structure. Left onto Broadway, to 116th St. Kennedy: Take the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) to the Whitestone Bridge and across. Get onto I-95 south and follow the directions above under By Car from the North. Newark: Follow directions under By Car from the South or West.
Riverside Drive and West 95th Street:
Go north on Riverside Drive to 116th Street. Turn right and go two blocks to Broadway and the Universitys main gate. Please note that the main gate is not open to traffic.
You may park on the street or use the local parking garages. The 512-520 Garage is located at the corner of 112th Street and Amsterdam; the Riverside Church Parking Garage is located on 120th Street between Claremont Avenue and Riverside Drive.
Train or Bus:
Trains to New York arrive at Grand Central Station or Pennsylvania Station, while buses stop at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, where a visitor can take either public transportation or a taxi north to the campus.
For visitors coming into LaGuardia, Kennedy, or Newark airports, taxi service is available to the campus (about $20 from LaGuardia, at least $40 from Kennedy), and there is bus service to Grand Central Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Bus service directly from LaGuardia airport to Columbia, the M60 city bus, is also available.
New York City Public Transportation:
Five bus lines (M4, M5, M11, M60, M104) and one subway line (the Nos.1 or 9 local) serve the Columbia neighborhood. The M60 bus is a direct link between campus and LaGuardia Airport. The Columbia stop is 116th Street. Do not use IRT express trains Nos. 2 and 3, which follow a different route and do not stop at Columbia University; if you do, be certain to transfer at 96th Street to the Nos.1 or 9 local.
at Synod Hall, St.
John the Divine Cathedral,
located on Amsterdam Avenue between 110th and 111th Street.
Please note: Synod Hall is located on Amsterdam Avenue between 110th and 111th, separate from the Nave located at W 112th and Amsterdam. Synod Hall is across the street from the Hungarian Pastry Shop.
Directions to St. John Cathdral:
The Cathedral is located at 112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, one block east of Broadway. By subway, take the 1 or 9 train to the 110th Street / Cathedral Parkway station. By bus take the 4 or 104 to Broadway and 112th Street or the 11 to Amsterdam Avenue and 112th Street.
From the George Washington Bridge: Take the Henry Hudson Parkway south. Exit at 125th St. (turn left onto 125th St.) At third light, make a right on Amsterdam Ave. There is a parking garage on 112th St., between Amsterdam and Broadway.
From Westchester: Go down Henry Hudson Parkway to 96th Street Ramp. On 96th Street, go across three avenues (West End, Broadway, Amsterdam). On Amsterdam, turn left and travel up to 112th street.
From Long Island:Take the Throgs Neck Bridge to Cross Bronx Expressway. Approaching the George Washington Bridge, keep right to Henry Hudson Parkway South. Go to the 96th Street Ramp. On 96th Street, go across three avenues (West End, Broadway, Amsterdam). On Amsterdam, turn left and travel up to 112th street. Or Take the Midtown Tunnel to 34th Street, Cross 34th Street to Tenth Avenue. Go right on 10th Ave to 112th Street (Tenth Avenue becomes Amsterdam at 72nd Street).
From New Jersey: Holland or Lincoln Tunnel to Henry Hudson Parkway (also called the West Side Highway). Go Uptown (North) to 96th Street, go across three avenues (West End, Broadway, Amsterdam). On Amsterdam, turn left and travel to 112th street.
Parking: There is no public parking on the grounds of the Cathedral.
Last updated January 30, 2002