2016 Institute: Travel Information


Barnard College is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan between 116th and 120th Streets along the west side of Broadway. It is easily accessible by car, bus, or subway from anywhere in New York City, including the local airports. Participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements.

Local Transportation: NYC Public Transit

Check the Metropolitan Transit Authority site for information on fares and purchasing MetroCards or visit HopStop New York City: for custom transit directions.

By Subway

  • From the No. 1 Line: In Manhattan, the Broadway local No. 1 subway stops at 116th Street and Broadway (the Columbia University stop).
  • From the No. 2 or No. 3 express trains: Transfer to the local No. 1 at 96th Street.
  • From the No. 7, N or R lines: Transfer to the 1 local train at Times Square/42nd Street.
  • From the A, B, C, or D lines: Transfer to the 1 train at 59th Street

By Bus:

Four bus lines stop near campus:

The Madison Avenue M4 bus and the Broadway M104 bus:
Stops at Broadway and 116th, 118th, 120th Streets.

The Sixth Avenue M5 bus:
Stops at Riverside Drive and 119th Street.

The Amsterdam Avenue M11 bus:
Stops at Amsterdam and 118th Street.

Buses take exact change or MetroCards. Check the MTA site for fare information: Metropolitan Transit Authority

Traveling from Out of Town

By Air:

New York City is served by three major airports, LaGuardia, JFK and Newark, and several small regional airports. For those participants traveling to Barnard on domestic flights, New York's LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is the closest to campus; ground transportation options from the airport include the M60 express bus (Cost: $2.50 Metrocard ride / Travel Time: 60 minutes) or NYC taxi (Cost: $25-30 / Travel Time: 25-40 minutes).

From LaGuardia Airport:

  • The M60 Bus runs from LaGuardia Airport to Broadway, with stops at W. 119th Street (Admissions) and W116th Street (near main gates of campus).
  • Ask the bus driver to tell you when you reach this stop.

From Newark Airport:

  • AirTrain connects Newark Airport to NJ Transit, PATH and Amtrak
  • New Jersey Transit buses leave from Newark Airport and arrive at Port Authority every 15 minutes.
  • Take a taxi or subway from there.

From John F. Kennedy Airport:

  • The AirTrain travels from the airport to Sutphin Boulevard / Jamaica station.
  • From there you can either transfer directly to the subway via the E line traveling to the 42nd street subway station, or take the Long Island Rail Road into Penn Station.

By Train:

Trains arrive at Grand Central Station (Lexington Avenue and 42nd Street) or Pennsylvania Station (7th Avenue and 34th Street). We recommend that you take a taxi from the train or bus stations if you are coming to Barnard for the first time. For more information, visit the Amtrak web site.

By Car:

From the Henry Hudson Parkway (West Side Highway):

  • Take the 96th Street exit (either from the north or south).
  • Go two blocks east to Broadway.
  • Take a left turn uptown to Barnard's main gate at 117th Street.

To reach the Henry Hudson Parkway from the north:

  • Take the New York Thruway (Route 87) or New England Thruway (I-95) to the Cross Bronx Expressway toward the George Washington Bridge.
  • Bear right as you approach the bridge and take the exit for Henry Hudson Parkway south.

From the east:

  • Take the Grand Central Parkway or Long Island Expressway west to the Cross Island Parkway north.
  • Cross over the Throgs Neck Bridge to the Cross Bronx Expressway toward the George Washington Bridge.
  • Exit onto the Henry Hudson Parkway south.

From the south and west:

  • Take the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) north or I-80 east to the George Washington Bridge.
  • Exit the bridge onto the Henry Hudson Parkway south.