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There are 4 ways to get from Columbia University to 79th Street - Manhattan by subway, bus, taxi or foot

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Recommended option

Line 1 subway, subway  •  37 min

  1. Take the line 1 subway from 116 St-Columbia University to 50 St 1
  2. Take the subway from 49 St to Lexington Av/59 St R / ...

$9

Cheapest option

Bus, line 6 subway  •  41 min

  1. Take the bus from W 125 St/Amsterdam Av to E 125 St/Park Av Bx15 / ...
  2. Take the line 6 subway from 125 St to 77 St 6 / ...

$6 - $10

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  6 min

  1. Take a taxi from Columbia University to 79th Street - Manhattan 3.5 miles

$21 - $26

Walk  •  1h 1m

  1. Walk from Columbia University to 79th Street - Manhattan 3.2 miles

Columbia University to 79th Street - Manhattan by walk, bus and subway

The journey time between Columbia University and 79th Street - Manhattan is around 28 min and covers a distance of around 4 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 21 min. Services are operated by MTA Bus Company and MTA. Typically 1287 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
28 min
Fastest journey time:
21 min
Journey distance:
4 miles
Services per week:
1287
Cheapest price:
$6
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:03
Last service departs at:
23:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Columbia University to 79th Street - Manhattan walk, bus and subway schedules

Walk services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

Departing Tuesday

Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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The cheapest way to get from Columbia University to 79th Street - Manhattan is to line 1 subway and subway which costs $9 and takes 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbia University to 79th Street - Manhattan is to taxi which costs $21 - $26 and takes 6 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Columbia University to 79th Street - Manhattan. However, there are services departing from 116 St-Columbia University and arriving at 77 St via 49 St and 59 St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 min.

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The distance between Columbia University and 79th Street - Manhattan is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Columbia University to 79th Street - Manhattan without a car is to line 1 subway and subway which takes 37 min and costs $9.

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It takes approximately 37 min to get from Columbia University to 79th Street - Manhattan, including transfers.

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Columbia University to 79th Street - Manhattan train services, operated by MTA, depart from 116 St-Columbia University station.

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Columbia University to 79th Street - Manhattan train services, operated by MTA, arrive at Lexington Av/59 St station.

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There are 1045+ hotels available in 79th Street - Manhattan. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Columbia University to 79th Street - Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 2.4 miles
  • Duration: 37 min

What companies run services between Columbia University, NY, USA and 79th Street - Manhattan, NY, USA?

You can take a vehicle from Columbia University to 79th Street - Manhattan via 116 St-Columbia University, 50 St, 49 St, Lexington Av/59 St, 59 St, and 77 St in around 37 min.

Train operators
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from 116 St-Columbia University to 50 St
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from 49 St to Lexington Av/59 St
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from 125 St to 77 St
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Bus from W 125 St/Amsterdam Av to E 125 St/Park Av
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
mta.info
Other operators
Taxi from Columbia University to 79th Street - Manhattan
Ave. Duration
6 min
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Scotty's Taxi
Phone
+1 210-943-1234
Website
scottystaxicab.com
Lime Car Service & Taxi
Phone
+1 201-461-9999
Website
limetaxicab.com
Babes Taxi
Phone
+1 201-944-6800
Website
babestaxi.com

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