There are 8 ways to get from Columbia University to Harvard University by bus, train, car, subway or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 32 min

  1. 2504 / ...

$27 - $71

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  6 h 3 min

$25 - $41

6 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Acela Express

$51 - $166

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. 206.7 miles

$20 - $30

Line 1 subway, train to New York JFK, fly to Boston, subway  •  3 h 55 min

  1. JFK - BOS

$69 - $303

Line 1 subway, train to Newark, fly to Boston, subway  •  3 h 58 min

  1. EWR - BOS

$79 - $312

Fly New York La Guardia to Manchester, bus  •  5 h 6 min

  1. LGA - MHT

$153 - $482

What companies run services between Columbia University, NY, USA and Harvard University, MA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Columbia University to Harvard University every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $25 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min. Peter Pan Bus Lines also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Columbia University to Harvard University hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $160 and the journey takes 3 h 59 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from New York La Guardia to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$45 - $160
Business Class
$85 - $200
First Class
$200 - $300
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Subway from 116 St - Columbia University to 50 St
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from 50 St to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from 116 St - Columbia University to 34 St - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
MBTA
Website
mbta.com
Subway from South Station to Harvard
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Columbia University and Harvard University is 294 km. The road distance is 331 km.

The cheapest way to get from Columbia University to Harvard University is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 39 min.

The quickest way to get from Columbia University to Harvard University is to drive which takes 3 h 39 min and costs $20 - $30.

It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Columbia University to Harvard University, including transfers.