There are 4 ways to get from Fort Lee to Columbia University by bus, subway, taxi or foot

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

Line 186 bus, bus, line 1 subway  •  27 min

  1. Take the line 186 bus from G W Bridge Plaza East to Gw Bridge Bus Terminal 171 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Broadway/W 178 St to Broadway/W 168 St Bx7
  3. Take the line 1 subway from 168 St - Washington Hts to 116 St - Columbia University 1

$5 - $11

Cheapest option

Line 158 bus  •  36 min

  1. Take the line 158 bus from Main St At Central Rd to River Rd At Russell Ave 158 / ...

$1 - $2

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  6 min

  1. Take a taxi from Fort Lee to Columbia University 5 miles

$29 - $35

Walk  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Walk from Fort Lee to Columbia University 5.7 miles

What companies run services between Fort Lee, NJ, USA and Columbia University, NY, USA?

NJ Transit operates a bus from Fort Lee to Columbia University every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 8 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from G W Bridge Plaza East to Gw Bridge Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Main St At Central Rd to River Rd At Russell Ave
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
njtransit.com
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from Broadway/W 178 St to Broadway/W 168 St
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Taxi from Fort Lee to Columbia University
Ave. Duration
6 min
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Babes Taxi
Phone
+1 201-944-6800
Website
babestaxi.com
Lime Car Service & Taxi
Phone
+1 201-461-9999
Website
limetaxicab.com
Scotty's Taxi
Phone
+1 210-943-1234
Website
scottystaxicab.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Fort Lee to Columbia University?

The distance between Fort Lee and Columbia University is 5 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Fort Lee to Columbia University?

The cheapest way to get from Fort Lee to Columbia University is to line 158 bus which costs $1 - $2 and takes 36 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Fort Lee to Columbia University?

The quickest way to get from Fort Lee to Columbia University is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs $29 - $35.

Is there a direct bus between Fort Lee and Columbia University?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Main St At Central Rd and arriving at River Rd At Russell Ave. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 min.

How long does it take to get from Fort Lee to Columbia University?

It takes approximately 27 min to get from Fort Lee to Columbia University, including transfers.