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

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Recommended option

Line 186 bus, bus, line 1 subway  •  29 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

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

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

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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.

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The distance between Fort Lee and Columbia University is 3 miles.

The best way to get from Fort Lee to Columbia University without a car is to line 186 bus and bus and line 1 subway which takes 29 min and costs $5 - $12.

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It takes approximately 29 min to get from Fort Lee to Columbia University, including transfers.

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Fort Lee to Columbia University bus services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Main St At Central Rd station.

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Fort Lee to Columbia University bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at River Rd At Russell Ave station.

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There are 1853+ hotels available in Columbia University. Prices start at $109 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fort Lee to Columbia University.
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  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Duration: 29 min

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
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from G W Bridge Plaza East to Gw Bridge Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8 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
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
Lime Car Service & Taxi
Phone
+1 201-461-9999
Website
limetaxicab.com
Scotty's Taxi
Phone
+1 210-943-1234
Website
scottystaxicab.com
Babes Taxi
Phone
+1 201-944-6800
Website
babestaxi.com

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