There are 6 ways to get from Grand Central Terminal to Columbia University by subway, taxi, towncar, foot or bike

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 1 subway  •  24 min

  1. Take the line 1 subway from Times Sq - 42 St to 116 St - Columbia University 1

$6

Cheapest option

Line 1 subway via Grand Central Terminal  •  32 min

  1. Take the line 1 subway from Times Sq - 42 St to 116 St - Columbia University 1

$3

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Grand Central Terminal to Columbia University 5.7 miles

$30 - $40

Uber  •  7 min

  1. Take an Uber from Grand Central Terminal to Columbia University 5.7 miles

$14 - $20

Walk  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Walk from Grand Central Terminal to Columbia University 4.9 miles

Bikeshare  •  43 min

  1. Cycle from Pershing Square South to Amsterdam Ave & W 119 St 6 miles

$10

What companies run services between Grand Central Terminal, NY, USA and Columbia University, NY, USA?

New York City Transit (MTA) operates a vehicle from Grand Central Terminal to Columbia University every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 15 min.

Train operators
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Grand Central Terminal to Columbia University
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$14 - $20
uberX + Car Seat
$30 - $40
uberX
$22 - $28
uberXL
$27 - $35
UberBLACK
$35 - $45
SUV
$45 - $65
Citi Bike
Website
citibikenyc.com
Bike from Pershing Square South to Amsterdam Ave & W 119 St
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10
Bikeshare
$10
Taxi from Grand Central Terminal to Columbia University
Ave. Duration
7 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Grand Central Terminal and Columbia University is 7 km.

The cheapest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Columbia University is to line 1 subway which costs $3 and takes 32 min.

The quickest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Columbia University is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs $30 - $40.

It takes approximately 24 min to get from Grand Central Terminal to Columbia University, including transfers.

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