There are 7 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.

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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  •  33 min

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

$3

5 alternative options

Line 1 subway via 50 St  •  38 min

  1. Take the line 1 subway from 50 St to 116 St - Columbia University 1

$3

Taxi  •  8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Grand Central Terminal to Columbia University 5.4 miles

$30 - $40

Uber  •  8 min

  1. Take an Uber from Grand Central Terminal to Columbia University 5.4 miles

$13 - $17

Walk  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Walk from Grand Central Terminal to Columbia University 5 miles

Bikeshare  •  43 min

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

$10

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Columbia University is to line 1 subway which costs $3 and takes 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Columbia University is to taxi which costs $30 - $40 and takes 8 min.

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The distance between Grand Central Terminal and Columbia University is 4 miles.

The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Columbia University without a car is to line 1 subway which takes 24 min and costs $6.

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

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There are 1756+ hotels available in Columbia University. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Grand Central Terminal to Columbia University.
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  • Distance: 4.1 miles
  • Duration: 24 min

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
8 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$13 - $17
UberX
$14 - $19
Car Seat
$23 - $30
UberXL
$21 - $27
Black
$30 - $45
Black SUV
$45 - $60
Citi Bike
Phone
+1 855-245-3311
Website
citibikenyc.com
Bike from Pershing Square South to Amsterdam Ave & W 119 St
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10
More information at
citibikenyc.com
Bikeshare
$10
Taxi from Grand Central Terminal to Columbia University
Ave. Duration
8 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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