There are 4 ways to get from Manhattan to Columbia University by subway, taxi, towncar or foot

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Line 1 subway  •  10 min

  1. Take the line 1 subway from 86 St to 116 St - Columbia University 1

$3

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to Columbia University 2.3 miles

$15 - $19

Uber  •  4 min

  1. Take an Uber from Manhattan to Columbia University 2.3 miles

$13 - $16

Walk  •  46 min

  1. Walk from Manhattan to Columbia University 2.4 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Columbia University is to line 1 subway which costs $3 and takes 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Columbia University is to taxi which costs $15 - $19 and takes 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from 86 St and arriving at 116 St - Columbia University. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Columbia University is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Manhattan to Columbia University without a car is to line 1 subway which takes 10 min and costs $3.

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The line 1 subway from 86 St to 116 St - Columbia University takes 6 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Manhattan to Columbia University train services, operated by MTA, depart from 86 St station.

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Manhattan to Columbia University train services, operated by MTA, arrive at 116 St - Columbia University station.

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There are 2208+ hotels available in Columbia University. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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

MTA operates a vehicle from 86 St to 116 St - Columbia University every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 6 min.

Train operators
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from 86 St to 116 St - Columbia University
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Manhattan to Columbia University
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$13 - $16
Car Seat
$26 - $29
UberX
$14 - $16
UberXL
$23 - $27
Black
$31 - $35
Black SUV
$48 - $54
Taxi from Manhattan to Columbia University
Ave. Duration
4 min
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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