There are 9 ways to get from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Columbia University by bus, subway, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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

Bus, subway, line 1 subway  •  58 min

  1. Take the bus from Lga Intl Airport/Terminal B to Roosevelt Av/74 St
  2. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to 7 Av E
  3. Take the line 1 subway from 50 St to 116 St - Columbia University 1

$9 - $12

8 alternative options

Line 7 subway, line 1 subway  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take the line 7 subway from 111 St to Times Sq - 42 St 7
  2. Take the line 1 subway from Times Sq - 42 St to 116 St - Columbia University 1

$9 - $12

Bus, subway  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Lga Intl Airport/Terminal B to Roosevelt Av/74 St Q70-Sbs
  2. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to 7 Av E

$9 - $12

Bus, line 7 subway, line 1 subway  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Lga Intl Airport/Terminal B to Roosevelt Av/61 St
  2. Take the line 7 subway from Woodside - 61 St to Times Sq - 42 St 7 / ...
  3. Take the line 1 subway from Times Sq - 42 St to 116 St - Columbia University 1

$9 - $12

Taxi  •  12 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Columbia University 8 miles

$45 - $55

Drive  •  12 min

  1. Drive from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Columbia University 8 miles

$1 - $2

Towncar  •  12 min

  1. Take a town car from New York La Guardia Airport to Columbia University 8 miles

$16 - $180

Shuttle  •  12 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from New York La Guardia Airport to Columbia University

$16 - $75

Uber  •  12 min

  1. Take an Uber from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Columbia University 8 miles

$19 - $25

Questions & Answers

The distance between New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) and Columbia University is 5 miles. The road distance is 8 miles.

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The best way to get from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Columbia University without a car is to bus and subway and line 1 subway which takes 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 58 min to get from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Columbia University, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Columbia University is 8 miles. It takes approximately 12 min to drive from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Columbia University.

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Map of how to get from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Columbia University.
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  • Distance: 5.3 miles
  • Duration: 58 min

What companies run services between New York La Guardia Airport (LGA), USA and Columbia University, NY, USA?

There is no direct connection from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Columbia University. However, you can take the bus to Roosevelt Av/74 St, take the walk to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av, take the subway to 7 Av, take the walk to 50 St, take the line 1 subway to 116 St - Columbia University, then take the walk to Columbia University. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Columbia University via Roosevelt Av/111 St, 111 St, Times Sq - 42 St, and 116 St - Columbia University in around 1 h 1 min.

Train operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to 7 Av
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from 50 St to 116 St - Columbia University
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from 111 St to Times Sq - 42 St
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Times Sq - 42 St to 116 St - Columbia University
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Woodside - 61 St to Times Sq - 42 St
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from Lga Intl Airport/Terminal B to Roosevelt Av/74 St
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Lga Intl Airport/Terminal B to Roosevelt Av/61 St
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Columbia University
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$19 - $25
UberX
$21 - $28
Car Seat
$30 - $40
UberXL
$30 - $40
Black
$45 - $60
Black SUV
$60 - $80
Taxi from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Columbia University
Ave. Duration
12 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
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
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from New York La Guardia Airport to Columbia University
Estimated price
$16 - $180
Shuttle from New York La Guardia Airport to Columbia University
Estimated price
$16 - $75

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