Accommodations and Travel

Travel Information

Columbia University is easily accessible from John F. Kennedy (JFK) International, Newark International (EWR), and LaGuardia (LGA) airports (LGA serves domestic flights only). Average one-way taxi fare to Columbia, or to area hotels, is approximately $60 from JFK or Newark, or $35 from LaGuardia. Taxis within New York City--covering those from both JFK and LaGuardia Airports--are required to take credit cards. Taxis from Newark Airport may require cash payment. Train and car service options are also available. If you take a taxi from the airport, please use an authorized taxi from a taxi stand at the airport.

From within Manhattan, Columbia University is served by the number 1 subway train (red line) at the 116th St. stop. Please note that the 2 and 3 trains on the red line do not serve Columbia.

Conference Hotel and Dormitory Information

Both hotel and dormitory options will be made available for ICELW participants. Details will be provided in January.

Getting Around New York

New York is a very walkable city; in addition, taxis are readily available, and the subway and bus systems serve New York City and the surrounding areas.

The official subway map is available at Another useful, independent site for determining the best route via subway, bus, and or walking is at

The ICELW 2016 conference will be held from June 15-17, 2015, at Columbia University in New York.