Accommodations and Travel

Travel Information
Columbia University is easily accessible from John F. Kennedy (JFK) International, Newark International (EWR), and LaGuardia (LGA) airports. Average one-way taxi fare to Columbia, or to area hotels, including tolls, is approximately $65 from JFK or Newark, or $40 from LaGuardia. Taxis within New York City--covering those from both JFK and LaGuardia Airports--are now 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 are planned to been made available for ICELW participants at discounted rates. More information will be posted later in 2018.

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