Maps and Directions

Main Campus
1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222
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Directions by: Car | Bus | Train | Airplane | Taxi
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By Car

From the South

  • Take I-87 (the Thruway) to Exit 24. It's the second Albany exit.
  • Take I-90 East to Exit 2.
  • Proceed across Washington Avenue onto the campus.
  • When you enter the campus, turn left on University Drive.
  • Proceed right at Collins Circle to Visitors' Parking Lot.

From the North

  • Take I-87 (the Northway) to Exit 1.
  • Take I-90 East to Exit 2.
  • Cross Washington Avenue onto campus and turn left onto University Drive.
  • Proceed right at Collins Circle to Visitors' Parking Lot.

From the East

  • Take I-90 West to Exit 2
  • Make a left onto Fuller Road.
  • Make a left onto Washington Avenue.
  • At the traffic light turn right onto the campus.
  • When you enter the campus, make a quick left onto University Drive.
  • Proceed right at Collins Circle to the Visitors' Parking Lot.

From the West

  • Take the Thruway east to Exit 24.
  • After the tollbooths, go onto I-90 East towards Boston to Exit 2 (Washington Ave./UAlbany).
  • Cross Washington Avenue onto the campus.
  • When you enter the campus, make a quick left onto University Drive.
  • Proceed right at Collins Circle to Visitors' Parking Lot.

From Albany International Airport

  • Exit the airport onto Albany-Shaker Road.
  • Follow signs to I-87.
  • Turn right onto I-87 South; I-87 to Exit 1.
  • Take I-90 East to Exit 2.
  • Cross Washington Avenue onto the campus.
  • When you enter the campus, turn left on University Drive.
  • Proceed right at Collins Circle to Visitors' Parking Lot.

Downtown Campus
135 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203

From the South
I-87 (Thruway) to Exit 24; I-90 East to Exit 2; Turn left onto Washington Avenue, for approximately 3 miles to Robin Street. Make a right on Robin and go to Western Avenue. Turn right on Western Avenue, the Downtown Campus is on your right. From the West: I-90 (Thruway) to Exit 24; I-90 East to Exit 2; Left onto Washington Avenue for approximately 3 miles to Robin Street. Make a right on Robin and go to Western Avenue. Turn right on Western Avenue, the Downtown Campus is on your right.

From the North
I-87 (Northway) to Exit 1; I-90 East to Exit 2; Turn left onto Washington Avenue, for approximately 3 miles to Robin Street. Make a right on Robin and go to Western Avenue. Turn right on Western Avenue, the Downtown Campus is on your right.

From the East
I-90 West (to Buffalo) to Exit 2; Left onto Fuller Road; left onto Washington Avenue for approximately 3 miles to Robin Street. Make a right on Robin and go to Western Avenue. Turn right on Western Avenue, the Downtown Campus is on your right.

From the West
Take the Thruway east to Exit 24. After the toolbooths, go onto I-90 East towards Boston to Exit 2 (Washington Ave./UAlbany); Turn left onto Washington Avenue, for approximately 3 miles to Robin Street. Make a right on Robin and go to Western Avenue. Turn right on Western Avenue, the Downtown Campus is on your right.

East Campus One University Place
Routes 9 & 20, Rensselaer, NY 12144

The East Campus is located in the Town of East Greenbush, Rensselaer County, directly across the Hudson River from the City of Albany. From most points of origin, easiest access is from Interstate Rte. 787. Five minutes from downtown Albany, East Campus has free, easy parking.

  • Take the Rensselaer Exit for Rtes. 9 and 20 off of Rte. 787. This travels across the river on the Dunn Memorial Bridge.
  • At the end of the bridge, stay to the left, following the signs to East Greenbush via Rtes. 9 and 20.
  • Staying on the main road, you will go through Rensselaer and up the hill (Columbia Turnpike Rtes. 9 and 20)
  • After crossing two overpasses (but before the top of the hill) take the second left. This is marked with a large University sign. Head through the large gate and go straight on University Place.
  • After the stop sign, go straight through the security gate and park in a designated area.
  • Entrance is through the doors in the glass atrium on the newest building in the complex. (i.e., to your left as you enter through the security gate)

By Bus

Greyhound
1-800-231-2222

Adirondack Trailways
1-800-858-8555
Greyhound Bus & Adirondack Trailways serves most of the state with express and local buses. The Albany Bus Terminal is located at 34 Hamilton Street. You may call (518) 434-8095 to receive current information or you may call the companies directly.

CDTA
(518) 482-8822
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) has many different bus routes and schedules for traveling to the University and around the Albany area. Bus fare is $1.00 and you will need to have exact change. Transit service is available for people with disabilities.

By Train

Amtrak
1-800-USA-RAIL
The train stop serving the University is the Albany-Rensselaer Station, located across the Hudson River from Albany. The station is approximately 7 miles from campus. You can get to campus by taxi and taxis are located at the entrance of the train station.

By Airplane

Albany International Airport
(518) 242-2200
Albany International Airport is the oldest municipal airport in America. It's just a few miles from the University. We are served by a number of major carrier/commuter airline services.

Taxi

The taxi system in the Capital District area may differ in its rate schedule from the system in your area. Meters are not used and the charge is determined per person, per zone crossed in route to your destination.

Capitaland Taxi: (518) 453-8888
Duffy's Taxi: (518) 433-8400
OK Taxi: (518) 482-5555
Yellow Cab: (518) 434-2222