Visitor Information

The Physics Department is located in Pupin Hall at Columbia University's Morningside Campus, in Manhattan. Travel and accommodation options for Physics Department visitors are provided below.

For further information on visiting Columbia, see here.


A map of Columbia's campus can be found here. Pupin Hall is located at 538 West 120th Street, near the corner of 120th Street and Broadway.

The closest airport to Columbia is LaGuardia Airport (LGA). The M60 SBS bus from LGA airport is the most inexpensive transportation option to/from Pupin Hall (hop on/off at 120th Street and Broadway stop). Before boarding, you must pay the fare at the collection machine at the bus stop, and keep the receipt during your trip. Taxi rides to/from LGA can take anywhere from 25 minutes (no traffic) to more than an hour (rush hour traffic), and on average about 45 minutes. 

If arriving at JFK International Airport, taxi rides can take anywhere from 45 minutes to almost 2 hours, depending on traffic conditions. There is also an AirTrain+Subway transportation option between JFK and Columbia campus (see, e.g., google maps for available routes and travel times).

The closest subway stop to Columbia campus is 116th Street on the Red #1 Subway Line. A map of the NYC subway station can be found here.

Street parking near campus is limited, and alternate-side-parking rules apply. For more information on parking options, please see here


Please contact Hotel Newton directly for booking.

Please contact Aloft Harlem directly for booking.

Please contact Hotel Beacon directly for booking.

Please contact The Lucerne directly for booking.

Please contact Doubletree Hotel directly for booking.

Please contact Intercontinental directly for booking.

AirBnB is another good option, with typically lower rates. Anything in the Morningside Heights area should be an easy commute to Columbia.