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Intercampus Shuttle Bus

Morningside Campus Schedule InformationTelephone: (212) 854-2796 (press 2, then 1)

Medical Center Schedule Information Telephone: (212) 305-8100

Employees and students at the University may travel, free of charge, between the Morningside and Medical Center campuses by presenting their Columbia Card or CUMC badge on the Intercampus Shuttle Bus. The shuttle picks up and discharges passengers at the following locations:

  • In front of the Milstein Pavilion on Fort Washington Avenue at the Medical Center campus.
  • On Lenox Avenue and 136th Street at the Harlem Hospital Center.
  • At the main gates on Broadway and 116th Street at Morningside.

Travel time between points is about 15 minutes. All scheduled departure times are approximate; please allow two to three minutes' variance.

During the summer months (June, July, and August) the shuttle runs on the same schedule as during the academic year, except that there is no service between the Medical Center and Morningside campuses after 8 pm.

There is no shuttle service on New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day (observed), Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, or Christmas Day. The summer schedule is in effect on Election Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving, and the two University holidays at Christmastime.

The schedule is subject to change without notice. The driver will alert passengers as such changes occur.

Morningside Heights Shuttle Bus

A safe way to get around the Morningside Heights area at night is to use the Columbia University Morningside Heights Shuttle Service. Available throughout the academic school year (not including summer session), the 15-passenger van is driven by a uniformed driver and is free to anyone with a valid Columbia Card. The shuttle makes scheduled stops between 7-11 pm and is available for on-call service between 11 pm-2 am. The last scheduled shuttle run leaves stop #1 at 10:30 pm. To obtain door-to-door service between 11 pm and 2 am within Morningside Heights and in Manhattan Valley north of 103rd Street, call (212) 854-SAFE (854-7233). Please allow a three-minute overlap before and after each time frame to account for unforeseen conditions. Route is subject to change due to road construction in the area.

Lamont-Morningside Heights Shuttle Bus

Columbia operates the Lamont-Doherty Shuttle Bus throughout the calendar year. The bus runs between Columbia's Morningside campus (Amsterdam Avenue and 118th Street) and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York. Tickets are sold in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Office between 9 am and 5 pm at 106 Geoscience Building at Lamont-Doherty. They are not sold on the main campus or on the bus.

Employees with CUID: $3.00Visitors and commuters: $4.50