Parking & Directions

Getting here by car

From the South:

Take I-87, the New York State Thruway, North to Exit 23.
At Exit 23, get on I-787 North to Route 7 East.
Follow the directions to campus (below).

From the North:

Take I-87, the Adirondack Northway, South to Exit 7 East. Get on Route 7 headed Eastbound.
Follow the directions to campus (below).

From the East:

From I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike, Berkshire Spur of the New York Thruway), take Exit B1.
Continue East (13.5 miles) to the exit for I-787.
Take I-787 North to Route 7 East.
Follow the directions to campus (below).

From the West:

Take I-90, the New York State Thruway, to Exit 24.
From Exit 24, continue onto I-90 East.
Exit onto I-787 North.
Take I-787 North to Route 7 East.
Follow the directions to campus (below).

Directions to campus

You will want to be in the right lane of Route 7. Take the exit for Downtown Troy. You will be on 6th Avenue. At the second traffic light, make a left turn onto Federal Street. Continue up the hill, leaning right at the fork (becomes Sage Avenue). Turn right onto 8th Street, taking your first left onto College Avenue. The parking garage will be on your left.


A ticketing moratorium is observed during Student Orientation sessions. However, please refrain from parking in service spots, fire lanes, and handicap access areas. If you follow the “Directions to Campus” (above), event parking signs and staff will be in place to direct you to available free parking lots. Please note: parking meters on all city streets will be enforced during Student Orientation – please keep this in mind if you choose to park there.

Transfer Students, Parents and Families: Please plan to park in the Parking Garage (#75) off College Avenue.  The Student Orientation Program will take place in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (Building #74 on the campus map).

Travel by air

Albany International Airport (ALB) is located approximately 20 minutes from Rensselaer and offers service from a number of different airlines. Taxi service from the airport to Rensselaer is about $20–25.


Greyhound Bus and Adirondack Trailways serve most of the state with express and local buses. The Albany Bus Terminal is located at 34 Hamilton Street. You may call (518) 436-9651 to receive current information or you may call the companies directly. Taxi service from the bus station to Rensselaer is about $20.
Adirondack Trailways    (518) 436-9651
Greyhound Bus    (800) 231-2222


Amtrak serves most cities of the state. The train stop serving Albany/Troy is the Albany-Rensselaer station, located directly across the Hudson River from Albany. Taxi service from the train station to Rensselaer is about $20.
Amtrak    (800) USA-RAIL


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 en route to your destination.
Black & White Cab System    (518) 272-6961
Duffy’s Taxi Inc.    (518) 433-8400
Troy Capitaland Taxi    (518) 270-8294
Yellow Cab    (518) 434-2222