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Directions to Campus

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Also, check out the schedules for free shuttles over breaks!

Dining Options Off-Campus
There are quite a few restaurants in the Troy and Capital District area. Below are a few suggestions.

PDF Troy area restaurants [pdf]
PDF Capital District restaurants [pdf]
Metroland Dining Guide [off-site link]

Rental Car Discounts
Hertz offers Parents of Rensselaer members special year-round discounts on your daily, weekly, weekend, and monthly rentals for business or pleasure, whether you are traveling in the U.S. or worldwide. The Parents of Rensselaer CDP #1407844 is the key! Call 1.800.654.2200 or visit
Hertz to make your reservation. It's that easy!

Area Accommodations
Click for a list of area hotels that offer discounts to parents of Rensselaer students.

Religious Services

PDF Community religious services [pdf]


Directions by Car    top

|North| |Northeast| |East| |South| |West|

From the North:   top
   --From I-87, Adirondack Northway, take Exit 7, Rt. 7 east, toward Troy
   --Follow signs for Rt. 7, Hoosick St.
   --At 4th traffic light, turn right onto 15th St.
   --Continue through the 3rd traffic light on 15th St.
   --The Rensselaer Union is on the corner of Sage Ave. and 15th St.
   --The entrance to the visitors parking lot is the first left beyond the pedestrian bridge.

From the Northeast:   top
   --Take Vermont Rt. 9 west from Bennington to NY State, where the road becomes NY Rt. 7
   --Take Rt. 7 to Troy, where it becomes Hoosick St.
   --Follow Hoosick St. in Troy downhill to the 15th Street traffic light.
   --Turn left onto 15th St.
   --Continue through the 3rd traffic light on 15th St.
   --The Rensselaer Union is on the corner of Sage Ave. and 15th St.
   --The entrance to the visitors parking lot is the first left beyond the pedestrian bridge.

From the East:   top
   --From I-90 (Mass. Turnpike, Berkshire Spur of the NY Thruway), take Exit B-1
   --Continue west 13.5 miles, to the exit for I-787. Keep right on the exit ramp for I-787 north, Troy
   --Take I-787N to exit for Rt. 7 East, Troy Bennington.
   --Follow signs for Rt. 7, Hoosick St.
   --At 4th traffic light, turn right onto 15th St..
   --Continue through the 3rd traffic light on 15th St.
   --The Rensselaer Union is on the corner of Sage Ave. and 15th St..
   --The entrance to the visitors parking lot is the first left beyond the pedestrian bridge.

From the South:   top
   --From I-87, NY Thruway, take Exit 23, Albany-Rensselaer-Troy, and follow signs for I-787 north
   --Take I-787N to exit for Rt. 7 East, Troy Bennington.
   --Follow signs for Rt. 7, Hoosick St.
   --At 4th traffic light, turn right onto 15th St.
   --Continue through the 3rd traffic light on 15th St.
   --The Rensselaer Union is on the corner of Sage Ave. and 15th St.
   --The entrance to the visitors parking lot is the first left beyond the pedestrian bridge.

From the West:   top
   --From the NY Thruway, take Exit 24, Albany, onto I-90 East
   --Proceed 6 miles to exit for I-787 north
   --Take I-787N to exit for Rt. 7 East, Troy Bennington.
   --Follow signs for Rt. 7, Hoosick St..
   --At 4th traffic light, turn right onto 15th St.
   --Continue through the 3rd traffic light on 15th St.
   --The Rensselaer Union is on the corner of Sage Ave. and 15th St.
   --The entrance to the visitors parking lot is the first left beyond the pedestrian bridge.


Directions by Bus    top

Greyhound Bus and Adirondack Trailways serves most of the state with express and local busses. 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.

If you are interested in taking the CDTA (public bus) from the Albany Bus Station, you can look up schedules for the 22, where you will transfer to the 87, 90, or 70.

Adirondack Trailways (518) 436-9651

Greyhound Bus (800) 231-2222

Capital District Transportation Authority CDTA (518) 482-8822 - Local Transportation


Directions by Plane   top

Albany International Airport (ALB), located approximately 20 minutes from RPI, offers service from a number of airlines. There is scheduled commuter service from all three New York airports (Kennedy, La Guardia, and Newark) and Boston. Flying time from Boston or New York is approximately 45 minutes.

If you are traveling on an international flight, be aware that Albany's Airport facilities for currency exchange are limited. You will want to exchange money at your departing or international arrival airport.

Taxis are located right outside of the Baggage Claim.

If you are interested in taking the CDTA (public bus) look up the schedules for the 'shuttle' from the airport to Colonie Center where you will transfer to the 90.


Directions by Train   top

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. The phone number for Amtrak is (800) 872-7245.

Taxis are located at the entrance of the train station.

If you are interested in taking the CDTA (public bus), then look up schedules for the 24 to Troy, where you can transfer to the 87, 90, or 70. *NOTE* The 24 does not continue running from the Amtrak station; service ends before 5pm.


Directions by Taxi   top

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 and White Cab System: (518) 272-6961
Capitaland Taxi: (518) 273-6666
Duffy's Taxi Inc.: (518) 433-8400
Yellow Cab: (518) 434-2222

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