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Driving Directions:

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

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 directions to campus (below).

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

Directions to Campus: From Route 7 East, get in the right lane, make a right at the fourth light onto 15th Street. You will see the large granite Rensselaer sign and flags at the intersection of 15th Street and Sage Avenue. Continue on 15th Street past this intersection, and drive under the pedestrian bridge. The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) is Building 74 on the RPI campus map and is located on 15th Street between the RPI Playhouse and Academy Hall. All visitors must check in with CBIS Administration located on the main level (2nd Floor) in the Administrative Hallway adjacent to the Bruggeman Conference Center.

CBIS Administration Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm


You can park in the Public Safety & Parking Access Offices’ parking lot located just past the pedestrian bridge, on your left. Campus parking permits are available for purchase at the Public Safety & Parking Access Office.

Metered parking is also available on 15th Street and in the Academy Hall lot on the corner of 15th Street & College Avenue.


Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
555 East St
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Albany International Airport
737 Albany-Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211

From Albany Intl.: Capitaland Taxi operates a taxi stand inside the airport across from baggage claim. The trip from the Albany airport to downtown Troy/CBIS will cost $25.

From Amtrak station: Capitaland Taxi has taxis available outside the station. For more information or to arrange a ride, visit the taxi stand inside the station across from the Hudson News shop, or go to the taxi stand outside the station. The trip between Amtrak and downtown Troy/CBIS will take about 20 minutes and will cost $25.

Capitaland Taxi: 518-426-1405

Black & White Taxi : 518-272-8248