Directions

Hop a flight directly into Albany International – we're just 20 minutes from the airport, including traffic. We're also easily accessible by Amtrak and Megabus. Union is 25 minutes west of Albany, three hours west of Boston and three hours north of New York City.

The College’s official address is 807 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12308.  Occasionally, using this address in a GPS may bring drivers away from the main entrance to campus.  To reach Payne Gate and the Admissions Office (Grant Hall), off Union Street, we recommend the following GPS entries:

  • Library Lane, Schenectady, NY
  • Coordinates: N 42° 48’ 56.038” W 73° 55’ 50.192”

After entering campus through Payne Gate, the Admissions Office is the third building on your right.  Follow signs to visitor parking.  Additional directions are detailed below.

By car

From the north and south:

From New York State Thruway Exit 24, take the Northway (I-87) north to Exit 6 (marked 'Route 7 west'). Follow Route 7 west for 6.5 miles and bear right onto Union Street. Continue on Union Street for 2.7 miles and enter the campus through Payne Gate on the right. The Admissions Office is the third building on your right as you enter campus.

From the east:

From I-90 West, take the New York State Thruway Exit B1. Continue on I-90 West to Exit 1.Take I-87 North (the Adirondack Northway). Follow the directions from the Northway as listed above.

From the west:

From Thruway Exit 26, take I-890 east to Exit 4 (Erie Boulevard). Follow Erie Boulevard north to Union Street (second light after the Amtrak station), turn right onto Union Street, and follow for one mile. Enter the campus through Payne Gate on the left. The Admissions Office is the third building on your right as you enter campus.

By air

Taxi and rental car services are available from Albany Airport, about a 15-minute drive from campus.

By rental car, turn right at the airport exit onto Albany-Shaker Road and drive north to Route 7. Turn left onto Route 7 west (there is a car dealership at that light). Follow Route 7 for 4 miles and bear right onto Union Street. Continue on Union Street for 2.7 miles and enter the campus through Payne Gate on the right. The Admissions Office is the third building on your right as you enter the campus.

By train

The Amtrak station is on State Street in Schenectady, a 10-minute walk or short taxi ride from the campus. The Admissions Office is the third building on your right as you enter the campus.

By bus

The bus station is on State Street in Schenectady, a 15-minute walk or short taxi ride from campus. The Admissions Office is the third building on your right as you enter the campus.