Driving Directions

From the South:


Take I-87 N, the New York State Thruway, to Exit 23. At Exit 23, continue North on I-787 for 8.6 miles to Exit 9E. Merge onto Route 7 East toward Troy/Bennington. Follow the Directions to Campus (below).


From the North:


Take I-87 S, the Adirondack Northway, to Exit 7. Use the right two lanes to take Exit 6-7 for Route 7 East toward Troy/Cohoes. 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 West for 13.5 miles to Exit 6A Albany/Troy for I-787 North. Take I-787 North to Exit 9E to merge onto Route 7 East toward Troy/Bennington. Follow the Directions to Campus (below).


From the West:


Take I-90, the New York State Thruway, to Exit 24. From Exit 24, continue on I-90 East to Exit 6A Albany/Troy for I-787 North. Take I-787 North to Exit 9E to merge onto Route 7 East toward Troy/Bennington. 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, take a left onto Federal Street. Continue up the hill (becomes People Avenue). At the second traffic light, take a right 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. You can park in the Public Safety parking lot located just past the pedestrian bridge, on your left. 


Campus parking permits are available for purchase at the Parking and Transportation Office.



Traveling by Plane or Train

If you plan to arrive by plane, fly into the Albany International Airport (ALB). By train, travel to the Albany-Rensselaer, NY (ALB) Amtrak station. Commercial taxicabs to campus are available from both locations.


If you’re driving from the airport:

  • Leaving the airport, turn left onto Route 155 (to I-87), follow for 1.4 miles.
  • At the Wolf Road/Albany Shaker Road (155) intersection, take a left to get on I-87 North.
  • Take Exit 7 onto Route 7 toward Troy – stay on route 7 for 4.8 miles.
  • Follow the Directions to Campus (above).

For a detailed interactive campus map, please click here.