College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York

The Center for International Service
Travel Directions to the College of Staten Island

By Public Transportation

Information, schedules and maps may be obtained by calling the New York City Transit Authority at (718) 979-0600 or (718) 330-1234 or by visiting their website at

MetroCard can be purchased at a MetroCard Vending Machine or at subway toll booths. Go to for further information.

When you travel, be aware of the red-bannered Service Advisory signs in stations and on trains and buses. These notices provide timely information that might affect your trip. Inclement weather and unforeseen operating delays may also impact your travel.

Staten Island Ferry (between Staten Island and lower Manhattan)
The Staten Island Ferry currently carries over 19 million passengers annually on a 5.2-mile run between the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island and the Whitehall Ferry Terminal in lower Manhattan. Service is provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  The Staten Island Ferry runs twenty minutes from Manhattan during peak hours and the trip is approximately 25 minutes. Free.  Go to or call 311 for a schedule.

After arriving at the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, follow signs to the S62 or S92 bus directly to campus (or) take the CSI free ferry shuttle bus (or) take a car service for an additional fee to the College.  The bus trip between the St. George Ferry Terminal to the campus takes about thirty minutes.  Car Service is available at Ramp E at the St. George Terminal. The fare is approximately $15.00.

The Staten Island Terminal is served by the Staten Island Railway.  The Rail service runs 24 hours a day from the St. George to Tottenville stations.  The $2.50 fare is paid at the St. George Terminal ONLY. At the St. George station, customers can make connections with Staten Island Ferry Service. 
Call 1-(718) 966-SIRT (7478) or go to for more schedules and information.

Within Staten Island

Free Ferry Shuttle Bus Service  
from St. George, Staten Island Ferry Terminal to CSI
Ride free with a valid CSI or CUNY ID card

Pickup Locations:
The CSI Ferry Shuttle has returned to its original drop off and pick up location inside the Ferry Terminal at Bus Station North.

Pickup at CSI is in front of building 2A at the Ferry Shuttle Shelter.

No Service when college is closed.  For more information, contact Operational Services for shuttle departure times and calendar at (718) 982-3220 or visit
Please note that buses can be delayed due to weather and traffic conditions.

Victory Boulevard buses - St. George/Travis
S62 – It operates between the St. George Ferry Terminal, the east end of the Island, and Travis at the west end of Victory Boulevard.  S62 comes in the front gate of the Victory Boulevard entrance of the college where students can access the Loop Bus.
Weekday service is approximately every 15 minutes during morning and afternoon peak commuter periods; every 30 minutes midday and after 9:00pm; and every hour after 2:00pm.  Weekend service is every 30 minutes, and every hour after 2:00am.

S92 –It follows the same route on Victory Boulevard as the S62, with limited stops.  The schedule accommodates commuter passengers, and it operates only on weekdays: 6:35am – 7:45am from Travis to the St. George Ferry Terminal; 4:30pm – 6:30pm from the Ferry.

Richmond Avenue buses - North/South route
The Richmond Avenue and Victory Boulevard stop is two blocks from the entrance to the campus. It is about a ten minute walk to the main gate.

- Frequent service on weekdays and runs every 30 minutes on Saturday and Sunday                            
S59 - Frequent service on weekdays but limited service to Tottenville.  
          No service on Saturday and Sunday. 

Forest Hill Road buses - South Shore/St. George route
S61 – It travels between the Ferry and the Staten Island Mall via Forest Hill Road, with a stop near the back entrance to the campus-East Entrance Gate.
Weekday service is 18 hours a day, 6:00am to midnight, every 15 minutes during peak commuter hours and every 30 minutes other times of the day.  Weekend service is every 30 minutes.
S91 – It follows the same route as S61, with service weekdays during peak commuter hours.

For more information about Staten Island Bus Service, visit

From Manhattan

Staten Island Express Bus
X-10Express bus - frequent daily schedule from 57th Street and Third Avenue to Victory Boulevard and the return route; stops at the main campus entrance-North Entrance Gate. Please consult the New York City Transit Authority at for hours and stops in Manhattan. The fare is $6.00 for one-way, and exact change in coins or a MetroCard is required.

Take R subway except late night from 11pm-5am to Whitehall Street station or take #1 subway at all times to South Ferry station. Staten Island Ferry Terminal is located across the street.  The #4 and #5 subways to the Bowling Green subway station may also be used.

The subway fare is $2.50 and a Metro Card is required.  Transfer is free from subway-to-bus, bus-to-subway or bus-to-bus when you use MetroCard within two hours. Go to for further information.

From Brooklyn

S53 -The route is from the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, accessible to the R subway at 95th street and Fourth Avenue, via Clove Road on Staten Island to Port Richmond. A free transfer is available for the S62/S92 or S61/S91 at Clove Road and Victory Boulevard.  The trip from Bay Ridge to Clove Road and Victory Boulevard is approximately half an hour.

S93 - MTA will run a limited stop service between 86th Street R Train Station and Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and CSI main entrance. Approximate travel time is 35 minutes.  It will serve direct connections to the Brooklyn bus routes B8, B16, B37, B63, B64 and B70 and Subway route R.  The runs to CSI in the morning departing Brooklyn are 6:35am through 9:35am and on service until 4:33pm through 7:30pm, The schedule leaving CSI is 5:57am through 8:28am and no service until 3:00pm thorough 7:45pm.
For more information about Brooklyn/CSI Bus Service, visit

From New Jersey/Long Island

S89 –A limited-stop weekday service between Eltingville, Staten Island, New York, and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, 34th Street Station, Bayonne, New Jersey.  45 minutes to Downtown and 60 minutes to Midtown from last stop on Staten Island (Walker St/.Morningstar Road) $2.50 fare-same as a local bus. Visit for more info.

Amtrak - 1.800.872.7245,, Long Island Rail Road 1.718.217.5477, and New Jersey Transit trains 1.800.626.7433, arrive at New York Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan at 32nd Street and 7th Avenue.  Then take #1 train from the Pennsylvania Station to the South Ferry station.  The South Ferry station is inside the Whitehall Ferry Terminal.  See the previous page on “Staten Island Ferry (between Staten Island and lower Manhattan).”

By Automobile

From the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (Toll on Staten Island)
Traveling westbound on the Staten Island Expressway (Interstate 278) from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, take Victory Boulevard Exit #10. At Victory Boulevard, turn left and continue under the Expressway and turn left into the campus at the first traffic light.
From the Goethals Bridge (Toll on Staten Island)
Eastbound on the Staten Island Expressway (Interstate 278), take the Victory Boulevard Exit # 8 and turn left onto Victory Boulevard, and turn right at the first traffic light into the campus.
From the Outerbridge  (Toll on Staten Island)
Take the West Shore Expressway to the Staten Island Expressway (Interstate 278) east toward the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.  On the Staten Island Expressway (Interstate 278), east take the Victory Boulevard Exit 8 and turn left onto Victory Boulevard and turn right at the first traffic light to campus.
From the Bayonne Bridge (Toll on Staten Island)
Take the West Shore Expressway (Route 440) south Exit 11 toward Victory Boulevard turn left at light onto Victory Boulevard and then turn right at the first traffic light to enter the campus. Approximate 5 miles from the bridge.

By Air
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR, Newark, NJ) in New Jersey is the closest airport to the College. The distance is about ten miles to the College. The other two airports in New York City are: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK, New York, NY) and La Guardia Airport (LGA, New York, NY).
Car service is available between campus and all three major airports.  The cost for Newark Liberty airport is about $31 and $65 for JFK and La Guardia each way. A dispatcher at the taxi line will ask for your destination. He/She will write down the cost of the ride and give it to you. The cost does not include tips, tolls and luggage fees. CSI is located at the Willowbrook section of Staten Island. For more air travel information, go to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s website at  or call 1-(800) 247.7433.

From Newark Liberty International Airport by automobile: Take New Jersey Turnpike South to exit 13. Take Staten Island Expressway to Goethals Bridge.  Stay on Staten Island Expressway East and get off at exit 8.  Take the ramp towards Victory Boulevard and merge onto Christopher Lane and turn left onto Victory Boulevard.  The campus is on your right.
From Newark Liberty International Airport by ground/public transportation: Ground Transportation Information is available in the baggage claim/arrival areas of all terminals.

AirTrain Newarkis the regional rail transportation connection to Newark Liberty International Airport.  Passengers traveling to and from Newark Liberty International Airport by rail should take scheduled NJ Transit or Amtrak rail service to new Newark Liberty International Airport Rail Link station.  Visit the AirTrain Newark website at  to get detailed instructions on how to make the AirTrain connection.  You can also call 1-(800) 247-7433 (AIR-RIDE) for full service schedule information.

AirTrain JFK
It is an 8.1-mile rail link that connects passengers to eight airport terminals, including a parking lot and rental-car facility. Visit or call 1-(800) 247.7433 (AIR-RIDE) for detailed instructions on how to make the AirTrain connection.

Parking on Campus
Students are sold permits for on-campus parking at the time of registration on a first-come, first-served basis. For information regarding the purchase of a parking decal, please call the CSI Office of Auxiliary Services at (718) 982-3035. Visitors must stop at the Guard Booth at the entrances to the campus to obtain a temporary parking permit. Visitors are directed to park in Lot 6 and connected to the college Loop Bus. Speed limit is 25mph.

Transportation on Campus – The “Loop Bus”
The Loop Bus service starts at the Victory Boulevard main entrance and runs 6 other locations within the campus.  It is free to members of the college community. Call Loop bus Service at (718) 982-3224 for more information.  No Service when college is closed 

During semester when classes are in session:
2 buses run from 7:00am to 11:30pm,
Saturday and Sunday-8:30am-5:30pm  
Non Class Day (but the college is open): 1 bus 8:00am-5:30pm
Summer session: 2 buses 7:00am-11:00pm 
Winter session: 1 bus 7:00am-10:30pm 

Van for the Disabled
Dispatched by the Office of Operational Services or Security as requested.
Call (718) 982-3220 Monday through Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm.
All other hours, call the Public Safety Office (Building 2A-Room 208) at (718) 982-2111.

During semester when classes are in sessions, 1 van 7:00am-11:00pm.
Monday through Friday, Saturday 8:30-5:30pm and Sunday 12 noon to 5:30pm. 
Summer session, 1 van 7:00am-11:00pm, Saturday 8:30am-2:30pm and Sunday 12noon–5:30pm. 
Winter session, 1 van from 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday through Friday, Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm and Sunday 12 noon to 5:30pm.
No service when college is closed and non class day.

Campus Transportation Hotline (Information/Complaints): Call (718) 982-3100

Car Service
For a complete list of other car service companies, consult the Yellow Pages of the telephone directory under “car svce”.

Apple Car Service               (718) 442-1000
Area’s Two                         (718) 967-3232/1-(800) 550-1188                 
Sam’s Car                           (718) 442-0500    
Staten Island Car Service   (718) 761-5100
Village Car Service              (718) 698-6900