The closest major airport is Albany International Airport, also known as ALB or KALB, located at a distance of 7 miles from the city center of Albany, NY.
The public transportations system, in Albany, is provided by CDTA (Capital District Transportation Association), providing hundreds of bus routes through the city and the Capital Region. Getting around Albany is easy, due to its location, at the meeting point of I-90 and I-87, having several highways that travel in and around the city, including I-787 and Route 85. Albany is also easy to reach by boat, being situated on the shore of the Hudson River.
Most downtown sights are located within walking distance, making it easy for visitors to reach them, and almost all outside-the-city sights are reachable by bus.
The CDTA fares are convenient, a single ride only costing $1.50, and for the entire day, you will not pay more than $4. Congestions and stressful traffic is not a common thing here, in Albany, except during rush hour, due to the fact that the city has an efficient auto infrastructure. Please keep in mind to always ware your seatbelt while driving in Albany, not only because the law requires it, but for your safety, also.
Easy! Just follow the driving directions listed below!
From Albany International Airport: Exit the airport Shaker Road and follow the signs to I-87. Make a right onto I-87 South, and take the exit 1 from I-87. Proceed onto I-90 and take the exit 2. Cross Washington Avenue onto campus and make a left, onto University Drive. From here, make the first right onto Collins Circle. The parking lot is located on the top of the circle, on the cobble stones.