Albany Directions

The Empire State College office is located in downtown Albany on the concourse level of the Empire State Plaza, mid-way between the base of The Egg and the state Capitol. The office is situated between SEFCU and The Legislative Gazette.


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From the North

  • Exit Interstate 87 (Northway) at exit 1 (I-90 east).
  • Take Interstate 90 east to exit 6A (I-787/Albany/Troy) south.
  • Continue on I-787 to exit 3A (Route 9 south/Route 20 east/Rensselaer/Empire State Plaza).
  • Follow the signs to the plaza and parking.

From the South

  • Exit Interstate 90 (Thruway) at exit 23 (Albany (Downtown)/Troy/Rensselaer/I-787/ Route 9W).
  • Follow Interstate 787 north to exit 3A (Route 9 south/Route 20 east/Rensselaer/Empire State Plaza).
  • Follow the signs to the plaza and parking.

From the East

  • Exit Interstate 90 at exit B1 (I-90 west/Route 9/Albany/Hudson).
  • Follow I-90 west. After crossing the Hudson River, take exit 6A (I-787/Albany/Troy) south.
  • Continue on I-787 to exit 3A (Route 9 south/Route 20 east/Rensselaer/Empire State Plaza).
  • Follow the signs to the plaza and parking.

From the West

  • Exit Interstate 90 (Thruway) at exit 23 (Albany (Downtown)/Troy/Rensselaer/I-787/ Route 9W).
  • Follow Interstate 787 north to exit 3A (Route 9 south/Route 20 east/Rensselaer/Empire State Plaza).
  • Follow the signs to the plaza and parking.

Public Transportation

  • Several bus routes stop at the Empire State Plaza.
  • Visit the CDTA (Capital District Transportation Authority) website for the most up-to-date schedules.

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