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Directions And Parking Information to the Times Union Center in Albany, NY

Directions

The Times Union Center (TU) is easy to reach from any direction. Large events can cause traffic delays, so you will want to plan your drive time accordingly, as well as have a plan for parking. Use the directions below or scroll down to the Google Map for more information.

Best way to beat the crowds? Make a dinner reservation at one of the many nearby Albany restaurants, such as the City Beer Hall, and plan an early arrival!

highways near Times Union Center

From the North:
(Clifton Park, Saratoga, Glens Falls, Plattsburgh, etc.)

  • I-87 South (The Northway) to Exit 7
  • Merge onto NY-7 East toward Troy/Cohoes
  • Merge onto I-787 South toward Albany, follow approx. 7.5 miles
  • Exit 3B for Madison Ave/Port of Albany
  • Right at third light onto South Pearl Street/NY-32
  • Times Union Center is on the left

From the South:
(NYC, Poughkeepsie, Hudson, Long Island, etc.)

  • I-87N (NY State Thruway) north to Exit 23
  • Merge onto I-787 North toward Downtown Albany/Rensselaer/Troy
  • Take Exit 4 for US-9 N/US-20 W
  • Keep right at the fork in the ramp
  • Turn left, then right onto Broadway
  • Left onto Hudson Ave
  • Right onto S. Pearl St./NY-32
  • Times Union Center is on the left

From the West:
(Schenectady, Amsterdam, Binghamton, Buffalo, etc.)

  • I-90 East (NY State Thruway) to Exit 24 (Albany)
  • Continue on I-90 East to I-787
  • Merge onto I-787 South toward Albany/Rensselaer
  • Exit 3B for Madison Ave/Port of Albany
  • Right at third light onto South Pearl Street
  • TU Center is on the left

From the East:
(Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, etc.)

  • I-90 West (Mass. Turnpike) to Albany exit
  • Continue on I-90 West to I-787
  • Merge onto I-787S toward Albany/Rensselaer
  • Exit 3B for Madison Ave/Port of Albany
  • Right at third light onto S Pearl Street
  • The Times Union Center will be on the left

Parking Information

There are several paid parking options when visiting the Times Union Center, including many parking garages and lots within walking distance. Prices vary based on time and location.

  • The Times Union Center has its own attached parking garage on Market Street.
  • There are two public parking garages directly across Beaver Street from the TU.
  • East Parking Garage and Grand Street Lot are across the S. Mall Arterial.
  • V-lot, located under the Empire State Plaza, is only a 10-minute walk away.
  • Visitors can also parallel park along on the street (for a fee) on nights and weekends.

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