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Directions to the Eastman School of Music
The Eastman School of Music is located at 26 Gibbs Street in downtown Rochester, New York – about 20 minutes from the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) and about 15 minutes from the Rochester International Airport.
By car from the west: Take Route 90 to Exit 47, then Interstate 490 East to Rochester. As you approach downtown, take Exit 13 (from left lane) and follow the Inner Loop ramp to the left. Exit at Scio Street, and turn right. Proceed to the second light and turn right on Main Street. The School is one block down on your left. Park in the East End garage on the corner of Main and Scio streets, and then walk one block west to Gibbs Street. The Eastman Theatre entrance is on the corner. The main entrance to the School is at 26 Gibbs Street. Sibley Music Library is on the opposite side, at 27 Gibbs Street. Parking is available at the East End Garage on East Main Street, just beyond the School and Theatre.
By car from the east: Take Route 90 to Exit 45, then Interstate 490 West into downtown Rochester. Exit at Clinton Avenue (Exit 16). At the first light, turn right onto Woodbury Boulevard. At the next light, turn left on Chestnut Street. Stay on Chestnut (about 200 yards) to East Avenue. Turn right onto East Avenue, then left onto Gibbs Street. The School is half a block up on your right; the Sibley Music Library is on your left, at 27 Gibbs Street. The Eastman Theatre is at the corner of East Main and Gibbs Streets. Parking is available at the East End Garage on East Main Street, just beyond the School and Theatre.
From the airport: The Rochester International Airport is located southwest of the downtown area. Incoming visitors should plan on taking a taxi to the Eastman School, and should anticipate a fare of approximately $15-$20.
From the bus or train station: The bus station (Trailways and Greyhound) and the train station are located in downtown Rochester. Visitors arriving by bus or train should plan on taking a taxi to the Eastman School, and should anticipate a fee of approximately $10.
* Inn on Broadway
(585) 232-3595 or (877) 612-3595
* East Avenue Inn
384 East Avenue
(585) 325-5010 or (800) 559-8039
120 East Main Street
(585) 546-6400 or (888) 596-6400
70 State Street
550 East Avenue
(585) 461-5010 or (800) 678-7284
$102/night – studio
$112-144/night – suite
125 East Main Street
The above hotels are considered to be within walking distance. Hotels labeled with an asterisks (*) are closest to the Eastman School.
For more choices, please see Eastman's official list of local hotels.