Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Columbia University Medical Center
A variety of transportation choices are listed below. Taxis are generally the most convenient and safest method. Please consider whether luggage, etc., will make travel on public transportation too difficult. Also, please be aware that only yellow cabs may legally solicit customers with offers of transportation. Use official taxi stands whenever possible, especially at airports.
By Public Transportation
Subway - Take the 1, A, or C trains to 168th Street station. From midtown Manhattan, the A train provides express service.
Bus - Take the M2, M3, M4, M5, or M100 bus to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia.
For additional bus and subway information, visit the Metropolitan Transit Authority Website or call the MTA at (718) 330-1234. Fares are $2.00 for both the subway and buses. Buses require either MetroCards (which can be purchased at all subway stations) or exact change; bills are not accepted.
The most direct way to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia from most locations is to follow directions leading to the George Washington Bridge, then exit onto the Henry Hudson Parkway, and then onto Riverside Drive (south). From there, continue south and turn left onto 165th Street (the first left south of the bridge). Proceed one block and turn right onto Ft. Washington Avenue, then turn right into the Medical Center parking garage.
From upstate New York and New Jersey: After crossing the George Washington Bridge, follow signs to the Henry Hudson Parkway (also called the West Side Highway), and then to Riverside Drive.
From Riverdale and Westchester via the Saw Mill River Parkway: Exit the Henry Hudson Parkway at the Riverside Drive exit immediately past the George Washington Bridge.
From Westchester, Connecticut, and the East Side of Manhattan via the Major Deegan, Cross-Bronx Expressway, or Harlem River Drive: Approaching the George Washington Bridge, take the Henry Hudson Parkway exit; on the approach to the Hendry Hudson Parkway, stay to the left and follow signs to Riverside Drive.
From the West Side of Manhattan: Take the Henry Hudson Parkway to Exit 15-Riverside Drive South.