Directions, Maps, Parking

The NYU Department of Ophthalmology is located on the 5th floor (5 North 18) of the Tower Building of Bellevue Hospital.

Take the H Elevators to the 5th Floor.

550 First Avenue 
New York, NY 10016 
(212) 263-7300

From Airports
From Penn station
By Bus
By Subway

Facility Maps

Download and print building guides for NYU Medical Center Tisch

Need Help?

If you need help finding a department or room, or need any other information or assistance while you are at NYU Medical Center Tisch or Bellevue Hospitals, just look for the brightly-colored Information Symbol and somone will assist you.

Directions to NYU Medical Center

From Airports

Laguardia Airport: Bus transport to Grand Central Terminal ($10-12). A taxi will cost approximately $25-30.

JFK Airport: Bus transport to Port Authority Bus Terminal, three trips per day ($10). A taxi currently costs a flat rate of $35 plus tolls and tip.

Newark Airport: Bus transport to Grand Central Terminal ($12). A taxi currently costs a flat rate of $45-50 plus tolls and tip.

From Penn Station

NYU Medical Center/Skirball Institute is directly across town along 34th Street from Penn Station. Take the M34 bus going east (south side of the street) to its final stop. You can also walk east across town along 34th Street or 33rd Street. Taxis may deposit passengers at the main lobby entrance at 32nd Street and First Avenue.

By Bus

The M15 bus runs the length of First Avenue in Manhattan and stops directly in front of the Skirball Institute.

The M34 bus runs the length of 34th Street in Manhattan and stops directly in front of the north entrance to NYU Medical Center on 34th Street east of First Avenue, one block from the Skirball Institute. The M16 bus directly connects nationwide bus service at the Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd Street and 8th Avenue) with the NYU Medical Center 34th Street entrance bus stop.

One bus fare is $2.50. A MetroCard or coins are required.

By Subway

The subway costs $2.50. The stops closest to NYU Medical Center are:

33rd Street stop (at Park Avenue) on the Number 6 line.

Grand Central Terminal at 42nd Street between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue.

Click here for a subway map of New York City.

NYU Campus Transportation Services

The NYU Office of Public Safety operates a transportation service to the campuses of New York University. Click here for information about routes and schedules.


There are many parking garages located nearby the NYU Medical Center and limited street parking is available. Rates and hours of parking garages vary; please contact the individual service provider directly with any questions.

Central Parking System: 530 First Avenue at 30th Street (under NYU Medical Center)

Rapid Park Industries: 575 First Avenue at 33rd Street (across the street from NYU Medical Center)

Imperial Parking: 377 33rd Street between First and Second Avenues

Square Plus: 500 34th Street between First Avenue and the FDR Drive