Maps & Directions
General Directions to NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Langone Medical Center occupies the superblock between 30th and 34th Streets along First Avenue on Manhattan’s East Side. The Medical Center’s main entrance is located at 550 First Avenue, about a block north of 30th Street on the East side of First Avenue.
The NYU Langone Medical Center main entrance lobby is distinguished by an overhang covering a semi-circular drive-through driveway directly on First Avenue. The lobby provides access to Tisch Hospital (to the left), NYU School of Medicine and the Smilow Research Building (directly ahead), the West Tower and Health Care Center for physician offices (to the right), and the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine (at the far left end). Photo IDs are required for all entries.
The entrance on 34th Street east of First Avenue provides access to the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. The entrance on 30th Street east of First Avenue provides access to the NYU School of Medicine. At the rear of the buildings (facing East River Drive, which runs parallel to and below the FDR Drive) is the Receiving Department entrance, located at the level of 31st Street, and the entrance to the Rubin Hall of Residence (435 E. 30th Street), which is just north of 30th Street.
From the Airports
The New York City metropolitan area is served by three primary airports, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in southern Queens, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ, and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in northern Queens. They are managed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
When arriving at a NYC airport and looking for a taxi, make sure to look for an official taxi stand outside your terminal where you will be given the next available NYC yellow cab. Official drivers do not stand inside the terminal nor ask if you need a cab. The taxi stand dispatcher will help you get a taxi. You can pay a taxi driver with cash or credit/debit card upon arrival. All NYC taxis now have a debit card swipe machine with tip options.
From Laguardia Airport
Bus transport to Grand Central Terminal is $14 (one way). A taxi currently costs about $35 plus tolls and tips. In heavy traffic, the trip can cost more.
From JFK Airport
Bus transport to Grand Central Terminal is $17 (one way). A taxi currently costs a flat rate of $52, plus tolls and tip.
From Newark Airport
Bus transport to Grand Central Terminal is $16 (one way). A taxi currently costs about $50-60 plus tolls and tip. There is also a $17.50 Newark Surcharge. In heavy traffic, the trip can cost more.
From Railway Stations
From New York Penn Station (32nd Street and Seventh Avenue) it is a brisk 20-25min walk or a 10-15min taxi ride ($8) to NYU Langone Medical Center. The train station provides rail access for train services nationwide as well as Amtrak’s Metroliner and Acela trains, to commuter trains for many Long Island and to New Jersey locations, and connects to the 1,2,3, and A,C, E subway trains and local bus lines.
From Grand Central Terminal and its Grand Central subway station (42nd Street and Park Avenue South) it is a brisk 20-25 min walk or 10-15 min taxi ride ($7) to NYU Langone Medical Center. The train station provides rail access to the Connecticut and the Hudson valley and connects to the 4,5,6, and 7 and S subway trains and local bus lines.
From the Port Authority Bus Terminal
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Bus Terminal (40th Street and Eighth Avenue) is the terminus for most intercity buses serving New York City. It is a 10-20min taxi ride ($8) to NYU Langone Medical Center. Alternatively, take the M34A bus which runs directly to the NYU Medical Center 34th street entrance bus stop.
Via NYC public transport (Subway and Bus)
Subways and local buses cost $ 2.75 per ride. Entrance to the NYC subway system is by MetroCards, which are available at vending machines and booths in subway stations. Buses also take MetroCards, which also permit one transfer to and from subway or bus within a two-hour period.
The closest subway stops to NYU Langone Medical Center are 28th Street and 33rd Street (both at Park Avenue) on the number 6 train on the Lexington Avenue Line. It is a 15-20min walk to NYU Langone Medical Center from these stations or a brisk 20-25 min walk from Grand Central Station at 42nd Street and Park Avenue.
The north-bound M15 bus runs the length of First Avenue in Manhattan. The local bus stops directly in front of NYU Langone Medical Center, the express bus stops on the northeast corner of First Avenue and 34th Street. The south-bound M15 bus runs on Second Avenue. The local bus stops at 31st Street, the express bus stops at the south-west corner of Second Avenue and 34th Street. The M34 bus runs the length of 34th Street in Manhattan and stops directly in front of the north entrance to NYU Langone Medical Center on 34th Street east of First Avenue. The M16 bus directly connects with nationwide bus service at the Port Authority Bus Terminal (40th Street and Eighth Avenue) via the NYU Langone Medical Center 34th street entrance bus stop.
By NYC Taxi
Taxis (yellow cabs) cruise the streets of the city, mostly in Manhattan, and are easily available at almost any hour. The city has made a big effort to improve taxi services in the past few years and cabs are generally considered a very convenient, fast, and efficient way to negotiate the city. Metered fares start at $2.50, with $0.40 for each 1/5 of a mile or 1 minute stopped in traffic. There is a night surcharge of $0.50 after 8:00 p.m. and before 6:00 a.m. and a peak hour surcharge of $1.00 Monday to Friday after 4:00 p.m. and before 8:00 p.m. All taxi rides are subject to a NY State Tax Surcharge of $0.50. Passengers are advised to use seat belts. Remember to get a receipt from the driver, who will expect a 15% tip. Do not make use of unlicensed taxis if you would like a safe, hassle-free trip.
NYU Langone Medical Center can be reached by car as well. Convenience of access and travel duration depend on traffic conditions and the time of day. If arriving from outside Manhattan, get onto the FDR Drive, which runs along the east side of Manhattan from the Triboro Bridge (125th Street) to the Battery. Exit the FDR at 34th Street and drive west on 34th Street to Second Avenue. Turn left to go south on Second Avenue, then turn left again onto 30th Street. At First Avenue turn left (north) and NYU Langone Medical Center will be directly on your right. Parking is available under the Heath Care Center (530 First Ave) which is about 50ft from 30th Street on the right hand side, just north of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Alternatively, the Kips Bay Garage is left on the west side of First Avenue just below 33rd Street.
NYU Campus Transportation
NYU Protection Services manages campus transportation services between the Washington Square Campus and student residence halls and apartment buildings that are located beyond walking distance. Service is also provided between campus and the School of Medicine & Dentistry and Chelsea Piers. Operating hours during the Semester are from 7:00 until 2:00 a.m. on weekdays and from 10:00 until 2:00 a.m. on weekends for scheduled route service. Safe Ride on-call van service is available at other times. Campus transportation is free to any NYU student, faculty, staff, or alumnus who presents a valid NYU ID card upon boarding.
NYU Langone Medical Center operates three on-site parking facilities that are available for visitors and patients.
530 First Avenue (under NYU Langone Medical Center near 30th Street). Phone: 212-263-7304. Hours: 24/7. Valet parking is available from the front entrance of the Medical Center from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. After normal business hours, customers can retrieve vehicles directly from attendants in Lot B.
400 East 34th Street (entrance to the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine). Hours: 24/7. Valet parking is available from the front entrance of Rusk.
333 East 38th Street (38th Street and First Avenue). This lot is associated with NYU Langone’s ambulatory facility at the same address. Valet parking is available at all times. Phone: 212-818-9435. Hours: 24/7.
Neighborhood Parking Facilities: There is additional parking garages located near the Medical Center, and limited street parking is also available. The following is a list of neighborhood facilities generally available for visitor parking. Rates and hours vary, so please contact the individual service provider directly with any questions:
Rapid Parking: 575 First Avenue near 33rd Street (Kips Bay Towers across the street from NYU Langone Medical Center). Phone: 212 684-2762. Hours: 24/7.
Imperial Parking: 377 East 33rd Street between First and Second Avenues. Phone: 646-935-1109. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 6:00 a.m. to midnight; Sat.-Sun. 7:00 a.m to midnight. GMC: 300 East 34th Street between First and Second Avenues. Phone: 212-481-6016. Hours: 24/7.
Imperial Parking: 340 East 34th Street between First and Second Avenues. Phone: 212-684-8311. Hours: 24/7
Central Parking System: 350 East 30th Street (between First and Second Avenue; enter at 29th Street). Phone: 212-779-8311. Hours: 24/7.