Directions to Skirball Institute, NYU Medical Center

The Medical Center is on First Avenue between 30th and 33rd St.

To visit the Stokes laboratory in the Skirball Inst. (lab 3-13)

  • Enter main entrance of the Medical Center and go through the glass doors at the far left of the lobby.
  • Go up the Skirball elevators to the 3rd floor.
  • The labs are in the corridor behind to locked glass doors. The administration offices are behind the circular stair case.

From Airports | From Penn Station | By Bus | By Subway | Parking

From Airports

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

JFK Airport: Airtrain to the subway (A train or E train) to Penn Station. Bus transport to Port Authority Bus Terminal, three trips per day ($10). A taxi currently costs a flat rate of $45 plus tolls and tip.

Newark Airport: Airtrain to NJ Transit train to Penn Station. Or, bus transport to Grand Central Terminal ($12). A taxi currently costs a flat rate of $45-50 plus tolls and tip. 

From Penn Station

The NYU Medical Center is directly across town along 32nd Street from Penn Station and is a 15-20 min walk. Alternatively, take the M34 bus going east along 34th St. to its final stop. 

By Bus

The M15 bus runs the length of First Avenue in Manhattan and stops at 32nd Street and First Avenue. Express bus and Select Service bus stops at 34th St.

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. 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. 

By Subway

The closest stop to the NYU Medical Center is:

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


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