Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) is located in northern Manhattan in close proximity to the George Washington Bridge. It is easily accessible via automobile or public transportation. Hotels are available throughout the city at a variety of rates, see below for more information. For more information, you may also visit CUMC's website, from which most of this information has been adapted or download a CUMC campus map (pdf).
Getting to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
A variety of transportation choices are available within New York City, however taxis are generally the most convenient and safest. 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.
The most direct way 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.
Public Transportation within New York City
Take the A, C, or #1 subway to 168th Street, or take the M2, M3, M4, M5, or M100 bus. For additional bus and subway information, call the Metropolitan Transit Authority at 718.330.1234. Buses require either Metrocards (which can be purchased at all subway stations) or exact change; bills are not accepted.
Transportation Related Links
For details about traveling to and from area airports only, call 1.800.AIRLINK.
Hotels & Accomodations
Manhattan hotels can be expensive; however, Columbia University has negotiated discounts at some hotels for official guests of the University. Especially for those driving, hotels can also be found in New Jersey which is located just across the GW Bridge:
The Radisson Hotel in Englewood, New Jersey
401 Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631.