Campus Map and Directions

Our campus is located at West 168th Street and Broadway, immediately southeast of the George Washington Bridge, in the Washington Heights neighborhood of northern Manhattan. From here, there is access to many modes of transportation. Download the Columbia University Irving Medical Center campus map (PDF) and see the Google map below. 

How to Use the Interactive Map: Click the icon at the top left of the map to open up additional layers of the map, including on-campus residences, gender-inclusive restrooms, and sustainable resources spread throughout the campus. You can also read about about accessibility on campus.


By Public Transportation


Take the 1, A, or C trains to the 168th Street station. From midtown Manhattan, the A train provides express service. NOTE: The 1 train is not stopping at 168th Street throughout 2019.


Many city buses serve the medical center, including the M-2, 3, 4, 5, and 100. For additional bus and subway information, call the Transit Authority at 718-330-1234.

By Car

The fastest and most convenient way to reach the medical center by car is to follow directions to the George Washington Bridge and then exit onto Riverside Drive. From there, proceed south and turn left onto West 165th Street (the first left) and then right onto Fort Washington Avenue to the medical center parking facility.

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 Riverside Drive, which is immediately past the George Washington Bridge.

From Westchester, Connecticut, or 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, stay to the left, and follow signs to Riverside Drive.

From the West Side of Manhattan:

Take the Henry Hudson Parkway to exit 15 for Riverside Drive South.

From NYC Airports

For information about transportation options from area airports, view NYCgo

Shuttle Bus Service

Our shuttle bus provides transportation between Columbia campuses and Harlem Hospital and to the George Washington Bridge bus terminal. For shuttle routes and schedules, visit the Columbia Transportation website.