Quantcast

Getting Here

GettingHere

Main Building

1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York, NY 10028
Phone: 212-535-7710
(TTY: 212-650-2921)

See Getting to The Cloisters for directions to the Museum's branch in northern Manhattan.


By Subway/Bus

From East Side of Manhattan: Subway: Take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west to Fifth Avenue. This walk is about a half mile and takes approximately ten minutes. Bus: Take the M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus along Fifth Avenue (from uptown locations) to 82nd Street or along Madison Avenue (from downtown locations) to 83rd Street.

From West Side of Manhattan: Take the 1 train to 86th Street, then the M86 crosstown bus across Central Park to Fifth Avenue; OR take the C train to 81st Street, then the M79 bus (free transfer) across Central Park to Fifth Avenue.

From Penn Station: Take the M4 bus to 83rd Street and Madison Avenue; OR take the C local train to 81st Street and transfer to the M79 crosstown bus (free transfer) across Central Park to Fifth Avenue.

From The Cloisters: Take the M4 bus directly to 82nd Street and Fifth Avenue; OR take the A train to 125th Street, transfer to the B or C local train, exit at 81st Street, and transfer to the M79 crosstown bus (free transfer) across Central Park to Fifth Avenue.

See the MTA website for bus and subway maps.


By Sightseeing Tour Bus

Gray Line NY Sightseeing Tours and CitySights NY Bus Tours: Uptown Loop, Stop #35


By Metro-North Railroad

Take the Hudson, Harlem, or New Haven Line to Grand Central. From there, take the following:

Subway: Take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west to Fifth Avenue. This walk is about a half mile and takes approximately ten minutes.

Bus: Take the M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus along Madison Avenue to 83rd Street.


By Car

From The Cloisters, Bronx, Northern New Jersey, and New England: Take southbound Henry Hudson Parkway to 96th Street exit; cross Central Park and turn right on Fifth Avenue; enter Museum parking garage at 80th Street.

From Brooklyn and Staten Island: Take Williamsburg Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, or Battery Tunnel to northbound/uptown FDR Drive; exit at 96th Street; proceed straight onto York Avenue; turn right on 86th Street; turn left on Fifth Avenue and enter Museum parking garage at 80th Street.

From Southern New Jersey: Take New Jersey Turnpike to Holland Tunnel–Uptown exit; northbound Hudson Street becomes Eighth Avenue, which becomes Central Park West; at 86th Street, turn right and cross Central Park; turn right on Fifth Avenue and enter Museum parking garage at 80th Street.

From Bronx, Queens, Long Island, Upstate New York, and New England via RFK Bridge: Take southbound/downtown FDR Drive to 96th Street exit; proceed straight onto York Avenue; turn right on 86th Street; turn left on Fifth Avenue and enter Museum parking garage at 80th Street.

From Queens and Long Island via Queensborough Bridge: Use either level; take right-lane exit onto 60th Street (westbound); at Madison Avenue, turn right and drive north/uptown; turn left on 81st Street then left on Fifth Avenue; enter Museum parking garage at 80th Street.


Information for Bus Drivers

Buses are not permitted to stand or park on Fifth Avenue. Buses may stop long enough to unload or load passengers. Please note that these laws are strictly enforced by the New York City Police Department and Department of Transportation. After unloading on Fifth Avenue at 83rd Street, buses may cross Central Park at 79th Street or 65th Street and proceed to West 62nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue, most of which is reserved for bus layovers. The recommended return route is north on Amsterdam Avenue to 86th Street, east on 86th Street across Central Park, and south on Fifth Avenue.

Visit the official New York City website for updated motor coach regulations and Charter Bus Parking Guidelines.


Parking

The Museum parking garage, located at Fifth Avenue and 80th Street, is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. A parking discount is available to Museum Members only. To receive a discount, Museum Members must have their tickets validated at the Uris Center for Education Membership/Visitor Information Desk. For more information, please call 212-879-5500.

Hours Rate Member Rate (With Validation)
Enter 12:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Up to 1 $18.00 $15.00
Up to 2 $25.00 $21.00
Up to 3 $31.00 $26.00
Up to 5 $36.00 $31.00
Up to 10 $41.00 $36.00
Max. to 24 hours $45.00 $45.00
Enter 5:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Up to 1 $17.00 $14.00
Up to 2 $21.00 $17.00
Up to 5 $25.00 $20.00
Up to 10 $27.00 $24.00
Max. to 24 hours $45.00 $45.00
 

Designated spaces are available in the parking garage for visitors with disabilities. The clearance is six feet, six inches (6' 6"). Alternate arrangements can be made in advance for visitors with disabilities traveling in oversized vehicles. Please call 212-650-2010, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Bicycle racks are provided inside the garage for use during regular Museum hours only at a cost of $15 per day. Bicycles are parked at the owner's risk; the Museum accepts no responsibility for vandalism or theft.

Young girl in pink shirt

Double the impact of your donation during our Matching Gift Challenge! Every dollar you give through December 31 will be matched. Donate now.

Director, Thomas P. Campbell

Explore the Met's encyclopedic collection with Thomas P. Campbell.

The Director's Tour is available in English, French (français), German (Deutsch), Italian (italiano), Japanese (日本語), Korean (한국어), Chinese (Mandarin) (中文), Portuguese (português), and Spanish (español).

Still Life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses by Paul Cézanne

Explore highlights of the collection through a variety of tours with Museum-trained volunteers.

Tours are free with Museum admission.