Accessible Transit

Subways and Commuter Rail

The Graduate Center is located ¼ mile from the NQR/BDFM subway line at Herald Sq, PATH rail at 33rd, and 6 subway line at 33rd. We are located ½ mile east from Penn Station (123/ACE, Long Island Railroad, New Jersey Transit, Amtrak) and ½ mile south from Grand Central Station (456/7/S, Metro-North rail).

The Herald Square subway station does have an elevator, as does Penn Station and Grand Central. You can check elevator status on the MTA website:

Note: The Graduate Center is located in a high street traffic, foot traffic, shopping, tourist area. Travelling even one or two avenues can be difficult with the density of people and irregularity of movement. There are curb cuts on every corner, but construction is unpredictable. Please allow extra time in order to navigate around people who may not be considerate of other people or appropriately aware of their surroundings.

Subway Accessibility:
Commuter Rail Accessibilty:


Buses that stop within a one-block radius from the Graduate Center vertical campus include: M1, M2, M3, M4, M34, M34A, M55, BM5, QM21, BxM7, BxM8, BxM18, X27, X28, X37, X38, X63, X64, X68, SIM10, SIM31.

MTA buses are equipped with ramps, kneeling capability, and way to secure your device. More for information about bus accessibility, see the MTA website:

Access-A-Ride (MTA Paratransit)

Access-A-Ride is the paratransit service of the MTA. Visit the website for more information and to apply:

Access-A-Ride drops students at the front entrance of our building/vertical campus. The northern-most door on Fifth Avenue is automated.

Other Accessible Transit

  • Visit the MTA website for more information about public transit accessibility:
  • You can request a wheelchair accessible taxi for pick-up anywhere in the five boroughs. Call 311, and they will transfer you to a dispatcher to arrange your pick-up location and time.
  • Some ride share apps offer wheelchair-accessible vehicles. The Lyft app has an app setting for WAV requests, and Uber includes a WAV in the vehicle type options. The GC's address is 365 Fifth Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets.