We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
15% OFF THINGS TO DO when you spend $250+. Use code AUGUST15 on tours & activities

George Washington Bridge

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 179th Street and Riverside Drive, New York City, NY 10033

Major bridge over the Hudson River that connects New York and New Jersey.

Major bridge over the Hudson River that connects New York and New Jersey.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Beginner Kayak Tour: New York After Dark
More Info
and up
Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York
More Info
and up
New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 282 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 75
  • 85
    Very good
  • 37
  • 20
  • 16
Great views

Going from NY to NJ is free, coming back into NY is a $15 toll. Very busy and if you can avoid during rush hour. Has upper and lower spans, great views for passengers and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Victoria, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

282 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 233: English reviews
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
583 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Going from NY to NJ is free, coming back into NY is a $15 toll. Very busy and if you can avoid during rush hour. Has upper and lower spans, great views for passengers and glimpses for drivers who need to keep concentrate on driving.

Thank dennisjoanna
Okemos, Michigan
Level Contributor
1,640 reviews
662 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The lower level of the George Washington Bridge is referred to as Martha and the upper level George. It is $15 from New Jersey into New York, but free going from New York into New Jersey. Thus it works out to be $7.50 each way. A beautiful structure that has stood for years. Nice views if you are not driving.... More 

Thank Chipperhigh2
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked the GWB from east to west. The walkway was fairly accessible and separated from traffic. Saw a lot of bikers; I imagine that's a nice way to traverse the river as it is one of the longer bridges. It was a smooth walkway on a beautiful bridge with a really interesting perspective of the west side of Manhattan... More 

Thank Zoety12
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We go our of our way to avoid the George Washington Bridge on every road trip we take. Unfortunately, on our most recent road trip, we were informed that the Tappen Zee Bridge had an incident that pretty much shut it down, so we didn't have much of a choice. So we sat in traffic approachiing the bridge for well... More 

Thank Ryan W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
446 reviews
254 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While not as scenic as the Verrazano Bridge, this bridge offers a nice view of New Jersey's Palisades facing the Hudson River, by day or by night. It's best to take the upper deck's outer lane for the view. If entering NY you can see far down Manhattan and make out some of its buildings if you know them.

Thank LisandroVoyager
Edison, New Jersey
Level Contributor
59 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to see from far but avoid driving on it as you will be stuck in a bumper-to-bumper traffic with on going construction

Thank John E
Level Contributor
158 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why the world is this listed as an attraction? it's a bridge.......with an overpriced rip-off toll!!!

Thank TREK39
Lancaster, Ohio
Level Contributor
321 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

due to traffic and rain, we hit this bridge about 3 hours later than I wanted to... right in the middle of rush hour....once we began to merge in to GW bridge traffic, it took about 80 minutes to get to bridge and cross in to NJ.... we took the upper level ...fantastic views..... no toll westbound, so that helps...

Thank sloppyjoepal
Honea Path, South Carolina
Level Contributor
94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Driving from South Carolina to Boston on vacation. Coming from a small town, where the largest bridge is your local river this was a nice experience. Though driving and anxiety don't work well. Bridge is crowded and is full of very aggressive drivers. You need to be in the left lane .... Better start there. Give it two stars cause... More 

Thank Dacw6
Mt. Cobb, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
329 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Nothing fancy about this bridge but when you go over it you feel safe. Looks and feels solid. Has nice southerly view of the city.

Thank TrayBN

Travelers who viewed George Washington Bridge also viewed


Been to George Washington Bridge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from George Washington Bridge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?