1101 Kitchawan Rd
Yorktown Heights
NY 10598

The main entrance is on Route 134, near the intersection of Route 134 and the Taconic Parkway.


Telephone numbers

Main operator: (914) 945-3000
Receptionist: (914) 945-1614
Security: (914) 945-2323
THINKLab: (914) 945-3600


Driving Directions to the IBM Yorktown THINKLab

Detailed driving directions to the Research Center are available at: http://www.research.ibm.com/labs/watson/visitor.shtml

If you are staying in New York City, plan for at least 1 hour 15 minutes driving time in a car. For a bus, plan for at least 1 hour 45 minutes from New York City, since buses are not allowed to drive on Parkways.

When using a GPS device, you can enter "TJ Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights". This will take you directly to the entrance to the Research Center. Enter the driveway behind the IBM sign and drive to the security gate. If you are not a local IBM Research employee, press the buzzer at the gate and tell Security that you are attending a Think Lab meeting. Park in front of the building and enter the front lobby.

At the front desk, the clients must show a photo ID. If requested, IBMers should show their IBM badges. The Think Lab entrance is located at the left rear of the front lobby.



  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
  • Newark Airport (EWR)
  • John F Kennedy Airport (JFK)
  • Westchester County White Plains Airport (HPN)

Train stations

  • Croton-Harmon station, approximately 15 mins by car without traffic
  • White Plains station, approximately 25 mins by car without traffic

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) operates the Metro North Railroad. Service includes commuter trains from Grand Central Terminal in New York City. Train stations near the Yorktown Heights facility are the Croton-Harmon station (on the Hudson Line) and White Plains station (on the Harlem Line). Taxi service is available at both station locations. The train ride from Grand Central to Croton-Harmon ranges from 50 minutes (express train) to 70 minutes (local train).

Hertz Car Rental

Hertz Rental has established an office located at the Yorktown Research Site
Building 801, Room 27-001, Phone number 914-945-3789
Business Hours: 8:30am - 12:00pm, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

For Pick-Up & Drop-Off during non-business hours contact Yorktown security, Room 16-1, Phone number 914-945-2323

Additional Location: White Plains Office: 914-948-3024

For non-IBMers wishing to rent a car for IBM business use and to obtain IBM rates contact Amanda Hansen (Personal Rental Program), Telephone number (201) 307-2237, Email ahansen@hertz.com

Taxi / Limo Services

  • Leros Point to Point, telephone number 1-800-825-3767
  • Air Brook Limo, telephone number 1-800-800-1990
  • Limo One Transportation, telephone number 1-800-888-5466


There is a large variety of hotels in the Westchester area. Below are a few to choose from, along with distances to the IBM Yorktown facility.


  • Crabtree Kittle House and Inn (American Cuisine – Farm to Table)
    11 Kittle Rd, Chappaqua, NY 10514, tel. 914-666-8044
  • Terra Rustica (Italian Cuisine)
    Location 1: 550 North State Rd., Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510, tel. 914-923-8300
    Location 2: 77 South Moger Ave, Mount Kisco, NY 10549, tel. 914-666-7005
  • Lexington Square Cafe (American Cuisine)
    510 Lexington Ave, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549, tel. 914-244-3663
  • Morton's Steakhouse (Steak house chain)
    5 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10601, tel. 914-683-6101