Grand Central Terminal

89 E 42nd Street, New York City

4.5

Grand Central Terminal is a commuter, rapid transit, and intercity railroad terminal at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. It covers 19 ha area and has 44 platforms, more than any other railroad station in the world. Its platforms, all below ground, serve 30 tracks on the upper level and 26 on the lower, though only 43 tracks are currently in use for passenger service. The total number of tracks along platforms and in rail yards exceeds 100. Grand Central Terminal has intricate designs both on its inside and outside. In addition, it contains a vast interior main concourse. The terminal is one of the world's most visited tourist attractions, with over 21 million visitors. Grand Central Terminal has both monumental spaces and meticulously crafted detail, especially on its facade. Its interior has restaurants, such as the Oyster Bar, and various fast food outlets surrounding the Dining Concourse on the level below the Main Concourse, as well as delis, bakeries, newsstands, a gourmet and fresh food market, an annex of the New York Transit Museum, and more than 40 retail stores. Among them are chain stores, including a Starbucks coffee shop, a Rite Aid pharmacy and Apple store.

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    05:30 - 02:00, 00:00 - 02:00

  • Tue

    00:00 - 02:00, 05:30 - 02:00

  • Wed

    00:00 - 02:00, 05:30 - 02:00

  • Thu

    00:00 - 02:00, 05:30 - 02:00

  • Fri

    00:00 - 02:00, 05:30 - 02:00

  • Sat

    00:00 - 02:00, 05:30 - 02:00

  • Sun

    00:00 - 02:00, 05:30 - 02:00

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Reviews

  • Amanda Souders

    5
    - 28 May 2018 -

    Gorgeous, historical, iconic train station. We wandered through just enjoying the beauty of it. Loved the "whispering room" by the Oyster bar. And there were pay phones! It was fun to see a lot of teenagers trying to work this ancient relic

  • Charles Marrelli

    4
    - 07 May 2018 -

    It's nice to commute into the "superior" NYC train station. Since this is a review (and a chance to critique) I really wish there was a passage directly from the lower level trains to the subway. Is that too much to ask. It feels like you climb stairs only to have to descend again. This applies to both the 4,5,6, 7and the S train.I suppose that maybe you would then miss all the amenities. Speaking of amenities, there really is a huge difference between the east side and west side shopping. For example, people who enter into the terminal through the 4,5,6 side never get to go to Rite Aid conveniently. The people coming in from the west side probably don't get the craft beer experience. Lastly, to me the market is a bad experience because it's always crowded and hard to move through. If you want something on the far end like flowers, it's better to walk out to the street and back in from the outside.

  • Michele M

    5
    - 07 May 2018 -

    Love this place. Opened in 1913, this is one of the most beautiful historic landmarks in New York City. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, was one of the people involved in petitioning Grand Central to have Historic Landmark status. Lot's of restaurants both pricey , not so pricey, and in between. Lot's of shops and a holiday boutique that's second to none.

  • Abhi G

    5
    - 07 May 2018 -

    Fun place to hang out and look around. Waiting for your commuter rail? Check out places to eat before you go. Apple electronics shopping? They have a cool store here. Architecture fan? This is the place to be.

  • Roland Batka

    5
    - 28 April 2018 -

    Grand Central Terminal is one of the most beautiful places in New York City. This two-storey train station is the symbol of great transit services in an old building. Huge, clean areas, restaurants and information desks waiting the passangers here. This place is also very popular for tourists. In the middle of the departure board you can see the famous clock. Don't miss this place.

  • Joffre Santiago Vivanco Araujo

    5
    - 23 March 2018 -

    One of my favorite touristic places in the city. Its architecture and design are stunning and beautiful. Great place to visit while on vacation with family and kids as it also has a food court and several stores. Also if you happen to live in New York City, this is the place where you can catch a train to go to New Jersey or other cities and lots of places within New York.

  • Christine Wilson

    5
    - 28 January 2018 -

    This place never disappoints. The architecture is amazing, the dining concourse is pretty good and claims to have all local fare, purchasing subway tickets is easy via the machines, and it's clean and attractive. Restroom were clean. We had no problem getting back and forth to Penn Station via the 1/2/3 subway trains and the shuttle. Penn Station is another story...confusing and much less attractive.

  • Jeremy B

    5
    - 23 January 2018 -

    Absolutely fantastic place to visit! The architecture is something to marvel at, which I did, three times in one day. Was in New York City for a few days and ended up taking friends at different times of the day to see it. It was worth it! Fun to be there during morning rush hour to feel the energy and hustle and bustle of what makes New York so well known. Also, walking to Grand Central from Bryant Park gives you a good view of the Chrysler Building the entire way.

  • James Wade

    5
    - 01 January 2018 -

    The building itself is amazing and worth a visit. The trains leave on time and getting tickets is easy even when it's crowded. Not too many subway lines run through here, just the 4, 5, 6 and 7, which should be enough to get you started on a trip around the city. The bathrooms downstairs in the food court are surprisingly clean. It's also the only subway station in NYC I know of that is air conditioned.

  • Sylvia Tourstein

    4
    - 26 December 2017 -

    A walk through the main hall will take you back in time. The station is a beautiful landmark just to stare up and see the old fashion simple celestial painting. Look for the whispering hall and test it out. Go down stairs and enjoy one if the finer food-food courts you've ever been in. There are also all types shops and a small one room train museum / gift shop. I wouldn't put it as a must see NYC but if you're going by that way, check it out, have a snack and rest your feet.

  • Diane Sanderson

    - 27 May 2018 -

    Whispering gallery was cool!

  • Diane Sanderson

    - 27 May 2018 -

    From corner to corner you can hear each other talk!

  • Ehab salem

    - 28 April 2018 -

    So. Big station

  • Louise de Paus

    - 24 April 2018 -

    Indrukwekkend station

  • Cindy O'Connor

    - 09 April 2018 -

    Pay attention when you are walking around or you could possibly get trampled. In other words don’t have your nose is your phone.

  • May ♍

    - 31 March 2018 -

    Grand Central Terminal is the quintessential New York train station, shown in many movies and television shows with its interior grand central plaza surrounded by grand staircases & platform entrances

  • May ♍

    - 31 March 2018 -

    You may not need to visit Grand Central Terminal when visiting New York, but this iconic building is worth a stop just to take in a slice of local life and admire its beauty

  • Scott Kleinberg

    - 02 March 2018 -

    It smells like feet and vomit.

  • Benjy Weinberger

    - 19 February 2018 -

    Stand in the middle of the main hall, pull up the YouTube app on your phone, and watch the amazing Grand Central dance scene from The Fisher King. https://youtu.be/lASPrnWf6cA

  • Anna H.

    - 01 February 2018 -

    Extra Women's bathroom in the Police Station!

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