Unofficial Guide to New York Penn Station
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- 34th St near 7th Ave (LIRR)
- 7th Ave at 32nd St (LIRR & NJ Transit)
- 7th Ave at 31st St (NJ Transit)
- 8th Ave at 31st and 33rd Streets (Amtrak)
- Service Drive (former taxiway; closed to vehicles)
Elevators between the street and the station are located at the main entrances on 7th Avenue, on 34th Street, and on the Service Drive (closed to vehicles).
Elevators to tracks 1-12 are located at the Exit Concourse and the NJ Transit Concourse.
Elevators to tracks 13-21 are located at the Central Concourse.
Taxi stands are located at 7th Avenue & 32nd Street, and 8th Avenue & 33rd Street.
The taxiway between 31st and 33rd Streets has been closed to vehicles since September 11, 2001.
For Amtrak passengers who require assistance with luggage, Red Caps are available at the main Amtrak entrances on 8th Avenue and on the Service Drive, and at the Amtrak waiting area inside the station. Red Caps are generally not available at the 7th Avenue entrances.
Red Cap service is free but tipping is customary.
Amtrak offers luggage storage for ticketed passengers, at a cost of $4.50 per 24-hours (may be subject to change, contact Amtrak to confirm availability).
Bike share stations are located nearby - visit citibikenyc.com for locations, availability, and pricing.
Bicycle storage is not available in the station.
Food & Drink344. Au Bon Pain
202. Auntie Anne's Pretzels
270. Auntie Anne's Pretzels
351. Auntie Anne's Pretzels
331. Caruso's Pizza
326. Central Market
320. Charley's Grilled Subs
235. Chop 'N Toss
241. Coco Moka Cafe
329. Colombo Yogurt
356. Don Pepi Express
217. Don Pepi Pizza
214. Dunkin Donuts
230. Dunkin Donuts
265. Dunkin Donuts
316. Europan Café
343. Hot & Crusty
346. Jamba Juice
335. Knot Just Pretzels
218. Krispy Kreme
322. Le Bon Café
213. Moe's Southwest Grill
312. Moe's Southwest Grill
260. Penn Sushi
211. Pizza Hut
329. Pizza Hut
213. Planet Smoothie
328. Planet Smoothie
224. Primo Cappuccino
262. Primo Cappuccino
321. Rose Pizza
332. Rose Pizza
213. Soup Stop
354. Superior Wrap Co.
211. Taco Bell
329. Taco Bell
|288. Tasti D-Lite
210. TGI Friday's
330. TGI Friday's
211. Tim Hortons
329. Tim Hortons
336. Tracks Raw Bar & Grill
213. Zaro's Bread Basket
236. Zaro's Bread Basket
Shopping & Services345. Carlton Cards
223. Drago Shoe Shine
231. Duane Reade
339. Duane Reade
212. Hudson Booksellers
215. Hudson News
230. Hudson News
264. Hudson News
271. Hudson News
338. Hudson News
340. Hudson News
341. Hudson News
342. Hudson News
352. Hudson News
355. Hudson News
362. Hudson News
370. Hudson News
251. New York New York
350. Petal Pusher
325. Penn Books
360. Penn Books
361. Penn Wine & Spirits
353. Shoe Repair
252. Tourist Information
222. Verizon Wireless
Banking / ATM347. Bank of America
220. Chase Bank
201. Wells Fargo
Take a downtown / Brooklyn-bound 2 or 3 train to Atlantic Avenue - Barclays Center.
Grand Central Terminal / Metro-North Railroad
Take an uptown 1/2/3 or A/C/E train to 42nd Street, and transfer to the S (Shuttle) to Grand Central.
JFK International Airport
Both LIRR and NYC Subway provide connecting service to the JFK Airtrain; LIRR is faster but more expensive.
Via LIRR: Visit the ticket counter or a vending machine in the LIRR concourse to purchase tickets to Jamaica Station. Check the LIRR departures board to find a train stopping at Jamaica (most do). Speak with a ticket agent or conductor if you have any questions or concerns, and hold on to your LIRR ticket - you will need it to tranfer to the Airtrain.
Via Subway: Take an uptown E train to the Sutphin Boulevard station in Queens (which is located underground below Jamaica Station). Exit the subway station and follow signs for the Airtrain located upstairs (note: your subway fare does not include the cost of the Airtrain; you will be required to purchase an Airtrain ticket at the Airtrain boarding area).
There is no direct train service to LaGuardia Airport, but taxis and shuttle buses are available. Travelers can also take an uptown E train to the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue (or LIRR to Woodside) and transfer to the Q70 bus to LaGuardia terminals B, C & D.
Madison Square Garden
Meadowlands Sports Complex / MetLife Stadium / IZOD Center
NJ Transit offers rail service to MetLife Stadium for Jets and Giants games and other major events, and bus service to the IZOD Center for concerts and events.
Visit the ticket counter or a vending machine in the NJ Transit concourse to purchase tickets to the Meadowlands station. Take NJ Transit from Penn Station to Secaucus Junction, then transfer to a Meadowlands-bound train (or an IZOD-bound bus).
Newark Liberty International Airport
Both Amtrak and NJ Transit provide connecting service to the Newark Airport Airtrain; NJ Transit is less expensive and offers more frequent service.
Visit the ticket counter or a vending machine in the NJ Transit concourse to purchase tickets to Newark Airport Rail Station (note: this is not the same station as Newark Penn Station). After purchasing your tickets locate a NJ Transit departures board - any train with an "airplane" symbol will stop at the Newark Airport station. Speak with the conductor when you are boarding if you have any questions or concerns, and hold on to your NJ Transit ticket - you will need it to transfer to the Airtrain.
Port Authority Bus Terminal
Take an uptown A, C, or E train to 42nd Street.
Questions, comments, or corrections?
As urban planners passing through we were shocked that there was no central guide. Thank goodness for you and the internet.
I am taking a train from Albany to Manhattan tomorrow, and Googled for a map of Penn Station's layout and food offerings. I thought I'd find such a product on Amtrak's website. I was wrong. Thank you for taking the time to design and post your unofficial guide!
Thank you for Penn Station map. Meeting a date, and it's my first time there. Your PDF was the best resource on the internet!
I can't thank you enough for posting this map on the internet. My daughter got completely lost on her Amtak trip from Richmond, VA to Albany, NY and we want to avoid the same disaster for her return trip. Amtrak has NOTHING and other maps were not at all helpful for someone who is unaccustomed to travel in this station. Your map made sense and we can be prepared and know what to expect without being overwhelmed. Thank you!
Your site has the only useful map of Penn Station I've found anywhere.
Thanks for the great Penn Station map you've made and put online. My 70 year old mom is coming by train to the city to visit and was nervous about finding us, etc. Your map is the only significant resource I have been able to find to help ease her concerns and helped us find each other.
Thank you so much for providing a much better map of NYC Penn Station. I have been agonizing over an upcoming trip and this has helped me a lot.
I am travelling to NYC via Amtrak, and will have to transfer to the LIRR. I have been scouring the internet trying to find information so that I can make this transfer without getting completely lost. Your page has exactly the information that I've been looking for! With your beautiful multi-level map, I feel confident that I'll be able to find my way.
I had a few minutes to find a train and yours was the only diagram of Penn Station I was able to locate. Thanks.
Hi - I live in NY and am taking a trip to Princeton NJ in August via NY Penn Station for the first time. I have never been to NY Penn Station before so you can imagine how worried I am about getting lost. Thank you for your map of the layout. I am planning to hold on to this for my trip.
2012-08-07 - Station diagrams used for WNYC's How To Survive, And Occasionally Thrive, In New York Penn Station, The Continent's Busiest Train Hub.
2014-04-13 - revised
2013-12-01 - revised
2013-05-28 - added link to CitiBike
2012-09-14 - added tracks
2012-09-10 - additional stores, etc
2012-08-16 - added elevators, restaurants, etc
2010-03-19 - fixed typo
2009-09-10 - added new entrance to New Jersey Transit
2008-10-07 - revised
The diagrams in this guide are not to scale. Some items have been distorted and others omitted in the interest of overall clarity.