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Originally completed in 1910, the above-ground portions of Penn Station were demolished in the 1960's for the construction of Madison Square Garden and Penn Plaza. The current subterranean station serves more than 600,000 Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, and Long Island Railroad passengers each day. Moynihan Train Hall, a new extension of the station located within the historic Farley Post Office building, opened in 2021.


Moynihan Train Hall - Upper Level

Map of New York City (Manhattan) - upper level of Moynihan Train Hall showing 8th Avenue, 7th Avenue, 31st Street, 32nd Street, 33rd Street, 34th Street,
			Penn Plaza, and Madison Square Garden

The upper level of Moynihan Train Hall can be accessed from the mid-block entrances on 31st and 33rd Streets, and from 9th Avenue. Amtrak's Metropolitan Lounge is located here, as is the Farley Post Office, but retail locations on this level are not yet open.


Street Level & Moynihan Concourse

Map of New York City (Manhattan) - street level showing Moynihan Train Hall Concourse, 8th Avenue, 7th Avenue, 31st Street, 32nd Street, 33rd Street, 34th Street,
			Penn Plaza, Madison Square Garden, entrances to Penn Station, taxi stands, and direction to subway and PATH stations

Main Entrances:

  • 34th St near 7th Ave (LIRR Concourse)
  • 33rd Street near 7th Avenue (LIRR & Connecting Concourse)
  • 7th Ave at 32nd St (LIRR & NJ Transit Concourse)
  • 7th Ave at 31st St (NJ Transit Concourse)
  • 8th Ave at 31st and 33rd Streets (Main Concourse & Moynihan Train Hall)
  • 33rd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues (Moynihan Train Hall upper level)
  • 31st Street between 8th and 9th Avenues (Moynihan Train Hall)
  • 9th Ave at 31st and 33rd Streets (Main Concourse & Moynihan Train Hall upper level)
  • Service Drive (Main Concourse, NJ Transit Concourse, and LIRR Concourse)

Nearby Trains:

  • NYC Subway - 34th St & 6th Ave (B/D/F/M/N/Q/R)
  • PATH - 33rd St & 6th Ave

Shopping

Moynihan Train Hall

  • Damselfly Flowers
  • Duane Reade / Walgreens
  • Gotham News
  • Love Pop

Food & Drink

Moynihan - Concourse

  • Birch Coffee
  • Blue Bottle Coffee
  • La Maison Du Chocolat
  • Magnolia Bakery
  • Starbucks
  • Three's Brewing
  • Vesuvio Bakery

Moynihan - Food Hall

  • Alidoro
  • BAR
  • Burger Joint
  • Chopt
  • E.A.K. Ramen
  • H&H Bagels
  • Jacob's Pickles
  • Naya
  • Pressed
  • Sauce Pizzeria
  • Yo Sushi

Upper Level - Main Concourse, NJ Transit Concourse, and Subway Platforms

Upper level plan diagram of Penn Station showing Amtrak and New Jersey Transit with Main Concourse, stairs, elevators,
			waiting areas, restaurants and stores

Train Service:

  • NYC Subway (A/C/E/1/2/3)
  • New Jersey Transit
  • Amtrak (Note: Amtrak's offices and ticketing have relocated to Moynihan Train Hall, but Amtrak trains can still be accessed via the Main Concourse).

Food & Drink

Main Concourse

  • Chickpea
  • Delicatessen
  • Don Pepi Pizza
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Häagen-Dazs
  • Jamba Juice
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Kabooz
  • Penn Café & Eatery
  • Penn Sushi
  • Starbucks
  • Zaro's Bread Basket

NJ Transit Concourse

  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Häagen-Dazs
  • Pret a Manger
  • Primo Cappuccino
  • Wine & Spirits

Shopping & Services

Main Concourse

  • Elegance
  • GNC
  • Hudson Booksellers
  • Hudson News
  • New York New York
  • Tourist Information (34th Street Partnership)

NJ Transit Concourse

  • Drago Shoe Repair
  • Duane Reade / Walgreens
  • Hudson News
  • Tiecoon

Banking / ATM

Main Concourse

  • PNC Bank
  • Well's Fargo

Lower Level

Lower level plan diagram of Penn Station showing Long Island Railroad and New York City Subway with Connecting Concourse,
			Central Concourse, West End Concourse, Hilton Corridor, Exit Concourse, stairs, elevators, waiting areas, restaurants and stores

Train Service:

  • NYC Subway (A/C/E/1/2/3)
  • Long Island Rail Road
  • Amtrak (Note: Amtrak's offices and ticketing have relocated to Moynihan Train Hall,but Amtrak trains can still be accessed via the Exit Concourse and West End Concourse).

Construction Ongoing

There is extensive renovation work in progress in the LIRR and Connecting Concourses, and most retail locations in these areas are closed.


Tracks & Platforms

Track and platform diagram of New York Penn Station and Moynihan Train Hall

Note: if you are arriving by train and wish to quickly and directly transfer to the subway, do not take the Moynihan Train Hall exits. The Moynihan Concourse is at street level, and you will have to go back downstairs to access the subway.


Longitudinal Section

Longitudinal Section through New York Penn Station and Moynihan Train Hall

Accessibility & Elevators

Elevators between the street and the station are located at the main entrances on 7th Avenue, on 34th Street, and on the Service Drive (the former taxiway, now 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.

Moynihan Train Hall and the West End Concourse have elevators to tracks 5-17.

Taxis

Taxi stands are located at 7th Avenue & 32nd Street, 8th Avenue & 33rd Street, and 31st Street between 8th and 9th Avenue.

The taxiway (now service drive) between 31st and 33rd Streets has been closed to taxis and private vehicles since September 11, 2001.

Red Cap Service

For Amtrak passengers who require assistance with luggage, Red Caps are available at the main Amtrak entrances on 8th Avenue, and at service booths inside - Penn Station Main Concourse near the ticketed waiting area, and Moynihan Train Hall near the elevator to tracks 7 & 8. Red Caps are not available at the 7th Avenue entrances

Red Cap service is free but tipping is customary.

Luggage Storage

Amtrak offers luggage storage for ticketed passengers (contact Amtrak to confirm availability and price).

Bicycles

Bike share stations are located nearby - visit citibikenyc.com for locations, availability, and pricing.

Bicycle storage is not available in the station.

Parking

Penn Station is best reached by mass transit, but if you must drive there are several nearby parking facilities. Visit Icon Parking Systems and Central Parking for locations and rates.


How to get from Penn Station to...

Barclays Center

Take a downtown / Brooklyn-bound 2 or 3 train to Atlantic Avenue - Barclays Center.

Carnegie Hall

Practice. Then take the A, C, or 1 train to 59th Street / Columbus Circle, and walk to 57th Street and 7th Avenue.

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).

LaGuardia Airport

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

Walk upstairs.

Meadowlands Sports Complex / MetLife Stadium

NJ Transit offers rail service to MetLife Stadium for Jets and Giants games and other major events, as well as regular bus service.
 
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 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.

PATH Trains

Go to the street level and walk east to 6th Avenue and 33rd Street (the underground Gimbels Passageway connecting Penn Station to Herald Square has been closed since 1986).

Port Authority Bus Terminal

Take an uptown A, C, or E train to 42nd Street.

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Press & Citations

2015 - 2022 - Cited as a reference by Not For Tourists Guide to New York City.

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.

Changelog

2022-06-15 - updated for construction changes and general accuracy, added subway platforms, created longitudinal section
2021-04-01 - added Moynihan Train Hall
2020-01-06 - revised and updated; added new entrances and expanded West End Concourse; reformatted PDF for improved viewing on mobile phones
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

Note

The diagrams in this guide are not to scale. Some items have been distorted and others omitted in the interest of overall clarity.


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