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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

Moynihan Train Hall - Upper Level

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

Street Level & Moynihan Concourse

Main Entrances:

  • 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)

Nearby Trains:

  • NYC Subway - 34th St & 6th Ave (B/D/F/M/N/Q/R)
  • PATH - 33rd St & 6th Ave
Upper level plan diagram of Penn Station showing Amtrak and New Jersey Transit with Main Concourse, stairs, elevators,
			waiting areas, restaurants and stores

Upper Level

Train Service:

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

Lower Level

Train Service:

Track and platform diagram of New York Penn Station

Tracks & Platforms

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.


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

The taxiway between 31st and 33rd Streets has been closed to 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 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.

Luggage Storage

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


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

Bicycle storage is not available in the station.


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.


Food & Drink (upper level)

B01. Auntie Anne's Pretzels
B70. Auntie Anne's Pretzels
B62. Chickpea
B42. Coco Moka Cafe
260. Don Pepi Deli
B18. Don Pepi Pizza
B15. Dunkin Donuts
B30. Dunkin Donuts
B64. Dunkin Donuts
B14. Jamba Juice
B17. Kabooz
B19. Krispy Kreme
B55. Penn Sushi
B35. Pret a Manger
B24. Primo Cappuccino
B61. Primo Cappuccino
B04. Starbucks
B10. TGI Friday's
B41. Wine & Spirits
B13. Zaro's Bread Basket
B36. Zaro's Bread Basket

Food & Drink (lower level)

A43. Au Bon Pain
A44. Auntie Anne's Pretzels
A51. Auntie Anne's Pretzels
A20. Charley's Grilled Subs
A56. Don Pepi Express
A54. Dunkin Donuts
A46. Jamba Juice
A22. Le Bon Café
A15. Magnolia Bakery
A37. McDonalds
A20. Moe's Southwest Grill
A12. Planet Smoothie
A16. Pret a Manger
A39. Pret a Manger
A12. Rose Pizza
A21. Rose Pasta & Pizza
A27. Shake Shack
A13. Starbucks
A26. Starbucks
A10. Subway
A11. Tasti D-lite
A25. Wasabi Sushi & Bento

Shopping & Services (upper level)

B03. Baggallini
B23. Drago Shoe Repair
B32. Duane Reade
B50. Elegance
B53. GNC
B12. Hudson Booksellers
B16. Hudson News
B31. Hudson News
B63. Hudson News
B71. Hudson News
B51. New York New York
B21. Tiecoon
B52. Tourist Information (34th Street Partnership)
B54. United Airlines Tickets
B22. Verizon

Shopping & Services (lower level)

A45. Carlton Cards
A28. Duane Reade
A14. GNC
A40. Hudson News
A55. Hudson News
A62. Hudson News
A23. Kmart
A09. Papyrus
A61. Penn Wine & Spirits
A24. Soleman

Banking / ATM (upper level)

B20. PNC Bank
B02. Well's Fargo

Banking / ATM (lower level)

A50. Bank of America

How to get from Penn Station to...

Barclays Center

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).

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 / 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.

Comments, or corrections?

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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.


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


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


TC, 2020:

Many thanks! The crush of people, maze like layout and the sometimes ambiguous signage make traveling between AMTRAK, NJ transit and the subways a headache. Thanks for the maps. It helps to make sense of the place.

SP, 2018:

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DW, 2018:

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CW, 2014:

As urban planners passing through we were shocked that there was no central guide. Thank goodness for you and the internet.

CE, 2014:

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KW, 2013:

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SF, 2012:

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JL, 2010:

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