New York Penn Station

1 Penn Plz (btwn W 31st & W 33rd St), New York, NY 10001
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    • 6:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 3:00 PM–7:00 PM
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    • 6:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 3:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Mon–Tue
    • 6:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 3:00 PM–7:00 PM
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Penn Station is the major intercity train station and a major commuter rail hub in New York City. Serving 300,000 passengers a day at a rate of up to a thousand every 90 seconds, it is the busiest passenger transportation facility in the United States and by far the busiest train s... (See all)


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  • "... Smoothie across from LIRR ticketing & waiting area. Mix 'em up from..." (70 tips)
  • "... to catch an earlier AMTRAK. All tickets are reserved, so you'll need to..." (79 tips)
  • "1st day on NJ transit. The wanderers here are much crazier than..." (45 tips)
  • The New Yorker

    The lost and found in this once glorious transit hub took in more than fifteen hundred umbrellas in 1947, according to a Talk of the Town story. Read more

    The New Yorker · August 16, 2010
  • Chris K.

    Stay to the right while standing on escalators to let people pass on the left

    Chris K. · March 23, 2010
  • Team Coco

    "Penn Station is home to Amtrak, NYC transit buses, NYC subway lines, the Bolt Bus and of course, Uncle Ricky’s piggy back rides." - Conan O'Brien

    Team Coco · October 26, 2011
  • The New Yorker

    “At the moment of marching across Penn Station, there seemed to be mighty few travellers who would take sides for or against her.” —John O’Hara, “Drawing Room B” Read more

    The New Yorker · October 19, 2010
  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: Remember the old Penn Station? Click "More Info" to view travelers waiting for trains in 1942. Read more

    The New York Daily News · October 22, 2010
  • Chris R.

    Great place if you want to catch a train.

    Chris R. · July 1, 2010
  • Jack L.

    Running across Penn at rush hour is a bit like football practice

    Jack L. · June 15, 2010
  • sam m.

    Take the stairs; its good for you, and usually faster, depending on your athleticism.

    sam m. · June 24, 2010
  • Vince C.

    Just keep in mind that this (commuting thing) sucks equally for everyone. Try to ignore the drunk sport-tards, guidos, and treat the homeless people and faux armed guards with courtesy.

    Vince C. · June 13, 2010
  • Kate L.

    It's all about the to go beers in brown paper bags

    Kate L. · July 2, 2010
  • aaron c.

    Bring hand sanitizer

    aaron c. · July 20, 2010
  • Matthew R.

    Be sure to curse Robert Moses for having this place built!

    Matthew R. · May 26, 2010
  • Mike P.

    If taking NJ transit or LIRR, try to use the 8th avenue side by Amtrak. The lines to get on the train are shorter and there is more room to breathe. You might even get a better seat on the train.

    Mike P. · May 4, 2010
  • Michael A.

    Do not use the starbucks next to the fridays in the LIRR section there the slowest starbucks ever!

    Michael A. · March 3, 2010
  • D.J. S.

    Tourists...please walk w purpose. Most of us are trying to get to work or home from it.

    D.J. S. · August 13, 2010
  • Matt N.

    Bathrooms are gross

    Matt N. · April 10, 2010
  • Jason Y.

    If you're riding Amtrak, wait downstairs underneath the big departure board. There are departure monitors there, and you can walk directly on to the track and be the first one on the train.

    Jason Y. · March 10, 2010
  • Peter S.

    Stop being in my way.

    Peter S. · July 14, 2011
  • Andy M.

    Go inside your own soul and find true horror. Reward yourself with a can of Sprite.

    Andy M. · April 3, 2009
  • Melissa O.

    I prefer its other name: The 10th Level of Hell.

    Melissa O. · February 11, 2010
  • Mark W.

    I hate this place.

    Mark W. · March 12, 2010
  • Craig D.

    Pretty sure I stepped over a dead guy at the top of the escalator. Going to cry now.

    Craig D. · March 13, 2010
  • Ryan A.

    Never, ever, ever use the men's room here unless it's an absolute Code Red situation.

    Ryan A. · July 8, 2010
  • achivy

    follow New Yorker and check in here to get your souvenir badge The New Yorker's About Town Read more

    achivy · March 12, 2013
  • Alex D.

    get a train beer to make the whole ordeal slightly more tolerable

    Alex D. · October 23, 2009
  • Kristin M.

    Amtrak to Albany or other upstate destinations? Get in line at track 5. You'll be right & might get to board before it's posted. Sit on left side (facing front) for Hudson River views on your trip.

    Kristin M. · April 22, 2010
  • Alex B.

    Dont forget to get a Planet Smoothie. Good stuff and shakes.

    Alex B. · July 20, 2009
  • Michael G.

    If you plan on buying a drink from one of the magazine vendors dont. Go to the Kmart and buy your beverage there and save a $1

    Michael G. · July 29, 2009
  • Brian H.

    Where once we entered like gods, now we scurry in like rats.

    Brian H. · December 10, 2011
  • Justin M.

    best place to find homeless people in nyc!

    Justin M. · March 5, 2010
  • Bill M.

    If you miss your train catch the next one.

    Bill M. · September 22, 2010
  • Doug H.

    Stop being in Peter Shankman's way

    Doug H. · January 14, 2012
  • Brett

    Beware of both homeless people and pickpockets...

    Brett · June 3, 2011
  • AIA National

    Designed by the architecture firm McKead, Kim & White, the station was modeled partly on the Roman bath complex. Read more

    AIA National · March 11, 2011
  • David N.

    Do NOT use the bathroom by Amtrack. All crackheads. Go by the LIRR or New Jersey transit.

    David N. · March 26, 2010
  • Burton L.

    During the rush hours, it should be an easy spot to unlock the swarm badge.

    Burton L. · March 15, 2010
  • NPR

    Welcome to New York! If you want to listen to the local NPR station, turn your dial to FM 93.9 (WNYC) or FM 90.7 (WFUV) . Enjoy your trip.

    NPR · March 23, 2012
  • Kareem M.

    Going to JFK? There's a cafe here that will pour 2 mini-bottles of wine or champagne into a huge cup w ice for $7. Much cheaper than the airport. Just make sure to finish before security check!

    Kareem M. · February 5, 2011
  • corbett3000

    Beware of loose women and hockey fans.

    corbett3000 · May 29, 2012
  • J. Crowley

    PRO TIP: Waiting for Amtrak and hoping to get a window seat? Don't stare at the board like a zombie. Make nice with the info booth person. They'll tip you off of the track ahead of time.

    J. Crowley · April 8, 2011
  • ben f.

    hold your breath.

    ben f. · August 31, 2009
  • Dave K.

    If you see something, say something.

    Dave K. · September 6, 2011
  • macnews

    Oh what a crowded station! Take out your Apple device and ...let the music play!

    macnews · August 25, 2011
  • The Transit Navigator

    Having trouble navigating the Penn Station maze? Try the NJT map for the Upper Level (photo) and the LIRR map for the Lower Level (link). Read more

    The Transit Navigator · August 12, 2011
  • LaDell F.

    If you know you're running late for train leaving penn - be sure to get in at front of subway from uptown an rear if coming from downtown!

    LaDell F. · July 11, 2010
  • Lila

    Do not walk 1mph and take up the whole stairs walking up/down them.

    Lila · March 8, 2010
  • phineasb

    to avoid the line and get a seat on the regional express, watch for the Amtrak employee to reverse the escalator--that is your stairway

    phineasb · July 24, 2009
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    Elise M. · March 8, 2013
  • Kareem M.

    Feeling thirsty, buy drinks from Kmart rather than the other stores. Saved a dollar on a water and a Red Bull, and I could use my debit card.

    Kareem M. · July 8, 2011
  • Daniel M.

    Taking NJ Transit? Use the ticket machines all the way in the back. Hardly ever a line.

    Daniel M. · August 12, 2010

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