Traveling by rail to New York conjures up images of romance and adventure, not to mention that they are a scenic and convenient way to reach the city. Plus, arrival at either major train station – soaring Grand Central Terminal or bustling Penn Station – lands you directly in the center of the action.
Grand Central Terminal (GCT)
Located on 42nd St. and Park Ave. between Lexington and Vanderbilt Aves., Grand Central Terminal is both a busy train terminal, as well as a must-see destination for visitors. Served by the Metro North, commuters from New York suburbs, New Jersey, and Connecticut all choose Grand Central for their travel needs. With direct access to the subway, as well as access to city buses and taxis, travelers can get to their destinations with ease.
Subway: Just $2.25 per ride, travelers can take the 4, 5, 6, 7, and S from GCT via its direct, underground passageways.
Bus: For just $2.25, passengers can jump on the M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M42, M98, M101, M102, M104, and Q32 to get to various destinations around the city.
Taxi: There’s a formal taxi stand, where passengers can line up for a cab, by the 42nd St. and Park Ave./Pershing Sq. exit of the station.
Penn Station (PS)
Located from 31st to 33rd streets between 7th and 8th Aves., Penn Station is New York City’s main transportation hub. Served by Amtrak, NJ Transit, and Long Island Railroad, travelers from all over the country choose Penn Station when traveling to New York City. With direct access to the subway, as well as access to city buses and taxis, travelers can get to their destinations with ease.
Subway: Just $2.25 per ride, travelers can take the A, C, and E from Penn Station via its direct, underground passageways. Access to the 1, 2, and 3 is also available on 34th St./Herald Sq.
Bus: For just $2.25, passengers can jump on the M4, M5, M6, M7, M34 and Q42 to get to various destinations around the city.
Taxi: There are taxi stands at the Seventh Ave. and 32nd Street and Eighth Avenue and 33rd St. exits of the station.