NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour


Grand Central Terminal is open to the public daily 5:15 AM – 2:00 AM


1 Hour 30 Minutes


GCT has public elevators and ramps providing access. The Terminal does not provide wheelchair rental. Additional offerings include:

  • Large print on signage
  • Braille
  • Assisted Listening System available in the Main Concourse: Info Booth and Ticket windows
  • Customer Service representatives stationed in the Main Concourse and in the Station Master’s Office

Discover the iconic Grand Central Station, a bustling hub of history, elegance, and modernity in the heart of New York City.


89 E, West 42nd Street, New York, New York, 10017

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(212) 340 2583

Getting There

Grand Central Terminal’s main entrance is 89 E. 42nd St. at Park Avenue.
By subway: 4, 5, 6, 7, and S lines.
By bus: M101, M102, M103, M1, M2, M3, M4, Q32 and M42 lines.
By train: Metro-North and LIRR.


89 E, West 42nd Street, New York, New York, 10017

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Grand Central Terminal is a towering architectural masterpiece and a thriving hive of activity in the heart of New York City. It opened in 1913 and is more than just a transit hub; it represents the city’s majesty and perseverance. Grand Central Station is a sight to behold, with its distinctive Beaux-Arts façade and a vast main concourse topped by a heavenly ceiling painting.

Every day, hundreds of thousands of commuters pass through its corridors, rushing to catch trains to nearby and distant destinations. Grand Central, however, is more than simply a transit hub; it is also a destination in its own right. The station features a variety of stores, restaurants, and even an indoor market, providing a taste of New York’s eclectic food culture.


A Living Chronicle of Triumph and Tragedy

Grand Central, steeped in history, has been a witness to countless moments of triumph and tragedy. Serving as a vital transportation hub during World War II, it stood as a beacon of hope and connectivity, facilitating the movement of troops and civilians alike. Additionally, it hosted joyous celebrations for returning troops, becoming a symbol of resilience and unity.

Moreover, Grand Central has played a prominent role in popular culture, serving as the backdrop for numerous films, further solidifying its place in the collective imagination of generations.


More Than a Historic Landmark

Beyond its historical significance, Grand Central remains a vital artery connecting people from all walks of life. Whether it’s commuters rushing to work, tourists marveling at its grandeur, or lovers bidding farewell under the famous clock, Grand Central Station embodies the bustling energy and timeless allure of New York City. It’s not just a station; it’s a living, breathing symbol of the city that never sleeps.

  • Iconic Hub: Feel the pulse of New York City at Grand Central Terminal, where commuters and travelers meet.
  • Admire the Beaux-Arts splendor in the center of the city.
  • Explore the history and eating possibilities at this historic monument.
  • Start your trip at Grand Central Terminal, your one-stop shop for everything in New York City.
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Frequently Asked Questions

No, there are no luggage storage services at Grand Central. Please plan ahead if you are arriving with luggage.

Public restrooms are located on the Lower Level, additional ladies and family restrooms are located in the Station Master’s Office on the Upper Level next to Track 37.

Pets are allowed in the building and on Metro-North trains as long as they are on a leash or in a container or cage. Remember to show us your pet’s journey using the hashtag #dogsofGCT!