Which Penn Station entrance should I use for Amtrak in New York City?

Penn Station Madison Square Garden Entrance

New York City’s Penn Station is a large underground rail station that stretches between W. 31st and 33rd Streets in central Manhattan. While you can technically use any entrance to reach the Amtrak trains, it is easiest to enter the station off of 8th Avenue. Starting January 1, 2021, the new Moynihan Train Hall, which is accessible via 8th Avenue, will open and be the main Amtrak entrance going forward.

Things to Know

  • Until the new train hall opens, choose from two entrances off of 8th Avenue, one at 31st Street and one at 33rd Street. The entrances appear to go inside Madison Square Garden (look for the round building pictured above), but once inside the doors, there are escalators and stairs that go down one level to the Amtrak concourse.
  • The new train hall entrance is on 8th Avenue across from Madison Square Garden.
  • If you are getting a taxi, Uber or Lyft, you can use Madison Square Garden as your destination to easily reach the Amtrak entrances to Penn Station.
  • Via subway, the 34th Street/Penn Station MTA station is next to Penn Station. Trains on the A, C and E lines stop here and there is an underground passageway to Penn Station, though it is a bit of maze. You’ll need to go up one level once you get inside Penn to reach the Amtrak area.

More Information

Unofficial Guide to New York Penn Station (with maps)

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