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 from 7th Avenue to 8th Avenue in Manhattan. While you can technically use any entrance to reach the Amtrak trains, it is easiest to enter the station off of 8th Avenue, which is above the Amtrak waiting room, boarding area and ticket office.

Things to Know

  • There are 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.
  • 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. 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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