In New York City, Amtrak trains arrive and depart from the upper level of Penn Station. Near Madison Square Garden, Times Square and the Empire State Building, Penn (or Pennsylvania) Station also has connections to commuter trains and the local subway (MTA).

Things to Know

  • Arrive 45 minutes early
  • The station is open 24 hours and is full of places to get a quick bite to eat
  • Subway lines A, C, E and 1, 2 3 stop at the station as well as New Jersey Transit and Long Island Railroad
  • If departing from the station, you won’t know the track number until the train approaches the station (watch monitors for information)
  • View our tips for which Penn Station entrance to use to quickly reach Amtrak

Amtrak Routes

Many Amtrak trains depart from Penn Station and travel to cities including Montreal, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., Norfolk, Chicago and even Charlotte, Atlanta, Miami and New Orleans. View the routes below to learn more.

Nearby Hotels

If you’re looking for a hotel in walking distance of Penn Station, choose from the list below:

Things to Do

Have extra time to sightsee before boarding a train or eager to kickstart your arrival in New York City? Here are some of the top things to do near Penn Station:

  • Madison Square Garden (above the station)
  • 34th Street Macy’s (5-minute walk)
  • Manhattan Mall (6-minute walk)
  • The Museum at FIT (7-minute walk)
  • Magic Hour Rooftop & Lounge (7-minute walk)
  • OMEscape New York Real Life Escape Room Game (7-minute walk)
  • High Line (10- minute walk)
  • Empire State Building (10-minute walk)
  • VU Rooftop bar (10-minute walk)
  • Cloud Social Rooftop bar (10-minute walk)
  • Korea Town (10-minute walk)
  • Madame Tussauds New York (11-minute walk)
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not (11-minute walk)
  • 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar (13-minute walk)
  • Times Square (15-minute walk)
  • Bryant Park (15-minute walk)
  • Hard Rock Cafe (15-minute walk)
  • New York Public Library (15-minute walk)
  • National Museum of Mathematics (15-minute walk)

More Information

Penn Station NYC: The Ultimate Guide
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