We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 89 E 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017-5503
Phone Number:
(212) 340-2583
05:30 - 02:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 05:30 - 02:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Grand Central Terminal is the most extraordinary public space in New York...

Grand Central Terminal is the most extraordinary public space in New York City. Opened to the public in 1913, this historic train terminal is a world-famous landmark in Midtown. Its rich history is a story of immense wealth and great engineering. Grand Central is one of the busiest train stations in the world, with approximately 750,000 visitors every day. It is the home of Metro-North Railroad, a subway station, iconic restaurants, shops, and the world's most alluring Apple Store. Some of the highlights to see along your tour of Grand Central include the opal-faced clock, valued at $20 million, above the Information Booth, the Largest Tiffany Glass Clock in the World below the 48-foot, 1500-ton Transportation statue overlooking 42nd Street at Park Avenue, and the mystifying acoustics of the Whispering Gallery in front of the Oyster Bar and Restaurant. Audio and guided tours are available for those with a passion for history. More information regarding tours and ways to plan your visit can be found on the Grand Central Terminal website.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Manhattan Architecture Photography Tour
More Info
and up
Grand Central: The Open Sesame Bagel Tour
More Info
and up
Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 29,880 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11461
  • 4828
    Very good
  • 767
  • 60
  • 19
Amazing View into Subway System in NYC

Simply amazing! We made a specific subway ride simply to see the Grand Central Terminal as we have heard so many stories and seen so many pictures that we simply had to see it... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

29,880 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 17,135: English reviews
Level Contributor
443 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Simply amazing! We made a specific subway ride simply to see the Grand Central Terminal as we have heard so many stories and seen so many pictures that we simply had to see it for ourselves. And so glad we did. Inspiring from inside and out with phenomenal architecture and design while understanding the subway system runs throughout all of... More 

Thank Bandit2118
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Very similar to London's kings cross, a nice place to take pictures and grab a bite to eat. Easy walk from Times Square.

Thank Rara121
The Woodlands, Texas
Level Contributor
58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I cant quite comprehend just how big this place is. You get into the main foyer/ticket lobby(?) and just stand with your draw dropped for several minutes. A must see in my book for anyone visiting NYC.

Thank wodentx
Level Contributor
439 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I have been to the station many times and again, I feel that it is not as clean and the panhandlers are getting out of hand. I understand this is part of the New York experience, but really!

Thank Rebel82
Level Contributor
61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

1. Trains are wheelchair accessible. Train conductor will put ramp out for you. 2. Lots of food: - Oyster Bar: best oysters in the city. Over 15 types daily - great Somoza stand. Get lamb Somosa. - good Jamacian Patty stand. Get spicy beef. 3. Place to meet is clock in center. Only 1. Easily visible. At info booth 4.... More 

Thank Wheelchair-Trvlr
Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
95 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

What an amazing place & its a train station too, it has a food court places to eat drink & all in such beautiful surrounding too.

Thank John W
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2016

You have to say you've been! Quite a stunning plaza - but it's railway station. Not a lot else to say, busy, lots of shops, cool on a hot day, good photo opportunities on the steps.

Thank Catherine V
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
103 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

New York City metro subway train system could be confusing but I did have great time exploring the Grand Central Terminal. It has the most expensive clock in the station - right the center and the ceiling is amazing to see.

Thank indie_dive
Level Contributor
65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This was quite low on our list but we booked for the Michael Jordan restaurant on our last night so thought we would visit early as we had seen it in many films . What a surprise, great building, lovely atmosphere, fantastic market and then on to a fantastic restaurant - Great night

Thank Paula B
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 August 2016

A must see. One of my favs. The architect, the stone and colours the design, all worth a good visit. Stay and eat there too, but I would recommend any fine dining. Ridiculous wait times and the waiters expect you to tip well above average. The bakery was amazing !

Thank OnAdimeMom

Travellers who viewed Grand Central Terminal also viewed


Been to Grand Central Terminal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Grand Central Terminal and other visitors
15 questions
Ask a question
New Jersey
10 days ago

See all questions (15)

Questions? Get answers from Grand Central Terminal staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Midtown

Neighbourhood Profile
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
Explore this neighbourhood