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Challenging to navigate for the first time traveller by train.

We felt lucky that we had someone with us who had previously travelled through Penn Station. The station isn't easily navigated. Make sure to allow enough time to locate the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Paula H
Crofton, Maryland, United States
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Crofton, Maryland, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We felt lucky that we had someone with us who had previously travelled through Penn Station. The station isn't easily navigated. Make sure to allow enough time to locate the gates/trains. Your actual departure gate isn't announced until 10-15 minutes prior to your departure. There are plenty of place to grab a bite to eat or drink while you wait.... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Penn station is massive and it connects many of the subways and trains to the city. It's located in the middle of midtown Manhattan on 34th St. The New Jersey transit goes from here to the New Jersey airport making it very convenient.

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Used this station to get to and from NYC from airport. Very old but well serviced. Very busy but good information boards. Toilets clean. Would recommend.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sadly started at Union Station in Washington, DC, but trip ended here in NYC...walking out of the rail terminus into the station, which I hadn't been to in some time, what a disappointment. Hasn't changed in years. Still absent character and charm; still just a mess of shops and poorly utilized spaces. So much to do to bring this huge... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Travel by train is more expensive than by bus, no doubt, but the ease of traveling by train through Penn Station is hard to beat. You can eat on the train, read on the train, use the bathroom on the train, and the train drops you right in the heart of NYC -- a short cab ride or walk to... More 

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Utica, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unlike Grand Central, Penn Station is not a destination. It's centrally located in Chelsea near FIT and Macy's (and essentially co-located with Madison Square Garden) but it's a place you go through to get to somewhere else. Nothing really here to see and no reason to stay. A comfortable way station on your way to somewhere else, with plenty of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are going to go you might as well go big. And the Penn Station subway stop is one of the busiest. Of course it lacks the transfer capability of you Union Sq, Fulton St. or even Times Sq. but it makes up for it in sheer volume. And hey, what's not to like about walking the cavernous habit-trail... More 

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Misawa, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here to make AMTRAK connections and it was quite smooth. The waiting area was comfortable and well ordered.

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Astoria, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I returned from Boston to Penn Station, the smell, the dirt and fast food joints make Penn the worst Amtrak Station on the East Coast. It's just a sprawling mess.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to navigate, especially if you are doing the subway-to-train transfer. The directions within the facility are sorely lacking. Way too many homeless dudes that stink up the joint, and some of them are visibly under the influence of drugs. The food offering is mostly terrible - I suggest picking up something outside if you plan on riding the train.... More 

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