Every time is the right time to visit Grand Central Terminal! This historic NYC landmark is not only a transportation hub—it’s a shopping, dining, and cultural destination with 60 shops, 35 places to eat, and a full calendar of events. Don’t forget that Grand Central’s many activities are all under one magnificent roof, making it an easy visit rain or shine.

Grand Central Terminal is open daily from 5:15AM to 2:00AM, however individual store, restaurantmarketdining concourse, and holiday hours may vary and we recommend you check the individual pages for each.

Located at the intersection of Park Avenue and 42nd Street (89 E. 42nd Street, to be exact!), Grand Central is easily accessible by foot, by bike, by subway, by bus, and by Metro-North train. For more information about how to get here, visit our transportation page, or scroll down to the map.

Note that the Terminal does not offer luggage storage, so please plan ahead. For answers to more questions, visit our FAQ page.

We can’t wait for you to start your Grand Central adventure. All aboard!

What to see

The chandeliers of Grand Central


A ton above you? Each of the chandeliers in Vanderbilt Hall weigh 2500 lbs. and glow with 132 bulbs surrounded by carved oak leaves.

Black brick on the ceiling


Grand Central underwent a complete renovation in the 1990s during which the Main Concourse ceiling was cleaned. If you follow the claw of Cancer on the ceiling to the corner, you can see a black brick—a reminder of what the ceiling used to look like before it was cleaned.

the windows of Main Concourse


The Main Concourse windows are over 60 feet tall and 30 feet wide. Before central air conditioning, they opened to allow air flow in the Terminal.

The clocks of Grand Central


The clocks in Grand Central are set by the atomic clock in the Naval Observatory in Bethesda, Maryland. They are accurate to within 1 second every 20 billion years!

Play tennis in Grand Central


You can play tennis in Grand Central Terminal! Vanderbilt Tennis Club is located on the 4th floor and overlooks Park Avenue.

The ramps between upper and lower level


When constructing Grand Central, engineers labored over plans to perfectly slope the ramps between the upper and lower levels. Commuters found the slope caused them to walk at a brisk pace down the ramps, and the expression “I’ll be ramping” became popular soon after Grand Central’s 1913 opening.

Marketplace of Grand Central


Grand Central Market, a European-style marketplace, has 13 different local vendors selling everything from seafood and cooking spices to cheese and deli meats to cupcakes and jams.

Detail of Grand Central building


Grand Central Terminal goes by many names, including Grand Central, the Terminal, and GCT. Just don’t call us “Grand Central Station”—that refers to the US Post Office down the street or the subway station below.


  • Take a tour! You can see the most famous Terminal in the nation up close and personal on a grand tour.
  • Head upstairs if you’re looking for dinner under the stars at Cipriani Dolci or a cocktail at The Campbell.
  • Head downstairs if you’re looking for a quick bite in the Dining Concourse. Shake Shack burger or a memorable meal at the historic Oyster Bar & Restaurant, anyone?
  • Head to Grand Central Market if you’re looking for a unique shopping experience. Get all the ingredients for a great meal at local vendors like Murray’s Cheese, Eli Zabar’s Farm to Table, and Pescatore Seafood Company.
  • Stop by the Information Booth in the Main Concourse for up-to-date information about the Terminal. While you’re there, pick up the latest directory map and Special Offers Book to make the most of your visit.
  • Accessibility: The Terminal is accessible to visitors with disabilities. It has public elevators and ramps to help visitors get around without the use of stairs. Please check our directory for exact locations. The Terminal does not provide wheelchair rentals.

The Holidays at Grand Central

There are many reasons why over 1 million people visit the Terminal every day during the holiday season from November to December. Visitors come to shop the annual Holiday Fair and The Shops at Grand Central, dine at one of Grand Central’s amazing restaurants and bars, or behold New York Transit Museum’s Holiday Train Show. The building is also decked out in holiday cheer including wreaths, garland, and festive lighting on the Pershing Square Viaduct on 42nd Street.

Shop & Dine

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More About Transportation »

Metro-north Traintime

The Official Metro-North app includes real-time train status and track information, links to MTA eTix to buy electronic tickets, trip schedules and fares, and detailed station information including Grand Central.


MTA eTix

MTA eTix is a mobile ticketing app that lets you purchase and use Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road tickets directly on your smartphone or mobile device. Download the app for free, set up your account, and never stand in line to buy tickets ever again!


Grand Central Tour

Grand Central Terminal’s official, self-guided audio tour focuses not only on the architectural highlights of the Terminal, but provides a real story about little known secrets, anecdotes, archival material and the history of the Terminal.