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Grand Central Station
Located at the heart of Manhattan, Grand Central Station (also known as Grand Central Terminal) welcomes 750,000 people daily who come to marvel at its spectacular architecture and murals, grab a bite to eat, or simply catch a commuter train home.
 
The Basics
Built in the early 1900s, Grand Central covers a massive 48 acres (19 hectares) and is full of architectural treasures such as opulent chandeliers and a “whispering gallery” with unique acoustic properties. People come and go through the station at all hours, making it one of the best spots in Manhattan for people watching.

Take a guided walking or audio tour to discover hidden platforms and rooms, learn the meanings of the different murals, and peruse the terminal’s many eateries. City tours often stop by Grand Central Station en route to other New York attractions such as Times Square or Central Park.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The station and its restrooms are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
  • Don’t miss the monumental ceiling mural of the night sky over the main concourse, which features 2,500 stars.
  • Keep an eye out for the secret platform, No. 61, which has an elevator connecting directly to the Waldorf Astoria hotel and was used by Franklin D Roosevelt.
  • The Grand Central/42nd St. subway station is Manhattan’s busiest, so be prepared for crowds.
 
How to Get There
Grand Central Station is on 42nd Street at Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Lines 4, 5, 6, and 7 at the Grand Central/42nd St. subway stop and the 42nd St. Shuttle, which runs between Grand Central and Time Square, plus numerous buses serve it. It’s also accessible by foot, taxi, or as part of a walking tour. Metro-North Railroad commuter trains arrive here from suburban New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
 
When to Get There

The station is open from 5:30am–2am; hours may vary for individual shops, cafés, and restaurants inside. The main concourse gets very busy with commuters during morning and evening rush hours, so plan your visit outside these times.
 
Grand Central’s Food Market

Grand Central has its own European-style food market under the main terminal, between the Graybar building and the 4/5/6 subway lines. Vendors sell fruits and vegetables, handmade chocolates, fresh bread, gourmet meats and cheeses, and more.
Address: 89 E 42nd St, New York City, New York 10017, USA
Admission: Free
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84 Tours and Activities to Experience Grand Central Station

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Full-Day New York

Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour + One World Observatory Ticket

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Take in all the highlights of New York City on this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind tour. Explore the Big Apple like a New Yorker, as you walk, ride the subway and take the Staten Island ferry. Visit Times Square, the Broadway Theater District, Grand Central Terminal, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and much more. Entrance to the One World Observatory is also included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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$109.00
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See the highlights of New York City without the hassle of navigating traffic or public transportation by booking a Big Bus tour. The hop-on hop-off tour enables busy travelers to relax and enjoy the sights from the double-decker bus. Along the way, you can choose the attractions that interest you most rather than being caught up on a group tour.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.20
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New York City Secrets of Grand Central Terminal Tour

New York City Secrets of Grand Central Terminal Tour

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Millions of travelers pass through Grand Central Terminal, but most never discover the secrets of this Manhattan showpiece. This tour lifts the lid: spotlighting the origins and evolution of the beaux arts train station from its heyday to disrepair and restoration. Spot detail and design quirks; and hear stories of its past that will give you a deeper understanding of the building than you could get alone.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.34
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New York City's Grand Central Terminal Official Guided Walking Tour

New York City's Grand Central Terminal Official Guided Walking Tour

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Get an in-depth introduction to iconic Grand Central Terminal during this guided tour that covers the historical background, humorous anecdotes, and little-known tales and legends of New York City’s landmark station. Audio headsets are included, so you can move freely while still listening to the guide's commentary. Highlights covered include the painted, celestial-themed ceiling and the acoustically unique whispering gallery.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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$33.34
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New York City's Grand Central Terminal Official Audio Tour

New York City's Grand Central Terminal Official Audio Tour

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New York’s Grand Central Terminal is one of the city’s most famous landmarks, and with this self-guided audio tour you can get a behind-the-scenes look at its soaring architecture and detailed interior. Learn about the rich history of this famous station, along with anecdotes, little-known facts, and details about the golden age of American rail travel as you explore the elegant Main Concourse at your own pace.
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  • 1 hour
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$12.00
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Grand Central Station, Rockefeller and Top of the Rock Small Group Walking Tour

Grand Central Station, Rockefeller and Top of the Rock Small Group Walking Tour

Get an in-depth introduction to one of the most iconic neighborhoods in New York City. Enjoy the spectacular architectural beauty of Grand Central Terminal, the New York Public Library, Rockefeller Center and the many famed skyscrapers around Bryant Park, while you listen to their historical background and little-known stories and legends.
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  • 2 hours
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$77.50
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NYC Secrets of Grand Central Terminal Private Walking Tour

NYC Secrets of Grand Central Terminal Private Walking Tour

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Grand Central Terminal is one of New York’s most visited landmarks and architectural gems, and beyond the rush-hour bustle, the station offers up its fair share of surprises. With this private walking tour, discover Grand Central’s hidden corners and see parts of the station even locals don’t know about. Learn about the station’s hidden tennis court, see its backwards ceiling, and learn fascinating facts about its long history.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Grand Central: The Open Sesame Bagel Tour

Grand Central: The Open Sesame Bagel Tour

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If you’re in New York City and want to tick Grand Central Terminal off your list, it can be hard to see every detail of this station during it’s busy working hours. This Grand Central tour is perfect for anyone trying to get a closer look at the art, architecture, and history of NYC’s famous terminal. See its Tiffany clock and hidden Campbell Apartment, while hearing stories about the city’s golden age of rail.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$40.00
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$40.00

Grand Central Self-Guided Walking Tour

Grand Central Self-Guided Walking Tour

Welcome to the most famous train station in the country: Grand Central Terminal. This walking tour will take you through the terminal and tell you everything you need to know about its fascinating history. This guide will help you to take the tour of the Grand Central Terminal at your own pace. This self-guided tour allows you to explore New York’s historic wonders with maximum flexibility and value. Here's how it works: Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. When you arrive, launch the app and simply follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip the Line Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Grand Central Audio Tour Ticket

Skip the Line Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Grand Central Audio Tour Ticket

Experience New York City’s iconic landmarks on this guided excursion. Take advantage of priority boarding on the way to Liberty Island and reserve line access once you arrive. Enjoy self-guided audio tours at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island or upgrade to include a local guide and a stop at the reflecting pools at the National 9/11 Memorial. Official audio tours are only available within Grand Central’s gorgeous, historic terminal.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.99
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Private tour of Grand Central Terminal

Private tour of Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal is an icon of NYC. Countless movies, tvs, (even cartoons!), have used the stunning temple of transport as the set for iconic cultural scenes. We'll see art stained glass from Tiffany's, where Edward R Murrow's studios were, hidden tennis courts, the best cocktail bar, and hear stories from U.S. history, ancient with the Vanderbilts and recent with Jackie O. This is a tour that has it all!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$450.00
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Private New York Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

Private New York Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

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Group tours of New York City can sometimes pass sights too fast, or not even stop at attractions you’re most interested in. This private New York City tour with a professional photographer lets you customize the tour stops to suit your interests. Select from any number of popular locations, like Times Square and the Theatre District, Central Park, Midtown Manhattan, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$147.50
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New York City at Night Bus Tour

New York City at Night Bus Tour

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Experience New York, the ‘city that never sleeps,’ magically lit up after dark during this guided evening tour of the city by bus. Begin with a short nighttime stroll along the city’s famous High Line Park, then hop on a bus for a ride past illuminated landmarks like Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the neighborhoods of SoHo and Chinatown, and take a short walk through Grand Central Terminal.
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  • 4 hours
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New York City THE RIDE Interactive Musical Bus Tour

New York City THE RIDE Interactive Musical Bus Tour

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New York City is famous for its Broadway musicals and world-class entertainment, and this interactive bus tour brings the magic of Broadway to you. Hop aboard THE RIDE for a thrilling drive around Midtown Manhattan, stopping to admire the sights and enjoy live performances from your guides—professional actors who use the streets of NYC as their stage.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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New York City Central Park Bicycle Rental

New York City Central Park Bicycle Rental

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Rent a bike and cruise along shady paths, picturesque lakes, and quiet lanes in New York's Central Park. Take in the highlights of the sprawling park on two wheels, and enjoy the full flexibility to ride where you want for as long as you want. Get tips on the best places to visit inside the park, or follow city streets to nearby museums and Times Square.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
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New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option

New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option

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Explore New York City at your own pace on a private tour that lets you customize your itinerary. Your personal guide helps you to craft your dream journey around NYC, making this trip a rewarding adventure for everyone from first-time visitors to NYC regulars. Plus, while many tours have one driver/guide, on this trip you can choose a separate guide and driver so you can ensure your guide’s full attention.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$849.00
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New York "Must See" Small-Group Half-Day Tour

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Experience the best of the Big Apple during this half-day tour of Manhattan with a group limited to 15 guests. Rather than trying to do it all yourself, let an experienced guide lead you through the vibrant streets, colorful neighborhoods, and historic landmarks on foot, subway, and ferry. Get the full New York City experience and see iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, and Wall Street.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Affordable Central Park Bike Rental

Affordable Central Park Bike Rental

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Experience New York City by bike on a self-guided tour that allows you to explore the city at your own pace. Pick up your bike rental from a convenient location between Central Park and Times Square, and then pedal to your choice of destinations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or beyond.
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  • 1 to 2 days
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$6.42
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Grand Central Indoor Food Tour

Grand Central Indoor Food Tour

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Many visitors don’t know that Grand Central Station is a foodie’s paradise, but it is. During this Grand Central Station indoor food tour, a guide shows you the way to hidden gems and architectural highlights on your way to a series of gourmet stops. Sample New York City treats as you taste your way through on the of the world’s largest train terminals.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.60
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Guided Private Underground New York Subway Tour

Guided Private Underground New York Subway Tour

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Learn the secrets of New York’s subway on a 2.5-hour underground tour with a private guide. Hear stories about the engineering, technology and people behind the subway’s construction. Discover legends and secrets about abandoned levels, hidden stations and fake houses that disguise escape routes around the city. See official and unofficial art as you follow the 1904 line from Bowling Green to Grand Central Terminal, and get a surprising look at places that every New Yorker sees—but few notice.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.00
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$170.00
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THE RIDE: Holiday Edition New York City

THE RIDE: Holiday Edition New York City

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Buy your tickets ahead of time for The Ride in New York City during the holiday season. This often sold-out theater experience is extra special against the twinkling lights of the city lit up for the holidays. With tickets in hand, you'll guarantee your spot for this popular show, featuring holiday performances during a 4-mile (6.5-kilometer) ride through New York in a glassed-in mobile theater.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$69.00
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TCM Classic Film Tour of New York

TCM Classic Film Tour of New York

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See the real-life set of dozens of classic movies on this NYC film tour. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, movie buffs can visit more than 60 filming locations—many of which you would likely miss if traveling on your own. Your guide also shares movie trivia and insider details at stops along the way. Additionally, movie clips that corresponding with the passing sites are played onboard the comfortable coach.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.00
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New York: Times Square and Midtown Sites & Bites

New York: Times Square and Midtown Sites & Bites

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There’s more to Times Square than meets the eye—and there’s a lot to see. Don’t miss a thing in one of the busiest neighborhoods in the world on this guided tour that starts at the iconic Grand Central Terminal. Grab a bite to eat and discover the grand façade, main concourse, and even a hidden passage to the street. Then marvel at the Midtown skyscrapers and bright lights of Broadway while sampling food along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.63
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Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens Coach Tour from Manhattan

Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens Coach Tour from Manhattan

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There’s more to the Big Apple than just Times Square and Central Park. Explore the rest of New York City on this exciting multi-borough guided tour. See Spanish Harlem. Explore the Bronx, home of the Yankees. Cruise around vibrant Queens. Feel like a hipster in Brooklyn. And, finally, cross back into Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge. Learn about the history and culture of the boroughs. This service is a complement to the traditional city tour of Manhattan, and represents the authentic “melting pot” of the real New York.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.00
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