Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal

87 E 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017

Grand Central Terminal was built in 1871, then was rebuilt and reopened in 1913. Grand Central is the largest station in the world in terms of number of platforms and tracks, 44 and 67, respectively. It covers an area of 48 acres (19 hectares)!

But it’s more than just the Central Station of New York City. You can spend a few hours getting acquainted with the architecture of the building and its famous restaurants and shops. Learn more about Grand Central by taking an audio tour for as little as $9. Look for the GCT Tour sign at the ground level (Main Concourse), they are open every day from 9 am to 6 pm.

Be sure to visit the Whispering Gallery. Grand Central has two ramps that go down to the Oyster Bar. If one person is in the corner at the end of a ramp, and the second one is in another corner, both facing the wall, they can hear each other, no matter how quietly they whisper.

The Oyster Bar at Grand Central is no less legendary than the station itself. Many believe that this is the best oyster bar in New York City.

Take a look at the restaurant website (the menu is also available online). And for dessert, check out The Magnolia Bakery, located on the lower level of Grand Central.

Useful Information

Nearest subway stops:

Grand Central - 42 Street (4, 5, 6, 7).

Restaurants inside Grand Central:

The Oyster Bar

All restaurants of Grand Central

Also nearby:

The United Nations

The New York Public Library

Bryant Park

Fifth Avenue

Madison Avenue

Times Square


Bergdorf Goodman

Henri Bendel


See Grand Central during the tours:

Double-Decker Tours, 48 hours or 72 hours

87 E 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017