Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal which includes interior views and heritage elements as well as a large group of people

Grand Central Terminal

With sweeping marble staircases, world-renowned artworks and chandeliers gracing its elegant colonnades, Grand Central Terminal is more than just a train station.

Just one glance at the imposing neo-classical façade of Grand Central Terminal evokes the spirit of adventure and romance. A priceless Tiffany clock made from opulent stained glass sits above the entrance, crowned by the classical figures of Mercury, Hercules and Minerva. When it was built, this was the largest sculptural group in the world – an apt frontispiece for such a grand building.

Even for those not wishing to travel, Grand Central Terminal is a popular destination. Stretching out over almost 20 hectares with 67 tracks, 46 platforms and an estimated 750,000 visitors a day, the sheer scale of the place is jaw-dropping. Inside, the lavish halls make for a shining example of art-deco splendour.

During the daytime, the main concourse is illuminated by natural light from the arching windows. It glints off the gold-dipped chandeliers, the marble floors and the opal face of the enormous four-sided clock which sits above the information kiosk. Look upwards and you’ll be greeted by a different sight: the ceiling has been painted to look like the night sky, complete with constellations picked out in gold leaf. On closer inspection, those with sharp eyes might notice something strange – the zodiacs have been depicted back to front!

A stroll around the station will introduce you to more of its secrets. See if you can find the whispering gallery, an alcove by the Oyster bar which projects the lowest of murmurs to the other side of the room across its domed ceiling. Make your way down one of concourse’s two matching staircases, replicas of the grand staircase in the Paris Opera House, and check out the time on the main Departure Boards. These are always set one minute fast, a sneaky way of ensuring the trains get off on time!

After all this exploring, you may have worked up an appetite. Head for the Dining Concourse, one level below the main Hall, which is packed with eateries. Choose from a broad assortment of dishes, from French patisseries to perfectly cooked steak. In the evening, why not treat yourself to a cocktail in the newly refurbished Campbell Apartment by Vanderbilt Avenue.

The Terminal is a central transport hub, making it very easy to get to by train, subway or bus. Situated at E. 42nd Street and Park Avenue, it can be reached on foot from almost anywhere in central Manhattan.

Top 10 Hotels Near Grand Central Terminal

Hotel Edison Times Square
Hotel Edison Times Square
4 out of 5
228 W 47th St, New York, NY, 10036
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$240 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family amenities ...
3.9/5 Good! (2,831 reviews)
"We didn’t request a handicap bathroom, my daughter didn’t want to shower with out a shower curtain not very comfortable that aspect"

Reviewed on 13 May,2022

Hotel Edison Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY, 10036
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$311 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the convenient parking ...
3.5/5 Good! (6,159 reviews)
"Great location, quiet rooms, clean"

Reviewed on 16 May,2022

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Row NYC
Row NYC
4 out of 5
700 8th Avenue, New York, NY, 10036
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$261 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.5/5 Good! (3,802 reviews)
"The staff was super nice and housekeeping was on top of it, which was awesome. The front desk guy gave us a room with a view and we didn’t initially have one. Only complaint I’d have is the bathroom doors are like sliding barn doors and there like a 3 inch gap between the wall and the door so there ..."

Reviewed on 14 May,2022

Row NYC
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Hotel Edison Times Square
Hotel Edison Times Square
4 out of 5
228 W 47th St, New York, NY, 10036
The price is S$240 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Hotel Edison Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY, 10036
The price is S$311 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Row NYC
Row NYC
4 out of 5
700 8th Avenue, New York, NY, 10036
The price is S$261 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Row NYC
Arlo Midtown
Arlo Midtown
4 out of 5
351 West 38th Street, New York, NY, 10018
The price is S$379 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Arlo Midtown
Stewart Hotel
Stewart Hotel
4 out of 5
371 7th Ave, New York, NY, 10001
The price is S$275 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stewart Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn New York Times Square North
Hilton Garden Inn New York Times Square North
3 out of 5
30 W 46th St, New York, NY, 10036
The price is S$370 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Hilton Garden Inn New York Times Square North
Margaritaville Resort Times Square
Margaritaville Resort Times Square
4 out of 5
560 7th Ave, New York, NY, 10018
The price is S$404 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Margaritaville Resort Times Square
Westgate New York Grand Central
Westgate New York Grand Central
4 out of 5
304 E 42nd St, New York, NY, 10017
The price is S$412 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Westgate New York Grand Central
Hyatt Grand Central New York
Hyatt Grand Central New York
4 out of 5
109 East 42nd Street, at Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY, 10017
The price is S$419 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Hyatt Grand Central New York
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.