Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour in New York, NY

Grand Central Terminal New York, NY 10017
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Overview

Immerse yourself in the vast history of NYC on a self-guided Grand Central Terminal audio tour. Throughout your tour, you’ll discover more about the Terminal’s architectural wonders, hidden gems, secrets, and grand history. Choose between the Local or the Express tour to suit your itinerary. The tour is available in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, and German.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Tours can take anywhere from a half hour to just over an hour.
  • The audio tour is available in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, and German.
  • Available seven days a week from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • Tours are not provided on Thanksgiving day and Christmas day.

Description

from Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour
MTA Metro-North Railroad, which operates the Terminal, has teamed up with Orpheo USA, one of the world’s most experienced producers of audio tours, to give tourists, travelers and locals alike a history of the Terminal filled with interesting details and insights.

The 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. Visitors will not see Grand Central the same after taking the tour.

The audio tour is also available seven days a week (closed only on Thanksgiving day and Christmas day) at the Tours office in the Graybar Passage. Hours are 9:00 am to 6:00 pm but may be extended during the holidays. Orpheo’s state-of-the-art audio device and headset comes with a map of the terminal.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour

How long is the tour?
The self-guided audio tours can take anywhere from a half hour to just over an hour long.

Where do I pick-up my audio tour?
Begin your tour at the Tours office in the Graybar Passage.

Is the tour available in other languages?
Yes. The tour is available in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, and German.

Where is Grand Central Terminal located?
Grand Central Terminal is located at 89 E. 42nd Street at Park Avenue in New York, NY.

When is Grand Central Terminal open?
The building is open to the public from 5:30 am-2:00 am daily. Tour hours are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Does Grand Central have a place to store luggage?
No.

What should I wear?
Dress appropriately for the weather forecast and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Does Grand Central Terminal offer parking?
No. However, there are a number of public garages nearby the station.

Is Grand Central Terminal accessible?
Yes. The Terminal is accessible to visitors with disabilities. It has public elevators and ramps to help visitors get around without the use of stairs. In addition, the Terminal also has:

  • Large Print on Signage
  • Braille
  • Assisted Listening System available in the Main Concourse: Information Booth and Ticket windows
  • Customer Service representatives on the Main Concourse and in the Station Master’s Office

Are there public restrooms in the Terminal?
Yes.

Are pets allowed in the building?
You may bring your pet in the building and on Metro-North trains as long as they are on a leash or in a container or cage.

Are bikes allowed inside the building?
You may bring your bike in the building, but you may NOT ride or park it inside. To bring your bike on Metro-North trains, you need to purchase a bike permit at the ticket windows.

Are there dining options at Grand Central Terminal?
Yes! Grand Central Terminal offers over 35 dining options from fast food in the Dining Concourse, to casual sit down eateries like Great Northern Food Hall and Prova Pizzabar, to world-famous fine dining, like Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Cipriani Dolci, or Michelin-starred Agern.