In this post, we provide several methods for luggage storage in NYC, including one that will pick up and drop off your luggage.
You can now store your bags at just about any kind of business.
- Public Lockers
- Luggage Storage (the Airbnb method)
- Mobile Storage (have your luggage picked up)
- Penn Station
- Grand Central Terminal
- JFK Airport
PUBLIC LOCKERS IN NYC
We need to start here.
The days of the public, coin, or credit card-operated lockers at train stations, bus terminals, and airports in NYC are over.
To the extent that these lockers do exist, they are usually limited to the time someone is visiting a particular location, such as the Statue of Liberty.
Lockers at the Statue of Liberty
If you are staying at a traditional hotel, check with your bellhop or concierge about on-site luggage lockers or a storage room.
Usually, guests can store their luggage free of charge.
LUGGAGE STORAGE (THE SHARING ECONOMY)
Vertoe (and its competitors below) employ a similar system to Airbnb, but for luggage.
They find convenient locations for travelers, such as souvenir and gift shops, convenience stores, or hotels, that are open early and close late and have the capacity and the security to hold your baggage.
Vertoe is America’s largest on-demand short-term storage provider with a presence in over 20 major cities with 300+ locations in the US, as well as 45+ major international cities with 500 + locations.
They have over 125 locations in New York City alone and they are adding locations very rapidly.
They have locations at many major transit spots, such as Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal, Port Authority, JFK Airport, and Newark Airport.
Many of their locations are open 24/7.
Vertoe’s rates are among the cheapest in New York City. Bags cost $5.95/day (online price) and they have deals for groups.
They offer a very generous $5,000 in insurance and provide complimentary tamper-proof security seals at their locations.
Click here to find Vertoe locations.
Vertoe users get to rate and review each of their locations, reviews that you could read before checking your bags. They offer 24-hour customer service.
Some of the below companies may have additional benefits you'd like or offer more convenient locations or hours for you than Vertoe.
This company has a variety of different storage locations in NYC that they call "Angels."
These sites could be located at hotels, bodegas, restaurants, and even some notable attractions such as Grand Central Terminal, Hudson Yards, Wall Street, the World Trade Center, and many others.
They currently charge as low as $4.90 per item per day, and there is a guaranteed 3-minute check-in process.
This service must be booked online before arriving, and reservations are non-refundable.
Click here to make a reservation.
Bounce makes storing your luggage very simple. It is a flat rate of $5.90 per bag per day. They offer $5000 insurance.
This company has over 380 locations in New York City, which is more than any other service on our list.
You get a 10% discount automatically if you book through us. You can also use promo code FREETOURSBYFOOT to save an extra 5% off!
Alternatively, you can also save 10% off by using the New York Sightseeing Pass!
The other option is a "mobile luggage" service described below. Contact them for more information.
Another reputable company that has locations throughout the world. Prices are $2/bag/hour up to $6/day with $2000 of insurance.
Reservations and payments are made through their website and there is no fee for canceling as long as your reservation time has not started.
TIP: You can save 20% off this service by using the New York Sightseeing Pass. If you're planning to enjoy multiple activities in NYC, this is a great way to save some money.
Stasher, like Nanny Bag, is a European company making inroads in the North American Market.
One feature that stands out is that they claim most of their locations are open 24 hours a day.
The cost is a flat rate of $6 a day per bag, with $1200 in insurance coverage.
MOBILE LUGGAGE STORAGE
My Bag Check
The latest trend in luggage storage is pick-up/drop-off services.
Rather than you bringing your luggage to a facility, this company will come to you and pick up your luggage.
They will store it securely for the desired amount of time, and then return it to you at any location you request.
This type of storage is more expensive than Airbnb luggage storage services mentioned above.
But for those who value convenience over cost, this type of service could be worth it.
And since these services can drop off your luggage at airports and train stations, they also allow you to travel without carrying your bags.
Expect to pay between $15 - $25 per bag per day (assuming 2 bags in an order).
Pricing depends on where your bags are being picked up and dropped off and time.
This is the only app-based, on-demand luggage pickup/delivery service. My Bag Check operates 24 hours, 7 days a week.
It is very simple to use. Through the app, schedule your luggage pick-up time/location and delivery time/location.
Enter a description of your bag(s) and take a photo. Confirm your request and at the designated time, a driver will come pick-up your bags.
While you are out and about, your luggage is stored in a secure facility. It is returned to you at the time/location you requested.
The flat-fee includes insurance up to $100. You can purchase additional insurance up to $500.
This service takes advantage of taxi-share programs, such as Uber and Lyft, for drivers.
- Manhattan Orders - $35
- Manhattan to Borough OR Borough to Borough - $50
- Borough (excluding Manhattan) to Airport - $80
- Manhattan to Airport or From Airports (Order Origination) - $100
Traditional luggage storage locations can be found throughout the city and we have listed them below.
Some offer additional services such as computer/printer access and free Wi-Fi.
Some of these facilities are located near the starting/stopping points for many of our pay-what-you-like walking tours so drop off your bags and come join us for a tour!
Schwartz Travel & Storage
357 West 37th St. Ground Floor (bet. 8th & 9th Aves) Tel. 212-290-2626
A reputable company located near Penn Station and Port Authority Bus Terminal. They are open 24 hours every day of the week.
Reservations are not necessary. You can just walk in and leave your bags. You will need to show your ID or passport.
The cost per bag is $2.50 per hour with a maximum of $10 per day. Luggage is insured up to $2,500.
357 W 36th St. 2nd Floor (bet. 8th and 9th Aves.) Tel. 212-967-0026
They are located within walking distance of Penn Station, Times Square, and Port Authority Bus Terminal.
The cost is a flat rate per day: small bag $7; medium bag $10; large/extra-large bag $17.
They offer free Wi-Fi & printing. You can also charge your phone and other devices.
CBH Luggage Storage
31 West 46th Street Tel 646-543-1831
Secure luggage storage very close to Grand Central Terminal, Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Times Square.
They charge $2.50 per hour, per bag. They also have a daily rate that depends on the size of your bag.
Regular sized bags cost between $7 to $10 maximum per day. However oversized bags are charged between $15 to $20 per day.
They are open 24 hours, however, special reservations need to be made from 10:00 pm - 8:00 am. If you need to pick up your bag beyond those hours, special arrangements can be made for an extra $59.
Other services offered: free phone calls, free wifi, printing services, lounge area, refrigerator and microwave available, free phone charging up to 15 minutes, a lounge area with TV for short stays, a package receiving services, pickup from the midtown area, and key-exchange services.
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