Penn Station Luggage Storage

This post provides several options for luggage storage in and around Penn Station in NYC including an option that will pick up and deliver your luggage to you.

Click here for other options throughout NYC.

 

 

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ARE THERE LOCKERS AT PENN STATION?

Due to increased security following the Sept 11th attacks, there are no longer storage lockers at Penn Station nor is there a live luggage attendant.

Apparently, the only option available for baggage inside of Penn Station is for those with Amtrak tickets.

At $10/piece, the service isn’t cheap, but it’s not too much to pass up the service.

Non-ticket holders can use Amtrak storage but only when space is available and for $20/piece. There are better options and we list them in the next section. 

 


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LUGGAGE STORAGE SHARING

In the past few years, a new type of luggage service has arisen and quickly dominated the luggage storage market. It’s the sharing economy. 

See their pricing page for more information.

Like Airbnb, the companies in this space find convenient locations for travelers, such as souvenir and gift shops, convenience stores, and even hotels

They work with places that open early and close late and can hold and secure your luggage, all for $5.95/piece for 24 hours with insurance up to $5000. 

 

Click on the map to search for locations or to book.

Penn Station Luggage Storage

 

Companies such as Vertoe operate both a website and an app.

In the image above, you can see Penn Station in the red rectangle with the closest participating locations denoted by luggage icons.

While storing your luggage with Amtrak is the quickest and most convenient option, the Vertoe option is definitely the most cost-effective.

Learn more at Vertoe or check out their competitors.

In the next section, we explain a more costly, most arguably the most convenient option, mobile luggage storage.

 


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MOBILE LUGGAGE PICK UP AND DROP OFF

While Vertoe operates like Airbnb, My Bag Check operates like Uber.

Rather than you stopping in at a participating location, a car will come and pick up your luggage, store it, and then deliver it to your desired destination, including train stations like Penn Station.

 

 

Go to their website to book

  • 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  

 


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THINGS TO DO AROUND PENN STATION AND NYC

If you are looking to store your luggage because of an early checkout or a late arrival, then you just might have some time on your hand.

Let us help you come up with some ideas for things to do in NYC.

Why not join one of our daily, pay-what-you-wish walking tours? We offer roughly 12 guided tours a day, including tours of Midtown Manhattan and the High Line.

Both which are within walking distance of Penn Station.

Free New York Tours

 

We also offer a dozen GPS-enabled, guided audio tours that you can use anytime you wish with a smartphone.

We also have several useful articles with tips on visiting NYC:

If you are just arriving in NYC for the first time, then you might consider a hop-on-hop-off bus ticket. Most companies offer 24-hour tickets.

New York Tourist Discount Passes

Most are included for free or at a discount on tourist discount passes. If you are considering even two paid attractions or tours in NYC, then a tourist discount pass might make sense for you.

 

About the author

Born and raised just across the Hudson River in NJ, Stephen became a licensed NYC tour guide in 2010 and has led and organized thousands of tours since then.

He has researched and written dozens of articles with insider NYC tips, and created a podcast, titled "NYC Travel Tips & Hacks".