This post provides several options for luggage storage in and around Penn Station in NYC.
We include many places that offer secure lockers and storage rooms as well as an option that will pick up and deliver your luggage to you.
Let's "unpack" your options!
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.
Click here for other options throughout NYC.
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.
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.
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.
In the next section, we explain a more costly, most arguably the most convenient option, mobile luggage storage.
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.
- 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
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 are within walking distance of Penn Station.
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:
- How to Use the NYC Subway.
- Spend 24 hours in NYC.
- Take an All-Access Pass Tour of Madison Square Garden.
- The Ultimate Guide for Things to Do in 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.
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.