Grand Central Terminal Tours
Grand Central Terminal Tours is the official tour of Grand Central Terminal. 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.
What you’ll do
You’ll learn all about the fascinating history of Grand Central Terminal! 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 with the same eyes after taking the tour.
Listeners can take the “local” or “express” tour. And if visitors are interested in more in-depth information, there are options for additional material at the push of a button. The self-guided tour can last as little as 30 minutes to just over an hour.
Plan your visit
Orpheo’s multilingual audio device and headset comes with a map of the terminal for just $12 per adult, $11 per student, and $10 discounted for seniors and children. The tour is available in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, and German. Group rates are available by contacting: 212-464-8255 or by email: [email protected]
Where is it
Grand Central Terminal’s main entrance is 89 E. 42nd Street (at Park Avenue), New York, NY 10017. It is accessible via the 4, 5, 6, 7, and S subway lines, the the M101, M102, M103, M1, M2, M3, M4, Q32 and M42 buses, and the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines on Metro North.
Hours & Schedule
The audio tour is available seven days a week (closed only on Thanksgiving day and Christmas day) at the Tours office in the Terminal’s Main Concourse. Hours are 9am to 6pm, with the last tours leaving at 5pm. These hours may be extended during the holidays.
Things to keep in mind
The audio tour is also conveniently available as an app on iPhone and Android devices for $4.99. Visitors have access to all the same great features as the headset tour at the touch of their fingers. Like the headset tour, the app is available in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, and German.