Luggage storage in New York City

We spent a few days in New York City over Thanksgiving. On our last day, we would be finishing up in the Times Square area, taking either the bus or the train back to New Jersey. It made no sense to leave our luggage at the borrowed apartment across town. We weren’t going to lug it around with us all day, and we didn’t think a hotel (given all the security issues these days) would randomly take someone’s luggage for the day, if they’re not a guest.

I did some research and it turns out there are plenty of luggage storage options outside of hotels, in the New York City area. My sister pointed me to Penn Station, where she usually keeps her bags when going into the city for fun time, before heading to the airport. And that’s where we went.

Amtrak has a luggage storage area (see photo below), in the main waiting area between gates 5 and 6. Technically it’s for Amtrak customers only, but they didn’t ask me for a ticket or proof that I was going on Amtrak, nor did they ask my sister the four times she stashed luggage there.

The cost? $5.50 a bag (it might be more if you leave it overnight or more than 24 hours). You can see a map on this link. Look at the second photo, of the upper level, and you can see the “Amtrak baggage” area on the bottom left.

Luggage check at Penn Station in Amtrak
Luggage check at Penn Station in Amtrak

I scoped out other luggage storage as well, in case this place didn’t work out. Here they are:

Photo courtesy of Andrew Stawarz, Flickr
Photo courtesy of Andrew Stawarz, Flickr

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Luggage Keeper NYC

357 W. 36th Street, 2nd floor

Phone: (212) 967-0026

Cost: $5 (small), $7 (medium), $10 (large)

Other services: free wifi, printing, bathrooms


Short Term Stow

270 W. 36th Street at 8th 

Phone: (646) 682-9613

Cost: $10

Other services: internet access


CBH Luggage Storage

43 W. 46th Street between 5th and 67th – in Chips/Salsa building

Phone: (646) 543-1831

Cost: $2-10

Other services: printing, free wi-fi, TV/lounge, free snacks and water, baggage fashion customization


Schwartz Luggage

357 W. 37th Street (at corner of 9th)  – ground floor – next to Dunkin Donuts

34 W. 46th Street (between 5th and 6th) – 5th floor

lower Manhattan location opens in spring, 2015

Cost: $2/hour, $10 max.

Other services: baggage shipping, luggage and travel accessories, bag wrapping

Photo courtesy of Katy Warner/Flickr
Photo courtesy of Katy Warner/Flickr has some helpful information on luggage storage in New York City.

One Reply to “Luggage storage in New York City”

  1. I have used

    The Company offer a pick up and drop off service so it is convenient wherever you are in the city. They are great! Like the Uber of luggage storage in NYC!

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