Summit One Vanderbilt Directions – Metro, Subway, Bus, Etc

Summit One Vanderbilt lies at 45 E, 42nd Street, New York. 

Address: 45 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017. Get Direction.

It is in the Grand Central Terminal main concourse, next to TD Bank. 

The Summit One Vanderbilt entrance lies on the Main Concourse Level of Grand Central Terminal inside the Vanderbilt Passage. 

Travelers should look for the “Observation Deck” signage to reach the Summit. 

Note: The One Vanderbilt lobbies do not offer access to the Summit. 

Street Level Access or Entrances to Summit One Vanderbilt

From 42nd Street between Madison Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue

Take a right next to TD Bank to Grand Central Terminal.

Proceed down the stairs or elevator and walk to the Summit One Vanderbilt entrance. 

From the northeast corner of 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue

Take a left from the Main Concourse level of Grand Central Terminal to the “Observation Deck.” 

Take a left past the doors and follow the directions on the signage to the Summit One Vanderbilt entrance. 

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Means Of Transport 

Summit One Vanderbilt is nestled on top of the famous One Vanderbilt skyscraper. 

Located on 42nd Avenue, the Summit is easily accessible by various means of transport. 

Here are various means of transport to go to Summit One Vanderbilt.

By Subway

Grand Central at 42nd Street is the closest station.

The most convenient subway lines to reach Summit One Vanderbilt are 4, 5, 6 and 7.

Also, the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines take tourists from across NYC to the Grand Central Terminal. 

You can then enter the Summit observation deck directly from the Main Concourse Level of Grand Central Terminal.

5 Avenue Station is the next closest station, which is an 8-minute walk from SUMMIT One Vanderbilt.

By Bus

NYC bus service lines M101, M102, M103, M1, M2, M3, M4, Q32 and M42 provide easy transport to reach Summit One Vanderbilt.

The closest bus stop is E42 St/Madison Ave.

Multiple bus stops near Summit One Vanderbilt are just two to three minutes away from the attraction.

If you are taking a bus to reach Summit, get off at one of the following bus stops:

By Access A Ride (AAR) Paratransit Service

AAR Paratransit service offers a convenient mode of transport for visitors with disabilities and health conditions. 

The service can be availed at the drop-off and pick-up locations at East 43rd Street and Lexington Avenue. 

Driving To Summit One Vanderbilt

Summit One Vanderbilt lies in the heart of Manhattan, making it easy to reach by car.

You can drive to Summit from Madison Square Garden.

Take the first left from West 32nd Street on the 6th Avenue of Americas, or take the third left on Madison Avenue.

The drive takes 8 minutes.

There is no on-site parking, so ensure you find the best parking spaces near Summit One Vanderbilt before your visit.

You can also hail a cab or book an Uber to reach Summit One Vanderbilt.

Best Way To Reach Summit One Vanderbilt

If you are wondering which means of transport is the best to reach Summit, it depends on the following criteria:

  • Budget Friendly: Subways are the most cost-friendly way to reach Summit One Vanderbilt. It costs $3 from around the city.
  • Easiest way: Driving to Summit is the easiest way to get there. However, take a bus or subway if you do not prefer the traffic.
  • Sightseeing: If this is your first time going around New York or wish to sight-see Manhattan, walk to Summit or take a Hop-on Hop-off bus ride.

Some of the best Summit One Vanderbilt tickets are as follows:

Entry ticket: Get fast and easy access to the Summit One Vanderbilt.

Summit One Vanderbilt + Museum of Modern Art: Combination ticket to visit both Summit One Vanderbilt and Museum of Modern Art.

Summit One Vanderbilt + Empire State Building:  Enjoy views of New York City from the best observation decks with the same ticket.

Summit One Vanderbilt + Central Park: Tour the most immersive observatory deck of the city and the most iconic park in NYC with this combo ticket.

Summit One Vanderbilt + Madame Tussauds: Plan your NYC trip with a combo ticket to the Summit observatory deck and Madame Tussauds museums.

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