Visitors to New York can spend hours wandering through the dazzling city streets, but it’s not quite as much fun while wearing a heavy backpack and trying to wrangle a couple of suitcases. Whether you’re entering the city through Penn Station Newark or one of NYC’s other train stations or airports, Qeepl’s convenient and cost-effective luggage storage in the center of downtown New York is the perfect solution when it comes to making your trip a bit easier.
Not to be confused with downtown Manhattan’s Penn Station, Penn Station Newark is an Amtrak and New Jersey Transit station located near Newark Liberty International Airport. The station services Amtrak, Newark Light Rail, and PATH trains, as well as several commuter rail lines that connect New Jersey to New York City. Residents of Newark and nearby New Jersey cities that work in New York City frequently pass through Penn Station Newark while commuting, as well as visitors to the NYC area that choose Newark Liberty International Airport instead of one of the two NYC airports located within the state of New York.
Penn Station Newark and Amtrak’s new Moynihan Train Hall at downtown NYC’s Penn Station both offer storage service and it costs $10 per bag for up to 24 hours for customers with a current Amtrak ticket and $20 per bag for up to 24 hours for visitors without an Amtrak ticket. However, most train stations and airports no longer offer lockers for security reasons. Although some hotels in the area offer luggage storage, many limits this option to registered guests, and those that will hold bags for tourists who are not their guests typically charge a high fee. Fortunately, there are more convenient and cost-effective options available in New York and many other major cities.
At Qeepl, we have created an innovative solution in response to the lack of luggage storage space available in New York and throughout the United States. No one wants to spend half a day dragging heavy suitcases around NYC while waiting to check into a hotel or after checking out, and we’re here to make exploring the Big Apple and several other major cities a bit more convenient. We connect you with verified businesses that will store your bags for you for a small fee. We currently offer luggage storage near Penn Station, NY, as well as a handful of other locations and major cities across the city, with plans to add more in the future. Each booking includes a security seal for your luggage and a label with your contact information, free cancellation, and insurance. We offer convenient online booking, no size limits, and the most competitive prices in town.
Where to go?
Although you’ll be steps from dozens of NYC’s most popular restaurants once you get downtown, several local options are located within a short walk of Penn Station Newark if you want to grab a bite while you’re waiting for your train or ride to downtown. By eating before leaving Newark, you can make dropping your luggage off the only stop you need to make before exploring everything NYC has to offer once you get into the city.
Metro Café is just across the street from Penn Station Newark, and this favorite among visitors to the station serves a wide variety of sandwiches, pizza, burritos, coffee, breakfast items, and other quick meals.
Pizzeria São Paulo, Bello’s Pub and Grill, and Vinny’s Restaurant and Pizza are also located within a short walk of the station. By eating before leaving Newark, you can make dropping your luggage off the only stop you need to make before exploring everything NYC has to offer once you get into the city.
The station itself also offers a few food options, although they are a bit more limited than what you might find in a larger train station. A Dunkin’ Donuts and McDonald’s can be found inside Penn Station Newark, as well as vending machines and convenience store style snack options at the station’s Hudson News.
Penn Station Newark is also surrounded by several small parks and beautiful river views. If waiting for your train in the station isn’t quite your thing, spending time outside can be a great way to pass the time.
How to get to downtown?
Although many users of our NYC luggage storage locations are visitors to NYC, we’re also a short ride away if you’re heading to an event near Penn Station Newark. No matter what your travel plans are, you have several convenient options for getting to downtown New York City.
- New Jersey Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line and Northeast Corridor travel to Penn Station in NYC from Penn Station Newark, and the PATH goes from Newark Penn Station to the World Trade Center. These 24-hour trains are generally the most convenient option when leaving from the train station, and there are several bus routes that depart from nearby.
- Uber and Lyft are also readily available in Newark and NYC.