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Your Guide to the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Entrances

Where is SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Entrances

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt has three entrances: the first is through the Transit Hall of One Vanderbilt, the second is a street-level entrance on 45 East 42nd Street, and the third is via the Main Concourse Level of Grand Central Terminal.

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Entrances Explained: Location and Getting There

One Vanderbilt Entrance - SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrance

One Vanderbilt Entrance

You can enter SUMMIT One Vanderbilt through the Transit Hall of One Vanderbilt. This entrance is located at the intersection of Vanderbilt Avenue and 43rd Street. It is open to all visitors. Please note that SUMMIT is not accessible through the main lobby of One Vanderbilt. 

  • How to reach: The easiest way to get here is through subway lines 4, 5, 6, and 7, and the Shuttle at Grand Central, 42nd Street. Walk straight to this entrance from the Grand Central Station. You can also take a cab directly to this entrance. 
  • Entrance timings: You can enter SUMMIT One Vanderbilt from 9 AM to 11 PM every day, except on Tuesdays when it remains closed.
  • Average wait time: We recommended reaching at least 45-60 minutes before the time specified on your ticket.
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Street-Level Entrance - SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrance

Street-Level Entrance

Another way to access SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is through the entrance at 45 East 42nd Street, between Vanderbilt and Madison Avenues. This entrance can be used by all visitors, including groups, and individual visitors with tickets. 

  • How to reach: You can walk or take a cab directly to this entrance. This entrance can also be accessed through subway lines 4, 5, 6, and 7, and the Shuttle at Grand Central, 42nd Street. 
  • Entrance timings: You can enter SUMMIT One Vanderbilt from 9 AM to 11 PM every day, except on Tuesdays when it remains closed.
  • Average wait time: The waiting time for this SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrance is at least 45-60 minutes. We recommend booking your tickets in advance to keep waiting time to a minimum.
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Grand Central Terminal Entrance - SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrance

Grand Central Terminal Entrance

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is also accessible through the Main Concourse Level of Grand Central Station. This entrance is open to all visitors.

  • How to reach: Take a subway to Grand Central Station through lines 4, 5, 6, 7, or S. From the main concourse, walk through the Vanderbilt Passage to enter One Vanderbilt. 
  • Entrance timings: You can enter SUMMIT One Vanderbilt from 9 AM to 11 PM every day, except on Tuesdays when it remains closed.
  • Average wait time: The wait time at this entrance is 45-60 minutes after you reach One Vanderbilt.
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Wheelchair Access

Disabled Access - SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrance

All SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrances are accessible by wheelchair. There are ramps at the entrances and elevators to take you up to all the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt floors. You can ask the staff for recommendations on the best route for you. Wheelchairs are available at the venue on a first come first serve basis.

Which SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Entrance Do I Choose? 

You can choose any of the three SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrances as all of them are open to all visitors including guests with disabilities, groups, and individual visitors with online tickets. 

Queues at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt:

  • Upon entering the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt basement, you will go through a security check and a preparation queue. The waiting time for these queues can be 45-60 minutes.
  • If you haven't booked your tickets online, tickets are also available onsite. You will see a separate queue for tickets at the kiosks, once you reach the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt basement. The additional waiting time at the ticket queues can be 30-45 minutes.



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Frequently Asked Questions About the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Entrances

How do I enter SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?

You can enter SUMMIT One Vanderbilt through the Main Concourse Level of Grand Central Terminal, the entrance located at 45 East 42nd Street, or through the Transit Hall of One Vanderbilt.

How many SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrances are there?

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt can be accessed from three different entrances: the Transit Hall of One Vanderbilt, the street-level entrance at 45 East 42nd Street, and the Main Concourse Level of Grand Central Terminal.

What is the average wait time at the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrances?

The average wait time at the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrances is 45-60 minutes.

Which SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrance do visitors with disabilities use?

Disabled visitors can use any SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrance as all of them are accessible by wheelchair.

Which is the best SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrance?

All SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrances are open to all visitors and accessible by wheelchair. You can choose the best for yourself based on how you’re getting there. Enter via the Main Concourse Level of Grand Central Terminal if you’re traveling by subway, or via the street-level entrance at 45 East 42nd Street, and through the Transit Hall of One Vanderbilt if you’re traveling by car.

How do I get to the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrance?

Take the subway lines  4, 5, 6, and 7, and the Shuttle at Grand Central, 42nd Street to get to the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrance. You can also take a cab or a car to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt.

Which SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrance do I use if I have already purchased tickets?

All three SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrances are accessible to everyone. Just present your ticket at the entrance and get a wristband to enter SUMMIT One Vanderbilt.

Which SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrance do I use if I don’t have tickets?

You can use any SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrance if you don’t have a ticket. Buy a ticket onsite through the kiosks set up at the entrance.

Which SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrance should I use while traveling with a group?

Visitors traveling in a group can enter SUMMIT One Vanderbilt through any of the three entrances. You can enter via the Transit Hall of One Vanderbilt, the street-level entrance at 45 East 42nd Street, or the Main Concourse Level of Grand Central Terminal.

How do I avoid waiting in line for a long time at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?

Book your SUMMIT One Vanderbilt tickets in advance to reduce your time spent waiting in line.

What are the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrance timings?

The SUMMIT One Vanderbilt entrances are accessible from 9 AM to 11 PM every day, except on Tuesdays when the attraction remains closed.