Where to Store Luggage in New York City

In this post, we list 7 places for luggage storage in NYC, including one that will pick up your luggage at your hotel and deliver it to the airport or train station.  People often ask us what New York luggage storage options are there for a day.  In this day in age, storing your luggage in New York certainly presents a challenge; the old anonymous storage lockers in train stations and airports are things of the past.

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(A) Free Your Arms provides mobile luggage storage to travelers, tourists, and business people on the go. Rates start at $6 for an hour and $12 a day for standard bags. With their mobile van they can also pick up your luggage and drop it off at the location and destination of your choice including JFK and LGA, starting at $19.99.  For more information log onto http://www.subbnb.com or call 844-448-3547 to arrange a pick up – use the promo code “freetours” for your 5% discount.


JFK Airport Baggage Storage: If you have a long layover arriving to and departing JFK airport, you can store your luggage for a small fee.  As of January 2014, there is one baggage storage facility in Terminal 1.  It is open from 7 am until 11 pm.  Bags cost between $4-$16 per piece of baggage per day.  Be sure to call (718) 751-2947 to confirm pricing and availability.  Check with your airline about baggage storage at the airport.  Many carrier websites point to 24 hour baggage storage in Terminal 4, but nothing is mentioned on the official Port Authority website.  For Newark Airport, you must check with your carrier.  There is no luggage storage for LaGuardia Airport, though it couldn’t hurt to ask your airline to make sure.

Be sure to read our blog post on how to get from JFK to Manhattan.

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(B) Short Term Stow, L.L.C – a company that offers daily storage, internet access (+ free Ipad use), printing options and other travel-related services to NYC, is now open in the Garment District!  Whether you need to drop your bag off for a few hours before hopping on a train, use the internet to search for the next exciting event in NYC or print off entertainment tickets, STS is there to help.  Bags can be stored for $10/day, with additional days for $5; printing is $1 per service; WiFi is free!  The store features a custom-designed shelving unit that can safely hold luggage and a lounge area, including two iPads for customer use.  STS is conveniently located near Grand Central, Penn Station, Port Authority, Times Square and other NYC landmarks. Short-Term Stow gives you “the freedom to go” experience the City the way it should be experienced: Without Bags!


Schwartz Travel & Storage. They present a convenient and secure way to store luggage.  They have two locations in Midtown Manhattan. Both locations are open 8 am – 11 pm and charge a daily price of about $7-$10 per luggage piece. Reservations are not necessary; you will need to show your ID or passport though, when you drop luggage off.


(E) CBH Luggage Storage offers secure luggage storage very close to Grand Central, Port Authority and Times SCBH Luggage Storagequare. They are open daily between 9 am – midnight or later if special arrangements are made. Prices very between $7-10 per item and day, depending on the volume of the luggage. Their office space is equipped with cameras, to make everyone feel safe and they have a lounge area where travelers can relax and watch TV before hitting the road again.

  • 45 West 46th Street, Floor 5, (between 5th and 6th Avenue),  646.543.1831, info@cbhluggagestorage.com.


(F) City CoPilot – This location is particularly useful if you will be staying in or around the Lower East Side.  This establishment is open from 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Late pick-up and/or drop-off can also be arranged.  City CoPilot advertises itself as a reception service.  Some of you may need to go there to pick up the keys to your apartment, say if you are renting something on AirB+B.  They charge $10 for each bag, including backpacks, purses, and small shopping bags.  They also offer pick-up and delivery of your luggage for a $50 minimum charge.

  • 166 Allen Street, New York, (map) (Between Stanton St. & Rivington St.) – 5 minute walk from F Train (2nd Ave station) and JMZ Trains – (Essex/Delancey Station).  917.797.0835. info@citycopilot.com.
  • Times Square777 8th Avenue, (map) New York (in between 47th and 48th Streets) inside the Gray Line Visitor Center. 

  • Williamsburg, Brooklyn332 Hooper Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (map) (in between South 4th and South 5th Streets) 


(G) Luggage Keeper – bag fees from $5 – $10, depending on size.  This place is within walking distance from both the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Penn Station.

  • 357 W 36th St, 2nd Floor (near the intersection with 9th Ave.). 212-967-0026

With any storage location, we surely don’t have to tell you, to not leave any valuables in your luggage.  We hope you will enjoy a great luggage-free day of sightseeing in New York City.



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