Ride the Subway or the Rails to Convenient Stops at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field

161 St-Yankee Stadium

April hasn't quite come in "like a lion," but baseball season has arrived. All season long, getting to the stadiums are stress-free when you ride the subway, MTA’s railroads or MTA buses. Here are details of game-day service for Yankee and Mets fans, alike.

New York City Subway

Yankees Fans

MTA New York City Transit is continuing its annual Opening Day tradition of offering a nostalgia train ride from 42 St-Grand Central to 161 St-Yankee Stadium in time for the Yankees’ first pitch on April 4. A train consisting of four low-voltage cars from 1917 will depart at 11:30 a.m. from the uptown express platform of the Lexington Avenue Line 4 Subway5 Subway6 Subway at 42 St-Grand Central and operate non-stop service to 161 St-Yankee Stadium.

The subway’s 161 St-Yankee Stadium station, with service on the B Subway, D Subway and 4 Subway lines, is right in front of the stadium at the corner of 161st Street and River Avenue. No matter when a game is being played, you can always take the 4 Subway train. Or, you can take the B Subway or D Subway trains based on the following schedule.

B Subway & D Subway Service from Manhattan

Northbound to the Game

Weekday - 7:05 p.m. -- Use the B Subway (arriving at the stadium between 4:15 and 6:55 p.m., otherwise use the D Subway)

Weekday - 1:05 p.m. -- Use the D Subway

Weekend - any time -- Use the D Subway

Southbound from the Game

Weekday - 7:05 p.m. -- Use the D Subway

Weekday - 1:05 p.m. -- The D Subway stops at the stadium until 4:05 p.m.; after 4:05, the B Subway and the D Subway both stop at the stadium.

Weekend - any time -- Use the D Subway

B Subway & D Subway Service from the Bronx

Southbound to the Game

Weekday - 7:05 p.m. -- The B Subway and the D Subway both stop at the stadium. Use D Subway

Weekday - 1:05 p.m. -- Use the D Subway

Weekend - any time -- Use the D Subway

Northbound from the Game

Weekday - 7:05 p.m. -- Use the D Subway

Weekday - 1:05 p.m. -- The D Subway stops at the stadium until 4:15 p.m.; thereafter it’s the B Subway.

Weekend - any time -- Use the D Subway

Mets Fans

MTA NYC Transit is also offering a nostalgia train ride for fans heading to Citi Field for the Mets’ home opener on April 8. The vintage “Train of Many Colors,” consisting of 11 cars manufactured between 1948 and 1964, will make express stops from 34 St-Hudson Yards to Flushing-Main Street. Known for the cars’ varying color schemes that represent several different eras in subway history, the “Train of Many Colors” departs 34 St-Hudson Yards at 11:30 a.m. on April 8.

The subway’s Mets-Willets Point station, with 24-hour service on the 7 Subway train, is right in front of Citi Field on Roosevelt Avenue near 126th Street. You can always take the 7 Subway train – either the local or the express – to Mets-Willets Point. After weeknight and weekend games, New York City Transit provides special super-express 7 Subway trains timed to depart after the last out. After leaving the game, these trains make only six stops – 61 St-Woodside, Queensboro Plaza, Court Square, 42 St-Grand Central, 5 Av-Bryant Park, and Times Square-42 St.

Metro-North Railroad

Metro-North’s Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station is a short walk from the stadium. Metro-North provides direct service to all games via the Hudson Line. And for all weeknight and weekend games, Metro-North also provides special direct service from the New Haven Line and the Harlem Line. Special game trains on all three lines are timed to let fans arrive for the first pitch and depart after the last out. The railroad also provides shuttle service to the stadium from Grand Central Terminal and Harlem-125th Street every 20 minutes before, during and after all games. Mets fans have options, too, with connections to the 7 Subway subway.

For more details, please click her for Metro-North.

Long Island Rail Road

The LIRR provides direct service to the Mets-Willets Point station all season long via the Port Washington Branch, just 19 minutes from Penn Station. Citi Field is just 17 minutes from Great Neck and 27 minutes from Port Washington. Fans traveling from Long Island on other branches can reach Citi Field by changing to Port Washington Branch trains at Woodside, just a five-minute ride from the stadium. Regularly scheduled Port Washington Branch trains will make stops at the Mets-Willets Point Station throughout the regular season for all games, and the LIRR will operate extra trains for each weekend game.

Yankees fans have options, too, with connections to the B Subway or D Subway subway.

For more details, please click here for LIRR.

New York City Buses

Yankees Fans

The Bx6 and Bx13 both stop right in front of the stadium at E. 161st Street and River Avenue. In addition, the Bx1 and Bx2 both stop at E. 161st Street and the Grand Concourse, a three-block walk to the stadium. (Click on the links for route maps and real-time bus locations through MTA Bus Time™.)

The BxM4 express bus also stops at 161st Street and the Grand Concourse, three blocks from the stadium. The bus provides half-hourly service to weeknight games and hourly service at other times. After the game, the bus stops hourly at 158th Street and the Grand Concourse.

Mets Fans

The Q48 (East Elmhurst/Flushing) stops at 126th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, right in front of Citi Field. The Q19 (Astoria/Flushing via Astoria Boulevard) and Q66 (Long Island City/Flushing via Northern Boulevard) both stop at 126th Place and Northern Boulevard, four blocks from Citi Field (eastbound) or 126th Street and Northern Boulevard, two blocks from Citi Field (westbound).

Real-time bus locations are available using text messaging, smartphones or tablets through MTA Bus Time™, or through third party apps. The standard express bus fare is $6.50, payable with a pay-per-ride MetroCard, Express Bus Plus MetroCard, or coins.