Easy Ride to World's Toughest Tennis

The top tennis players in the world are here in New York City and they all have one thing in common: they're trying to win the last major of the year, the U.S. Open. The action at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows -; Corona Park is fast paced and intense. For the players, it's a grueling two weeks. For tennis fans, it's the absolute best part of summer. If you're planning on heading out to Flushing, all you have to do is hop on board the 7 Subway line or the Port Washington Branch of the Long Island Rail Road to Mets-Willets Point.

The LIRR is offering frequent service to the U.S. Open during the two week tournament. The train ride is just 19 minutes from Penn Station to the Mets-Willets Point Station. For those traveling from Long Island, the tennis stadium is just six minutes from Woodside, 17 minutes from Great Neck and 27 minutes from Port Washington. Specific LIRR train schedule information can be found here.

Taking the subway is just as easy, and fast. With the swipe of a MetroCard, tennis fans heading out to enjoy the tennis can board a 7 Subway local train in Manhattan and be in Flushing in just over a half-hour. Fans heading to night matches can board the 7 Subway express from Midtown and be at Mets -; Willets Point in less than 30 minutes. Metro-North Railroad riders can transfer to the 7 Subway at Grand Central Station. Already in Queens, you can also take the Q48 bus to Flushing Meadows Corona Park. We've got you covered for the ride home as well, with Manhattan-bound express service from Mets-Willets Point every night. For more information click here.

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For more information about the Open, visit USOpen.org