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MTA Is the Best Way to Catch the Mets and Yankees

Baseball season is underway, and the MTA's network of subways, railroads and buses are the best way to get to Yankee Stadium and Citi Field. Here are details for each MTA service for both stadiums. Here are details of game-day service.

New York City Subway

The New York City Subway's Mets-Willets Point station is on Roosevelt Avenue near 126th Street, right in front of Citi Field. You can always take 7 Subway Line train – either the local or the express – right to Mets-Willets Point for any game. After weeknight and weekend games, New York City Transit provides special super-express 7 Subway Line 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.

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

B Subway LineD Subway Line Service from Manhattan

 
Game Time Northbound to the Game Southbound after the Game

Weekday - 7:05 p.m.

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

Use the D Subway Line

Weekday - 1:05 p.m.

Use the D Subway Line

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

Weekend - any time

Use the D Subway Line

B Subway LineD Subway Line Service from the Bronx

 
Day/Time Southbound to the Game Northbound after the Game

Weekday - 7:05 p.m.

The B Subway Line and the D Subway Line both stop at the stadium.

Use the D Subway Line

Weekday - 1:05 p.m.

Use the D Subway Line

The D Subway Line stops at the stadium until 4:15 p.m.; thereafter it's the B Subway Line.

Weekend - any time

Use the D Subway Line

 

Metro-North Railroad to Yankee Stadium

Metro-North's Yankees-E. 153 rd 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 for a leisurely walk to the train station 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. Click here for schedules.

Long Island Rail Road to Citi Field

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 12-13 extra trains for each weekend game. Click here for schedules (pdf).

Buses

Three bus routes provide service to Citi Field.

There are five bus routes that can get you to Yankee Stadium. The Bx6 and Bx13 local routes both stop right in front of the stadium at E. 161 st Street and River Avenue. In addition, the Bx1 and Bx2 both stop at E. 161 st 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 161 st 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. From the game, the bus stops at 158th Street and the Grand Concourse. 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 $6.00, payable with a pay-per-ride MetroCard, Express Bus Plus MetroCard, or coins