It may be cold and snowy this March, but the surest sign of spring is here: The New York Mets are about to play ball, with a home opener scheduled for Monday, April 1, at 1:10 p.m. All season long, getting to Citi Field is stress free when you ride the subway, LIRR, or MTA buses. Here are details of game-day service.
New York City Subway
The New York City Subway’s Mets-Willets Point station, with 24-hour service on the train, is on Roosevelt Avenue near 126th Street, right in front of Citi Field. You can always take the train – either the local or the express – to Mets-Willets Point. After weeknight and weekend games, New York City Transit provides special super-express 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.
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 12-13 extra trains for each weekend game.
For more details, see the attached press release from the LIRR.
Three bus routes provide service to Citi Field.
- 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).