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LIRR Service to Mets Home Games, 2021 Season

Long Island Rail Road
Updated July 26, 2021 3:15 p.m.

Let’s Go Mets!

Long Island Rail Road is the fast and convenient way to get to this season’s games at Citi Field. Avoid game day traffic and parking fees with direct train service to the stadium available from Penn Station, Woodside, and all stations on the Port Washington Branch.

Trip Planning 

Customers traveling from eastern Long Island or southern Queens on other branches can reach Citi Field by changing trains at Woodside, just a five-minute ride from the stadium. Customers should consult branch timetables for service to Woodside, where transfers can be made to Port Washington Branch trains on Platform B for service to Mets-Willets Point Station. Fans from NYC or New Jersey can board trains at Penn Station, which is just a quick 19 minutes away on the LIRR. The ballpark is just 17 minutes from Great Neck and 27 minutes from Port Washington.

Schedules

Currently, all regularly scheduled Port Washington Branch trains stop at Mets-Willets Point. Use the LIRR TrainTime app or view the PDF timetable for train times. Printed timetables will not be distributed.

Fares

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Off-Peak fares remain in effect on all trains, including during traditional peak travel times, until further notice.

On weekends, fans coming from Penn Station, Woodside, Auburndale, Bayside, Broadway, Douglaston, Flushing-Main Street, Little Neck, or Murray Hill can save money by using CityTicket, which is just $4.50 for one-way travel. CityTicket cannot be purchased onboard the train, and is valid only on the day purchased.

Fans traveling from branches other than the Port Washington Branch who change at Woodside will not need a separate ticket for that part of the journey. Since Mets-Willets Point is located in Fare Zone 1, tickets to Woodside or Penn Station are valid to Mets-Willets Point as well. However, please inform ticket collectors that you are traveling to Mets-Willets Point, as you will need to hold onto your ticket. Depending on the volume of customers traveling, tickets may be collected at Mets-Willets Point station after you exit the train.

LIRR's Family Fare ticket is a great way for future big leaguers to see their favorite team. Children ages 5 through 11 can ride for only $1 (in each direction) when accompanied by an adult paying the regular fare. Parents with monthly or weekly tickets just pay for children. Up to four children can travel with each parent (or guardian, 18 or older) at this special rate. Children under 5 ride for free at all times.

Accessibility

LIRR customers with limited mobility heading to Citi Field should begin their trip by traveling to Woodside, which has elevators. At Woodside, customers can transfer to a Flushing-bound  train to the Mets-Willets Point subway stop, and then use the ramp to reach Roosevelt Avenue  across from the ballpark. To return to Woodside after the game, board the  train and travel one stop east to its end point, Flushing-Main Street. There, after a brief wait, the train will head west; exit at the 61 St-Woodside Station. This route is necessary due to the location of the ramp, which will only permit access to the eastbound platform.

While the current LIRR Mets-Willets Point station is not ADA accessible, looking ahead, in conjunction with the AirTrain LGA project, the Passerelle Pedestrian Bridge (the pedestrian boardwalk owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation) will be reconstructed and LIRR’s Mets-Willets Point Station will be completely rebuilt and upgraded. When complete, LIRR’s new Mets-Willets Point Station will be fully accessible and ADA-compliant.  A new Passerelle Pedestrian Bridge will form part of an accessible path of travel for LIRR customers. 

Travel Tips/Advisories

  • Visit mlb.com for ticketing, health and safety, and related information before planning your travel to Citi Field.

  • Download the free LIRR TrainTime App to plan your trip, and track real-time customer loading information to find the least crowded cars on any train.

  • Sign up to receive free email/text message alerts (mymtaalerts.com) or check the MTA website for service updates.

  • Masks are required onboard trains and in station buildings and enclosed platform waiting rooms, regardless of your vaccination status. Masks must completely cover your nose and mouth and remain on for the duration of your travel.

  • Buy LIRR tickets in advance. Customers using MTA eTix should activate their tickets just before boarding the train. Customers with paper tickets should retain their ticket if transferring to/from Port Washington Branch trains at Woodside.

  • Post-game, trains may be held at Mets-Willets Point to ensure customers have an opportunity to board. As a result we may not always be able to hold connecting trains at Woodside or Penn Station.

For more information

Customer Service Center agents are available to answer questions via live chat or phone between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., daily. 

For service related questions, chat live with customer service agents through the LIRR TrainTime app. To speak with an agent, call 511 or 718-217-LIRR (718-217-5477) and say “Representative” when the prompts begin. Automated schedule information is available via phone 24/7.