Getting to Belmont Park on public transit

If you're heading to Belmont Stakes or another race at the track, find out how to get to the park via the bus or Long Island Rail Road.

About the venue

Belmont Park racetrack is located in Elmont, near the Queens-Nassau County border. It is directly adjacent to the UBS Arena.

You can get to Belmont Park on Long Island Rail Road or by taking a New York City bus. The Belmont Park website has more information, including driving directions.

Option 1: Take the Long Island Rail Road or Metro-North Railroad.

The Elmont-UBS Arena station is about half a mile from the arena. Trains on the Hempstead, Huntington, and Ronkonkoma Branches stop at the station every day. A free shuttle runs between the station and the racetrack.

On Metro-North, connect to the LIRR at Grand Central. Use the MTA TrainTime app to buy your ticket from a Metro-North station to Elmont-UBS Arena.

LIRR trains no longer run to Belmont Park station except during the Belmont Stakes.

Fare: Plan a trip to see your exact fare.

If you have a monthly or weekly LIRR ticket that includes Fare Zone 4, you can use your ticket to travel to the racetrack via either station.

Tickets are available at any ticket machine or ticket office, or on the TrainTime app.

Option 2: Take the bus.

The Q2 and Q110 buses stop at Belmont Park. The Q2 connects with the  train at Jamaica-179 St, and the Q110 connects with the trains at Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer.

Fare: $2.90 for most riders.

All MTA buses are accessible.

For more details, see our Queens bus schedules, or the Queens bus map

Travel tips

  • Check service status before you go. Schedules are subject to change. Be sure to check the status of your subway, bus, or rail line before heading out. 
  • Buy your rail tickets ahead of time. If you're traveling on LIRR, use the MTA TrainTime app to save time and money.
  • If you're using the bus, consider contactless. OMNY, our new contactless payment system, is available in all subway stations and aboard all buses. Learn more about how OMNY works.
  • Alcohol is not allowed in Belmont Park, and there are many other prohibited items. The Belmont Park website has a full list of rules.