Getting to Belmont Park on public transit

If you're heading to Belmont Stakes this year, 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.

The Belmont Park station is located adjacent to the racetrack and is connected to the grandstand by a pedestrian overpass. The station is accessible via ramps located at the east (south) end of the platform.

The station is not on a regular LIRR branch and is served only by special trains to and from Penn Station and Jamaica. For 2022, trains will only run on Saturdays and some holiday weekends. Download the LIRR TrainTime app to view schedules and plan your trip.

The last train will wait for last race of the day to finish before leaving.

Fare: $3.25-$17.75 for most people, depending on your origin station. 

If you have a monthly ticket that includes Fare Zone 4, you can use your ticket to travel to the arena via any of the three stations. A special ticket is not required for travel to Belmont Park.

Tickets are available at any ticket machine or ticket office. Look for Belmont Park alongside the other stations – they are no longer listed under "Deals".

Trains will not stop at Elmont-UBS Arena, and buses will not be available from Queens Village for racing events.

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: $2.75 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. 
  • Consider contactless. OMNY, our new contactless payment system, is available in all subway stations and aboard all buses. Learn more about how OMNY works.
  • Buy your rail tickets ahead of time. If you're traveling on LIRR, use our eTix app to save time and money.
  • Alcohol is not allowed in Belmont Park, and so are many other items. The Belmont Park website has a full list of rules and restrictions.