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Getting to Madison Square Garden on public transit

Heading to the Garden for a game or a concert? Find out how to get to Madison Square Garden on public transit, and other helpful tips for traveling to the stadium.

About the venue

Madison Square Garden is located on Seventh Avenue between West 31st and 33rd Streets. It's home to the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers. It also hosts special sporting events, as well as concerts. 

See a map of the area around the Garden

Madison Square Garden is accessible via subway, Long Island Rail Road, and buses. The Madison Square Garden website has more information about the venue, including driving directions.

Getting there

Option 1: Take the subway.

The   and   trains stop at 34 St-Penn Station, directly below the arena. Follow the signs within each station to Madison Square Garden. Both stations are accessible.

You can also take the   to 34 St-Herald Square, which stops at 34th Street and Sixth Avenue. Exit the station, and then walk one block west to Seventh Avenue and the Garden. This station is accessible.

Fare: $2.90 for most riders

Option 2: Take the Long Island Rail Road.

All Long Island Rail Road branches connect to Penn Station.

Once you exit the train at Penn Station, follow the signs within the station to Madison Square Garden.

Fare: The fare will depend on your origin station. Find fare information here.

This is an accessible trip.

Option 3: Take the bus. 

The M5, M7, M11, M20, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, M55, and Q32 stop near Madison Square Garden. 

For more details on the locations of these stops, see a map of the area

Fare: $2.90 for most riders.

All MTA buses are accessible.


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 the MTA TrainTime app to save time and money
  • Traveling within New York City? Get a CityTicketThis ticket costs $5 during off-peak hours, including weekends, and $7 during peak hours and can be used for travel between LIRR or Metro-North stations within New York City.