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Getting to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on public transit

Heading to Queens to see tennis or a show at Arthur Ashe Stadium? Find out how to get to the BJK National Tennis Center on public transit, and other helpful tips for traveling to Flushing Meadows Corona Park

About the venue

The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. It is home to the US Open tennis championships, replacing the still-used Forest Hills Stadium, as well as special events.

Arthur Ashe Stadium is part of the NTC complex, which also includes Louis Armstrong Stadium and courts that are open for public play year-round. See a map of the area around the park.

The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is accessible via the New York City subway and bus, as well as Long Island Rail Road. The USTA website has more information about the BJK National Tennis Center, including driving directions.

Getting there

Option 1: Take the subway.

The   train stops at Mets-Willets Point. Follow the signs within the station to Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the National Tennis Center.

Fare: $2.90 for most riders.

There is an accessible exit from the Flushing-bound platform that is open for major events only. Exit on the right-hand side of the train and take the ramp.

For Manhattan-bound service, use the ramp and take a Flushing-bound train to Flushing-Main St and remain on the train as it will return to Manhattan.

Option 2: Take the Long Island Rail Road or Metro-North Railroad.

The Mets-Willets Point Station is on LIRR's Port Washington Branch and slightly closer to the National Tennis Center than the subway station. Direct train service to events is available from Penn Station, Grand Central, Woodside, and all stations on the Port Washington Branch. Or, transfer at Woodside from other branches.

On Metro-North, connect to the LIRR or the   at Grand Central. Use the MTA TrainTime app to buy your ticket from a Metro-North station to Mets-Willets Point. For an accessible trip, use the subway from Grand Central. The Mets-Willets Point LIRR station is not accessible.

Take your ticket with you when you exit the train. It will be checked at the station before you can exit.

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

Fare: Plan a trip to see your exact fare. 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.

Mets-Willets Point is not an accessible station. For an accessible trip, transfer at Woodside for the  subway.

Option 3: Take the bus. 

The Q48 bus stops on Roosevelt Avenue, just west of the  subway entrance. For more details on the locations of these stops, see our Queens bus schedules, or the Queens bus map.

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.