Getting to UBS Arena on public transit

About the venue

UBS Arena is located at 2400 Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont, near the Queens-Nassau County border. It's the home of the New York Islanders. The arena also hosts other special events, such as concerts. 

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

A man in a blue baseball cap and a blue jacket with the word ISLANDERS printed on the back. He is standing on a train.

No LIRR service to the Islanders game on October 29

As we modernize our signal system, there will be no LIRR service to UBS Arena via any station on October 29. Please consider alternate travel options. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Option 1: Take the Long Island Rail Road.

UBS Arena can be reached from two stations, all of which are accessible. We strongly recommend that you download the TrainTime app to find the best station and route for your trip.

Elmont-UBS Arena

The station is about half a mile from the arena, and shuttle buses are available.

All eastbound Hempstead Branch trains, and select trains in both directions on the Huntington and Ronkonkoma Branches will add stops at Elmont-UBS Arena when there are events.

Starting on October 31, westbound Hempstead Branch trains will also stop at the station on event days. When LIRR service to Grand Central begins at the end of this year, it will become a full-time station on the Hempstead Branch with service 365 days a year.

Belmont Park

This special event station is across the street from the arena.

We will run two special shuttle trains between Jamaica and Belmont Park for each event. The first westbound shuttle will leave 15-20 minutes after the event ends. Change at Jamaica for Penn Station, Atlantic Terminal, and all other branches.

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

Regardless of which station you use, buy a ticket to Elmont-UBS Arena station.

If you are traveling from the Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, Oyster Bay, or Hempstead branches, select the direct travel option. The ticket will be accepted on all reasonable routes between your origin and any of the three stations, even if you need to travel via Jamaica or use a shuttle bus to complete your trip.

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

Now that the westbound platform at Elmont-UBS Arena is open, shuttle buses will no longer run between the arena and Queens Village. Do not get off at Queens Village if you are trying to reach the arena.

Option 2: Take the bus.

The Q2 and Q110 buses stop at UBS Arena. 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 new TrainTime app to save time and money.