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The MTA Provides Grand Slam Service to the Mets Home Opener at Citi Field

Updated March 26, 2024 2:30 p.m.

Subways, Buses, and Paratransit Provide Convenient Service to Mets Home Games All Season


Metro-North Customers Can Connect with LIRR Service at Grand Central to Citi Field


The New York Mets open the 2024 baseball season against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday, March 28 at 1:10 p.m. and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is reminding fans that public transit is the fastest and most environmentally friendly way to get Citi Field for the 2024 season.


“Take the train to every Mets game this season and avoid the traffic jams on the Grand Central Parkway and the local roads around Citi Field,” said Acting LIRR President Rob Free. “The Port Washington Branch brings fans directly to Citi Field and customers on all other LIRR branches can make an easy transfer at Woodside for the fastest commute all season long.”


“Public transit offers the most convenient and affordable options to get to what should be a jam-packed Citi Field for Mets opening day and all other games this season,” said NYC Transit President Richard Davey. “The  train brings fans right to Citi Field’s front door and the Q 48 bus runs along Roosevelt Avenue and there’s also a designated paratransit stop at 41 Seaver Way.”


The MTA will provide the following service options to get to all New York Mets home games.  


Long Island Rail Road     

The LIRR provides direct service to the Mets-Willets Point station all season long via the Port Washington Branch, just a 19-minute ride from Penn Station. Fans traveling from Long Island on other branches can reach Citi Field by changing at Woodside, just a five-minute ride from the stadium.    


New York City Subway and Buses     

The Mets-Willets Point subway station is right in front of Citi Field on Roosevelt Av near 126 St. Fans can always take either the local or the express train to reach Mets-Willets Point.     

The Q48 bus stops at 126 St and Roosevelt Av, right in front of Citi Field. Customers can use the real-time bus ridership tracking feature on the MYmta app before boarding.


Metro-North Railroad 

The opening of Grand Central Madison makes it easier than ever for Mets fans in Metro-North territory to get to the game. Customers can take a one-seat ride into Grand Central and finish their trip either on the LIRR or the train. Either option can get a customer to the stadium in 30 minutes from Grand Central.  



Access-A-Ride paratransit has a designated stop at Citi Field located at 41 Seaver Way (126 St and 37 Av), south of the Bullpen Gate in the Passenger Loading Zone (second cut out) directly in front of the AMWAY awning. Customers have ample shelter and a clear sight line of 126 St from Bullpen Gate.   


To book a trip customers can use MyAAR, the MYmta app, or call (877) 337-2017.