As thousands of tennis fans flock to Flushing Meadows, Queens for the start of the U.S. Open next week (Aug. 29-Sept. 11), the MTA is stepping up its service to the area.
Tournament organizers say the best and most cost-effective way to get to the U.S. Open is by public transit.
If you’re planning on heading to Queens to catch all the action, here’s what you should know before you go.
If you want to take the subway to the U.S. Open, your best bet is the No. 7 train, which will take you to the Mets-Willets Point station. From there, it’s a half-mile walk (about 10 minutes) to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
You can also catch an LIRR train from Penn Station in Manhattan or Woodside, Queens, to Port Washington and get off at the Mets-Willets Point stop.
The MTA said LIRR trains will run every half-hour on the Port Washington branch for the entirety of the tournament.
For weekend customers who are traveling within Queens or from Manhattan, the MTA is offering a special CityTicket that is only $4.25 each way. For more information, go to web.mta.info/mta/cityticket.htm.