BY CAR

With Shea Stadium now gone and Citi Field completed, plans to convert the Shea site into a parking lot are underway. However, to safe yourself road rage, consider using mass transit whenever possible.

For those who wish to drive to the game and arrive at least an hour before the first pitch, see the general directions below. If you plan to arrive within an hour of first pitch (not recommended), you might also want to try these directions .

From Long Island (South Shore) : Take the Westbound Southern State Parkway to the Northbound Cross Island Parkway to the Whitestone Expressway to the Northern Boulevard / Shea Stadium exit.

From Long Island (North Shore) : Take the Westbound Northern State Parkway/Grand Central Parkway to the Shea Stadium exit.

From Queens : Take the Grand Central Parkway East to the Northern Boulevard/Shea Stadium exit. Or, take the Grand Central Parkway West to the Shea Stadium exit.

From Manhattan : Take the Robert F. Kennedy (Triboro) Bridge to Grand Central Parkway to the Northern Boulevard/Shea Stadium exit. Or, take the Queens Midtown Tunnel to the Long Island Expressway to either the Van Wyck Expressway North or Grand Central Parkway West to the Shea Stadium exit.

From Brooklyn : Take the BQE East to the Grand Central Parkway East to the Northern Blvd./Shea Stadium exit. Or, take the Eastbound Belt Parkway to the Northbound Van Wyck Expressway. Take the Northern Boulevard West exit to Shea Stadium exit.

From the Bronx : Take the Cross Bronx Expressway to the Whitestone Bridge to the Whitestone Expressway to the Shea Stadium exit. Or, take the Robert F. Kennedy (Triboro) Bridge to the Grand Central Parkway to the Northern Blvd. / Shea Stadium exit. (Note that construction on the Whitestone Bridge may affect your travel time. Plan accordingly.)

From Staten Island : Take the Staten Island Expressway East to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway North/East to the Grand Central Parkway to the Northern Boulevard/Shea Stadium exit.

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From Westchester : Take the Hutchinson River Parkway South to the Whitestone Bridge to Whitestone Expressway to Shea Stadium exit. (Note that construction on the Whitestone Bridge may affect your travel time. Plan accordingly.)

From Rockland : Take I-87 South (becomes the Major Deegan Expressway in New York City) to the Robert F. Kennedy (Triboro) Bridge to the Grand Central Parkway to the Northern Boulevard/Shea Stadium exit.

From Northern New Jersey : Take the George Washington Bridge to the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) South to the Robert F. Kennedy (Triboro) Bridge to the Grand Central Parkway to the Northern Boulevard/Shea Stadium exit.

From Southern New Jersey : Take the Goethals Bridge to the Staten Island Expressway East to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway North/East to the Grand Central Parkway to the Northern Blvd./Shea Stadium exit. Or, take the Bayonne Bridge to 440 South to the Staten Island Exp. East, then follow directions above. Or, take the Outerbridge Crossing to 440 North to the Staten Island Exp. East, then follow directions above.

From Connecticut : Take I-95 to Whitestone Bridge to the Whitestone Expressway to the Northern Boulevard /Shea Stadium exit. (Note that construction on the Whitestone Bridge may affect your travel time. Plan accordingly.)

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BY TRAIN

From Long Island: Service to Citi Field is available via the LIRR's Port Washington branch on game days only. Connections from other LIRR branches can be made at Woodside. For fare and schedule information, call (718) 217-5477 (New York City) or (516) 822-5477 (Long Island), or visit the LIRR's schedules and fares online .

LIRR begins service to Shea approximately two and a half hours before game time to give fans a chance to see batting practice. Extra trains run after Mets games (even the ones that go into extra innings) to help expedite your trip home.

From the City: Trains from Penn Station or Woodside stop right at Citi Field. Use the Shea Stadium stop.

Metro North: Change for the 7 subway line at Grand Central Station. Take the 7 to the Mets/Willets Point Station.

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NJ Transit: Take NJ Transit to Penn Station and transfer to LIRR. Citi Field is just two stops from Penn Station.

BY SUBWAY

The 7 train stops at the Mets/Willets Point Station and makes stops in Manhattan at Times Square, 5th Avenue and Grand Central Station. Connections to the 7 train from the E, F, G, R and V trains can be made at the 74th Street-Broadway / Roosevelt Avenue stop in Jackson Heights. Connections to the 7 from the N and W trains can be made at Queensboro Plaza.

Mets fans looking for a quicker trip to midtown will also be able to take advantage of express service on the line from the Mets/Willets Point Station. Weekend express service is now available.

BY BUS

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From Long Island: Connections to the 7 train can be made at Flushing/Main Street via Long Island Bus lines N7, N20, N21. For more information, call: MTA Long Island Bus (516) 228-4000.

Citi Field is served by the Q48 bus. Many other bus lines connect with the train. For more information, please call (718) 330-1234, or view the complete Queens Borough Bus Map (PDF).

BY BOAT

Seastreak (formerly Express Navigation, Inc.) departs from Highlands in Monmouth County, New Jersey for a 75-minute trip to Citi Field. The return trip departs 30 minutes after the game. For fare and schedule information please call (800) BOATRIDE OR (732) 872-2628.