Transportation options for Belmont Stakes Day (click here)

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HOW TO GET TO BELMONT PARK




TRAVELING BY CAR


From Manhattan:

Queens Midtown Tunnel to Long Island Expressway, East to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D.

From Brooklyn:
Belt Parkway, East to Cross Island Parkway, North to Exit 26-D, or Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to Long Island Expressway, East to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D.

From Queens:
Grand Central Parkway, East to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D or Belt Parkway, East to Cross Island Parkway, North to Exit 26-D.

From Staten Island:
Verrazano Bridge to Belt Parkway, East to Cross Island Parkway, North to Exit 26-D.

From Long Island:
Northern State Parkway or Long Island Expressway, West to Cross Island Parkway, South to exit 26-D or Southern State Parkway, West to Cross Island Parkway, North to Exit 26-D.

From New Jersey:
(North): George Washington Bridge to Cross Bronx Expressway, to Throgs Neck Bridge to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D.
(South): Any Interstate bridge to Staten Island Expressway to Verrazano Bridge to Belt Parkway, East to Cross Island Parkway, North to Exit 26-D.

From Connecticut and Westchester:
Any route to Throgs Neck Bridge to Cross Island Parkway, South to Exit 26-D.

 Click Here to view 2014 Belmont Stakes Parking Map with Pricing
 

LOCAL BUS SERVICE


N6 (MTA Long Island Bus):
Operates along Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead, Franklin Square, Elmont, Hollis and Jamaica. From Jamaica, the bus starts at Jamaica Bus Terminal (165th Street & 89th Avenue) and runs along Hillside Avenue to Francis Lewis Blvd. to Hempstead Ave. Stops in front of Belmont Park. Connections: Transfer from the F Train at either 169th Street or 179th Street stations.

Q110 (MTA Bus):
Service provided every 20 minutes to and from Belmont during racing days. Buses are available at Parsons Blvd. and Hillside Avenue and from Parsons Blvd. & Archer Ave., and various locations eastbound on Jamaica Avenue and Hempstead Avenue in Queens. The bus picks up and discharges inside Belmont at the west end of the track. Connections: Transfer from F Train at Parsons & Hillside; Transfer from E Train at Parsons & Archer.

Q2 (MTA Bus):
Originates at the Jamaica Bus Terminal (165th Street & 89th Ave.) and runs along Hillside Ave. to 187th Place to Hollis Ave. and ends at Hempstead Ave. and 225th Street adjacent to Belmont Park. The bus picks up and discharges inside Belmont at the west end of the track. Connections: Transfer from F Train at 169th Street or 179th Street stations.

MTA (Alternate Bus Service at Queens Village):
Take the LIRR from Penn Station or Jamaica to the Queens Village Station.  Then board the Q27 bus under the trestle on Springfield Blvd and transfer to the Q2 bus at the intersection of Springfield Blvd. and Hempstead Ave.  The bus picks up and discharges inside Belmont at the west end of the track.

 

BELMONT SHUTTLE

 
On Belmont Stakes Day 2012, The New York Racing Association, Inc. has arranged alternate transportation for its fans. Six courtesy buses will run from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. to accommodate residents of Floral Park and Elmont on the following schedules:

The Floral Park Shuttle will travel from Belmont Park north on Plainfield Avenue, west on Woodbine Court, with a scheduled stop at Atlantic Avenue Extension and Tulip Avenue, adjacent to Lion’s Park.  It will then travel north on Tulip Avenue to Jericho Turnpike and head east, making a second stop at the Nassau County Bus Stop in front of 90 Jericho Turnpike.  The bus will continue east on Jericho Turnpike and make its third and final stop at the Nassau County Bus stop at Floral Park Place and Floral Terrace.  The bus then returns to Belmont Park.

The Elmont Shuttle will travel from Belmont Park south on Plainfield Avenue across Hempstead Turnpike and on to Elmont Road. It will then turn east at Dutch Broadway, then north on Meacham Avenue and across Hempstead Turnpike to continue on Covert Avenue.  At Tulip Avenue, the bus turns west and returns to Belmont Park. The courtesy shuttles will stop at each of the Nassau County bus stops along the route.

At the end of the race day the shuttles will reverse their routes to accommodate the one-way traffic patterns. They will depart every 20 minutes, starting at 10 a.m. and continue to 9 p.m.  They will drop off and pick up patrons at the front of the Clubhouse entrance.

BY CHARTER BUS

 
Queens Midtown Tunnel to Long Island Expressway East, to Clearview Expressway South to Springfield Blvd., South to Hempstead Tpke., East.  Enter at Gate # 8 located on Plainfield Ave off of Hempstead Turnpike.

For a fee of $150 you can park  your Charter Bus in the designated area in the Blue Parking Field. This is the ONLY area designated for Charter buses and will be the drop off and pick-up location for the day.

 

BY SUBWAY


Take the F train to 169th street or 179th street then take the N6 or the Q2 bus to Belmont or take the E train to Jamaica Center (Parsons Blvd.) and then take the Q110 bus to Belmont.

 

BY RAILROAD


LIRR will provide direct service to Belmont Park on Belmont Stakes Day, Saturday, June 7. For additional information, racing fans can contact LIRR's 24-Hour Travel information Center at 718-217-LIRR or click here to view schedule (.pdf)

The MTA Long Island Rail Road has scheduled 18 extra trains for Belmont
 Stakes day from Penn Station, along with 18 additional trains from Atlantic Terminnal in Brooklyn to Jamaica, where they can connect with the "Belmont Special." The LIRR will run trains back to Jamaica and Penn Statioin until 10 p.m. or later.


 



FACILITY MAP




Click here to view the Belmont Park Facility Map. [PDF]