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Racing Returns To Belmont Park On April 26
151st Running of the Belmont Stakes: Saturday, June 8

2011 Belmont Park Service

Ride the LIRR to Belmont and Get $1 Off the $5 Grandstand Admission When You Show Your Rail Ticket!

Post Times

  • 1:30 PM: Starting Thursday, April 26
  • 12:50 PM: Kentucky Derby Day, May 4 and Preakness Day, May 18
  • 1:00 PM Stars & Stripes Festival, July 6

Belmont Stakes Day, Saturday, June 8: For Belmont Stakes Day ticket and price information ($1 off admission will not apply), please call (516) 488-6000 or visit NYRA.

Twilight Thursdays (May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20 & 27)
"Party at the Park” returns for (8) Thursdays beginning May 9 with a special first race post time of 3:05 PM and a party that includes food and drink specials along with a live concert following the conclusion of live racing.

Closed: Mondays & Tuesdays except Memorial Day, May 27, July 3 & Independence Day July 4; closed May 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 & June 5.

See Train Schedules for customized info, or get a copy of the Belmont Train Schedule.

Travel Tips

On Stakes Day

For Travel to Belmont from New York City and Brooklyn 
Belmont Park is only a half-hour from midtown Manhattan by train. Package tickets for Belmont Park can be purchased at LIRR Stations and Ticket Machines in advance or on the day of travel.

Buy Before Boarding and Save
Be sure to buy your ticket before boarding. Belmont Package tickets are available at open ticket offices, as well as gray and blue Ticket Machines. Just press the "Deals & Getaways" button on the first screen, then select "Belmont Park". You can pay with cash, ATM/debit or credit cards at ticket offices and gray or green machines; blue machines accept debit and credit cards only. Ticket Machines are available at most stations.

Note: Belmont tickets can not be purchased through the alphabetized station listing screen on the Ticket Machines.

Mobile Tickets
You can purchase your mobile tickets through MTA eTix, the FREE mobile ticketing app that allows LIRR customers to purchase and display tickets directly from their mobile devices. Visit to learn more.

Ticket Refund Policy
LIRR tickets are good for 60 days from date of sale; refundable within 60 days from date of sale and are subject to a $10 refund processing fee per transaction.

Fares from New York, Brooklyn and Woodside
At Stations: One-Way $9, Round-Trip $16
On-Board: One-Way $15, Round-Trip (not available)

Fares from Jamaica
At Stations: One-Way $8, Round-Trip $13
On-Board: One-Way $14, Round-Trip (not available)

Round-Trip Package Fares from Long Island (not valid on peak trains) 
Zone 3 (Rosedale, St. Albans, Queens Village, Hollis) - $13
Zone 4 (Far Rockaway, Lynbrook, Hempstead, Mineola) - $15
Zone 7 (Long Beach, Massapequa, Hicksville, Oyster Bay) - $17
Zone 9 (Babylon, Deer Park, Huntington, Northport) - $21
Zone 10 (Bay Shore, Sayville, Ronkonkoma, Patchogue, Pt. Jefferson) - $27

Commutation Ticket Holders 
Weekly and monthly ticket holders can use their tickets for travel to Jamaica and need only purchase a $13 Round-Trip package ticket at an LIRR station/machine prior to boarding a Belmont train to cover the fare between Belmont Park and Jamaica. Round-trip tickets are not sold on-board trains. One-Way tickets for travel between Jamaica and Belmont, sold on trains to use in conjunction with a monthly or weekly ticket, are $14. A One-Way ticket from Jamaica to Belmont, purchased at an LIRR station to use in conjunction with a monthly or weekly ticket, is $9.00.

CityTicket is not valid for travel to/from Belmont Park.

Belmont is a special event station and therefore services are limited. The station platforms are accessible to wheelchairs via ramp. There are no elevators or escalators at this station.

Belmont Park Cooler Policy

  • All coolers, bags, purses, containers, tote bags, backpacks, etc. are subject to search
  • Coolers are restricted to the grandstand backyard area
  • Patrons carrying coolers must enter the track at either the paddock or the west end grandstand admission gates 
  • No glass containers or alcoholic beverages may be brought into the facility


LIRR Alcohol Policy

  • The MTA Police will be enforcing a no alcohol policy on trains to Belmont Park on Stakes Day 
  • Bags and coolers are subject to search prior to boarding Belmont Park trains at Penn Station and at Jamaica Station

Belmont Park Alcohol Policy
On Belmont Stakes Day no alcoholic beverages of any kind will be permitted to be brought into the Belmont Park facility.
This restriction regarding alcohol has been enacted in the interest of patron safety and in an attempt to make sure that people drink responsibly.

Belmont Park Information
For more information on races and admission please call (516) 488-6000 or visit NYRA.

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