Directions to Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden is home to New York Knicks basketball, New York Rangers hockey, and New York Liberty women's basketball. Located at 33rd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, the Garden is one of the easiest to reach sports venues in the region. It is served by 14 subway lines and can be reached by all other lines (including the three shuttle lines) generally with a single transfer. The Garden sits atop Penn Station, the terminal of the Long Island Rail Road. There are also four bus lines that stop within a block of the site. And for Metro-North riders, it's just two subway stops away from Grand Central.
- From Manhattan
- From the Bronx
- From Brooklyn
- From Queens
- From Staten Island
- From Long Island
- From the Northern Suburbs
- From New Jersey
All of Manhattan's West Side trains converge within a block of the Garden. You can reach it from:
- at 34 St-Penn Station at 8th Avenue
- 34 St-Penn Station at 7th Avenue
- at 34 St-Herald Sq station, just a block away from the Garden at 6th Avenue
You can use the M10 or M20 bus routes, which run south on 7th Avenue and north on 8th, or the M16 or M34 which run east and west on 34th Street, a block away from the Garden.
Travel times to Madison Square Garden
By subway from Financial District-15 min
By subway from Grand Central-15 min
By subway from 125 Street and Broadway-20 min
From the Bronx, you can reach the Garden by taking the
From the , transfer to the at 161 St-Yankee Stadium station and travel to 34 St-Penn Station; from the , transfer to the at 149 St-Grand Concourse and travel to 34 St-Penn Station; from the , transfer at 51 St for the (Lexington Av-53 St) and travel to Penn Station-34 St.
By Express Bus
Many Bronx express buses travel to areas near Madison Square Garden. You can take the BxM2 down 7th Avenue to 34th Street (return service on 6th Avenue); BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, MxM7A, BxM9, BxM10 to 5th Avenue and 34th Street (return service on Madison Avenue); take the M16, M34 between Madison Avenue and 7th Avenue.
By Commuter Rail
Travel times to Madison Square Garden from the Bronx
By subway from Van Cortlandt Park-242 St - 40 min
By subway from Norwood-205 St - 45min
By subway from Wakefield-241 St - 50 min
By subway from Pelham Bay Park - 55 min
By subway from Grand Central Terminal - 15 min
If you're leaving from Brooklyn, take the
- to 34 St-Penn Station
- to 34 St-Penn Station
- to 34 St-Herald Sq, which stops a block away from the Garden at 6th Avenue.
If you have access to the , you can transfer to the at Hoyt-Schermerhorn, the at Metropolitan Av-Lorimer St, or you can travel into Queens for the at Long Island City-Court Sq. The easiest connection from the lines is at Fulton St/Broadway-Nassau in Manhattan, where you can transfer to the .
The X27, X28 express buses will take you to Madison Avenue at 34th St, where you can transfer to the M16, M34 to 7th Avenue. Return service is on 5th Avenue.
Travel time by subway to the Madison Square Garden
By subway from Atlantic Av-Pacific St — 25 min
By subway from Coney Island-Stillwell Av — 55 min
From the line, transfer to the at the 74 St-Broadway station or 45 Rd-Court House Sq station (where you can also transfer from the ) or from the at Queensboro Plaza. From the , you can transfer to the at Broadway Junction or travel into Manhattan on the to Fulton St/Broadway-Nassau and transfer to the to Penn Station-34 St.
The Q32 bus operates along 34th Street in Manhattan, stopping at 7th Avenue, a block north of the Garden.
Queens express buses also serve Manhattan. The QM1, QM1A, QM2, QM2A, QM4 travel along 34th Street and turn north on 6th Avenue, a block away from the Garden.
By Commuter Rail
Long Island Rail Road stations in Queens provide service to Penn Station, right under the Garden, making the railroad one of the best ways to get to the site. Depending on where you start, you may have to change at Jamaica.
In Queens, you can board the LIRR at many stations that are served by public transportation:
- Auberndale Station — Q26 or Q76 bus
- Bayside Station — Q13 or Q31 bus
- Broadway Station — Q12, Q13 or Q28 bus
- Douglaston Station — no mass transit connections
- Flushing-Main Street Station — at Flushing-Main St or Q12, Q13, Q14, Q15, Q16, Q17, Q20A/B, Q25, Q26, Q27, Q28, Q34, Q44, Q48, Q58, Q65, Q66, QBx1, N20, or N21 bus
- Forest Hills Station — to Forest Hills-71 Av or Q23, Q60, or Q65A bus
- Hollis Station — Q2 or Q3 bus
- Hunterspoint Avenue Station — to Hunters Point Av or the Q67 or Q69 bus
- Jamaica Station — to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av/JFK Airport or Q20A/B, Q24, Q30, Q31, Q43, Q44, Q54, or Q54 bus
- Kew Gardens Station — Q10 bus
- Laurelton Station — Q77 or Q85 buses
- Little Neck Station — Q12 or Q79 bus
- Locust Manor Station — Q3 or Q85 bus
- Long Island City Station — to Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av or Q69 or Q103 bus
- Murray Hill Station — Q15 bus
- Queens Village Station — Q1, Q27, Q36, Q83, Q88, or N24 bus
- St Albans Station — Q4 bus
- Woodside Station — to Woodside-61 St or the Q16, Q32, or Q53 bus
Travel times to Madison Square Garden from Queens
By subway from Jamaica-179 St - 40 min
By LIRR from Jamaica Station - 25 min
You can also reach the Garden via the X1, X10, X17 express buses. The X1 will take you to 6th Avenue at 35th Street. Walk two blocks south and one west to the Garden. The X10, X17 go to Madison Avenue and 34th Street; transfer to the M16 or M34 and ride crosstown to 7th Avenue.
Travel time by subway to Madison Square Garden from South Ferry - 20 min
All Manhattan-bound LIRR trains terminate at Penn Station, right under the Garden, making the site a convenient trip from all points on Long Island. Depending on your departure point, you may have to change at Jamaica for service to Manhattan.
Travel time to Madison Square Garden from Queens depends on your departure point. Check Long Island Rail Road schedules.
Metro-North's Harlem, Hudson, and New Haven lines bring you to Grand Central Terminal, and it's a short subway trip to Madison Square Garden. Take the 42nd Street Shuttle to Times Sq-42 St, then the one stop south to Penn Station-34 St.
Travel time to Madison Square Garden from the northern suburbs depends on your departure point.
Check Metro-North schedules and add 15 min for travel from Grand Central Terminal.
All New York City-bound New Jersey Transit and Amtrak trains go to Penn Station-New York, which is underneath Madison Square Garden.
Travel time to Madison Square Garden from New Jersey depends on your departure point. Check New Jersey Transit schedules for availability.
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