How to Get to Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets Stadium

Travel Directions to Barclays Stadium in Brooklyn, New York

••• Brooklyn Nets. Credit: Nathaniel S. Butler

Barclays Center in New York City is located in the borough of Brooklyn, on Flatbush Avenue near 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue. It is also near the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Atlantic Center Mall area. The main plaza links two major streets in Brooklyn: Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues.

Barclays Center is centrally located to one of New York City's biggest subway and train transit hubs, the Atlantic Terminal, also known as Barclays Terminal.

It is accessible by taxi cab, car, public transportation, and more.

Biking to Barclays Stadium

Biking is a great option for those who want to skip public transportation and get some fresh air. From Jersey City, biking to Barclays Center will take about 7 miles via Grand St up to the ferry at the World Financial Center. Bikers can then bike through the Brooklyn bridge and finally to arrive at the destination.

Coming from the Central Park Zoo, biking will take about 1-hour via 2nd ave, the Hudson River Greenway, or the Williamsburg bridge bicycle path. Similar paths can be taken from surrounding areas such Manhattan, the Upper East Side, or Midtown.

Biking from JFK will be through Pitkin Ave, taking about 1 hour with a distance of 12-15 miles. This will take bikers through the Brooklyn-Queens Greenway and DeKalb Ave. From Staten Island, bikers can bike toward the Staten Island Ferry, which is about 20 miles away and will take approximately 2 hours.


Driving by Car or Taking a Taxicab

Driving is possible by car or cab, but street parking is limited, so public transportation is recommended. Nevertheless, when coming from Jersey City, travelers can take the Holland Tunnel which can take an average of 40 minutes depending on the hour of day and traffic.

It's roughly about 8 miles away with this route.

From the Central Park Zoo, drive via FDR drive, a 35-minute commute that's roughly 8.6 miles away. Coming from the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), drivers can go toward N Conduit Ave or Belt Parkway and Atlantic Ave, a 35-45 minute commute. Finally, from Staten Island, individuals can take I-278 east for 32 minutes, a 16.6-mile distance.

Here are some tips regarding taking a taxi in Brooklyn:

Public Transportation

Believe it or not, even Jay-Z took the subway to his own performance at Barclays Center. Public transportation to the Barclays Center is accessible via the following lines:

From Jersey City, the bus will take about an hour. Riders can hop on the 81 to the PATH and then walk to the subway. Depending on the time of day, riders will have several options to take different trains into the city. Taking the train from the Central Park Zoo will depend on the hour. Riders can take the green from 59 St at Lexington Ave Station which tends to run every 12 minutes.

Other times, riders can take the N or Q lines. All rides take roughly 35-45 minutes.

From JFK to Barclays is about 1 hour from the AirTrain, lines red, green or, gold. Riders can take the train to Far Rockaway or Hempstead and are encouraged to check the schedules. Then, riders will arrive at Jamaica station and Atlantic Terminal where they can then walk to Barclays.

From Staten Island, the train will take about 2 hours. Riders should take the S74 train to the Bricktown mall, and then take the X1 or S53 toward Midtown Central Park. Then, riders can get on the subway toward Bergen Street Station where they can then walk.

6 Popular Restaurants to Eat at Near Barclays Stadium

  1. El Viejo Yayo Restaurant, Latin, Spanish, Caribbean
  2. Kulushkat, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian-Friendly
  3. Morgan's Brooklyn Barbeque, American, Bar, Barbecue
  1. Patsy's, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian-Friendly
  2. Shake Shack, American, Fast Food
  3. Taro Sushi NY, Sushi, Japanese, Seafood