How to Get to Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets Stadium

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••• 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.

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 is as simple as hopping on the green line 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 Staten Island, riders can take a bus to the R train in Brooklyn.

Driving by Car or Taking a Taxicab

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 Central Park, 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.

Note that street parking is limited, so public transportation is recommended. 

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.

Coming from Central Park, 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 as the Upper East Side, or Midtown.

From Staten Island, bikers can cycle toward the Staten Island Ferry exit and ride the ferry about 5.2 miles to Barclays Stadium.

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
  4. Patsy's, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian-Friendly
  5. Shake Shack, American, Fast Food
  6. Taro Sushi NY, Sushi, Japanese, Seafood