Getting to Park Slope Brooklyn by Subway and Which Trains Go Where

Subway Stations and Subway Lines

Subway station in New York City
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Park Slope is growing in both size and popularity. With hundreds of restaurants and shops, interesting entertainment venues and an appealing school district, it's a Brooklyn neighborhood that's worth a visit. 

But Park Slope is served by seven different subway stations. What's the best way to get to where you're going, by subway, in Park Slope?

The Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope is served by numerous trains and seven different subway stations, and as the neighborhood stretches over a mile from north to south, you'll want to catch the train that's most convenient to your destination.

Whether you're going to hear music at Barbes or Southpaw, or headed to a restaurant or shop, here are subway directions for getting to Fifth Avenue, Seventh Avenue, Fourth Avenue, and other destinations.

Going to 5th and 7th Avenues

The subways serving Park Slope's main streets of Fifth Avenue and Seventh Avenue are the 2, 3, B, Q D, G, F, N and R trains, depending on where you are going.

If you’re not sure what subway to take when heading to a certain store, restaurant, bar or coffee shop in popular Park Slope, use this rule of thumb, based on the street address of your destination.

Which Subway is Closest to 7th Avenue destinations in Park Slope, Brooklyn?

  • Below #270 7th Avenue, the closest trains are the B and Q trains at 7th Avenue (on Flatbush Avenue) or the # 2 or 3 subway line stopping at Grand Army Plaza.
  • Above #270 7th Avenue, the closest trains are the F or G trains stopping at 7th Avenue and 9th Street. (Note that there's an exit/entrance on 8th Avenue too, closer to Prospect Park.)

Which Subway is Closest to 5th Avenue destinations in Park Slope, Brooklyn?

  • Below #100 5th Avenue, the closest trains are # 2 or 3 subway lines stopping at Bergen Street.
  • If you are going to an address between #100–350 5th Avenue, the closest is the R train stopping at Union Street and 4th Avenue.
  • Finally, if your destination address is numbered above #350 5th Avenue, the closest trains are the D, G, F, N and R, all stopping at 9th Street and 4th Avenue.

Having said that, everything in Park Slope is within about a fifteen or twenty-minute walk from any train station, if you’re wearing sneakers.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The one thing you can always rely on with NYC transit—is that you can't always rely on NYC transit. So before heading out to the subway, do a quick check with the MTA for transit delays, repairs, weather issues, and closed stations, especially on weekends.

As of 2017, the MTA upgraded the official website to provide real-time status updates, a trip-planner, and even an option to filter routes by stations that are handicap accessible. Additionally, there are mobile apps for Android and iOS for updates and subline line information.

Edited by Alison Lowenstein

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