Barclays Center Parking and DirectionsLocated in the borough of Brooklyn, the Barclays Center is easily accessible from all parts of New York City and the surrounding metropolitan area. The indoor arena is located at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue in one of the busiest areas of Brooklyn. Driving to the Barclays Center is not recommended during event days because there is very limited on site parking available. In fact, drivers must use nearby parking garages that are located within several blocks of the Barclays Center. It is highly recommended that visitors who drive to the arena make arrangements and reservations in the local parking garages in the Atlantic Avenue area.
One more reason to avoid driving to the Barclays Center is that the heavy traffic congestion in that part of Brooklyn can be a real problem as the busy Brooklyn Bridge is just down the road.
The best way to arrive at the Barclays Center is to use public transportation. Served by 9 lines, the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center is one of the busiest subway stations in New York City. The 2 and 3 Lines run through the western part of Manhattan and terminate in the Bronx. The 4 and 5 Lines run through the eastern part of Manhattan and end in the Bronx. The B and D Lines both operate between Coney Island in Brooklyn and northern Bronx, passing through Midtown Manhattan along the way. The N, Q and R Subway Lines all operate between Brooklyn and Queens, and run through Lower and Midtown Manhattan along the way.
Most of the New York City Subway Lines that stop at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center also stop at some of the busiest transportation hubs in Manhattan. For example, Lines 2, 3, N, Q, and R all pass through Times Square-42nd Street, the busiest Subway Station in New York. Additionally, Lines 2 and 3 also run through New York Penn Station, the busiest rail hub in New York City which is also served by NJ Transit, Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak.
Barclays Center can also be reached by taking a Long Island Rail Road train to Atlantic Terminal. This LIRR station is served by the Atlantic Branch Line, which runs through Eastern Brooklyn and Central Queens and terminates in the community of Valley Stream in Nassau County of Long Island.
Several MTA buses also stop right next to Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The B41, B45, B61 and B67 circulate throughout Brooklyn most of the day. However, there may be limited seating availability on these public buses during game days at the Barclays Center.