Cloisters: Transit Directions

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Take the A Train

The best way to reach the festival is to take the “A” train to the 190th St. station, then follow the crowds up the elevators and into the park.

(This is the way many of the other 50,000 attendees will arrive, so the elevator up from the subway to the park can be fairly crowded, but it only takes a few minutes.)

From the Park Entrance:

When you reach the park, walk through the main gates and continue into the park for another minute until you see an open field; our encampment is in a cluster of tents on the top of that little hill.

Depending on when you arrive, you may be routed along the roadway or the pedestrian walkway by just to its left, both of which lead to the same place, as shown in the map below.

The M4 or M98 Bus

You can take the Cloisters-bound M4 or M98 bus uptown / north to its last stop at the entrance to the park. (Accessibility note: unlike the subway, this route does not involve any stairs.)

Intercity Transit

For those coming from outside the city via Amtrak, NJ Transit, or regional bus, you can transfer to the New York City Subway’s “A” train at Penn Station or the Port Authority bus terminal.

From MetroNorth or LIRR take the “S” Shuttle from Grand Central to Times Square to connect to the A train.

Take the A train uptown to 190th Street and follow the directions above.