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Visiting the Open: Planning your trip

Friday, January 01, 2016

The US Open is a tennis experience unlike any other, and to make the most of your time here, you’ll want to plan your trip carefully. To help you do that, we offer this guide that should get you off on the right foot, and assist you every step of the way.


The first step in securing your US Open experience is buying a ticket. You can get advance tickets to the US Open through our USTA Member Advance Ticket Sale and/or American Express Card Member Presale. And finally, you can secure your seat to this year’s US Open through the public on sale, which begins Monday, June 6 at 9 a.m. ET. Tickets for all sessions and ticket types are available.

If you want to attend multiple sessions or if you miss out on the ticket you want, consider one of these 2016 US Open ticket plans, which provide access to  the hottest sessions:

  • Full Series: Don’t miss a match; place a deposit for access to all sessions at savings with additional benefits
  • FirstWeek: Covers all Week 1 action
  • Opening Sessions: Covers all men’s and women’s first-round play
  • Pre-Holiday: Start the holiday weekend early with a taste of second- and third-round action
  • Evening Sessions: Includes tickets to the sought-after Finals Weekend
  • Holiday Weekend: Includes access to Labor Day weekend tickets
  • Holiday Evening: Labor Day Weekend evenings at the US Open are electric; don’t miss out on the fun
  • Championship Week: This plan grants you access to the most in-demand sessions including all quarterfinals, semifinals and finals
  • Louis Armstrong: Catch the action from the last season of play in the current Louis Armstrong Stadium
  • Grandstand: Be there for the first year of matches on the new Grandstand


The US Open can be a great way to build your business and reward your associates. Entertain corporate partners, special guests or friend by treating them to US Open hospitality, including:

Official Travel Packages

A trip to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center promises the experience of a lifetime. So whether you’re here for a night or for the fortnight, let these US Open partners help you  plan your trip with ease:

  • Steve Furgal: The official travel partner of the USTA and the US Open, Steve Furgal offers a number of travel packages to meet your needs and budget
  • Emirates Airline: The official airline of the US Open
  • Westin Hotels & Resorts: The preferred hotel of the US Open

Getting Here

You can’t see the world’s greatest tennis without first making your way onto the grounds. Whether you’re coming by  plane, train or automobile, here are some tips to help make your travel smooth:

  • Ground transportation – For directions to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, either by car or via mass transit, click here. We encourage fans to come by mass transit – you can avoid traffic and it’s easier on the environment.

  • Airports – There are a number of airports in the area. The closest is La Guardia Airport, a five-minute drive to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, and there is also JFK International Airport (15 minutes) and Newark (N.J.) Liberty International Airport (45 minutes). For commuter and local travel, also consider Westchester Country Airport, which is about 40 minutes away.

Staying Here

There is no shortage of hotels throughout New York City. Many in the US Open's home borough of Queens run shuttles to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center during the US Open. Also consider hotels in Manhattan that are close to the subway system’s 7 train, which will take you directly to the US Open grounds via the Mets/Willets Point stop.

For an NYC guide to the US Open, including tips on restaurants, hotels, attractions and more, click here.


See also:

Visiting the Open: Your day on the grounds

Visiting the Open: New York City