Directions to IKEA and Red Hook by Subway and BusOK, so you want to travel to Red Hook by subway or bus, but how? Here are some options. You can also combine subway and bus.
- By Subway: The closest trains are the F or G train to Carroll Street. You can walk from there (See the above directions by foot). However, you can also grab a public bus from Brooklyn Heights or Park Slope subway stops. Bring a book, though, the buses come every 10 minutes, and that's on a good day.
- By Public Bus: From Brooklyn Heights or Downtown Brooklyn, or Park Slope: Take the B61 Bus NOTE: The B77, which may be mentioned in some guide books or online sites, used to connect Park Slope and Gowanus with Red Hook. This bus was discontinued in 2010.
- By IKEA Shuttle: You can also get a free IKEA shuttle bus. The IKEA shuttles pick up and deliver people to Smith Street in Carroll Gardens , and to Fourth Avenue and Ninth Street in Park Slope , and Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights from 3p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. Check the company website for frequency of the shuttles, however.
And, for general information: A Visitors Guide to Brooklyn, NY