Commuting in Forest Hills

Historic Forest Hills is only 20 minutes by subway train from Manhattan, and the idyllic enclave of Forest Hills Gardens has remained something of a hidden gem in Queens. It’s the borough’s most exclusive neighborhood and it is prized by insiders for its tree lined, winding streets, half-timbered Tudor mansions and its historical architectural integrity.

Its main thoroughfare is Queens Boulevard. Metropolitan Avenue is known for its antique shops. The commercial heart of Forest Hills is a mile-long stretch of Austin Street between Yellowstone Boulevard and Ascan Avenue.

The community also has two Long Island Rail Road commuter rail stations: The Forest Hills station and the Kew Gardens station. In addition to the MTA Subway, transportation options include multiple express buses to Manhattan.


The following New York City MTA Subway stations serve Forest Hills:

67th Avenue (M and ​R trains)
Forest Hills–71st Avenue (E, ​F, ​M, and ​R trains)
75th Avenue (E and ​F trains)
Kew Gardens–Union Turnpike (E, ​and F trains)

The following MTA Regional Bus Operations bus routes serve Forest Hills:

Q23: Forest Hills Gardens or East Elmhurst (via 108th Street, Austin Street, and 69th Avenue)
Q60: East Midtown, Manhattan or South Jamaica (via Queens Boulevard)
Q64: Pomonok (via 69th Road/Jewel Avenue)
QM4: Express to Midtown Manhattan (via 69th Road/Jewel Avenue, Sixth Avenue (Manhattan)
QM11: Express to Lower Manhattan (via Queens Boulevard)
QM12: Express to Midtown Manhattan (via Yellowstone Boulevard, Sixth Avenue (Manhattan)
QM18: Express to Midtown Manhattan (via Queens Boulevard)
QM42: Express to Midtown Manhattan (via Yellowstone Boulevard, Third Avenue (Manhattan)
QM44: Express to Midtown Manhattan (via 69th Road/Jewel Avenue, Third Avenue (Manhattan)