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Photograph: Michael J. ChenMusic fans enjoy the festivities at Governors Ball on June 6, 2014.

Here's how to get to Governors Ball this weekend (with tips from Uber)

Jennifer P

Happy Governors Ball weekend, everyone! You have your tickets, sunblock, fanny pack and our essential guide on standby, but now the question is how the hell are you going to get there?

According to the music festival, getting to Randall’s Island is a breeze—if you have shuttle and ferry tickets—and since those easy-travel passes are completely sold out, here are your other options.

Subway and bus: Take the 4,5, or 6 train to 125th St then hop on the X80 express bus at 125th St and Lexington Avenue. The bus will drop you off directly outside the festival entrance and then you’re done! Important note: Your monthly MetroCard will not work, so make sure you have exact change or a card with a set amount of cash on it. Round-trip fair costs $6.50, but if you arrive via subway, it’s only $3.75.

Uber: Request a driver (per usual) but make sure you enter 1 Randall’s Island Park as your destination (all completed trips from Randall’s Island will be subject to a $10 surcharge). However, leaving the island after 9pm may be tricky. Due to construction, you will not be able to request a ride directly from Randall’s Island between the hours of 9pm and 1am, so Uber suggests leaving the island via ferry, shuttle or footbridge before requesting car service.

Walking and biking: Here’s how to get your exercise in for the weekend, folks. Just cross the RFK Bridge from Manhattan/125th St (15mins), Queens (30mins) or the Bronx (15mins). The event is right next to Icahn stadium, so you can’t miss it. You can also walk or bike the footbridge via E 103 St in the city to Randall’s Island Park (20-25mins). There will be bike racks near the entrance too. 


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