There are 4 ways to get from Long Island to Manhattan by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station Ronkonkoma

$16 - $21

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Central Islip to Woodside Ronkonkoma
  2. Take the bus from Roosevelt Av/61 St to E 60 St/Park Av Q32

$15 - $25

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Williams Boulevard to Expressway Drive North S57
  2. Take the bus from Airport Connection - WB to 79th Street - Manhattan Westbound

$22 - $62

Drive  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Centereach to Manhattan 52.2 miles

$5 - $8

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No, there is no direct bus from Long Island to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Williams Boulevard and arriving at 79th Street - Manhattan via Airport Connection - WB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 31 min.

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The distance between Long Island and Manhattan is 47 miles. The road distance is 52.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Long Island to Manhattan without a car is to train which takes 2 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to get from Long Island to Manhattan, including transfers.

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Long Island to Manhattan bus services, operated by Suffolk County Transit, depart from Williams Boulevard station.

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The best way to get from Long Island to Manhattan is to train which takes 2 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 31 min.

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Long Island to Manhattan bus services, operated by Hampton Luxury Liner, arrive at 79th Street - Manhattan station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Long Island to Manhattan is 52 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 7 min to drive from Long Island to Manhattan.

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There are 1780+ hotels available in Manhattan. Prices start at $116 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Long Island to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 47.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 12 min

What companies run services between Long Island, NY, USA and Manhattan, NY, USA?

Long Island Rail Road operates a train from Centereach to Manhattan hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Centereach to Manhattan via Expressway Drive North and Airport Connection - WB in around 2 h 31 min.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Central Islip to Woodside
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
Suffolk County Transit
Phone
+1 631.852.5200
Website
sct-bus.org
Bus from Williams Boulevard to Expressway Drive North
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
Hampton Luxury Liner
Phone
+1 631-537-5800
Website
hamptonluxuryliner.com
Bus from Airport Connection - WB to 79th Street - Manhattan
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $60
Schedules at
hamptonluxuryliner.com
VIP
$45 - $60
Coach Class
$20 - $28
Luxury Class
$30 - $40
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from Roosevelt Av/61 St to E 60 St/Park Av
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info

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