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There are 3 ways to get from Long Island to Manhattan by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  2h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Hawkins Ave/Williams Blvd to Ronkonkoma LIRR S59 / ...
  2. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to New York Penn Station Ronkonkoma

$12 - $18

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Bus  •  2h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave to NYC 3 Av & 42 St North Bound: Ronkonkoma-Cornell / ...

$17 - $52

Drive  •  1h 9m

  1. Drive from Centereach to Manhattan 52.9 miles

$5 - $8

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The most affordable way to get from Long Island to Manhattan is to drive, which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Long Island to Manhattan is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Long Island to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Hawkins Ave/Williams Blvd and arriving at NYC 3 Av & 42 St via Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 6m.

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The distance between Long Island and Manhattan is 47 miles. The road distance is 52.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Long Island to Manhattan without a car is to bus and train which takes 2h 1m and costs $12 - $19.

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It takes approximately 2h 1m to get from Long Island to Manhattan, including transfers.

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Long Island to Manhattan bus services, operated by North Fork Express, depart from Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave station.

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Long Island to Manhattan bus services, operated by North Fork Express, arrive at NYC 3 Av & 42 St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Long Island to Manhattan is 53 miles. It takes approximately 1h 9m to drive from Long Island to Manhattan.

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There are 4175+ hotels available in Manhattan. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 47.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 1m

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

North Fork Express operates a bus from Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave to NYC 3 Av & 42 St on demand. Tickets cost $15 - $50 and the journey takes 1h 41m.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Ronkonkoma to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$10 - $16
Bus operators
Suffolk County Transit
Phone
+1 631.852.5200
Website
sct-bus.org
Bus from Hawkins Ave/Williams Blvd to Ronkonkoma LIRR
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
North Fork Express
Phone
1-631-588-7433
Website
northforkexpress.com
Bus from Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave to NYC 3 Av & 42 St
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
northforkexpress.com
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northforkexpress.com
Commuter fares
$15
North Fork fares
$35 - $50

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