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There are 4 ways to get from Manhattan to Stony Brook by subway, train, bus or car

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Subway, train

  1. Take the subway from Lexington Av/53 St to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Stony Brook

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Train

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Huntington
  2. Take the train from Huntington to Stony Brook

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave
  2. Take the bus from Ronkonkoma LIRR to Smith Haven Mall
  3. Take the bus from Smith Haven Mall to Stony Brook LIRR

Drive

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Stony Brook

Manhattan to Stony Brook by subway and train

The journey time between Manhattan and Stony Brook is around 2h 49m and covers a distance of around 54 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by MTA and Long Island Rail Road, the Manhattan to Stony Brook service departs from Lexington Av/53 St and arrives in Stony Brook. Typically 47 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

47 Weekly Services
2h 49m Average Duration
$10 Cheapest Price
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Manhattan → Stony Brook
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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Stony Brook is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from Manhattan to Stony Brook is to drive. Taking this option will cost $10 - $15 and takes 1h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan to Stony Brook. However, there are services departing from Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Stony Brook LIRR via Ronkonkoma LIRR and Smith Haven Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan to Stony Brook. However, there are services departing from Lexington Av/53 St and arriving at Stony Brook via Jamaica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 49m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Stony Brook is 44 miles. The road distance is 55.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Stony Brook without a car is to subway and train which takes 2h 49m and costs $10 - $21.

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It takes approximately 2h 49m to get from Manhattan to Stony Brook, including transfers.

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Manhattan to Stony Brook bus services, operated by North Fork Express, depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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Manhattan to Stony Brook train services, operated by MTA, depart from Lexington Av/53 St station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Stony Brook is to train which takes 3h 14m and costs $10 - $23. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 - $23 and takes 3h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Stony Brook.
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  • Distance: 44.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 49m

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Stony Brook, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Manhattan to Stony Brook via 34 St-Penn Station, New York Penn Station, and Huntington in around 3h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manhattan to Stony Brook via Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave, Ronkonkoma LIRR, and Smith Haven Mall in around 3h 14m.

Train operators
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from Lexington Av/53 St to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
new.mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Stony Brook
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$10 - $14
Peak
$9 - $18
Train from New York Penn Station to Huntington
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$9 - $13
Peak
$8 - $17
Train from Huntington to Stony Brook
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$1 - $3
Peak
$2 - $3
Bus operators
North Fork Express
Phone
1-631-588-7433
Email
sales@nfebus.com
Website
northforkexpress.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Schedules at
northforkexpress.com
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collegeexpressbus.com
Suffolk County Transit
Phone
+1 631.852.5200
Website
sct-bus.org
Bus from Ronkonkoma LIRR to Smith Haven Mall
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
Bus from Smith Haven Mall to Stony Brook LIRR
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sct-bus.org

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Manhattan to Stony Brook bus services, operated by Suffolk County Transit, arrive at Stony Brook LIRR station.

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Manhattan to Stony Brook train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, arrive at Stony Brook station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Stony Brook is 55 miles. It takes approximately 1h 15m to drive from Manhattan to Stony Brook.

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