Directions from Poughkeepsie to Long Island

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 51 min

  1. VIA Rail / ...
  2. Ronkonkoma

$39 - $91

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. 495

$29 - $43

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 27 min

  1. 119.4 miles

$11 - $17

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

You can take a train from Poughkeepsie to Centereach via New York, Penn Station, Ronkonkoma, and Ronkonkoma LIRR in around 3 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Poughkeepsie to Centereach via White Plains Bus Terminal Lane C, White Plains, NY, Lake Ronkonkoma, and Expressway Drive North in around 5 h 29 min.

Train operators
VIA Rail
+1 1 888 842-7245
Train from Poughkeepsie to New York
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $75
$25 - $40
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $75
$45 - $65
Business Plus/Sleeper
$85 - $120
Long Island Rail Road
Train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
Bus operators
Leprechaun Lines
+1 845-565-7900
Bus from Poughkeepsie to White Plains Bus Terminal Lane C
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Poughkeepsie and Long Island is 121 km. The road distance is 191 km.

The cheapest way to get from Poughkeepsie to Long Island is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 27 min.

The quickest way to get from Poughkeepsie to Long Island is to drive which takes 2 h 27 min and costs $11 - $17.

No, there is no direct bus from Poughkeepsie to Long Island. However, there are services departing from Poughkeepsie and arriving at Williams Boulevard via White Plains, NY and Expressway Drive North. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 29 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Poughkeepsie to Long Island, including transfers.