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There are 8 ways to get from Watertown to Long Island by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, train  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Watertown, NY to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma

$81 - $183

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Bus Greyhound USA, train  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Watertown, NY to Destiny USA
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, Ny to New York, Ny 207 / ...
  3. Take the train from Jamaica to Smithtown

$62 - $120

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Bus, train via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Watertown, NY to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
  4. Take the train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma

$101 - $208

Bus, Thru-Bus  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Watertown, NY to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the Thru-Bus from Syracuse, NY to New York, NY - 625 8th Ave P.A. Terminal
  3. Take the bus from New York, NY-52nd St & 8th Ave to Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave

Drive  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Watertown to Centereach 374.6 miles

$35 - $55

Bus, fly to New York JFK, train  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Watertown, NY to Syracuse, NY - Airport
  2. Fly from Syracuse (SYR) to New York JFK (JFK) SYR - JFK
  3. Take the train from Jamaica to Ronkonkoma

$103 - $334

Bus, fly to Newark, train  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Watertown, NY to Syracuse, NY - Airport
  2. Fly from Syracuse (SYR) to Newark (EWR) SYR - EWR
  3. Take the train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma

$126 - $512

Bus, fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Watertown, NY to Syracuse, NY - Airport
  2. Fly from Syracuse (SYR) to New York La Guardia (LGA) SYR - LGA
  3. Take the train from Woodside to Ronkonkoma

$101 - $408

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The cheapest way to get from Watertown to Long Island is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Watertown to Long Island is to bus and fly and train which costs $100 - $340 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Watertown to Long Island. However, there are services departing from Watertown, NY and arriving at Smith Lane via Syracuse, NY, New York, NY-52nd St & 8th Ave, Railroad Avenue and Smith Haven Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

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The distance between Watertown and Long Island is 264 miles. The road distance is 374.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Watertown to Long Island without a car is to bus and train which takes 10 h 49 min and costs $80 - $190.

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It takes approximately 10 h 49 min to get from Watertown to Long Island, including transfers.

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Watertown to Long Island bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Watertown, NY station.

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The quickest flight from Syracuse Airport to New York JFK Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Watertown to Long Island is 375 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to drive from Watertown to Long Island.

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Map of how to get from Watertown to Long Island.
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  • Distance: 263.6 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 49 min

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

You can take a bus from Watertown to Centereach via Syracuse, NY, New York, NY - 625 8th Ave P.A. Terminal, New York, NY-52nd St & 8th Ave, Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave, Railroad Avenue, and Smith Haven Mall in around 11 h 30 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Syracuse to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Syracuse to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $500
Flights from Syracuse to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Syracuse to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Syracuse to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Syracuse to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$230 - $330
Train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Syracuse to New York
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$70 - $100
EconomyPlus
$95 - $140
Business
$110 - $170
Train from Syracuse to Albany
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $55
Economy
$50 - $75
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
Train from Albany to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
LIRR
Train from Jamaica to Smithtown
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
LIRR
Train from Jamaica to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
LIRR
Train from Woodside to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
LIRR
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Watertown, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Watertown, NY to Destiny USA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Watertown, NY to Syracuse, NY - Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Syracuse, NY to New York, NY - 625 8th Ave P.A. Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
North Fork Express
Phone
1-631-588-7433
Website
northforkexpress.com
Bus from New York, NY-52nd St & 8th Ave to Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
northforkexpress.com
Book at
northforkexpress.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Syracuse, Ny to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75

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JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Syracuse Airport to New York JFK Airport.

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