View Full Version : How to get to Long Island??
03-22-2004, 06:38 AM
Hi all can anyone please tell me how far it is from Broadway to Long Island and what is the best way to get there..Taxi... Bus etc.
Thanks in advance
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03-22-2004, 02:49 PM
All our New Yorkers must be at work today. I think the best way to get to Long Island from Manhattan is the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). You can download the whole schedule and fare information from the LIRR website. A cab would be very expensive! Hope that helps.
03-22-2004, 02:51 PM
Thanks Phigalilly i`ll look at that website now.
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03-24-2004, 07:53 PM
Hi Tracy ,
Take phigalilly advice we were at last nights seminar and the couple behind us was from New Mexico and they said that that is the mode of transporation that they have been using since arriving in n.y. its about 30 miles from broadway. taxi is not the way to go tunnel fare is $4.00 each way. plus acouple of dollars to get in the cab and .45 cents a 1/4 of 1/2 mile not sure about that but would be quite expensive.
Lou Sandy's Hubby
03-25-2004, 03:02 AM
Thanks Lou i`ll definatley go by train, thanks for your reply.
03-25-2004, 03:09 AM
The LIRR looks a bit different to our stations!
We only went in and out of Penne, (sp??) They don't get assigned a platform in the same way ours do. Watch for the big board and then you see what number you need to go to.
I may have a couple of taxi numbers to share with you. If you end up going to Westbury station, there is a taxi place straight across the road called All Seasons. We used them all weekend - they took us back to JFK for about $45. Ask them if they have my purple gloves - LOL. Left them in one of their cars:goofy:
I know you'll enjoy your trip!
I too struggled with this thought when we went to NY in Feb.
I had planned to just take a taxi to and from JFK to Long Island, but believe it or not we ended up renting a car. We did so mainly because of cost. We got a great deal on Hotwire.com. We ended up spending less money to have a car than taxi fares would have been. I was nervous about driving around in the city, but it wasn't really that bad. The hotel gave me great directions from the airport and to where ever else we wanted to go.
If I ever go to Long Island again I will rent a car again.
03-25-2004, 02:18 PM
Thanks Julie what a brave woman you are to drive in N.Y, im not that brave so Ann S and i will be opting for the train i think!!!
:daisy: :jumper: :daisy:
P..S im not good with Automatic cars either..lol
Come on now-where's your sense of adventure?????
I understand maybe driving in NYC is not everyone's idea of fun, but really it wasn't that bad. I'm sure you'll do fine any way you go.
Have a great trip!
But, how about driving in New York City traffic when you are used to driving on the opposite side of the road? :eek:
03-26-2004, 09:38 AM
Angelina was our driver when we went to the gallery. What a woman! My friend and I stayed up around 52nd street and Angelina and her mom chauffeured us. I wonder if you called your hotel if they could give you an idea what a taxi would cost. Of course it depends on the traffic and how long it takes to get you there. Stress wise, I think it would be worth the money. Just my opinion.
03-26-2004, 04:45 PM
03-27-2004, 10:33 AM
Ive been on the tube site and it doesnt seem to go to Long island it only goes to the ends of Manhattan, do we have to get another train from there to Long Island.
03-28-2004, 04:33 AM
When we stayed at LI (Marriot Uniondale) the closest station was Westbury and then we got the cab from Westbury to the hotel which was $10.
Don't know if that helps!
03-28-2004, 12:11 PM
1) Call lthe hotel and ask what's the nearest Long Island Railroad station. 2) Search the Web for the Long Island Railroad Web site. It will show you stops, times, etc. 3) There is a tube (subway) stop in a lower level of Penn Station on Manhattan. That is also where you can catch a Long Island train. Sorry, I can't remember whether they're on the same level. At any rate, you can purchase a ticket at a kiosk. Once at your destination on Long Island, take a cab to the hotel. I've done it twice, and I'm not the adventurous sort. In other words, it's easy to get to the seminar. :wave:
03-29-2004, 01:44 AM
We are near to Penn station so we will do that, we can check it out the day before so we know exactly what is what. Im glad that there is one straight through to Long Island, I could just imagine me and Tracey sailing off in the wrong direction and ending up somewhere completely different. Just one more question please, how long do you think think the train journey will be so we can plan the times. Thank you so much :thumbsup:
03-29-2004, 03:29 AM
It wasn't as bad this time as it was on the Friday night when we came home last time. We went down Broadway and right past the empire state building . After doing some family tree research thanks to my uncle I found out that my grandfather worked on a couple of floors when they were building it. WOW ! :surprise: I guess he wasn't afraid of heights .
03-29-2004, 02:22 PM
The Web site for the Long Island Railroad is:
The schedule, once you've clicked on your destination, will show you the times the trains leave Penn Station and arrive at your destination. That way you'll know for certain how much time to allow. :wave:
03-29-2004, 04:14 PM
Thanks again Chassiewes :love: will do that now.
03-30-2004, 03:10 PM
I don't think it was more than half an hour from Penne to Westbury.
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