Directions & Transportation to Stony Brook University

By Car

The Health Sciences Center can be approached from the Long Island Expressway (495), by the Northern and Southern State Parkways, or by Routes 25, 25A, 27, 27A or 347. These are east-west routes which feed into Nicolls Road. The University is nine miles north of the Expressway’s Exit 62N, and two miles north of Route 347, which connects with Route 25 and the Northern State Parkway.

By Plane

Service is through Kennedy International and LaGuardia Airports, 50 miles west of Stony Brook. Several airlines provide direct service to Long Island’s MacArthur Airport, 16 miles south of the campus. Airport limousine and taxi services are available 24 hours a day to and from each of the three airports.

By Train

The Long Island Railroad’s (LIRR) Port Jefferson Branch from Pennsylvania Station (Manhattan) and the LIRR spurs in Brooklyn and Queens provide service to Stony Brook. Travelers must change from electric to diesel trains at either Jamaica or Huntington to reach the Stony Brook station. Free buses run from the station to the Health Sciences Center on week-days.


Visitors to the Health Sciences Center should use the South Garage adjacent to the University Hospital. Daily parking rates are set at a maximum of $7.50 per day or $1.50 per hour. Free parking is also available at North and South P-Lots. An express bus travels to and from the Health Sciences Center every 20 minutes, making a stop at South Campus to accommodate visitors to the School of Dental Medicine.

By Ferry

The Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Ferry Company provides service from Connecticut to Long Island. Sailing time is about 90 minutes. For further information call 631.473.0286.