Stony Brook University is situated on 1000+ acres (see campus maps) on the north shore of Long Island in southeastern New York. We are approximately 50 miles east of New York City.
From New York City, take the Long Island Expressway (LIE, I-495) eastbound from the Queens Midtown Tunnel in Manhattan or the Throgs Neck Bridge or Whitestone Bridge in Queens to exit 62, and follow Nicolls Road (Route 97) north for 9 miles. The main entrance to the University is on the left. To find the campus via GPS, enter the address "100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790."
Take the Long Island Railroad's Port Jefferson line from Penn Station in Manhattan to Stony Brook. The LIRR station is at the north end of the campus; bus service to the central campus is provided. Trains to and from Penn generally require transfers at Jamaica or Huntington. Hicksville is also a transfer point on some lines. Find schedule and fare information here.
Stony Brook University now offers direct and indirect service between the Stony Brook
campus and New York City seven days a week via 7Bus. The service offers westbound
transportation between the Student Activities Center, Rego Park/Queens, 40th Street
& 3rd Avenue, 50th Street & 3rd Avenue and 60th Street & 3rd Avenue. For eastbound
travelers, bus stops in New York City are located on Lexington Avenue on 40th, 47th,
and 59th streets, followed by stops in Rego Park/Queens and the Student Activities
Center. The Rego Park/Queens destination will allow passengers the ability to connect
with multiple subways to travel to locations in Queens and Brooklyn.
7Buses are equipped with free WiFi, plasma monitors, reclining leather seats, a newsstand library and personal power outlets. Travel time between SBU and New York City is estimated to take between 90 and 120 minutes each way; one-way fare ranges from $7 to $15 depending on demand and when a ticket is purchased.
Find schedule and fare information here.
Car ferries cross Long Island Sound at Bridgeport, Connecticut to Port Jefferson, Long Island. Take Route 25A west to Nicolls Road, and turn left on Nicolls. The University entrances are the first three intersections you come to. From New London, Connecticut to Orient Point, Long Island, take Route 25A west to Nicolls Road and proceed as above.
Long Island's Islip-MacArthur Airport is 16 miles from the campus and is serviced by direct flights by major airlines and commuter lines.
New York City Area Airports (JFK, LaGuardia and Newark) are 50 miles to the west. From Kennedy Airport ,you may take the AirTrain to Jamaica Station and transfer to the LIRR for the train to Stony Brook (Port Jefferson line).
Driving directions to Stony Brook University from Islip-MacArthur Airport: Exit the airport and turn left onto Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454 West). Merge onto Sunrise Highway (Route 27) and take the second exit onto Nicolls Road. Drive north for 12 miles. The main entrance to the University is on the left.