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Travel to Stony Brook
From JFK airport, take the AIRTRAIN link from any terminal to Jamaica station for the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). The $5 trip to Jamaica station lasts approximately 20 minutes.
From Jamaica Station, take the LIRR (Port Jefferson line, eastbound) to the Stony Brook station, about a 1.5-hour ride. One-way fares range from $11.00 to $15.25, depending on the time of day. Purchase your LIRR ticket from one of the ticket machines before boarding the train. There is an additional fee when buying a ticket from the conductor onboard the train. The ticket machines accept U.S. Currency in small denominations, credit cards, and debit cards. For more service information, please check the AIRTRAIN website and the LIRR website.
If traveling from New York City (Penn Station, 34 th Street, and 7 th Avenue), take LIRR’s Port Jefferson line to the Stony Brook station. One-way fares range from $14.25 to $19.75, depending on the time of day. (More, if you purchase your ticket from the conductor onboard the train. Passengers may have to change trains at a station along the line.) This indicated in the schedule pamphlet and announced on the train. When your ticket is being collected or purchased, ask the conductor for information about whether and where you may have to change trains.
Pay phones are coin-operated using quarter coins. If you are using your cell phone, you will need to dial any required long-distance code (such as 1+) and the Suffolk County area code (631) before the numbers listed above.
Take the Long Island Expressway (I-495, also called the “L-I-E”), east. Continue on the LIE to Exit 62N, Nicolls Road (County Route 97). Drive nine miles north on Nicolls Road, directly to the main entrance of the Stony Brook campus, on the left. You will see signs to direct you. A campus map is available at: http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/map/.
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Do not send luggage in advance of your arrival to the University. Stony Brook does not have storage facilities for luggage, trunks or packages. Most students bring necessary items as personal baggage on the plane. Check with a travel agent or airline for specific size and weight limitations. Excess baggage may cost less than air freight charges for similarly-sized parcels. Air freight shipments can be very difficult to get through customs and may require the services of an agent for clearance and forwarding to campus. These services can result in significant delays and extra fees.
After arrival, friends and family may mail small packages to you by surface mail or airmail. A package marked, “gift,” with contents valued under $100 USD may enter duty-free (without tax). Any duty charge on mail packages is collected at the U.S. Post Office in Stony Brook Village.