Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Stony Brook University is situated on an 1,100 acre site on the north shore of Long Island in southeastern New York. We are approximately 60 miles east of New York City (mapquest.com map)
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.
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. Here is the schedule for Stony Brook.
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 Islip-MacArthur Airport
Exit the airport via Johnson Avenue. Turn right onto Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454 West). Turn right onto Lakeland Avenue (Route 93) and right again onto Smithtown Avenue. After crossing the bridge, Smithtown Avenue becomes Ronkonkoma Avenue. Turn right onto Expressway Drive South and take the Long Island Expressway (I-495) east to Exit 62 (Route 97) and follow Nicolls Road north for 9 miles. The main entrance to the University is on the left.
(adapted from www.stonybrook.edu)