Stony Brook University is located in the village of Stony Brook, New York, 65 miles east of New York City on the north shore of Long Island. The university can we reached via:
All recommended hotels provide shuttle service. Please ask to be dropped off at the Student Activity Center (SAC) Loop.
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.
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.
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.
Parking is available in the parking garages on East and West Campus and in metered parking areas, as shown on the
campus map. Two new lots, the Centers for Molecular Medicine Lot and the Earth and Space Sciences Lot, offer metered and long-term parking.
Save time by using our Transportation and Parking Services Web Site
to obtain a parking permit.
Parking Services offers a motorist assistance program, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Staff are equipped to jump-start cars, help if you have locked your keys in your car, assist with slow-leaking tires, and get you going if you run out of gas. If you have additional questions, please call the Parking Services Office at (631) 632-AUTO.