BNL HET & NT: Trains to BNL

There are several lines via the Long Island Railroad (LIRR); all leave from Pennsylvania Station. Fare and schedule information are online, or call 631-231-LIRR in Suffolk County, 718-217-LIRR in the City. The fastest line goes to Ronkonkoma station. The Ronkonkoma station is off exit 60 of I-495, the Long Island Expressway (LIE).

The LIRR also stops at the Mastic-Shirley stop on the Montauk branch. This is the closest station to the laboratory (about 10 mins vs. 30 mins. from Ronkonkoma), but there few daily stops. Please refer to the LIRR timetable.

There is a shuttle from the lab which meets the train at Ronkonkoma during the week. Due to limited seating, a reservation must be made for all arrivals and departures. You can reach the transportation office at x2535 or via email at On Monday through Friday, if you take the train from Penn. Station at 7:39 am, arriving Ronkonkoma at 8:59 am, a BNL van will be waiting to take you from Ronkonkoma to BNL. The BNL van leaves Bldg. 400 at 4:00 pm, to meet the train that leaves Ronkonkoma at 4:46 pm, arriving Penn. Station at 6:08 pm.

Note: During inclement weather conditions the Ronkonkoma Train Shuttle will operate ONLY when the Laboratory is officially open. For more information on the operating status of the Laboratory, please call the BNL General Information line at 344-INFO (4636).