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This page has been created to familiarize LIRR customers with options that may be useful if severe weather or other events require a full or partial suspension of LIRR train service. This convenient reference tool consolidates information on existing bus and subway routes so that customers have all the available transportation options.
BABYLON BRANCH
  • From Penn Station
    Take Jamaica Center-bound train to last stop, Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer. Follow directions from Jamaica.
  • From Jamaica
    At Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer, take N4 bus to stations Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, Baldwin or Freeport. At Freeport, connect to the N19 bus for service along Merrick Road to all Babylon Branch communities. Please note: Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, Seaford, Massapequa and Massapequa Park Stations are also served by various north-south NICE Bus routes and Amityville is served by N54/N55 (from Hempstead) and S1 (from Huntington Station).
  • From Atlantic Terminal
    Walk to Lafayette Av Station, take Euclid Av-bound train to Broadway Junction Station, then take Jamaica Center-bound train to last stop, Jamaica Center/ Parsons Archer. Follow directions from Jamaica.
FAR ROCKAWAY BRANCH
East of Rosedale:
  • From Penn Station
    Option 1: Take Far Rockaway/Mott Av-bound train to last stop, walk 4 blocks east on Redfern Avenue to LIRR Far Rockaway station or transfer to N31/N32 bus for Inwood, Lawrence, Cedarhurst, Woodmere and Hewlett.
    Option 2: Take Jamaica Center-bound train to last stop: Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer. Follow directions from Jamaica.
  • From Jamaica
    Option 1: At Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer, board N4 bus to Valley Stream. For stations Gibson through Far Rockaway, stay on N4 to Lynbrook, and transfer at Merrick Rd to N31/N32 bus.
    Option 2: At Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer, board Q113 bus marked Far Rockaway, for Lawrence, Inwood, and Far Rockaway.
  • From Atlantic Terminal
    Walk to Lafayette Av Station, take Euclid Av-bound train to Broadway Junction Station, then take Jamaica Center-bound train to last stop for connection to N4 bus. Alternate: walk over to Lafayette Av Station, take a Euclid Av bound train to Broadway Junction Station, then transfer to a Far Rockaway/Mott Av bound A for connections to N31, N32 bus.
Locust Manor, Laurelton & Rosedale:
  • From Penn Station
    Take Jamaica Center-bound train to last stop, Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer. See information from Jamaica.
  • From Jamaica
    At Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer, transfer to Rosedale-bound or Green Acresbound Q85 bus.
  • From Atlantic Terminal
    Walk to Lafayette Av Station, take Euclid Av-bound train to Broadway Junction Station, then take Jamaica Center-bound train to last stop. Follow directions from Jamaica.
HEMPSTEAD BRANCH
East of Floral Park:
  • From Penn Station
    Take 179th St/Jamaica-bound train to last stop. On Hillside Ave transfer to a Hempstead Transit Center bound N6 bus, which operates along Hempstead Tpke to Hempstead. See information from Jamaica
  • From Jamaica
    At LIRR Jamaica Station transfer to 165th St Bus Terminal bound Q6/Q8/Q9/Q41 buses. From 165th St Bus Terminal transfer to a Hempstead Transit Center bound N6 bus. N40/N41 Mineola Station – Hempstead Station – also to Freeport Note: N25 goes by Stewart Manor Station & N40/N41 is close to Garden City Station.
  • From Atlantic Terminal
    Walk to Lafayette Av Station, take Euclid Av-bound train to Broadway Junction Station, then transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound train. Follow directions from Jamaica.
Hollis, Queens Village, Bellerose & Floral Park:
  • From Penn Station
    Take 179th St/Jamaica-bound train to last stop. On Hillside Ave transfer to Floral Park-bound Q36 bus, which operates along Jamaica Ave/Jericho Tpke to Floral Park.
  • From Jamaica
    At LIRR Jamaica Station (Sutphin/Archer/JFK subway stop) board Q43 bus on southwest corner of Sutphin Blvd & Archer Ave. Q43 operates along Hillside Avenue to Hollis, Queens Village, Bellerose, Floral Park and New Hyde Park communities. At 169th St. customers who live closer to Jericho Turnpike may transfer to the Q36 bus.
  • From Atlantic Terminal
    Walk to Lafayette Av Station, take Euclid Av-bound train to Broadway Junction Station, then transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound train and exit at the Sutphin/Archer/JFK stop. Follow directions from Jamaica.
LONG BEACH BRANCH
  • From Penn Station
    Option 1: Take Jamaica Center-bound train to Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer. See information from Jamaica.
    Option 2: Take train to Far Rockaway/Mott Av stop. Take N33 bus to Long Beach.
  • From Jamaica
    At Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer, board N4 bus to Lynbrook (5 corners), transfer to N36 bus for service to Centre Avenue and East Rockaway. Transfer from N4 at Rockville Centre to N15 bus for service to Oceanside, Island Park, Long Beach.
  • From Atlantic Terminal
    Walk to Lafayette Av Station, take Euclid Av-bound train to Broadway Junction Station, then take Jamaica Center-bound train to last stop for connection to N4 bus. Follow directions from Jamaica.
MONTAUK BRANCH
  • From Penn Station
    Take Jamaica Center-bound train to last stop, Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer. Follow directions from Jamaica.
  • From Jamaica
    At Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer, take N4 bus to Freeport, then transfer to N19 bus to Babylon for transfer to Suffolk County Transit:
    To Bay Shore & Islip: Take S42 bus from Babylon.
    To Oakdale, Sayville & Patchogue: Take S40 bus from Babylon.
    To Bellport & Mastic-Shirley: Take S40 bus from Babylon to Patchogue, then transfer to S66 bus.
    To Speonk & Westhampton: Take S40 bus from Babylon to Patchogue, transfer to S66 bus to Center Moriches, and then transfer to S90 bus.
  • From Atlantic Terminal
    Walk to Lafayette Av Station, take Euclid Av-bound train to Broadway Junction Station, the take Jamaica Center-bound train to last stop. Follow directions from Jamaica for initial connection to N4 bus to Freeport and additional directions for connections to points east.
OYSTER BRANCH
  • From Penn Station
    Take 179th St/Jamaica bound train to last stop. On Hillside Ave transfer to a Hempstead Transit Center bound N6 bus for connection to N27 to LIRR stations East Williston thru Glen Street. There is no bus service to Oyster Bay Station.
  • From Jamaica
    At LIRR Jamaica Station transfer to 165th St Bus Terminal bound Q6/Q8/Q9/Q41 buses. At 165th St Bus Terminal transfer to Hempstead-bound N6 bus for connection to N27 to LIRR stations East Williston thru Glen Street. There is no bus service to Oyster Bay Station.
  • From Atlantic Terminal
    Walk to Lafayette Av Station, take Euclid Av-bound train to Broadway Junction Station, the take Jamaica Center-bound train to last stop. Follow directions from Jamaica for initial connection to N4 bus to Freeport and additional directions for connections to points east.
PORT JEFFERSON BRANCH
East of Hicksville:
  • From Penn Station
    Take 179th St/Jamaica-bound train to last stop. On Hillside Ave transfer to Hicksville-bound N22 bus.
    To Huntington: At Hicksville, transfer to N78/N79 bus to Walt Whitman Mall. Then take H9 or S1 bus to Huntington.
    To Greenlawn & Northport: At Hicksville, transfer to N78/N79 bus to H9 bus. Transfer at Huntington Hospital to H6.
    To Kings Park and Smithtown: At Hicksville, take N78/N79 bus to Walt Whitman Mall. Then take S54 bus to Commack Shopping Plaza and transfer to S56 bus.
  • From Jamaica
    At LIRR Jamaica Station transfer to 165th St Bus Terminal bound Q6/Q8/Q9/Q41 buses. From 165th St Bus Terminal transfer to a Hicksville bound N22 bus.
    To Huntington: At Hicksville, transfer to N78/N79 bus to Walt Whitman Mall. Then take H9 or S1 bus to Huntington.
    To Greenlawn & Northport: At Hicksville, transfer to N78/N79 bus to H9 bus. Transfer at Huntington Hospital to H6.
    To Kings Park and Smithtown: At Hicksville, take N78/N79 bus to Walt Whitman Mall. Then take S54 bus to Commack Shopping Plaza and transfer to S56 bus.
  • From Atlantic Terminal
    Walk to Lafayette Av Station, take Euclid Av-bound train to Broadway Junction Station, then take Jamaica Center-bound train and exit at Sutphin/Archer (JFK) stop. Follow directions from Jamaica Station.
New Hyde Park, Merillon Ave & Mineola:
  • From Penn Station
    Take 179th St/Jamaica-bound train to last stop. On Hillside Ave transfer to N24 bus, which operates along Jericho Tpke to Mineola.
  • From Jamaica
    At LIRR Jamaica Station, board 165th St Bus Terminal-bound Q6/Q8/Q9 or Q41 bus. From 165th St Bus Terminal transfer to Mitchell Field-bound N24 bus.
  • From Atlantic Terminal
    Walk to Lafayette Av Station, take Euclid Av-bound train to Broadway Junction Station, then transfer to a Jamaica-bound train and exit at Sutphin/Archer (JFK) stop. Follow directions from Jamaica.
Carle Place, Westbury & Hicksville:
  • From Penn Station
    Take 179th St/Jamaica-bound train to last stop. On Hillside Ave transfer to N22 bus, which operates to Hicksville.
  • From Jamaica
    At LIRR Jamaica Station, board 165th St Bus Terminal-bound Q6/Q8/Q9 or Q41 bus. From 165th St Bus Terminal transfer to N22 bus.
  • From Atlantic Terminal
    Walk to Lafayette Av Station, take Euclid Av-bound train to Broadway Junction Station, then transfer to a Jamaica-bound train and exit at Sutphin/Archer (JFK) stop. Follow directions from Jamaica.
PORT WASHINGTON BRANCH
  • From Penn Station
    Take // train uptown to 42nd St-Times Sq Station. Transfer to Flushing-Main St-bound train.
    To Murray Hill, Broadway, Auburndale & Bayside: At Flushing-Main St, transfer to Ft Totten-bound Q13, Q16, or Little Neck-bound Q12 bus.
    To Douglaston/Little Neck: At Flushing-Main St, transfer to Little Neck-bound Q12 bus.
    East of Little Neck: At Flushing-Main St, transfer to Hicksville-bound N20 or Glen Cove-bound N21 bus.
  • From Jamaica
    At LIRR Jamaica Station (Sutphin/Archer JFK subway stop) take Q44 Limited bus to Main Street & 39th Avenue for connection to N20/N21 (Note: N20/N21 goes directly to Great Neck and is close to the Manhasset Station) Transfer at Northern Blvd & Middle Neck Road to N23 bus for access to Port Washington Station area.
  • From Atlantic Terminal
    Option #1: Walk to Lafayette Av Station, take Euclid Av-bound train to Broadway Junction Station, then transfer to a Jamaica-bound train and exit at Sutphin/Archer (JFK) stop. Follow directions from Jamaica.
    Option #2: From Atlantic Terminal take the Manhattan bound / train to Grand Central-42nd St. Transfer to Flushing bound train. Follow directions from Flushing-Main St in Penn Station column.
RONKONKOMA BRANCH
  • From Penn Station
    Take 179th St/Jamaica-bound train to last stop. On Hillside Ave transfer to Hicksville-bound N22 bus. Follow directions from Hicksville.
  • From Jamaica
    At LIRR Jamaica Station transfer to 165th St Bus Terminal bound Q6/Q8/Q9/Q41 buses. From 165th St Bus Terminal transfer to a Hicksville bound N22 bus.
    To Bethpage: At Hicksville take the N81 bus. At Hicksville, transfer to N78/N79 bus to Walt Whitman Mall for locations east of Hicksville:
    To Farmingdale: At Walt Whitman Mall take the S1
    To Wyandanch: At Walt Whitman Mall take the S23
    To Deer Park: At Walt Whitman Mall take the S29
    To Brentwood & Central Islip: At Walt Whitman Mall take the S54 to County Offices in Hauppauge. Connection available to S45 for Brentwood and Central Islip
    To Ronkonkoma: At Walt Whitman Mall take the S54 to Ronkonkoma area
  • From Atlantic Terminal
    Walk to Lafayette Av Station, take Euclid Av-bound train to Broadway Junction Station, then take Jamaica Center-bound train and exit at Sutphin/Archer (JFK) stop. Follow directions from Jamaica.
WEST HEMPSTEAD BRANCH
  • From Penn Station
    Take a Jamaica Center-bound train to last stop, Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer Station. Follow directions from Jamaica.
  • From Jamaica
    At Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer, take N4 bus to Lynbrook Station and transfer to N31/N32 bus to Malverne, West Hempstead. Or take N4 bus to Rockville Centre and transfer to N15 bus to Lakeview & West Hempstead.
  • From Atlantic Terminal
    Walk to Lafayette Av Station, take Euclid Av-bound train to Broadway Junction Station, then take Jamaica Center-bound train to last stop. Follow directions from Jamaica.
St. Albans:
  • From Penn Station
    Take a Jamaica Center-bound train to last stop, Jamaica Center/Parsons Archer Station. See information from Jamaica.
  • From Jamaica
    At Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer, transfer to a Cambria Heights-bound Q4 bus, which operates along Linden Boulevard.
  • From Atlantic Terminal
    Walk to Lafayette Av Station, take Euclid Av-bound train to Broadway Junction Station, then take Jamaica Center-bound train to last stop. Follow directions from Jamaica.
Transit Hubs in Jamaica for Service to Long Island
Jamaica has 4 major subway/bus transfer hubs. They are:
LIRR Jamaica Station, Sutphin/Archer/JFK subway stop (LIRR, //subway trains, AirTrain JFK, Bus Q6, Q8, Q9, Q20, Q24, Q30, Q31, Q40, Q41, Q43, Q44, Q54, Q56, Q60, Q65)
Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer subway stop
(// subway trains, Bus N4, Q4, Q5, Q20, Q24, Q25, Q30, Q31, Q34, Q42, Q44, Q54, Q56, Q65, Q83, Q84, Q85, Q110, Q111, Q112, Q113)
Jamaica - 165th Street Bus Terminal
(Bus N1, N6, N22, N22A, N24, N26, Q1, Q2, Q3, Q6, Q8, Q9, Q36, Q41, Q76, Q77)
Jamaica- 179th Street
( subway train, Bus N1, N6, N22, N22A, N24, N26, Q1, Q2, Q3, Q17, Q36, Q43, Q76, Q77, Q110)
At Penn Station, Where Do I Catch the Subway to Queens?
For train to Far Rockaway: Follow signs to downtown train at 8th Avenue/34th Street/Penn Station. Proceed to the middle (express) platform and take Downtown train marked Far Rockaway/Mott Av. Do not take Lefferts Boulevard or Rockaway Park/Beach 116th St train.
For train to Jamaica Station (Sutphin/Archer subway stop) and Jamaica Center: Follow signs to uptown local and train platform at 8th Avenue/34th Street/Penn Station.
For train to 179th Street-Jamaica: Take uptown train to Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens and change for (same platform). Or walk from Penn Station one block east along 34th Street (towards Empire State Building) to Sixth Avenue, and board uptown train at 34th Street Station.
For // train to 42nd Street/Times Square: Follow signs to uptown // trains at 7th Avenue/34th Street/Penn Station. Take any uptown train, (, or ) one stop to 42nd Street/Times Square. train is one level downstairs at 42nd Street/Times Square.

Travel Tips:
  • Be prepared: Have a MetroCard with you at all times. Buses and subways cost $2.25 per ride, but MetroCard provides free transfers between certain bus and subway lines.
  • Familiarize yourself with subway and bus routes in advance. Maps & schedules are available online.
    TripPlanner+ allows you to customize your trip with all bus, rail and subway services throughout the MTA Regional Area.
  • The subway operates 24 hours a day, but not all bus lines operate around-the-clock. Buses may not take you directly to your home station.
  • Call 511 for information about all MTA services. One number to get you where you want to go.
For more information see the following helpful phone numbers and websites:
Suffolk County Transit: 631-852-5200
Huntington Area Rapid Transit (HART Bus): 631-427-8287
NICE Bus (Nassau Inter County-Express): 516-228-4000
Download LIRR Alternative Subway & Bus Information Brochure (PDF)