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Stony Brook University is situated on an 1,100 acre site on the North Shore of Long Island in southeastern region of New York. We are approximately 60 miles east of New York City. For a map of the campus click here.

By Car


To the HSC: 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 about 9 miles. The main entrance to the Health Sciences Center is on the right.

To the School of Dental Medicine and Dental Care Center: From the west, 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 8-1/2 miles and make a left turn at the campus entrance. The entrance to Dental Care Center is on the right.

By Train
Take the Long Island Railroad's Port Jefferson line from Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan to Stony Brook. The train station is at the north end of the campus, and bus service to the central campus is provided. Some trains require changing at Jamaica Station and some at Huntington Station. Here is the train schedule for Stony Brook.
By Ferry
Car ferries cross Long Island Sound at Bridgeport, Connecticut to Port Jefferson, Long Island. Take Route 25A west to Nicolls Road, the University entrances are the first 3 intersections you come to. From New London, Connecticut to Orient Point, Long Island. Take Route 25A west to Nicolls Road, the University entrances are the first 3 intersections you come to.
By Plane
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 and LaGuardia) are 50 miles to the west. Newark airport is further west of New York City.

Driving directions to Stony Brook University 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 about 9 miles. The main entrance to the The Health Sciences building is on the right.

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Last updated on April 03, 2003