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Best way to the city

A large group of us spent five days in Syosset, using the train three days to get in and out of New... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rick K
Windsor, Canada
Great Ride into NYC

Having heard a lot of bad stories about the LIRR we travelled from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station to... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2019
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Riding the LIRR for over 20+ years, although do not ride everyday as in the past when i worked in the city, the Pt Washington line is still pretty good, cars are pretty clean and have been running on time (at least when i travel...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A large group of us spent five days in Syosset, using the train three days to get in and out of New York City. The seating is good and the prices are good. The quick trip in each day took us to and from a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rick K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We used this train from and back to JFK airport from the city. It was very easy to purchase tickets and navigate. The trains are frequent. The carriages are very clean and the seats comfortable. Announcements help you keep track of which station you are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandave5756
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

The LIRR as it’s known was a great option to get to Long Island. The trains were immaculately clean The conductor (complete with uniform and hat) checked tickets both ways (so it felt quite safe), and the trains were on time. We went to port...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 2802shaza
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Having heard a lot of bad stories about the LIRR we travelled from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station to see the Rockettes Christmas special. Train was very clean and was on time and it was quite an enjoyable trip. Being from Australia I was quite surprised...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Quick way for me to get to & from work & of course to Manhattan/ Brooklyn. It's right across the street from where I live, so it's perfect!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CallHer_Sassy
Reviewed 11 December 2018

It depends upon the time traveling as we had some very busy times where there was barely any room to stand to where there were several seats available. It is very easy to use and there are people who can help you understand how to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank luvcruzin2
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

This is such a big and beautiful place. Be aware of the street intersections. If not it’s easy to get turned around. The LIR itself is quite dependable and an enjoyable way to travel.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 215jimd
Reviewed 20 November 2018

I Live in Queens, need to go Downtown(Brooklyn)(Manhattan) Easy! Quiet!. Need to go to Hicksville to (Lawyers)(Motorcycle Shop) Quick! Sometimes you need to leave the Car!! You Wont Be Stuck in that traffic!!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

my favorite was double decker trains...used lirr for years...was prefered choice of public transit....best to buy tickets day before...rather than everybody trying to use vending machines all at once...while train is approaching station...

Date of experience: December 2017
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Deborah F
13 March 2018|
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Response from cynthiarob | Reviewed this property |
Mets-Willets Point Station at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is just 19 minutes from Penn Station on the Port Washington Branch
28 May 2017|
Response from BarbaraT3308 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, the airtrain does not go to the port authority terminal.