Get There Fast and Easy

Long Island and New York City are amazing places to explore. Whether you’re looking to discover Manhattan, Long Island or some of the surrounding areas, you have plenty of transportation options to choose from!

New York City/Long Island Transportation

MTA Subway

The New York City subway is the cheapest and fastest way to travel in the New York City area. The system also services Queens and Brooklyn, so you can get outside Manhattan and tour its surrounding neighborhoods.

Panther Shuttle

The Adelphi Panther Shuttle provides shuttle bus transportation to local train stations, bus stations and shopping destinations, like the nearby Roosevelt Field Mall.


Biking is a fun and affordable way to get around both Long Island and New York City. If you don’t have your own bike, New York City participates in Citi Bike, a popular bike-sharing program that allows you to rent bikes from hundreds of stations around Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

Airports, Trains and Buses


John F. Kennedy Airport Just 20 minutes from Adelphi University, JFK is the primary international airport serving New York City. Over 90 airlines operate out of JFK and offer nonstop and direct flights to and from all six inhabited continents.

LaGuardia Airport LaGuardia Airport is about 30 minutes away from Adelphi University and eight miles from midtown Manhattan. The airport connects to more than 50 destinations, although the service is limited to cities within 1,500 miles.


Long Island Rail Road The Long Island Rail Road is the easiest and fastest way to get from Long Island to Manhattan. The LIRR also has stations all throughout Long Island, making it convenient to explore other towns on the Island.

Amtrak While the LIRR allows travel within Long Island and to Manhattan, Amtrak gives you the opportunity to travel outside of NYC. Amtrak has routes to many other cities around the United States, such as Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.


MTA Bus The MTA Bus operates on Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx. The bus can be a great alternative if you are looking to travel to locations that do not have subway stations. It’s also a good option for people who live on Long Island but do not have access to a car.

Other Bus Options When traveling to and from New York, going by bus is a popular and inexpensive option. Dozens of companies, including Greyhound and Megabus, are based at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Located a short walk from Times Square in NYC, travel has never been easier. Tickets can be as low as $10 if you book far enough in advance!

Traveling to Other Great Cities

Interested in traveling to some of the other amazing destinations in the United States? If you’re ready to explore outside of New York, there multiple convenient transportation options to get you where you want to go.


Travel by: Car, 4 hours; Bus, 4–7 hours; Train, 3.5–5.5 hours; Plane, 1.5 hours

Boston is Massachusetts’ capital, and largest city. Boston is home to many historical landmarks, colleges and iconic sports teams. With plenty of annual events and festivals, great dining and diverse neighborhoods to explore, Boston is a great destination for anyone!

Washington, D.C.

Travel by: Car, 5 hours; Bus, 4.5–6 hours; Train, 3 hours; Plane, 1.5 hours

With historical monuments and landmarks, interesting neighborhoods and many free museums, Washington D.C. is a city like no other. America’s capital is a world-class cultural hub for music, cuisine and history that will impress any visitor.


Travel by: Car, 2.5 hours; Bus, 2–3 hours; Train, 1.5 hours; Plane, 1 hour

Philadelphia is the birthplace of the U.S. Constitution, the delicious Philly Cheesesteak and the classic movie, Rocky. Whether you want to explore the vibrant waterfronts surrounding the city, visit historical landmarks like the Liberty Bell or enjoy the many art museums, Philly will keep you entertained for your entire visit!


Sometimes you need a study break.

With easy access to Amtrak and JFK and LGA, it can be tempting to leave New York to explore other states and cities, but don’t forget about the amazing places to see right at your doorstep in Manhattan and the surrounding areas!