LIU Post Top 10 Transit Questions

1. What bus stops near LIU Post?

The N20 bus operated by Nassau County Inter-County Express (NICE) stops at LIU Post.

N20 – Serves Hicksville, Jericho, Old Westbury, SUNY Old Westbury, LIU Post  College, NY Institute of Technology, Greenvale, Roslyn, Manhasset, Great Neck, Little Neck, Douglaston, Bayside, Flushing and Main Street.

2. What LIRR station is near LIU Post?

The closest LIRR station to the LIU Post campus is the Greenvale LIRR station on the Oyster Bay branch of the LIRR.

Oyster Bay line serving:

Oyster Bay, Locust Valley, Glen Cove, Glen Street, Sea Cliff, Glen Head, Greenvale, Roslyn, Albertson, East Williston, Mineola, Jamaica, Penn Station

In addition, the N20 bus or the free LIU Post Shuttle can be taken from campus to the major transportation hub at the Hicksville LIRR station.

Two branches of the LIRR stop at the Hicksville station.

Port Jefferson line serving:

Port Jefferson, Stony Brook, St. James, Smithtown, Kings Park, Northport, Greenlawn, Huntington, Cold Spring Harbor, Syosset, Hicksville, Westbury, Carle Place, Mineola, Merillon Avenue, New Hyde Park, Jamaica, Penn Station

Ronkonkoma/Greenport line serving:

Greenport, Southold, Mattituck, Riverhead, Yaphank, Medford, Ronkonkoma, Central Islip, Brentwood, Deer Park, Wyandanch, Pinelawn, Farmingdale, Bethpage, Hicksville, Mineola, Jamaica, Penn Station

In addition, the following NICE bus routes are available at the Hicksville train station.

N22/22L – Serves Hicksville, New Cassel, Westbury, Carle Place, Roosevelt Field, Mineola, Williston Park, Herricks, New Hyde Park, Floral Park, Bellerose, Queens Village, Hollis, Jamaica

N24 – Serves Hicksville, Westbury, Roosevelt Field, Garden City, Mineola, Garden City Park, New Hyde Park, Floral Park, Bellerose, Queens Village, Hollis, Jamaica

N48 – Serves Hempstead, Hempstead Transit Center, Uniondale, East Meadow, Levittown, Westbury, Hicksville, Jericho, Jericho Quad via Carman Ave

N49 – Serves Hempstead, Hempstead Transit Center, Uniondale, East Meadow, Levittown, Westbury, Hicksville, Jericho, Jericho Quad via Newbridge Rd

N50 – Serves Bellmore, North Bellmore, East Meadow, Levittown, Hicksville

N73/74Serves Wantagh, North Wantagh, Levittown, Hicksville

N78 – Serves Plainview, Hicksville

N79 – Serves South Huntington, Woodbury, Plainview, Hicksville

N80/81 – Serves Hicksville, Bethpage, Plainedge, North Massapequa, Massapequa, Massapequa Park, Sunrise Mall

3. What fare options are available for LIRR and NICE Bus? Are there discounts available to college students?

While there are no discounts available specifically for college students, the Ten Trip Off-Peak is LIRR’s best buy for off-peak travel to NYC. Save up to 15% off the price of 10 off-peak one-way fares.

The NICE Bus cash fare is $2.25. NICE also accepts all types of MetroCard, the fare card issued by the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The MetroCard fare is $2.50.

With the Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard you can buy as many rides as you want from $5.00 to $80. If you put $10 or more on your card, you receive a 5% bonus. You can also buy an unlimited number of subway and bus rides for a fixed price. The 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard costs $112; the 7-Day Unlimited Pass costs $30.

In addition, UniTickets (combination bus/rail tickets) offer special discounts for monthly and weekly travel from certain suburban LIRR stations on local bus routes.

Detailed fare option information for LIRR and Metrocard is available at www.mta.info.

Detailed fare information for NICE is available at www.nicebus.com.

4. Where can I buy a MetroCard?

You can buy MetroCards from MetroCard Vending machines, subway station booths, Metrocard bus and vans, neighborhood merchants, or LIRR stations and ticket machines.

In addition, the EasyPayXpress is a MetroCard that allows you to pay for your rides automatically with a credit or debit card.   Additional information is available at www.mta.info.

5. Where can I get a bus or train map or schedule?

Get the latest LIRR and MTA transit information including maps, schedules, fares and point to point transit directions at www.mta.info. NICE bus schedules and maps are available at www.nicebus.com.

6. Where does the LIU Post Shuttle stop?

The SUNY Old Westbury Shuttle stops at various stops on and off campus including the Hicksville LIRR station. Stops are listed at here.

7. Where can I get the LIU Post Shuttle schedule?

The schedule for the shuttle can be found here

8. How can I get to LIU Post from Jamaica?

By train, take the LIRR at Jamaica Center to the Hicksville LIRR station and take the LIU Post Shuttle to campus.

By bus, from either 165th Street Terminal or 179th Street, take the NICE Bus N22, N22L or N24 bus to Hicksville and then either transfer to the N20 bus or take the LIU Post Shuttle to campus.

9. Where can I get help with transit directions?

Get the latest MTA transit information including maps, schedules, fares and point to point transit directions at www.mta.info. In addition, a tri-state transit trip planner is available at www.NY511.org. Google Maps also provides point to point transit directions.

In addition, the LIRR Train Time App has real-time train status and track information, emergency service alerts and service advisory notices on planned changes, station information, schedules and fares, elevator/escalator status, parking availability and getaways packages.

10. What transit services are available to people with disabilities?

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) offers reduced fares on its subways, buses, and commuter railroads to customers with disabilities. The reduced fare MetroCard is available for people with disabilities. Detailed information about reduced fare programs and a variety of other ADA-accessible services MTA agencies provide is available at www.mta.info.

NICE offers Able-Ride is a shared ride, curb-to-curb paratransit bus service for people with disabilities in Nassau County. Able-Ride provides transportation for people who are unable to use fixed route bus service for some or all of their trips.

Able-Ride provides trips that start and end within ¾ of a mile of fixed route service that is operating at the time the customer wishes to travel. Request for service that starts or ends outside of the ¾ mile area cannot be accepted. Able-Ride will take you to any location within the ADA service area within Nassau County. Able-Ride customers can also travel from Nassau County to points east in Suffolk County or to points west in New York City by transferring to Suffolk’s SCAT or New York City Transit’s Access-A-Ride paratransit system. Customers who transfer are required to pay both fares.

Details about Able-Ride can be found here.

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