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Long Island Rail Road

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Covers Long Island

This service is well run BUT popular. Getting on at Penn Station can be difficult, so if you have a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Buckingham, United Kingdom
Going to Wantagh

The email road takes you from Manhattan (Penn Station in the 33th) to the census-designated place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frascati, Italy
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Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY
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Reviewed yesterday

Going to Forest Hills for a concert than the LIRR is the way to travel. Hop on at crazy PENN Station and make sure you are in the first 6 cars as that is all that will fit on the platform at Forest Hills. They...More

Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 2 days ago

This service is well run BUT popular. Getting on at Penn Station can be difficult, so if you have a choice try to travel off peak. Remember, they do Senior rates .$6 from Mineola to Penn Station.The answers below are difficult as they relate to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The email road takes you from Manhattan (Penn Station in the 33th) to the census-designated place of Long Island

Thank Susu1411975
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I used the LIRR in August 2018 for the very first time leaving Jamaica station to go to Penn Station in Manhattan (we had arrived into JFK and taken the air train from JFK to Jamaica). I was initially worried as I...More

1  Thank Nicnak100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to get into the city from Jamaica station. Just always remember to buy your ticket prior to boarding as the metro card does not cover this. Trains are air conditioned which is great and plenty of room for large cases as well

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hopped on, relaxed, and hopped off. Train was clean and smooth riding. It was a treat to be able to see some additional skylines and city from the train.

Thank sabrina h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best thing the LIRR did for them-self and I was the Atlantic ticket. It is truly a WIN win. Some of the trains/card need to be upgraded but it's still better than the subway.

Thank Rendolph W
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

LIRR absolutely provides the worst train service. Cost goes up and service goes down. We have been having switch problems for years and they stil don’t fix it.

Thank JCL001
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Trains are the basis for many towns and cities throughout the country. People set up shop wherever there was a depot/station. While trains make noise they also are instrumental in getting people from point a to point but. Theeefore, the LIRR should build up the...More

Thank danfriedmanmd
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We took the LIRR to Manhattan on the Montauk branch. The diesel trains are a very smooth ride into the city. They are also much cleaner than the electric trains. Bathroom on filthy. Only major complaint.

Thank sushiguy79
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Deborah F
March 12, 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
Noel I
May 28, 2017|
Response from BarbaraT3308 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, the airtrain does not go to the port authority terminal.
March 30, 2017|
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Response from Samantha S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I did it with 2 children and each of had a large suitcase. Airtrain to Jamaica then changed to Long Island Railroad to Penn Station. Have a great trip