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The Farmingdale LIRR station is about 2.2 miles from Farmingdale State College. Take a taxi from the station or the N70 bus on Conklin Street to campus

Five bus routes run by Nassau County Inter-County Express (NICE) and Suffolk County Transit directly connect Farmingdale State College to 24 communities in Nassau and Suffolk. Following is a list of these routes and the communities served.

Route Servicing
SI Amityville LIRR, North Amityville, East Farmingdale, Farmingdale State College, Melville, South Huntington, Walt Whitman Mall, Huntington, Halesite
N70 Hempstead Transit Center, Hempstead, Uniondale, East Meadow, Levittown, Plainedge, Farmingdale, Melville
S2B Farmingdale State College, Wheatley Heights, Wyandanch, Deer Park, North Babylon, South Shore Mall, Bay Shore
S31 Copiague, North Amityville, East Farmingdale, Farmingdale, Melville, Pinelawn, Northwest Babylon
Suffolk Clipper LIE Exit 63 Park & Ride, Farmingville, LIE Exit 58 Park & Ride, Islandia, Hauppauge Industrial Park, Route II 0 Corridor, Farmingdale State College


The main campus bus stop is near Horton Hall - The Administration Building.

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.

NICE Bus accepts cash, MetroCard or new mobile ticketing for payment. The NICE Bus cash fare is $2.50. NICE also accepts all types of MetroCard, the fare card issued by the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The Metrocard base fare is $2.75. With the Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard you can buy as many rides as you want from $5.00 to $80. If you put $5.50 or more on your card, you receive an 11% bonus. You can also buy an unlimited number of subway and bus rides for a fixed price. The 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard costs $116.50; the 7-Day Unlimited Pass costs $31.
NICE Bus also has a mobile ticketing option. More details on how to use this option can be found on their website http://www.nicebus.com/Passenger-Information/Mobile-Ticketing.aspx
In addition, UniTickets (combination bus/rail tickets) offer special discounts for monthly and weekly travel from certain suburban LIRR stations on local bus routes.
The Suffolk County Transit bus full fare is $2.25, exact change. The student fare is $1.25 (High School/College ID required. Between 14 to 22 years old.) Transfers are 25 cents, are available upon request when paying the fare, and are good for two (2) connecting buses.
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. Detailed fare information for Suffolk County Transit is available at www.sct-bus.org.

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.

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. Suffolk County Transit bus schedules and maps are available at www.sct-bus.org.

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.

A list of transit apps is available at the MTA Apps Center at www.mta.info/apps/

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 at http://www.nicebus.com/Accessibility/Able-Ride/index.html.

Details about Suffolk's SCAT service can be found at http://www.sct-bus.org/scat.html

To get to JFK Airport, take LIRR at the Farmingdale station to Jamaica. Then take the AirTrain JFK to the airport. There is an in-station link in Jamaica to the AirTrain platform. AirTrain travels to the airport from Jamaica every 4 to 10 minutes. The AirTrain ride takes about 10 minutes. The AirTrain JFK is connected to the LIRR Railroad's hub by escalators, elevators, people movers and an overhead mezzanine bridge. See more details on AirTrain JFK at: http://www.mta.info/mta/airtrain.htm