Visitor's Guide

Public Transportation

Getting Here By Bus

Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) provides public bus service serving Hempstead, Hofstra University, Nassau University Medical Center, Levittown, Farmingdale, Melville, Sunrise Mall, and Babylon, via Hempstead Turnpike. View N70/71/72 Schedule.

Getting Here By Plane

Nearby airports include John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, and MacArthur Airport. A NYC Yellow Cab ride to and from the airports can be costly. Fares are subject to double once the taxi leaves the NYC limits.

We suggest that visitors and guests call a Long Island cab company for pickup.

  • All Island Transportation. Use the HEMPSTEAD – 516-481-1111 or GARDEN CITY – 516-746-2500 offices. All Island Transportation accepts cash and major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express).
  • Ollie’s Taxi & Airport Service. Use the South Shore office 516-437-0505. Ollie's Taxi and Airport Service accepts cash and major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express).

These services are provided for reference only and are not endorsements.

Getting Here By Rail Road

From New York City: The Long Island Rail Road provides regular commuter service from Pennsylvania Station in New York City to the Hempstead and Mineola stations. Pennsylvania Station is located at 34th Street and 8th Avenue, below Madison Square Garden. The Hempstead and Mineola stations are serviced by Hofstra's campus shuttle. If taking the train on the Hempstead branch, exit at the final stop "Hempstead." Mineola station is on the main line; consult the schedules of the Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma branches. Taxi cabs are available at both stations.

View complete Long Island Rail Road information and schedules