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Travel alert: International visitors to the U.S. from Visa Waiver Program countries are now required to apply for travel authorization online:
Electronic System for Travel Authorization

From New York City (NYC): The Long Island Rail Road runs between Penn Station in Manhattan and points east on Long Island.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Links

CSHL Shuttle Service: CSHL offers a complimentary shuttle service from Syosset LIRR train station to the Laboratory, Monday through Friday. Attendees are welcome to use this service on a first-come-first-served basis. See current schedule. Taxis usually meet arriving trains at Syosset station (taxis are NOT normally available at Cold Spring Harbor station).

Syosset Taxi Rates: 1 Passenger $10.00, 2 or more passengers $7.00 pp. Syosset Taxi also offers reliable transportation to all airports and NYC. Call for current rates (516) 921-2141.

We do not recommend use of Island Taxi or Oyster Rides

From NYC Airports: [Note: We do not recommend Newark (in New Jersey) because of the long travel time to and from the Laboratory]. JFK and LaGuardia are located 45-90 min travel time depending on Long Island traffic (which can be bad!). Islip Airport is located on Long Island approximately 40-60 min away.The JFK Airtrain runs between JFK airport and Jamaica in Queens/NYC, and connects with the LIRR. To get to CSHL from Penn Station or Jamaica, take the train to Syosset station on the Huntington/Port Jefferson line. Public transportation to/from LaGuardia or Islip is not readily available.

Car Services from JFK and LaGuardia airports:
Do not accept rides from independent taxis
(SLS): (516) 364-9681; Syossetlimo@aol.com (servicing CSHL since 1989)

SLS operates non-stop hourly shuttle service from JFK & LGA on the first day of larger CSHL meetings as well as shared rides to the airport on the last day of the meeting.

Click HERE for rates.

SLS also provides transportation to and from Islip Airport, Manhattan and the tri-state area.

Click HERE to reserve a Syosset Limo

***NOTE: Before accepting car service from a driver at the airport, please be sure to request proper identification bearing the Cold Spring Harbor logo. This logo should appear in upper left corner of ID.

Driving Directions (see CSHL Parking Alert)
From NYC and points west:
Take 495 East to exit 41N, bear to your right when the road forks and stay on route 106. Travel approximately 4 miles (6.4 Km) north to route 25A and then travel east for 4 miles (6.4 Km). See below

From points south: Take Southern State Parkway, take the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway (135) north to exit 14E Jericho Turnpike. Make a left on South Woods Rd and take that to its end. Make a right on Cold Spring Rd. and merge onto 25A going east and travel 1/4 mile down the hill. See below

From points east/ferries: Take 495 West to the Seaford Oyster Bay Express way (135) north, take the 14E exit for Jericho Turnpike, make a left on South Woods Rd and take that to its end. Make a right on Cold Spring Rd. and merge onto 25A going east and travel 1/4 mile down the hill. See below

The Laboratory is located on Bungtown Road off route 25A in Cold Spring Harbor, marked by a traffic light and gold Victorian house. Grace Auditorium is the first building on your left.

Ferry Services to Long Island

Port Jefferson Ferry
Port Jefferson [NY]- Bridgeport [CT] (631-473-0286)
Cross Sound Ferry
Orient Point [NY] - New London [CT] (860-443-5281)

Local Taxis

Syosset Taxi: (516 921-2141)

Car Rentals

135 W. Jericho Tpke.
Huntington Station, NY
(631) 271-9300 or Nationwide (800)331-1212

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
338 East Jericho Tpke.
Huntington Station, NY
(631) 424-2500

145 West Jericho Tpke.
Huntington, NY
(631) 427-6106

Remember we arrange housing for ~90% of meetings participants and 100% of course participants. If you prefer to arrange your own accommodation, here are some Local Hotels

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Meetings & Courses Program
PO Box 100, 1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724-2213
Phone (516) 367-8346
Fax: (516) 367-8845