Getting Around Greenport, NY
If you are considering retiring in Greenport, NY, you will be pleased to learn Long Island is easily accessible by air, rail, land and sea. Just a 30-minute train ride from Manhattan, Long Island is New York City’s beachfront backyard. Fly direct into Long Island MacArthur (ISP) located in the middle of the region, or for additional service, fly into John F. Kennedy (JFK) or LaGuardia (LGA) airports in Queens. From there, it’s a short drive to Greenport.
Transportation on The North Fork
Long Island is served by an extensive network of mass transportation bus routes. The bus system serves most of the Island’s communities and stop at many railroad stations, shopping malls, airports, colleges and even beaches. Convenient service is provided throughout the region by Nassau County NICE Bus and the Suffolk County Transit. Service from Manhattan and Queens to the East End of Long Island is available on the Hampton Jitney. It is also served by Suffolk County Transit’s S92 bus route, which runs from Orient Point Ferry Terminal to East Hampton via Riverhead.
Hop aboard the Long Island Rail Road for service to 124 stations on Long Island and car-free access to white-sand beaches, historic lighthouses, Gatbsy-era Gold Coast Mansions, championship golf courses and more! Greenport is the easternmost terminus for the Long Island Rail Road’s Ronkonkoma Branch, which provides limited service between Greenport terminal and Ronkonkoma station, making stops in other North Fork towns. At Ronkonkoma, passengers can connect to New York City bound trains.
Taxis in Long Island are a convenient way to get around. Meters start at $3.25 with each mile costing $2.25. A more cost-effective alternative is to use a ride-hailing service like Uber or Lyft.
A fun way to get around Long Island is by ferry. In Greenport, train and bus passengers can connect to the North Ferry to Shelter Island where they can connect to a ferry to North Haven. Long Island is served by two year-round ferry lines that cross the Long Island Sound, connecting Port Jefferson to Bridgeport, Connecticut and Orient Point to New London, Connecticut. To visit Fire Island, the car-free island, hop on one of the six ferry routes to the different parts of Fire Island. You can also travel between the North Fork and the South Fork of Long Island through Shelter Island via two short ferry rides at Greenport or North Haven.
While walking is not exactly a public transportation system, if you want to avoid taking a car, walking is a great option. There are many reasons to walk on Long Island. Greenport, in particular, has an exceptionally walkable downtown, complete with great parks that give you a route through the city separate from automobile traffic.
Getting Around Peconic Landing
Peconic Landing’s concierge will be happy to share the most cost-efficient and convenient public transportation routes, fares and schedules with you. On campus, members walk, bike and drive golf carts or cars. Or if you would rather, take advantage of Peconic Landing’s complementary scheduled transportation to nearby cultural events, recreational programs and medical appointments.
For questions on how to get around Greenport or Peconic Landing, please feel free to connect with our Retirement Counselors.