Transportation on Long Island and into New York City
Nearly every form of transportation services Long Island, New York. These include three major airports, railroads, highways, and subways. Air travel to Long Island is easy. The three large airports with regularly scheduled commercial airline service are the John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, both in Queens County (in New York City), and the Long Island MacArthur Airport, (sometimes referred to as Islip Airport), a smaller airport in Suffolk County on Long Island. Travelers heading to or from Kennedy Airport may use AirTrain to connect with the Long Island Rail Road in Jamaica or the New York City Subway in Jamaica or Howard Beach.
If driving, the Long Island Expressway, Northern State Parkway, and Southern State Parkway make east–west travel on the island straightforward. There are currently 10 road crossings out of Long Island. There are also 11 subway and railroad crossings. The Long Island Rail Road has 728 daily trains. The Nassau Inter-County Express provides bus transportation throughout Nassau County and part of Suffolk County.