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Shuttle Service

On-site Courtesy Shuttle

Note: During inclement weather conditions the On-site Courtesy Shuttle will operate ONLY when the Laboratory is officially open. For more information on the operating status of the Laboratory, please call the BNL General Information line at 344-INFO (4636).

The On-site Brookhaven Lab Courtesy Shuttle offers on-call, door-to-door service between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Requests are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Be prepared to meet the van at the main entrance of your building. In order for us to be able to serve as many customers as possible, please be ready to board the van before making the call for pickup. Pick-ups can be arranged by calling ext. 2714 and providing your name, telephone extension, location of pickup, location of drop-off and number of passengers.

Ronkonkoma Train Station Shuttle

Note: During inclement weather conditions the Ronkonkoma Train Shuttle will operate ONLY when the Laboratory is officially open. For more information on the operating status of the Laboratory, please call the BNL General Information line at 344-INFO (4636).

A Laboratory vehicle operates twice daily Monday through Friday with the exception of holidays and when BNL is officially closed to transport visitors and guests of BNL to and from the Ronkonkoma Train Station.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 8:30 a.m. - Vehicle departs from the rear main entrance of Building 400 on Bell Avenue to the Ronkonkoma Train Station. Vehicle will meet passengers on the 7:39 AM train from New York City/Penn Station arriving at Ronkonkoma at 8:59 a.m.
  • Passengers arriving on this train must exit to the north side and wait on street level in front of the Long Island Railroad Ticket Office.
  • This vehicle will only wait ten (10) minutes from the time the train arrives for any passengers going to BNL.
  • 4:00 p.m. - Vehicle departs from the rear main entrance of Building 400 on Bell Avenue to the Ronkonkoma Train Station.
  • Train departs Ronkonkoma at 4:46 p.m., arriving in New York City/Penn Station at 6:08 p.m.
  • Due to limited seating, reservations are required for this service. Please call ext. 2535; reserve in person at the Transportation Counter located in Building 400A; or email transportation@bnl.gov.
  • The shuttle departs promptly.
  • The Courtesy Service will only accommodate bags/parcels that fit on the passenger's lap or beneath their seat.

Shopping Shuttle

Note: The Shopping Shuttle does not operate on December 24, 25, 31, January 1 and July 4.

The Shopping Shuttle is a courtesy shuttle that makes multiple trips between BNL and the Southport Shopping Center (pdf). Sunrise Coach Lines operates this courtesy shuttle.

The time and place of the first shuttle pick up on Saturdays and Wednesdays is as follows:
NOTE: The following times are approximations

Saturdays - 8:30 a.m. - 12 Noon
  • 8:30 a.m. Cavendish House, Bldg. 153
  • 8:35 a.m. Curie House, Bldg. 258
  • 8:45 a.m. Children’s Outdoor Shelter (Lollipop House)
  • 8:50 a.m. Efficiency Apartments 41-42
  • 12:00 Noon Depart Stop & Shop Supermarket for Final Return to BNL.
Wednesdays - 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • 5:00 p.m. Cavendish House, Bldg. 153
  • 5:05 p.m. Curie House, Building 258
  • 5:15 p.m. Children’s Outdoor Shelter (Lollipop House)
  • 5:20 p.m. Efficiency Apartments 41-42
  • 8:30 p.m. Depart Stop & Shop Supermarket for Final Return to BNL.