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Shuttle Service

NOTE: The Tuesday and Thursday shuttle schedule is suspended during Laboratory Min-Safe operations. See details.

On-site Courtesy Shuttle

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. and from 8:45 p.m. until 9:45 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.

Ext. 2714 to arrange a pick-up

Provide your name, telephone extension, location of pickup, location of drop-off and number of passengers.

Ronkonkoma LIRR Train Station Shuttle

A Laboratory vehicle operates five times per day, 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 Long Island Railroad Ronkonkoma Train Station.

Ext. 2535 to reserve a seat

You may reserve in person at the Transportation Counter in Building 400A; or email

All shuttles will depart from the rear of the main entrance of Bldg. 400 on Bell Avenue to the Ronkonkoma Train Station.

All passengers on arriving trains must exit to the north side and wait on street level in front of the Long Island Railroad Ticket Office. The shuttle will only wait ten (10) minutes from the time the train arrives for any passengers going to BNL.

Shuttle Schedule

  Pick-ups Drop-offs
Shuttle Departs BNL Train Departs Train Arrives Train Departs Train Arrives
NYC/Penn Station Ronkonkoma Ronkonkoma NYC/Penn Station
6:30 a.m. 6:07 a.m. 7:26 a.m. 7:19 a.m. 8:28 a.m.
8:30 a.m. 7:37 a.m. 8:59 a.m. 9:41 a.m. 11:03 a.m.
4:00 p.m. 3:07 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 4:46 p.m. 6:10 p.m.
3:14 p.m. 4:34 p.m. 5:57 p.m. 7:22 p.m.
5:30 p.m. 4:51 p.m. 6:04 p.m. 6:36 p.m. 7:56 p.m.
7:15 p.m. 6:53 p.m. 8:12 p.m. 7:58 p.m. 9:19 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
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 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 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.
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 5 – 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.