12-16 October 2015
Brookhaven National Laboratory
America/New_York timezone

Travel and Directions

Maps and Directions to BNL

  • By car from airports, ferry docks and New York City
  • By LIRR train from New York City (final stop is Ronkonkoma station--taxis are available for hire at Ronkonkoma to complete the trip to BNL)
  • By Airtrain from JFK -- transfer to LIRR train at Jamaica station (final stop is Ronkonkoma station)

General Directions to Hotels (and from Hotels to BNL)

HEPIX hotels are easily accessible from I-495, the major highway linking Long Island to New York City. I-495 is also known as the Long Island Expressway (LIE) and is the most convenient road to use for travel to BNL by car from the HEPIX hotels. See map for more details.

Local Travel Information

Renting a private car at the airport is strongly recommended. There are few public transportation options from major airports to Long Island and BNL. More information about car rentals is available on the airport websites (La Guardia, JFK and Newark). You can also rent cars with online travel agencies such as Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, etc.

Two of the HEPIX hotels (Hampton Inn and Springhill Suites) have limited shuttle service to/from BNL. The shuttle vans are capable of transporting up to ~10 people each and are available for single ride to BNL in the morning, and another ride back to the respective hotel in the afternoon. For participants who do not plan to rent a private car, it is strongly recommended to reserve a hotel room in one of the two hotels named above. Once the reservation has been secured, please inform the local organizers at hepix2015@bnl.gov. The local organizers will reserve and coordinate the rides (up to the number of available seats in the shuttle vans) and inform the participant(s).

Shuttles may be available at other times (for example, between hotel and local restaurants during the evenings), and participants can inquire and make arrangements directly with hotel(s).

Since many participants will rent private cars, car pooling is another option. The local organizers can help organize car pooling if there is sufficient interest. More details will be provided as we approach the date of the conference.

Power Adapters

Please remember the difference in voltage standards between countries when traveling: the standard voltage in the United States is 120 volts (60 Hz frequency, plug type A/B), which requires an electrical outlet adapter adapter when plugging in electronics from many other countries.

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