Airport Name

Long Island MacArthur Airport

Airport Location

The airport is located in Ronkonkoma in
Suffolk County on Long Island within the
New York metro area, around 80km (50 miles)
northeast of Manhattan.






+1 631 467 3210

Airport Overview

Terminal Transfer | Getting into Town | Car Parking | Information Desks | Airport Facilities

Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) serves as an alternative hub for passengers accessing the New York area. The airport is situated 11km (7 miles) northeast of the central business district of Islip. The town of Islip owns the airport, which provides service to more than two million passengers per year, primarily from the Nassau and Suffolk counties.

As it’s a small airport, it serves as a more convenient and less congested alternative to other, busier airports in the area, such as JFK or LaGuardia. Flights to Long Island MacArthur Airport arrive from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago-Midway, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa, and West Palm Beach.

You can expect a quiet and friendly atmosphere at the airport, and can enjoy browsing through the bookshop or one of the newsagents before your flight takes off.

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Terminal Transfer

Not applicable as there is only one terminal.

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Getting into Town

Train: There is a train station situated just north of the airport. A shuttle service runs between the train station and the airport every ten minutes. Fares are $5 per person, but children younger than five can ride  free of charge.

Bus: The county bus service stops at the airport every hour, and there is also a Greyhound bus terminal a short distance from the airport.

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Car Parking

There’s both short- and long-term parking available. The short-term parking lot is situated directly outside the terminal building, and costs $1.50 per half hour, up to a maximum of $25 per day. Long term parking costs $4 per hour, or $14 per day. Economy Parking is half a mile away from the terminal building, but is served by a shuttle every 15 minutes or so. Economy parking would set you back $4 per hour, or $12.50 per day.

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Information Desks

There is a central information desk in the passenger terminal.

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Airport Facilities

Money and communications: There is an ATM in the terminal building.

Luggage: There are no left-luggage facilities available, but if you lose some luggage you can contact either the airport or airline via telephone.

Conference and business: There are no conference or business facilities available.

Other facilities: Nursing mothers can tend to their infants in the Mother’s Room. There’s also a chapel in the terminal.

Wi-Fi: There is free Wi-Fi available throughout the terminal.

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About the author

Oonagh ShielContent Manager at Cheapflights whose travel life can be best summed up as BC (before children) and PC (post children). We only travel during the school holidays so short-haul trips and staycations are our specialities!

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