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Fire Island is a short drive from the Metropolitan New York area. Follow our driving directions or for door-to-door directions, use google maps (enter 99 Maple Ave., Bay Shore, NY as your destination).
Take the Cross Island Parkway / Eastern L.I. for 3.9 miles to Exit 29E
Continue on Grand Central Parkway (exit only) for 8.1 miles to Exit 31A
Continue on Meadow Brook Parkway / Jones Beach for 5.8 miles to Exit M6E
Continue on Southern State Parkway / Eastern Long Island for 16 miles to Exit 40
Continue on Robert Moses Causeway / Ocean Beaches for 2.8 miles to Exit RM 2E
Continue on Route 27A / Bay Shore for 2.9 miles to 4th Traffic L
Continue on Maple Avenue (right turn / south) for 0.4 miles to Fire Island Ferry Terminal (left turn)
Driving From New York City
Take the Grand Central and continue as above. Or take the Long Island Expressway and continue with the Meadowbrook Parkway as above.
Driving from Brooklyn and points south:
Take the Belt Parkway to the Southern State East to Exit 42 South (5th Ave. Bay Shore). Make left off ramp and then a quick right onto Fifth Avenue. Take Fifth Avenue to the first traffic light after the LIRR tracks. Turn left onto Union Boulevard. At the third light, make right onto Fourth Avenue, which becomes Maple Avenue after the next light (Main Street). Ferries leave from the first parking lot on the left.
Driving From Staten Island
Verrazano Bridge to Belt Parkway to Southern State Parkway.Continue with Southern State Parkway as above.
Parking is available at the Ferry Terminal. Parking for the weekend is $40 and the lot fills up early, but there are other lots nearby. If full, leave the Terminal and make a left onto Maple Avenue. Take the next left onto Shore Line Marine. It is a 4-minute walk back.
From PENN STATION take the LIRR (Babylon Line, a one hour ride for $11) to BAY SHORE. The station in Bay Shore is about 1 mile from the ferry. After arriving in Bay Shore take one of the local taxi services (Tommy’s or David’s). It's a $3 ride to the terminal. If you prefer you can walk to the ferry, it’s a easy 15 minute walk.
Click here to see the train schedule to Bay Shore.
Another way to get to Fire Island is by taking Tommy’s Taxi Service ($16 from NYC directly to F.I. Ocean Beach ferry terminal). Call Tommy’s Taxi on LI for schedule, fare, pickup points and times of pickups.
Contact: (631) 665-4800
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