Located at 4 South Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771, Oakcliff is easily accessible from New Jersey, New York City and New England. It’s only about one hour by car with most traffic patterns from New York City and slightly longer by train. Oakcliff is also accessible by boat, if that’s more your style.
Long Island Railroad (from Penn Station)
Leaving Manhattan by Penn Station, take any train passing through Jamaica and transfer in Jamaica to the Oyster Bay line. Oakcliff is at the end of the line, a short walk towards the center of town and then left along South Street. Walking directions can be found through Google Maps.
Often, it is more convenient and faster to take the Huntington/Port Jefferson line of the LIRR to the Syosset Station and then take a short $8.00 taxi ride to Oakcliff.
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Driving Directions (from NYC/west)
Take Interstate 495 eastbound and get off at exit 41N for Route 106 toward Oyster Bay. Turn right onto NY 106/107. Go 0.7 miles and stay right on NY 106. Go 5.6 miles, straight through the central intersection of Oyster Bay (you’ll now be on South St.), and Oakcliff will be on the left.
Alternatively, take the Northern State Parkway and get off at exit 35N, and follow the directions as above.
Time estimate: 50 minutes Cost estimate: $52
The least expensive shuttle option is Super Shuttle (1-800-258-3826), which can carry up to ten people. For one person, the shuttle costs $52 from Islip to Oyster Bay. Each additional person costs $10. It is possible to rent the entire van for $107.
Time estimate: 1.5 hours
Cost estimate: $30 total, $10 if picked up in Hicksville
A shuttle is available between Long Island MacArthur Airport and the nearby Ronkonkoma LIRR station. The fastest way to Oakcliff is to take the LIRR from Ronkonkoma to Hicksville, which does not require a transfer. Once in Hicksville, a taxi could be taken to OCSC.
Colonial Transportation of Long Island (631-589-3500 or 800-464-6900) now offers convenient shuttle service between MacArthur Airport and the Ronkonkoma train station (LIRR). The shuttle van departs the train station daily at 5:30am, then departs the airport on the hour and half-hour from 6:00am until 10:30pm. Curbside pick up at the airport is directly in front of baggage claim. The shuttle will pick up and drop off at the North Platform of the Ronkonkoma train station. Cash and credit cards are accepted. All rates are subject to change without notice. The fare is $5 per person and shuttle takes approximately 8‐10 minutes.
Ronkonkoma to Hicksville station: 38 minutes, $4.50 for individual ticket (peak and off‐peak)
From Hicksville, taxi service is available to Oakcliff. One reliable taxi service is Oyster Rides (516‐922-9222). The estimated cost of this service is $20 for one passenger.
AVIS Rental Car Option:
A four day compact rental from MacArthur costs approximately $250 (plus taxes and fees).
Time estimate: 45 minutes (without traffic). Cost estimate: $60
Super Shuttle (1-800-258-3826) also runs from JFK. It can carry up to ten people. For one person, the shuttle costs $60 from JFK to Oyster Bay. Each additional person costs $10. It is possible to rent the entire van for $120.
AirTrain to LIRR Option:
Time estimate: ~1 + hour. Cost estimate: $12.50 total
This is by far the prefered method of getting to Oakcliff from JFK
The AirTrain is a simple, fast connection from JFK to the Long Island Rail Road. It travels to Jamaica station every 4 to 8 minutes and costs $5 per ride. The ride takes 10 minutes. Once in Jamaica, there is an indoor link the LIRR.
From Jamaica, it is possible to take the LIRR directly to Oyster Bay. The beautifully scenic ride costs $7.50 and takes approximately one hour. It is a short walk from the train station to Oakcliff. Another more efficient option is to take the LIRR to Syosset (same price), which is a shorter train ride (approx. 36 minutes) and only a ten minute taxi ($8.00) to Oakcliff.
AVIS Rental Car Option:
A four day compact rental from JFK costs approximately $175 (plus taxes and fees).
Time estimate: 40 minutes (without traffic). Cost estimate: $60
Super Shuttle (1-800‐258‐3826) also runs from LaGuardia. It can carry up to ten people. For one person, the shuttle costs $60 from LaGuardia to Oyster Bay. Each additional person costs $10. It is possible to rent the entire van for $120.
Bus to LIRR Option:
From LGA terminals, A, B, C take the Q70 bus to Woodside Station of the LIRR. $2.75 Pay with MetroCard or coins ONLY. Then take the LIRR to Oyster Bay Station and call for a pick up or walk the 3 blocks. Alternately go to the Syosset station and take a taxi to Oakcliff.
AVIS Rental Car Option:
A four day compact rental from LaGuardia costs approximately $200 (plus taxes and fees).