Have Fun this Summer with LIRR and Save!
June 23rd, 2014
Long Island’s warm weather possibilities are plentiful and LIRR has your deals to get to the summer’s best attractions.
Whether you’re looking to soak in the sun on the shores of Long Beach, head down a water slide at Splish Splash or take a scenic bike ride in Bethpage – the Railroad provides a convenient and comfortable, air-conditioned ride.
“Long Island has some of the most desirable beaches in the world. And the LIRR can get you where you want to go while saving you time and money,” said LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski.
Only a short train ride from Penn Station, Brooklyn or Jamaica, Long Beach has the ambiance of a seaside resort with superb ocean swimming. The newly reopened 2.2 mile boardwalk invites bicycle riders, joggers and strollers.
“Long Beach draws thousands of visitors each summer from New York City and from other parts of Long Island and we’ve been working closely with the LIRR to make sure visitors know that one of the best ways to get to Long Beach is via the LIRR. The LIRR Station puts you just steps away from the beach and the boardwalk,” said Long Beach City Councilman Anthony Eramo.
Our Long Beach package includes discounted off-peak round-trip rail fare to Long Beach station, discounted admission to the beach and participating vendors coupon for a round-trip ride on the Long Beach bus and discounts at participating vendors throughout Long Beach – including local eateries that are just a short walk from the beach.
The special Long Beach package fare is $22.00 from New York and Brooklyn, and $18.75 from Jamaica. Hourly service is available from Penn Station, Brooklyn and Jamaica with direct weekend service from Penn Station. The LIRR package is valid through Labor Day, September 1.
For more information on the Long Beach Getaway package, visit http://web.mta.info/lirr/getaways/beach/LongBeach.htm.
Voted one of America’s top 5 water parks by the Travel Channel, Splish Splash is a great place to take the family this summer. The special package includes discounted round-trip rail fare, connecting shuttle bus, and up to 27 percent savings on park admission.
Located in Riverhead, the park sits on more than 90 acres and features one-of-a-kind rides like Dragon’s Den, Alien Invasion and Dr. VonDark’s Tunnel of Terror. New to the park this year is The Battle of Mutiny Bay – an new, interactive, pirate-themed ride that involves fighting off water blasts from the landlubber’s cannons.
The special Splish Splash package fare is $65.25 for adults and $51.50 for children, ages 4 to 11 for Zones 1, 3 and 7. The price is $61.50 for adults and $51.50 for children, ages 4 to 11 for Zones 9 and 10. Rail/shuttle bus service to the park operates weekends and holidays through Labor Day, September 1.
For schedules and more information on the Splish Splash Getaway package, visit http://web.mta.info/lirr/getaways/LongIsland/splishsplash.htm.
For the leisurely cyclist, our Bike Long Island package offers the chance to see Long Island’s most popular paved bike trail, the Bethpage Bikeway. The Bike Long Island Package offers a 22% discount and includes discounted round-trip rail fare to and from Massapequa Station, plus a redeemable voucher for a bike rental.
The Bikeway is a 13-mile scenic trail that takes you through two State parks, two wetland preserves and two town parks. Enter the trail through the Massapequa Preserve and go at your own pace.
The special Bike Long Island package is $45 for adults and $34 for children ages 5 to 11. Children must be at least 56 in. tall to fit on bicycles. Reservations are required for the package and are available Saturday and Sunday only through October 26.
For more information on the Bike Long Island package, visit http://web.mta.info/lirr/getaways/LongIsland/bikelongisland.htm.
Customers can buy tickets at Gray, Green or Blue Ticket Machines (not available at Red, Daily Ticket Machines). All machines accept credit and debit cards; gray and green machines also accept cash. Select "Deals &Getaways", then "Long Island Getaways" followed by the package of your choice (listed in alphabetical order).
For additional travel information, customers can contact the LIRR's Travel Information Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and say: “Long Island Rail Road.” If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 511.
For more information on Long Island Rail Road Getaways, visit http://web.mta.info/lirr/getaways/LongIsland/.