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Taking the Train to Greenport

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Whats the best way to approach this? I've heard the train ride out there is quite scenic. How can it be done without getting screwed royally and what options are there if you miss the train?

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Yes, the line is very scenic as the line passes through the North Fork's beautiful wineries and fruit/vegetable farms.

 

If you miss the train, not to fear. You can take the Hampton Jitney bus to Manhattan & Queens which runs every 60-90 minutes from the bus stop near the Greenport LIRR station until 8 pm. The one-way fare is $22.

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Where are you planning to go to Greenport from?

 

If you miss the train, there is the SCT S92 to Riverhead. From there:

 

Continue on the S92 for Hampton Bays, Southampton, Bridgehampton, and Easthampton.

S58 will take you directly to Smithtown, get off at Smith Haven Mall and transfer to S59/57 for KO.

S62 will take you directly to Port Jefferson, also goes to Smith Haven Mall as above.

S68 will take you to Patchouge.

 

To help with the scenery, train ride is quite slow east of KO. (MAS 45)

Beware of the busing on the KO branch to KO and GMPT on the weekends of Jul. 11 and 18.

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One of the main line stations, changing at Ronkonkoma. Its not a defenate, im just trying to see if its possible to do and make a day out of it. Is there anything to go and see in the immediate vicinity of Greenport Station?

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You have the Shelter Island Ferry at the end of the RR tracks and nice boutiques and homes in the area. Otherwise, it's a little sleepy town.

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There's a small railroad museum at the Greenport station. If you want a real interesting ride, check on taking the bus from Greenport to Orient Point and then the ferry over to New London and then return home on Amtrak or Shore Line East - Metro North combination. I did it years ago. The ferry ride is great, New London has lots to see. You can even take shuttle up to the Ct. casino's if you're so inclined.

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The line is diesel between Ronkonkoma and Greenport. Check the Greeport Line timetable to plan a round trip by train. From Penn Station, there's only one morning train each day.

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Timing this will be VERY tough, if you decide to go via New London. There is only one SLE train a weekday, and that is the 2005 departure. It connects in New Haven to Metro-North, arriving at 2351.

 

If you intend to take the high-speed ferry, the trip takes 40min. Departure is at 1800, you'll have to spend an hour and a half in New London. There is also an auto ferry departure at 1800, trip takes 1hr20min.

 

I am not even counting the S92 bus in this. The only LIRR departure that gets to Greenport before 1800 is train 200, arriving in Greenport at 1027.

 

In short, this trip is impossible without long layovers unless you take Amtrak from New London, which is quite expensive.

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