Take the Long Island Railroad from Penn Station to Sayville. You may need to transfer trains in Jamaica Station or Babylon along the way. Ask one of the LIRR employees in Penn Station or on the train as they punch your ticket if you are unsure. They will be more than happy to guide you. Round trip ticket are about $20, depending on peak and off-peak schedules. Buy before you board the train to save money. When you arrive in the Sayville Station, there will be taxis waiting for you which offer a quick trip to the ferry for $5. The ferry is about 5-10 minutes from the train station. Though during summer, they are waiting to pick you up, if you ever need to call a cab in Sayville, the phone number is: 631-589-3500.
Make sure you get on the ferry that says: Fire Island Pines. You can catch a ferry for $14 roundtrip. Costs vary for children and pets; commuter packages are also available. For ferry fares and information, call 631-589-0810.
Total travel time from NYC to Fire Island Pines is approximately 2-2.5 hours.
Take the Long Island Expressway east to Exit 59, Ocean Avenue-South (Oakdale). Follow Ocean Avenue over the first set of railroad tracks, bearing left at the fork onto Lakeland Avenue. Continue on Lakeland Avenue for approximately 4½ miles, over the second set of railroad tracks to Main Street in Sayville.
Make a left turn onto Main, then an immediate right at the fork onto Middle Road. At the next light, turn right onto Foster Avenue and continue seven blocks to Terry Street. Make a left onto Terry Street for one block, then a right onto River Road. Follow the signs for the Fire Island Pines Ferry.
Parking is available across from the entrance to the Ferry. Rates for Passenger Cars are $6.00 per day Monday thru Thursday and $7.00 per day Friday thru Sunday. Seasonal parking is also available. For more information call 631-589-0810.
Horizon Coach Islanders Club runs buses from Manhattan. Enjoy express, first class service from NYC to the Sayville Ferries and back. You may board from several locations in Manhattan including Chelsea and The West Village. Tickets cost $25 one-way. Only cash is accepted on the bus. Reservations are required. Call 212-228-7100 or 631-654-2622 for schedule and more information.