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What's the BEST way to visit The Oyster Festival?

Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) adds traditional trains, and you'll arrive in the festival area - what's not to love? LIRR is your best bet as more than 150,000 people make their way to the festival over the weekend. Or, if you're driving, park and take one of the FREE shuttle buses into the village.

Note: parking is extremely limited.


Limited handicapped parking is available and an ADA compliant shuttle bus is available from the Syosset Rail.

By Rail: 
Long Island Rail Road train service drops you off near the entrance to the festival.

There are additional trains running on the Port Jefferson and Oyster Bay Branches.

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Park & Ride at: East Williston, Albertson, Roslyn, Greenvale, Glen Head, Sea Cliff, Glen Street,

Glen Cove, or Locust Valley.

• Eastbound service goes to the Festival grounds.

• Westbound service (returning from the Festival) is available with departures approximately every hour.



Park & Ride at:​ Port Jefferson, Stony Brook, St. James, Smithtown, Kings Park, Northport, Greenlawn, Huntington or Cold Spring Harbor.

  • Passengers on the Port Jefferson line can take the LIRR to the Syosset station where FREE shuttle buses will take them to the festival.

  • Check the LIRR time schedule for specific departure times from your station. Eastbound service (returning from the festival) from the Syosset station is available with departures throughout the day.


For details on specific train times at all Oyster Bay & Port Jefferson stations, consult the Special Oyster Bay Branch timetable and the Weekend Port Jefferson timetable.


Take advantage of our FREE SHUTTLE BUS Service provided by Catholic Health. Parking in the village of Oyster Bay is VERY limited. Park in officially designated parking lots at Syosset Rail and Vernon School.


From the Long Island Expressway

  1. Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 41 North, Route 106N (toward Oyster Bay).

  2. Proceed north on Route 106, cross 25A and continue toward the village. Signs will direct visitors to parking areas.


From the North Shore

  1. Take the Northern State Parkway to Exit 35, Route 106N. Follow directions above to the village.


From the South Shore

  1. Take Sunrise Highway to Route 135N (Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway).

  2. Exit at end of ramp to Route 25 in Woodbury, and continue heading west on Route 25 until you reach Jackson Avenue (Approximately one mile).

  3. Turn right (north) on Jackson Avenue and proceed to Syosset Long Island Rail Road station.

  4. Park for FREE and take the FREE shuttle bus to the festival.

Shuttle buses run from 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Sunday.



  • Syosset train station (parking permits not required) - Syosset (Oyster Bay Road - also known
    as Jackson Avenue) and Underhill Boulevard, one mile North of Jericho Turnpike (Route 25). ADA Compliant Bus Available.


  • Vernon School - Route 106 in East Norwich


When you arrive in Oyster Bay Harbor, call ahead to OB Marine Center 516-624-2400 = VHF 71 or Sagamore Yacht Club 516-022-0555 = VHF 78A to reserve mooring or for further assistance.

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