Airport Guide to Long Island MacArthur (ISP)

Airport Name
Long Island MacArthur Airport

Airport Location
The airport is located in Ronkonkoma in Suffolk County on Long Island within the New York metro area, around 50 miles northeast of Manhattan



631 467 3210

Airport Overview

Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) serves as an alternative hub for passengers accessing the New York area. The airport is situated 7 miles northeast of the central business district of Islip. The town of Islip owns the airport, which provides service to more than 2 million passengers per year, primarily from the Nassau and Suffolk counties.

As it’s a small airport, it serves as a more convenient and less congested alternative to other, busier airports in the area, such as JFK or LaGuardia. Flights to Long Island MacArthur Airport arrive from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago-Midway, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa, and West Palm Beach.

You can expect a quiet and friendly atmosphere at the airport, and can enjoy browsing through the bookshop or one of the newsagents before your flight takes off.

Terminal Transfer

Not applicable as there is only one terminal.

Getting into Town

Train: There is a train station situated just north of the airport. A shuttle service runs between the train station and the airport every ten minutes.

Bus: The county bus service stops at the airport every hour, and there is also a Greyhound bus terminal a short distance from the airport.

Car Parking

There’s both short- and long-term parking available. The short-term parking lot is situated directly outside the terminal building. Economy Parking is half a mile away from the terminal building, but is served by a shuttle every 15 minutes or so.

Information Desks

There is a central information desk in the passenger terminal.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: There is an ATM in the terminal building.

Luggage: There are no left-luggage facilities available, but if you lose some luggage you can contact either the airport or airline via telephone.

Conference and business: There are no conference or business facilities available.

Shopping: There’s not too much in terms of shopping. There are three newsagents to choose from and a Heritage Bookstore if you want to find something to read.

Food and drink: If you just want a quick cup of coffee and a quick snack, then Starbucks or the Great American Bagel Company are the places to go. If you want something more substantial to eat then you’ve got a bit of choice. You can try Maggie O’Shea’s, Mamma Lombardi’s for pizza, or Phillips Seafood.

Other facilities: Nursing mothers can tend to their infants in the Mother’s Room. There’s also a chapel in the terminal.

Wi-Fi: There is free Wi-Fi available throughout the terminal.


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