Transportation Options

Transportation by Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has frequent trains to the Hempstead Station from Pennsylvania Station, at 34th Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan, as well as from the Atlantic Terminal Station, at Atlantic and Flatbush avenues and Hanson Place in Brooklyn. From Hempstead Station use local taxi service to the Hofstra campus.

Transportation by Taxi

Local Taxi Service

  • Larry’s Taxi Service, 516-481-1111
  • Pub Taxi Service, 516-483-4433
  • Hempstead Taxi, 516-489-4460
  • Ollie’s Airport Service, 516-437-0505
, 516-352-6633, 718-229-5454

Transportation From Airports

The campus is approximately 30 minutes by car from either John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) or LaGuardia Airport. Call in advance for reservations.

Classic Transportation

Classic Transportation provides shared van service from JFK and LaGuardia airports to Hofstra University. Courtesy phones are available in the baggage-claim area at both airports and are connected directly to Classic dispatch/reservation. Dial 20 from the courtesy phone to speak directly with the reservation department. Tell the representative that you are traveling to Hofstra University.

Cost: about $20
Discount: Classic Transportation offers a discount when you reserve your round-trip airport shuttle trip online at classictrans.com or by calling 631-567-5100.

Horizon Transportation Service


Personalized Transportation Service, 516-538-4891

Hempstead Limousine Service Corporation

Personalized Transportation Service, 516-485-4399

Long Island Airport Limousine Service (LIALS)

LIALS can be called upon arrival at either JFK Airport or LaGuardia Airport at a public telephone: 656-7000 (no area code required). The phones are monitored from 4 a.m. through midnight, seven days a week.

U.S. Limousine and Car Service

Personalized Transportation Service, 516-352-2225 or 800-962-2827

Note: Please be advised that there is no standard cost charged by New York City yellow cabs between the airports and the Hofstra campus. Please confirm the cost of the trip with the driver before starting your trip.