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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Long Island Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

After midnight, the place is real dead and I got some quality Z's.
- a traveller

Airport Overview

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To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Long Island MacArthur Airport.

What to expect

  • A tiny airport with a food court, a Starbucks, two gift shops and an art gallery.
  • Shops and restaurants close for the night, and reopen again at 5:00AM, so bring snacks and drinks for your overnight stay!
  • The airport provides WiFi. See WiFi below.

Where to Sleep

  • After the secure zone closes, the only place to sleep is landside. No special area was mentioned by reviewers, but the airport is very quiet at night. Bring a travel blanket and pillow for extra comfort!
  • For a more comfortable and uninterrupted sleep, there are nearby hotels that provide an airport shuttle. See Airport Hotels below.

Good to Know

  • If you plan to sleep overnight at the airport, get there before the airport closes or you will be locked out!

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Long Island Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.


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Long Island Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at this airport.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Long Island Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotel deals on Long Island on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at this airport for a period of 1 hour. Additional time can be purchased for $4.99 per calendar day. Connect to “optimumwifi” network, open browser, click “GUEST” and follow the instructions.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - One ATM is located landside in the Main Terminal, across from the Law Enforcement Office. Another ATM is located airside in front of the Starbucks across from Gate A5 in the Veterans Memorial Concourse.
  • Baby Care Facilities - The Mother’s Room offers comfortable seating and privacy for nursing or pumping milk. Free entry. Location: Veterans Memorial Concourse, airside, beyond the East Checkpoint.
  • Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules, with most opening daily at 5:00AM. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: A&W All-American Food • Great American Bagel • Maggie O’Shea’s • Starbucks.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - not available
  • Showers - not available

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours. However, the TSA security checkpoint is open from 4:30AM until the last flight departure.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

MacArthur Airport is served by Suffolk Bus Route S57, 7 Bus (service to/from NYC) and the Hampton Jitney.

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies are available at Long Island McArthur Airport: A-Car • Enterprise • Budget • Avis • National • Thrifty • Hertz. Location: Baggage Claim area.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Clarion Hotel & Conference Center   •   Courtyard Long Island MacArthur Airport   •   Hilton Garden Inn Islip/MacArthur Airport.

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Last Updated: 17 June 2016

The information in this Airport Guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports and their web sites. The information above is subject to change without notice. Use it for informational purposes only to help you during your stay. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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