Islip airport (ISP)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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MacArthur Airport, also known as Islip Airport and opened in 1949, serves Long Island. It basically operates with domestic flights.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 1.3 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +1 631 467 3300. The information centre is situated in the Arrivals Hall.


The airport is located 11 km (7 miles) northeast from Islip's financial district.

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What services does Islip airport (ISP) facilities include

The airport has ATMs and Wi-Fi access free of charge for 1 hour. The Courtyard hotel, situated nearby, provides meeting and conference rooms.

Food and Drinks- There is a food court with restaurants and coffee shops inside the terminal.
Shopping- Options are limited to gift shops, newsagents and tobacconists.
Baggage- For enquiries about missing items inside the public area, contact Tel +1 631 467 3315.
Other Services- Baby changing facilities, art gallery, shoeshine.


Public and private transportation

Ride-sharing - Lyft and Uber pick passengers up outside the Arrivals area.

Bus - Route S57 from Suffolk County Transit (Tel +1 631 852 5200) links the airport with Sayville, Bohemia, Lakeland, Ronkonkoma and Smith Haven Mall, in Lake Grove, between 6:50 am and 7:52 pm, and offers the possibility to make connections to other lines. The fare is USD2.25.
Hampton Jitney (Tel +1 631 283 4600) travels to Eastern Long Island and Manhattan. The stop is located a few minutes away from the terminal and the taxi trip there costs USD13.00.

Train - There are shuttles to Ronkonkoma Station (USD5.00), 10 minutes away from the terminal, where you can board services from Long Island Rail Road (Tel 511 / +1 718 217 5477) to several destinations inside the area. The journey to Penn Station, in New York City, takes 80 minutes and the fare is USD26.00 in peak hours and USD20.00 the rest of the day. Timetable and schedules

Ferry - There are services from Cross Sound Ferry (Tel +1 631 323 2525) between New London and Orient Point, with fares of USD16.25, and from Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company (Tel +1 888 443 3779) between Port Jefferson and Bridgeport, with a cost of USD20.00.

Taxi - Outside the baggage reclaim area there are cabs from Village Taxi (Tel +1 631 588 1055). They operate with fixed fares and the trip to downtown Islip takes approximately 20 minutes.


Car rental agencies

Counters in the baggage recollection hall.

Avis (Tel +1 631 588 6633 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 0:00 am, weekends from 8:00 am to 0:00 am)
Budget (Tel +1 631 981 5041 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 0:00 am, weekends from 8:00 am to 0:00 am)
Enterprise/National (Tel +1 631 737 3722 - weekdays from 7:00 am to 11:30 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm, Sunday from 8:00 am to 11:30 pm)
Hertz (Tel +1 631 737 9200 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 11:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 11:30 pm)
Thrifty (Tel +1 877 283 0898 - Mondays and Tuesdays from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, the rest of the week from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm)


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Parking services at Islip airport (ISP)

Short- and long-term parking lots are available opposite the terminal building, while there is a more remote area, with a courtesy shuttle service, for long stays. There is also a free passenger pick-up zone (Cell Phone Waiting Area). More information: Tel +1 631 467 2468. Fees


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Ramps, elevators, adapted toilets and reserved parking spaces close to the terminal. Passengers requiring special assistance should inform their airline or travel agency about their needs at least 72 hours in advance.

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Latest updates: March 13, 2020