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Please note: the Banbury Center is on a different site from the main CSHL campus.

The Center is located at 18 Banbury Lane in the village of Lloyd Harbor on the north shore of Long Island, about 3 miles north of the town of Huntington and 5 miles from the main Laboratory campus at Cold Spring Harbor. The Long Island Railroad serves Huntington from Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan and the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway are 5 miles south of Huntington. La Guardia and John F. Kennedy airports are some 25 miles west of the Center.

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This view shows the Banbury Center estate. Participants stay in Robertson House, Sammis Hall and Meier House. You will be given accommodation information when you register at Robertson House. The meetings take place in the Conference Room. Please park only in the parking areas (P). Note: you will walk between the buildings, so please check the weather forecast for our area and come suitably equipped.

All participants register at Robertson House. Please arrange your travel so as to arrive at Robertson House no later than 10 pm. This is not a hotel and there is no all-night concierge. If you are going to arrive later than 10 pm, please let us know well in advance so that we can give instructions for getting your room key.

YOU ARE ADVISED TO PRINT OUT THE TRAVEL INSTRUCTIONS AND THE TWO MAPS "COLD SPRING HARBOR-LLOYD HARBOR" AND "LLOYD HARBOR," AND BRING THEM WITH YOU.


If you experience any difficulties please phone the Banbury Center - (516) 367-8398 - or Robertson House - (516) 367-5120 on the day of travel.



 

 

How to reach the Banbury Center

The most convenient airports for travel to the Banbury Center are Kennedy, La Guardia, and Islip MacArthur.

It is best to avoid Newark Liberty International Airport – while the journey from Newark Liberty is straightforward, it takes much longer and requires taking three trains. We list it below for completeness. We will not pay for limousine travel between Newark and the Banbury Center.

Note: all prices listed here are subject to change.

 FROM KENNEDY OR LAGUARDIA AIRPORTS BY LIMOUSINE:

  • We deal exclusively with Executive Limousine. You should make an advance reservation (so that a driver, carrying a card with your name on it, will be waiting for you by the baggage claim area) by calling Executive Limousine at:
  • 631-696-8000
  • Or, by fax to (631) 696-4845
  • Or, by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • If you have not made an advance reservation, you can try phoning Executive Limousine from the baggage claim area (631-696-8000) but they may not be able to provide a car at short notice. In this case, you should use Super Shuttle, a shared-ride service that drops off other passengers en route. Go to a ground transportation counter or call (800) 258-3826  and ask to be taken to Robertson House at the Banbury Center, Lloyd Harbor.
  • Passengers at Kennedy can use the AirTrain - see next section.
  • If for any reason you find yourself at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, call the Banbury Center office at (516) 367-8398 or Robertson House at (516) 367-5120. (You can phone these numbers on a Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory internal phone by dialing 8398 or 5120.)
  • The Banbury Center staff will arrange your return ground transportation.


FROM KENNEDY AIRPORT BY AirTrain AND THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD

  • This is a convenient and inexpensive way to get from JFK to Banbury. The AirTrain links the JFK terminals and connects with the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) station at Jamaica. From there, there is frequent train service to Huntington.
  • Follow signs for the AirTrain as you leave the baggage claim area.
  • Take the AirTrain ($5) to Jamaica station.
  • Walk from the AirTrain to the LIRR platforms (a short, easy walk of a few minutes) and catch a train (eastbound) to Huntington station. (Do not get off at Cold Spring Harbor.) Schedules for travel between Jamaica and Huntington stations will be found here.
  • http://www.lirr42.mta.info
  • Taxis are available from the Huntington train station to the Banbury Center (about 5 miles).

FROM ISLIP MACARTHUR AIRPORT

  • We deal exclusively with Executive Limousine. You should make an advance reservation (so that a driver, carrying a card with your name on it, will be waiting for you by the baggage claim area) by calling Executive Limousine at:
  • 631-696-8000
  • Or, by fax to (631) 696-4845
  • Or, by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • If you have not made an advance reservation, you can try phoning Executive Limousine from the baggage claim area (631-696-8000) but they may not be able to provide a car at short notice. In this case, you should use Super Shuttle, a shared-ride service that drops off other passengers en route. Go to a ground transportation counter or call (800) 258-3826  and ask to be taken to Robertson House at the Banbury Center, Lloyd Harbor.

FROM NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

We will not pay for limousine travel between Newark and the Banbury Center.

  • Take the AirTrain from any terminal to the New Jersey Transit railroad station.
  • Take NJ Transit train to Pennsylvania Station, New York.
  • Take the Long Island Railroad to Huntington – see the following section for details


BY TRAIN FROM PENNSYLVANIA STATION, NEW YORK:

  • Travel by train is convenient in the Northeast, with fast trains between New York City and Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Boston. These trains come into Pennsylvania Station, located in the same building as the Long Island Railroad that connects New York City with Huntington. Amtrak information will be found here.
  • The Long Island Railroad operates a regular, very complete schedule from Pennsylvania Station in New York City to Huntington (the trip is about 1 hour; occasionally, train changes may be necessary at Jamaica Station). Schedules for travel between Huntington and New York City will be found here. http://www.lirr42.mta.info Taxis are available from the Huntington train station to the Banbury Center (about 5 miles).


BY FERRY FROM CONNECTICUT:

  • The Port Jefferson Ferry runs between Port Jefferson on Long Island and Bridgeport in Connecticut; sailing time is 1 1/2 hours. Information and timetables will be found at the Port Jefferson Ferry website.


BY CAR:

  • From the Long Island Expressway take Route 106 North (exit 41), or from the Northern State Parkway take Route 106 North (exit 35), to Route 25A.
  • [DO NOT TAKE ROUTE 25 (Jericho Turnpike) which is crossed about two miles before 25A. If you do so, please consult the Cold Spring Harbor-Lloyd Harbor map and take Routes 108 N or 110 N to reach 25A.]
  • Follow Rte. 106 North to Rte 25A. Turn right (east) on Rte. 25A for 5.2 miles, passing the main campus of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and going through the village of Cold Spring Harbor. Turn left on Goose Hill Rd just after passing a gas station (being rebuilt) on the left. (See Lloyd Harbor map.)
  • Continue along Goose Hill Road to the junction with Huntington Road. Turn right and at the next junction turn left onto West Neck Road. (This is the major road in the area; ask for directions to West Neck Road if you get lost.)
  • The next landmark is the Lloyd Harbor police station on the right of the road. Banbury Lane is the third left turn after the police station (about 1/2 mile). A green street sign and two white posts mark the entrance to the lane. (See Banbury Lane map.)
  • Continue along Banbury Lane to a fork (approximately 1/4 mile). Bear left and go through the gates of the Banbury Center. Continue straight ahead for Robertson House. (For details of the layout of the estate see the Banbury Center map.)