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Atlantic Ticket on the Long Island Rail Road

Updated Sep 22, 2020
Anyone who travels between an eligible Atlantic Ticket station and Downtown Brooklyn or lower Manhattan might save time and money with an Atlantic Ticket.

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We’re testing a ticket for riders traveling between select stations in Southeast Queens and Brooklyn, including Atlantic Terminal. The Atlantic Ticket offers quick, convenient LIRR rides, plus a 7-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard that lets you connect to subways and local buses, all at a great price.

Choose which Atlantic Ticket option works best for you:

  • A one-way ticket good for travel on LIRR between any of the ten eligible stations. Cost: $5
  • A weekly ticket good for LIRR rides between eligible stations, plus a 7-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard good for subway and local bus rides. Cost: $60

Try the Atlantic Ticket and tell us what you think about it.

Atlantic Tickets are good for travel to and from these LIRR stations:

  • Jamaica
  • Hollis
  • Queens Village
  • Locust Manor
  • St. Albans
  • Laurelton
  • Rosedale
  • Atlantic Terminal
  • Nostrand Avenue
  • East New York

How to use Atlantic Ticket

Your options

  • Board any Atlantic Terminal- or Penn Station-bound train (transfer at Jamaica required) at the participating Queens stations: Rosedale, Laurelton, Locust Manor, St. Albans, Queens Village, or Hollis.
  • Board any Atlantic Terminal-bound train at Jamaica.
  • Board any Atlantic Terminal-bound train at Nostrand Ave and East New York.
  • Use a one-way LIRR ticket to Atlantic Terminal, then use your MetroCard for systemwide travel.
  • For greater savings, purchase the weekly Atlantic Ticket that includes a 7-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard, so you can transfer to a subway or local bus at Atlantic Terminal and use your MetroCard all week long as often as you wish.

Note that one-way and round-trip tickets are valid day of purchase only.

The 7-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard isn’t valid for transfers to express buses or NICE bus.

Where to buy an Atlantic Ticket

  • One-way and round-trip tickets are available from ticket machines at all eligible stations.
  • Weekly tickets are available from full-service ticket machines at all eligible stations.
  • At LIRR ticket offices at Jamaica and Atlantic Terminal.

Atlantic Tickets are not available from MetroCard Vending Machines, through the MTA eTix app, or onboard trains.

Transfers you can make at Atlantic Terminal

  • Subways: B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5 
  • Buses: B41, B45, B63, B65, B67, B103

Getting to LIRR stations that accept the Atlantic Ticket

  • Rosedale: Q5, Q85
  • Laurelton: Q85, Q77
  • Locust Manor: Q85
  • St. Albans: Q4
  • Queens Village: Q27, Q83, Q1, Q88, Q36
  • Hollis: Q110 and Q2 stop a few blocks from station
  • Jamaica: Q6, Q8, Q9, Q25, Q65, Q34, Q20, Q40, Q43, Q44, Q30, Q31, subway lines E, J, Z
  • Atlantic Terminal: B41, B45, B63, B65, B67, subway lines B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5

Which Atlantic Ticket is right for you

If you...

  • Commute 4-5 days a week on LIRR trains and NYCT subway/bus: Weekly Atlantic Ticket
  • Commute 4-5 days a week on LIRR trains: One-way or round-trip Atlantic Tickets
  • Are traveling occasionally on weekdays: One-way or round-trip Atlantic Tickets
  • Are traveling occasionally on weekends: Use a CityTicket (you’ll save more on the fare)

One-way and round-trip tickets are valid only on the day of purchase.

Terms of use

When may I use Atlantic Ticket?

  • One-Way or Round-Trip ticket
    • Valid day of purchase only
  • Weekly ticket
    • LIRR portion is valid Saturday to Friday
    • MetroCard portion is valid for 7 days from the day of first use.

What transfers are included?

  • One-Way and Round-Trip ticket
    • No transfers included; use your MetroCard.
  • Weekly ticket
    • Includes a 7-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard (so you can also take unlimited trips on a subway or local bus for 7 days).
    • MetroCard portion is non-refillable.

Can I combine Atlantic Ticket and a regular LIRR ticket?

No. Atlantic Ticket may not be combined with a regular LIRR ticket for travel to/from any other LIRR stations, including Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Woodside, and Penn Station.

What happens if I forget my Atlantic Ticket or forget to purchase it in advance?

You will be charged the full on-board Zone 1 fare from your origin station to Penn Station or Atlantic Terminal.

What happens if I attempt to use an Atlantic Ticket on a train heading toward Penn Station, Hunterspoint Ave or Long Island City west of Jamaica?

You will be charged the full on-board fare from Jamaica to Zone 1.

What happens if I attempt to use an Atlantic Ticket to travel directly to Penn Station?

  • You will be charged the full on-board Zone 1 fare from your origin station to Penn Station.
  • You will not be given credit for Atlantic Ticket to pay for the full on-board Zone 1 fare to Penn Station.

How to get a refund

Atlantic Ticket has a limited ticket refund policy.
You may apply for a refund within 60 days of the purchase date; a $10.00 service fee per refund transaction will be charged.

One-Way and Round-Trip Tickets

Unused One-Way and Round-Trip tickets (valid for 60 days, including date of sale) can be refunded no later than 60 days from the purchase date.

Weekly Tickets

If weekly tickets are submitted for refund, the discount is forfeited, and we must deduct the proper combination of One-Way fares for the period the ticket has been in the customer’s possession. Weekly tickets that are not being used should be postmarked or turned in immediately at any open LIRR Ticket Office; the refund will be calculated identically for punched and unpunched tickets.

Atlantic Ticket Special Notice: The weekly Atlantic Ticket is combined with a NYC Transit 7-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard. Any unused portion of MetroCard time will not be refunded and is forfeited when the original ticket is submitted for refund.

Original Tickets Must Be Returned

The actual original unused or partially used ticket(s) (not a photocopy) must be submitted. Lost, stolen, or damaged tickets are not refundable. All refund requests are handled through our Ticket Refunds Department, but tickets may be turned in at staffed Ticket Offices, where customers will be asked to fill out a form. Refunds for tickets submitted by mail will be calculated using the postmark as the turn-in date. Refund checks will be mailed to customers within 30 days after the Ticket Refunds Department received the request. For credit/debit card sales, refunds will be issued as credits to customer credit/debit card accounts. Application forms can also be printed from the MTA website and mailed to:

LIRR Ticket Refunds Department
Jamaica Station – MC 1410
Jamaica, New York 11435

Should any questions arise as to proper fare and ticket privileges, please pay the fare requested, obtain a receipt, and contact us.

We want to hear from you

Get more information or call 511 or 718-217-5477 daily, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Say “representative” at the prompt to speak with an LIRR employee.

We’re always looking for ways to provide reliable service for riders at a reasonable cost. Using an Atlantic Ticket could save you time, money, and hassle.

We are studying Atlantic Ticket for at least six months to understand how people change their travel habits if a lower-priced LIRR ticket is available.

Once you’ve experienced Atlantic Ticket for yourself, we encourage you to tell us what you think. Your feedback will help us gauge the success of Atlantic Ticket.