LIRR Gets You to Oyster Festival With Extra Trains and Discounts

Long Island Rail Road is adding extra trains and offering a specially-priced travel package for folks heading to the annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay, L.I. this weekend.

The package includes discounted round-trip rail from Penn Station vouchers for three free oysters on the half-shell for adults and free admission to the Slide for the children.

The package is also available from all stations on the Oyster Bay Branch and the Port Jefferson Branch.

On Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, the LIRR is adding three eastbound trains to its schedule, which will be leaving Jamaica for Oyster Bay at 11:52 AM, 1:52 PM and 3:52 PM. It will also add four westbound trains from Oyster Bay, departing at 1:17 PM, 3:17 PM, 7:17 PM and 8:06 PM.

A second discount package is available for those traveling west on the Port Jefferson Branch. That package includes discounted round-trip rail tickets to Syosset, shuttle bus service to the Oyster Festival plus vouchers for the three free oysters and the Slide ride.

At the festival, culinary pros and volunteer chefs work side by side, cooking and serving dozens of unique oyster, clam dishes as well as other seafood treats. Plus, you will find traditional festival fare, a fun mixture of live entertainment, tall ships, top-notch artisans, pirate shows, midway rides as well as traditional oyster eating and oyster shucking contest.

For a full schedule of events, visit the Oyster Festival website at For more information about LIRR service for the festival or about the Railroad’s popular Getaway Packages, please go to the LIRR’s website at  or call the Long Island Road by telephone via 511, the New York State Travel Information Hotline say: Long Island Rail Road when prompted.