Ronkonkoma travel guide

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You're Going to Love Ronkonkoma

With a population of 19,082, Ronkonkoma is a must-see destination in New York State, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 5 days in order to fully appreciate everything Ronkonkoma has to offer.

When to visit Ronkonkoma

Ronkonkoma in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Ronkonkoma in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Ronkonkoma


When flying to Ronkonkoma, you’ll arrive at Islip Long Island (ISP), which is located 2 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Ronkonkoma departs from Asheville and takes around 1h 50m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Ronkonkoma. The train journey from Ronkonkoma to Philadelphia takes 1h 14m and costs around $10 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Wilmington, expect to pay about $10 for a 1h 48m trip.


Another option to get to Ronkonkoma is to pick up a car rental from New York, which is about 45 miles from Ronkonkoma. You’ll find branches of Advantage and Hertz, among others, in New York.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Ronkonkoma, including OurBus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and Greyhound. From Andalusia, the bus ride to Ronkonkoma takes 90 miles and will cost you around $29. From New Haven, the ticket costs about $12 for a journey of 125 miles.

Airports near Ronkonkoma

Airlines serving Ronkonkoma

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in popular areas of Ronkonkoma

Most booked hotels in Ronkonkoma

Holiday Inn Long Island - Islip Arpt East
Excellent (8.7, 857 reviews)
Homewood Suites by Hilton Ronkonkoma
Excellent (8.7, 141 reviews)
Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook-Long Island
Excellent (8.3, 417 reviews)
Courtyard by Marriott Long Island MacArthur Airport
Excellent (8.3, 203 reviews)
Hilton Garden Inn Islip/MacArthur Airport
Excellent (8.1, 358 reviews)
Hampton Inn Long Island-Brookhaven
Excellent (8, 432 reviews)

Renting a car in Ronkonkoma

Renting a car in Ronkonkoma costs $83 per day, on average, or $415 if you want to rent if for 5 days. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget and Avis are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Ronkonkoma is the Budget branch at 150 Arrival Ave, which is 2 miles from the city center.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 1% more expensive than at New York All airports.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Ronkonkoma (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. Intermediate (Ford Maverick or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Ronkonkoma, while also 57% cheaper than other types, on average.