You'll have no doubt have noticed the new design of The Fairy Schedule. The (technology) back-end needed a little lift to make it look younger and perkier. So we spent time on the Stairmaster and smoothed out some wrinkles and made the experience a little tauter. Since the Sayville ferries often depart at the same time and arrive at the same time - with a few noted exceptions - we crammed all the schedules into one big tight table. That's the biggest difference. One for tops (heading out to the Island from NYC) and one for bottoms (heading back to NYC from the Island). So step by step:


  1. Choose the day you're traveling out, or returning from Cherry Grove, or Fire Island Pines

  2. Choose the direction you're traveling. "FROM NYC" if you're heading out to Cherry Grove or Fire Island Pines. Choose "TO NYC" if you're returning to NYC from either location. The correct table will present itself when you choose. Technically they're both on the same page. FROM at the top, and TO at the bottom, so you can scroll too.

  3. On mobile devices, tap the Sayville ferry departure time, and information regarding that trip will reveal itself.

  4. Exceptions will be noted on departure and arrival times based on location. So, a ferry only going to Cherry Grove will be noted like "2:30 PM CG ONLY" A ferry making a triangle trip - marked with a "U" on the table - will have different departure/arrival times noted in the table like "12:40 AM FIP / 1:00 AM CG".


Let us know how it's working for you here.




This site came about as a result of some frustration juggling train, and ferry schedules, while trying to sort out when to leave New York, and if I would arrive before Pines Liquor closed. So, I made a chart – well lots of them actually – and thought I’d share them.

We try our best to make sure the schedules are accurate and current. As soon as schedules are updated by the LIRR and Sayville Ferry, they will also be updated here in short order. The Fairy Schedule is updated when published bulletins are available. We can’t take responsibility for last minute schedule changes by either the LIRR or Sayville Ferry. We apologize for any errors that may cause inconvenience.

To check on service alerts or service advisories on LIRR click here.



About the name of this site: We’re the fairies who mashed-up the train schedule with the ferry schedule to create Thee a site that’s as helpful as a magical fairy for all us fairies, and non-fairies, who take the ferry to the World of Faerie – and want to be there in time to be with the other fairies, and non-fairies, at the magical fairy tea dance.
It’s a Fairy-tail, really!

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Returning this season – a collection of photo books,  and posters.
Check out the Pines souvenir book, a unique photo book illustrates a day or a summer at Fire Island Pines. the journey to get there, fun in the sun, the fabulous houses, low tea drinkin’ and party’n, meeting new friends, and enjoying the sunset show.