Hamptons Transportations Options
Though located in a remote area of New York State, at the tip of Long Island, the Hamptons are easily accessible by most travel methods – air, sea or land.
However, easy does not mean fast, unless you come here by private plane. Since most New Yorkers drive to the Hamptons, the horror stories these travelers like to relate about endless hours sitting in traffic are unfortunately true, unless you come here in February around 2:00 AM, then you can cruise at your favorite speed – though beware of our revenue hungry law enforcement agents.
However, no matter how you decide to get here, it’s definitely easier if you have a car in order to get around. But no worries if you don’t! There is plenty of local transportation and lots of options of car service apps to consider, and even Free Rides between towns. The Hamptons include Montauk, Amagansett, East Hampton, Wainscott, Sag Harbor, Shelter Island, Bridgehampton, Watermill, Southampton, and other little gems in-between and they’re all spread out over a distance of approximately 30 miles East-West and about 7 miles North-South, so if you are without transportation, that’s a lot of walking, ladies and gentlemen.
In other words, you cannot go from the beach to a restaurant or your hotel without a car service – this is not Miami Beach. Despite all the hype and the seemingly endless party atmosphere, the area is RURAL – like any other farmland in the heartland. This is after all the land of the potato field chateau!
But when it comes to making your trip out East as stress-free as possible, there is even exclusive transport for your luggage to The Hamptons. Finding you’re not traveling light? Have luggage you want sent on ahead? Arriving from points elsewhere with a wardrobe for another climate? Then ToteTaxi is the answer. A luggage courier service specifically for people traveling to and from Manhattan and Montauk. Tote Taxi will pick up your bags from your Manhattan apartment and bring them to your doorstep in Montauk the same day. Just one click and your bags are en route.
We’re sharing suggestions that will make getting there at least half the fun. Here are the different ways you can get to East Hampton.