In the best traffic, travel between NYC and the Hamptons can take upwards of 1 hour, 30 minutes.
The Long Island Railroad runs trains to the Hamptons from New York City via regular and express service. The regular Hamptons Coach Service trains make all station stops and reaches Westhampton in around two hours, terminating at Montauk after a three-hour ride.
The most expensive neighborhoods lie south of the highway, and most of all in the so-called Estate Areas of Southampton Village, Water Mill, Bridgehampton, Sagaponack and East Hampton Village.
The Hamptons lie on the far southeastern end of New York’s Long Island. Westhampton — which is where the Hamptons starts — is 80 miles east of New York City and takes about two-and-a-half hours to get to by car (with no traffic).
It may seem counterintuitive to visit a summer resort area when it’s not summer, but rest assured that, aside from the very dead of winter, the Hamptons are a worthwhile destination. Here are five of the best reasons to head to Long Island’s East End in the off-season.
Without further ado, here are the nine best hamlets in the Hamptons. Southampton. Via Capri Southampton . East Hampton. Flickr/Eugene Remm. Montauk. Flicker/offmetro.com. Sag Harbor. Wikimedia Commons. Westhampton Beach. Flickr/ebenolli. Bridgehampton. Flickr/12th St David. Amagansett. Flickr/vitamintaker. Greenport.
If you’re looking to get out east via train , then the LIRR is your only option. It’s good to keep in mind that, depending on seasonality and when you go, you might have to take a local train from Manhattan , which will take you up to three hours to get to Montauk due to all the intermediary Long Island stops.
Approximately 1.5 hours
The Cannonball will depart every Friday from Penn Station at 4:07 PM as a peak train , arriving in Westhampton by 5:41 PM, covering 76 miles in just one hour and 34 minutes.
The median sale price of a single-family home in the Hamptons has dropped 7.9 percent, from $933,750 in the first quarter of 2018 to $860,000 during the first three months this year, according to a report from Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
Its residents over the years have included late billionaire conservative donor David Koch, who was worth $58.7 billion when he died in 2019; hedge-fund founder Daniel Och, who’s worth $3.2 billion; and hotelier Ian Schrager.
Check Out the Hamptons Homes of Your Favorite Celebrities Anderson Cooper in Westhampton. Anthony Scaramucci in Water Mill. Neil Patrick Harris in East Hampton. Bethenny Frankel in Bridgehampton. Beyoncé and Jay Z on Georgica Pond. Julianne Moore in Montauk. Alec Baldwin in East Hampton.
The cost per person would be $460 . Lodging: Home Away From Home.
|Total for 2 Nights||Cost per Person|
|Private house (accommodating 2) booked through Airbnb||920.25||460.13|
|Hotel room for 2 booked through Hotels.com||933.40||466.70|
|Private house with group booked through Airbnb||3,926.00||490.71|