Means of transportation to get to The Hamptons

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Typical mansion in the Hamptons region

If you go to New York for more than a week, you may want to consider a series of places, more or less close to Manhattan, that you can visit without any inconvenience to escape a little from the stress of the Big Apple. One of these places is The Hamptons, located 160km east of New York, which means driving about two and a half hours by road.

To get to the Hamptons, if you want to go by carTake the Midtown Tunnel, which leads from Manhattan to the I-495 / Long Island Expressway; After an hour and a half driving, take exit 70 and after traveling 16km, join the Montauk / Rte 27 motorway, which is the one that leads directly to Southampton.

Another alternative to get to this place is the bus, called Hampton Jitney, whose round-trip ticket costs about € 21, approximately, and departs from 86th St (between Lexington Ave and Third Ave - just in front of Victoria's Secret).

El trainIt will also take us to The Hamptons, specifically the Long Island Rail Road, which leaves from Penn Station and Jamaica Station in Queens. To buy tickets, you can do it online, and if you travel in summer the ideal is to make a reservation in advance, since the Hamptons are usually very crowded with New Yorkers fleeing the heat of Manhattan.

And finally, another option to get to The Hamptons is the ferry. The South Ferry company fills boats, daily, between Sag Harbor and Shelter Island, with a frequency of about 10-15 minutes so that anyone who wishes can travel without any inconvenience to this haven of peace that is The Hamptons and that , more and more, they are occupied by the North American celebrities.

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