|There are three main
ways to get to the hip and happening Hamptons and Fire Island. The
first is by, car but beware especially on friday evenings and
afternoons—the traffic can be pretty heavy on the LIE(Long Island
Expressway). The other two ways I feel are the best and most convenient
ways to get out to the island to your share house or weekend getaway
are the Hampton Jitney, which is a luxury coach service, and the Long
Island railroad which has recently added some new double decker cars.
The Hampton Jitney is a little more expensive than the Railroad, but it is very convenient and it gives you choices of where you can catch it. You can also bring your bicycle that they will happily load under the bus for you, for an extra storage fee of ten dollars. Oh, you also get a drink and a snack for your ride.
The Long Island railroad is also very pleasant now that they've added some new high-tech double decker cars. The trains leave from Penn station (Under Madison Square Garden), but be ready to fight your way for a seat on a busy weekend.
You can also take a helicopter or small plane which you can investigate on your own since I have never been able to afford them. Here are the links to both the Hampton Jitney and The LIRR.
A really nice alternative is to use Lydia's Limos they are very reasonably priced and very friendly. They have a very convenient "door-to-door" van shuttle service.You must mention summersharehouse.com when booking reservations.
If you are going to Fire Island you have to take a ferry you can either get to the ferries either by car or the Long Island Railroad. click on the button below for ferrie schedules.
Manhattan pick up
Hamptons, Fire Island and the Jersey Shore summersharehouse.com
• Complete restaurant and shopping guide for the Hamptons and Fire Island
• Full color photos of share houses Hamptons and Fire Island
• Direct link to share house managers Hamptons and Fire Island
• Fun interactive maps of the Hamptons and Fire Island