Hamptons Coach Service (Off-Season)
Though the Hamptons are bustling during the summer season, the South Fork of Long Island can be an enjoyable and even more relaxing place off-season without the crowds. Visit the wineries at harvest time, check out the foliage, go pumpkin picking, buy fresh produce at local farmstands, stroll the beaches, shop in the quaint villages or eat at the fabulous restaurants you couldn't get into this summer. Below are some tips on taking the train:
LIRR one way/round trip tickets are valid for 60 days from date of sale; ten trip tickets are valid for 6 months. Tickets are refundable within 60 days from date of sale, subject to a $10 processing fee. We suggest you purchase ten trip tickets to save time and share with friends!
Customers can enjoy a smoother, more comfortable ride in our bi-level air-conditioned coaches with ergonomically designed (comfortable) two-by-two seating.
Montauk Branch Service
Service to the Hamptons is available on our Montauk Branch. Train schedules by station or branch are available on line, customized for your travel needs at Schedules & Fares or All Train Schedules. You can also obtain convenient pocket-sized schedules for your particular station at Penn or Hamptons stations.
Buy Before Boarding - Save Money
The one-way fare to the Hamptons is $19.75 off-peak and $27.00 for peak trains from New York City. We recommend that customers buy tickets before boarding, since the on-board fare is $26.00 off-peak and $33.00 for peak travel.
Buy a Ten-Trip ticket in advance You'll save time, by avoiding ticket lines each time you travel, and avoid that higher on-board fare. This ticket is good for six months and is also transferable, so you can share it with friends. The peak Ten-Trip is $270.00 and the off-peak Ten-Trip is $168.00.
Please be sure to purchase your rail ticket before boarding, since the on-board fare is higher. Our ticket offices accept credit and debit cards (please allow extra time).
Look for our easy-to-use touch-screen ticket machines to purchase your one-way, round-trip or 10-trip tickets. The ticket machines accept cash, credit and debit cards, and can be found at our terminal stations, as well as Westhampton, Hampton Bays, Southampton and East Hampton.
One way, round trip and Ten-Trip tickets are available from WebTicket. Postage is free and tickets arrive in 3-5 business days by mail. Hamptons Reserve tickets are not available thru WebTickets.
Station ServiceHunterspoint Avenue Station
Just a hop from Grand Central Terminal on the #7 subway, many of our Montauk trains depart from Hunterspoint Avenue. This is a convenient choice for customers traveling from the east side. A full-service ticket machine (gray) and a daily ticket machine (red) are available close to the ticket office. The ticket office will be available Friday afternoons during the summer. Please purchase your tickets before the day of your trip to avoid long lines.
Open 24/7, the terminal has several ticket machines located throughout the LIRR concourse and the ticket office is always open. Check the station destination boards or monitors for track assignments.
Montauk trains normally platform on tracks 5 or 8, however, listen for announcements of track changes. Monitors are available at the ticket office and outside on Sutphin Boulevard by the platform staircases, as well as on the Mezzanine level. Also, there is an information booth on the platform between tracks 7 and 8.
Hamptons Express Train
Serving eastbound travelers for over 100 years, our Hamptons Express train (Leaving Penn Station at 4:07 PM) is a non-stop train to the Hamptons (first stop Westhampton in 94 minutes) in time for you to make Happy Hour. Join our mailing list to stay informed when service resumes in May 2014.
Hamptons Reserve Service
Hamptons Reserve service on the Cannonball will resume in May 2014. Please check back with us in April 2014 for updates.
On-Board the Train
To identify the location of a restroom on your train please locate the four-digit car number prominently displayed inside and outside of the car. All restrooms can be found on cars with odd numbers (for example, 3091).
Our bi-level cars offer a luggage alcove at the end of each car as well as space under your seats and in overhead luggage racks. As a courtesy to your fellow customers, please do not put your luggage (or your feet) on the seats or block the aisle and/or doors.
Bicycles are not allowed on peak trains and seasonal Montauk weekend trains (between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends). Please consult printed public timetables for specific bike train restrictions. Also, see LIRR Bicycle Policy Information.
Small pets are allowed on the trains, but they must be confined in closed, ventilated containers. Guide dogs for sight-impaired riders are permitted on all trains.
Cell Phone Courtesy
- Please be courteous and aware of others around you when using your cell phone.
- Keep your call short and to the point - fellow customers may be trying to sleep or relax.
- If you must engage in an extended phone conversation, move to the vestibule of the train to minimize impact on others.
- Use silent or vibrating ringer options.
- Refrain from accepting incoming calls when possible. If you must receive a call, keep your cell phone handy so you can answer quickly and keep it short.
- Utilize the cell phone’s caller ID or text messaging features to screen incoming calls. Let your voice mail manage non-urgent calls.
Have a nice trip!
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