Planning to head out to the Hamptons for the unofficial start of summer? Leave the car behind and let the Long Island Rail Road take you there. Popular Cannonball (East) express train from Penn Station to the Hamptons in 95 minutes. Last year it was 94 minutes…Spring/Summer season service begins Friday, May 23, departing Penn at 4:06 p.m. with its two-car Hamptons Reserve Service already sold out.
FARES: $33.00-$19.75….CLICK HERE for more information: LIRR FARE INFORMATION
*NOTE: You cannot pick-up the CannonBall from Jamaica Station, YOU CAN ONLY PICK-UP FROM PENN STATION…
LIRR New Non-Stop Service to the Hamptons in 95 minutes
Greetings Hamptons Mouthpiece Readers LIRR will Operate First Non-Stop Service from Manhattan to Hamptons. The famous ‘Cannonball’ Will Run Express from Penn Station to Westhampton in 94 Minutes starting May 24th, 2013.
Starting Memorial Day weekend May 24, 2013 and blast off again every week through the Labor Day weekend the LIRR will add a new non-stop Cannonball train from Penn Station to West Hampton in 94 minutes and make stops in Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, and Montauk . New Yorkers looking for the fastest and most direct way to the Hamptons on summer Friday afternoons will find their dream ride leaving Penn Station aboard the Long Island Rail Road’s re-launched ‘Cannonball’ train, which will depart from Manhattan for the first time in LIRR history.
That’s a one-seat, $27 ride from Midtown to Montauk with the reserved seating available for an extra charge – a reserved seat and wait staff to pamper you – for an extra charge.
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. Then on Sunday evenings, the LIRR also will introduce the Cannonball (West), bringing customers back from Montauk to Penn Station, including a nonstop run from Westhampton to Jamaica and then on to Penn.
The new service is set to launch on Friday, May 24th, so for those of you who have long asked for a one-seat ride from Penn Station to the Hamptons and they have listened. This move eliminates the need to change trains with baggage at Jamaica.”
On Sundays, the LIRR will introduce return Cannonball (West) service, leaving Montauk at 6:37 PM, East Hampton at 7:01 PM, Bridgehampton at 7:10 PM, Southampton at 7:20 PM, Hampton Bays at 7:31 PM and Westhampton at 7:39 PM. The train will then run express to Jamaica, arriving at 9:09 PM and complete its journey at Penn Station, arriving at 9:31 PM. Customers also will be able to reserve seats for an extra fee on the westbound Cannonball via the Hamptons Reserve service.
Customers are urged to consider buying roundtrip reserved tickets to ensure a seat on this popular train. To help achieve an on-time departure, Cannonball customers also are urged to arrive early at Penn Station and give themselves extra time to board. The LIRR reserves the right to restrict the number of standees on the Cannonball trains in order to maintain safety standards. Luggage also must be placed properly under seats or on overhead racks to avoid blocking doors, aisles and exits.
Customers can find new Montauk timetables at terminals and at stations along the branch as well as the MTA website www.mta.info/lirr or by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line and saying “LIRR” If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider on the free 711 relay to reach the LIRR at 511.