Why Rent a Bus in East Hampton?
Many visitors to the Hamptons are from out-of-town—specifically from major cities like New York City or Boston—which means taking a personal vehicle may not always be in the cards. That being said, East Hampton‘s popularity among out-of-towners means the accommodations here are very visitor-friendly. But what mode of transportation is the best for your group? Well, it depends. Some methods are well-suited for smaller groups with unpredictable schedules, while others are better for larger groups or those with tight itineraries.
Here are your East Hampton transportation options and the pros and cons of each:
- Long Island Railroad: This public train system is especially attractive if you’re coming in from NYC. For $22-$30 (depending on the season), your New Yorkers can depart from Penn Station and take the direct service to the Hamptons. The catch? Direct routes between East Hampton and Manhattan are very limited—departing only twice a week. Your group can catch a transfer out to the East End, but if you’re worried about groups of children getting lost or folks with mobility concerns not being able to transfer efficiently, consider another route to the Hamptons.
- Uber, Lyft, or Taxi: Rideshare services and cabs can be convenient for smaller groups (6 or fewer) and can take you nearly anywhere there’s a road. Needless to say, though, you’ll have to wait longer than what you’d expect in cities like NYC. Also, if your group is in town during peak tourist season—spring and summer—rates are likely to be unpredictable. If you need a predictable budget or more room to accommodate a large group of passengers, this mode of transport is not ideal.
- East Hampton Bus Rental: Unlike other ways to get around the Hamptons, a private bus rental grants you a fully personalized experience and comforts you won’t find anywhere else. And when you book with Shofur, you’ll have your pick of sprinter vans, minibuses, and charter buses to best accommodate any number of passengers. While the upfront cost of renting a bus is more than other transportation options in the area, your group can make it more manageable by splitting the cost among all the passengers.
Stress-Free Private Vacations
If you’re planning a getaway in East Hampton, the last thing you or your beachgoers will want to worry about is how you’re going to get around town. Let a private bus rental be your beach shuttle, and no one will have to sweat the parking and navigation details. The minibus shuttles in our network are perfect for efficient transfers between resorts, shops, and the beach, while larger motorcoaches offer plenty of room to store your chairs, coolers, and blankets. Be sure to request comfort-minded amenities like free WiFi and an onboard restroom for changing into and out of bathing suits when you call and book!
East Hampton Main Beach
Address: 101 Ocean Ave, East Hampton, NY 11937
Centrally located between the storefronts and inns of East Hampton, this is the only local beach that provides full-time lifeguards throughout the spring and summer. Other accommodations include a snack bar and a public restroom.
Address: Old Beach Ln, East Hampton, NY 11937
Undeveloped and overlooked, this lowkey beach offers some peace and quiet away from the worst of the summer crowds. Keep in mind that there are no public restrooms or lifeguards here, though!
Address: Hwy Behind the Pond, East Hampton, NY 11937
This popular village beach boasts a wide sandy beachfront with plenty of room for your group to spread out. You’ll also find more powerful waves here than elsewhere on the island—so bring a surfboard!
Wedding Shuttles for Every Event
If you’re planning to get married on a gorgeous oceanfront, the Hamptons are a beautiful place to do so. And if you’re worried about out-of-town guests getting lost between the ceremony and reception, Shofur is here to help. We’ll set you up with a reliable and efficient wedding shuttle service that operates on a schedule you create. With a pro driver at the wheel of your charter bus or minibus, no one has to wait at the curb for their rideshare to show up or draw straws to see who drives everyone home. All your guests have to do is board their bespoke bus rental, kick up their heels, and ride in total comfort to every venue, rehearsal dinner, and bachelor/ette event in East Hampton.
The Hedges Inn
Address: 74 James Ln, East Hampton, NY 11937
One of the more affordable wedding venues in town, this quaint inn is perfect for more intimate ceremonies or receptions that still maintain the upscale Hamptons aesthetic and views.
Address: 207 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937
This boutique hotel features eclectic, Scandinavian-inspired rooms, spacious dining areas, a tranquil garden, and free parking right on the beach—all in the center of East Hampton.
Address: 1 Brecknock Rd, Greenport, NY 11944
While this venue is a bit of a drive from East Hampton proper, the historic 1857 home on these grounds offers no shortage of elegance and photo ops for your wedding party.
Seamless Winery and Vineyard Tours
Long Island is home to some of the most critically acclaimed wineries and distilleries in New York state—all within 30 miles of East Hampton. With so many spirits to sip and vineyards to explore, no one in your wine tour group will want to miss a moment. That’s where Shofur can help! Create a custom route and schedule that hits all the wineries and vineyards on your bucket list, and none that aren’t. Plus, every charter bus rental includes a professional driver as your DD, so everyone can enjoy a reliable ride between your favorite establishments and no one has to miss out on the fun.
Address: 139 Sagg Rd, Sagaponack, NY 11962
This long-running winery estate is a trendy favorite among visitors, with an airy by-reservation-only tasting room and a selection of award-winning Rosé and Cabernet.
Channing Daughters Winery
Address: 1927 Scuttle Hole Rd, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
For sparser crowds and a unique array of wines that rotate throughout the year, drop by this cozy winery in the exact middle of the island.
Duck Walk Vineyard
Address: 231 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976
Family-owned and operated since 1994, this vineyard and winery showcases scenic grounds and unique and unconventional spirits—from a tart Blueberry Port to Vidal Ice Wine made with grapes actually frozen on the vine.
Field Trips Near East Hampton
When you think of the Hamptons, a field trip might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But an area as rich with history, art, and biological diversity as East Hampton is sure to teach your students a thing or two.
When it comes to transporting your history class, afterschool club, youth group, or scout troop around East Hampton, Shofur can give your kids ways to pass the time on the road and grant your parents and chaperones peace of mind. With amenities like TVs with a DVD player to screen their favorite movies and plush, reclining seats for quick naps, a charter bus lets your students ride more comfortably than they would on a traditional school bus. The best part? Drivers in our network are certified professionals with years of experience and spotless driving records—so you know your field trip transportation is in capable hands!
Address: 133 Hands Creek Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937
Inspire your little artists and let them burn off some energy—all in one stop. This estate is home to 16 acres of beautiful landscape art and includes a fun sculpture garden at its center.
Old Hook Windmill
Address: 34 N Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937
Out of all the historic windmills still standing on Long Island, this one is the most intact. It was first constructed in 1806, and nowadays offers tours that teach visitors about the island’s gristmills and 19th-century economy.
Hither Hills State Park
Address: 164 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954
Learn more about Long Island’s environment and wildlife by seeing it all firsthand! This oceanside recreation area has a large campground that offers group campsites so your outdoor enthusiasts have easy access to the sand dunes, trails, and picnic and play areas.
Start Planning Your East Hamptons Group Trip
All you need is a headcount, a basic itinerary, and a list of your must-have onboard amenities for the Shofur team to connect you with the perfect ride. Call our 24/7 representatives at 1-800-436-8719 to receive a free, no-obligation quote for your personalized East Hampton bus rental!
Prices for Charter Buses and Minibuses in East Hampton
$110 - $170
$105 - $160