Montauk Map & Directions
Long Island is the largest and longest island in the United States. A large body of water, the Peconic Bay, splits the eastern end to form two narrow peninsulas, commonly referred to as two forks. At Montauk, the extreme tip of the South Fork, the northern side opens to the waters of Block Island Sound with the Atlantic Ocean on the southern side.
Directions From Points West
The Long Island Expressway is the most popular route if you are driving from Long Island, New York City or points west. Take the LIE to exit 70, heading south on Manorville road for about 5 miles to Route 27 East. 27 East changes in Southampton from a major highway to a local road, and passes through several villages until it finally comes to Montauk.
The Long Island Railroad and the Hampton Jitney provide service from New York City. The Long Island Railroad train station is located about 1 mile north of the village of Montauk. It is an easy walk to the village and there are usually cabs meeting the train. The Hampton Jitney bus stop is right in the village.
Directions From New England
From New England, you can take the Cross Sound Ferry to Orient Point, and then drive to Montauk. This trip is extremely charming if you drive through the old port town of Greenport, take the North Ferry to Shelter Island, and the South Ferry from Shelter Island to North Haven, drive through the old whaling town of Sag Harbor, and then take the local roads to Montauk.
There is also high-speed passenger-only ferry service on the Viking Fleet, that runs from New London, Connecticut to the Viking Dock in Montauk on Fridays and Sundays only, in season. The ferry leaves New London on Fridays at 8:30pm and Sundays at 9:30pm, returning from Montauk Fridays at 6:30pm and Sundays at 7:30pm. Travel time is approximately one hour. No reservations are needed. This ferry operates from Memorial Day until Labor Day.