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Heading to the Hamptons? Know when to leave to cut travel time.

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

Escaping the city hustle for a blissful Hamptons summer retreat just got easier, thanks to the savvy insights from Black Car Chauffeur Services. Beat the infamous Hamptons traffic by simply adjusting your departure time – a small change that can save you up to an impressive hour and a half of travel time!

When it comes to avoiding the longest rides leaving the city, it's all about timing. Black Car's expert analysis reveals that the 4:00 p.m. hour on Fridays and the 2:00 p.m. hour on Thursdays are traffic hotspots, with travel durations exceeding four hours. However, a little flexibility in your schedule can make a world of difference – leaving slightly earlier or later can significantly cut down your travel time.

Drawing from extensive data spanning Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends in 2021, Black Car meticulously calculated median driving durations for trips originating within New York City limits and ending in East Hampton, Montauk, or Southampton. Serving countless guests during this period, Black Car has unraveled the secrets to a smoother Hamptons journey.

Key Insights:

🚗 Ideal Departure Times: Aiming to kick off your weekend on the right foot? Opt for Thursday or Friday departures – unsurprisingly, 49% of Hamptons-bound travelers choose these days.

🕒 Strategic Timing: On Thursdays, savvy travelers make their move between 12:00 and 2:59 p.m. or from 6:00 to 8:50 p.m. – either arriving in time for dinner or evading the rush hour frenzy. Fridays see early birds prevailing, with a whopping 77% of Black Car guests departing by 2:00 p.m.

⏰ Beat the Rush: For a speedier journey, consider late-night or early-morning departures. These times consistently outshine the longest travel durations, especially compared to the bustling hours between 12:00 and 2:59 p.m.

🌟 Your Hamptons Escape: John, a Black Car Chauffeur, sums it up perfectly: "Hamptons vacations are the ultimate city escape, and timing is key to extending your weekend bliss. Relax in the lap of luxury, with our skilled chauffeurs managing the road stress while you bask in your private, air-conditioned oasis – ideal for work or relaxation.

Embrace the pinnacle of comfort and style with Black Car's premium sedans accommodating up to three guests, or spacious SUVs hosting up to five. Say goodbye to surprise fees, as our fares are distance-based, covering traffic and tolls. Plus, every ride is carbon-neutral, contributing to a sustainable planet.

About Black Car: As a global chauffeur service, Black Car redefines travel in a fast-paced world. Our unwavering commitment to safety, reliability, and cutting-edge technology places us at the forefront of seamless, stress-free journeys. Since 2015, we've been carbon-neutral, combining a five-star guest experience with genuine care for the environment. Elevate your travels through the Black Car Chauffeur Service app or website. Experience Excellence: Immerse yourself in the epitome of chauffeur-driven luxury. Book Black Car Chauffeur Service today for an unparalleled ride experience that promises nothing but the best.


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