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The Hamptons, New York, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to The Hamptons?

You should plan to spend around $223 per day on your vacation in The Hamptons. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $60 on meals
  • $63 on local transportation
  • $251 on hotels

A one week trip to The Hamptons for two people costs, on average, $3,123. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to The Hamptons cost?

A one week trip to The Hamptons usually costs around $1,561 for one person and $3,123 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to The Hamptons on average costs around $3,123 for one person and $6,246 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in The Hamptons will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to The Hamptons on average costs around $6,692 for one person and $13,384 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to The Hamptons has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is The Hamptons expensive to visit?

Prices in The Hamptons are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, The Hamptons is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to San Francisco or Panama City.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is The Hamptons Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to The Hamptons?

The average The Hamptons trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these The Hamptons travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $251
Local Transportation 1 $63
Food 2 $60
Entertainment 1 $22
Alcohol 2 $15 - 46
Accommodation Budget in The Hamptons
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in The Hamptons is $126. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in The Hamptons is $251. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in The Hamptons

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Transportation Budget in The Hamptons
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in The Hamptons is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $63 per person, per day, on local transportation in The Hamptons.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to The Hamptons
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Rental Cars in The Hamptons
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Food Budget in The Hamptons
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in The Hamptons can vary, the average cost of food in The Hamptons is $60 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in The Hamptons should cost around $24 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in The Hamptons is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in The Hamptons
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  • Entertainment and activities in The Hamptons typically cost an average of $22 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in The Hamptons
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  • The average person spends about $31 on alcoholic beverages in The Hamptons per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

The Hamptons on a Budget
The Hamptons The Beach at the Hamptons
The Hamptons is a series of small villages and hamlets along the East End of Long Island. The area is a famous seaside resort destination that has long attracted the rich and famous from New York, New England, and elsewhere in the United States.

The Hamptons are famous as an expensive summer destination with posh seaside homes, prestigious country clubs, and wealthy vacationers. Three zip codes in The Hamptons are listed in the top 10 most expensive zip codes in the United States.

Nobody really visits The Hamptons hoping to stick to a tight budget, but if you think outside the box you might be able to save a little money. Enjoy the free sights in the area, hang out on the beach, and eat a lot of pizza, if you're hoping to keep your costs in check.
The beaches are among the top sights for visitors to The Hamptons. There are beaches on both the ocean and bay sides, with the bay side beaches being the least crowded and most calm. The most popular beach in the area is Main Beach in East Hampton. This is just one place to see and be seen. For a slightly less crowded experience head to Georgica Beach which is lined with many impressive mansions and estates.

Art Galleries and art shows are also very popular in The Hamptons and a fun way to pass the evening.
There are two main areas to The Hamptons - Southampton and East Hampton. Southampton is located in southeastern Long Island and has lavish homes, beautiful bed and breakfasts, and a number of summer rentals that attract the wealthy vacationers from New York City. There is a small population of year round residents, but the area comes to life during the summer months.

The areas in Southampton include:

Westhampton, Quogue, East Quogue, Hampton Bays, Southampton Village, North Sea, Sag Harbor, North Sea, Water Mill, Bridgehampton, Sagaponack

East Hampton is a mix of New England families who've resided in the area for years and celebrities vacationing in luxurious homes. The area has a local vibe without the chain restaurants and shops that have become ubiquitous elsewhere.

Villages in this area include:

Wainscott, East Hampton Village, Springs, Sag Harbor, Amagansett, Napeague, and Montauk.

Prestigious country clubs are common in The Hamptons and many visitors enjoy a round of golf. The Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is just one private and exclusive club, but it's definitely not for beginners. The Bridgehampton Golf Club is a nine hole course and also offers private tennis lessons.

The beaches also offer a number of activities for visitors including surfing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. You can rent any equipment you might need at a number of places near the beaches.
Food and Dining
Like everything in The Hamptons, award winning, five star restaurants are the norm. It's not uncommon for recognizable chefs from Manhattan to open offshoot restaurants in The Hamptons. Reservations can be hard to come by, particularly during the peak summer months, but the meals are impressive and the price tag is high. To fully embrace the experience, outdoor waterfront dining is the best. The food is fresh, the dishes are local, and the experience can't be beat.

The Hamptons is connected to New York City by road (Montauk Highway/Route27A and Sunrise Highway/Route 27). There are also trains and buses that connect the city to The Hamptons. The Long Island Rail Road provides daily connections to Montauk and New York City and Hampton Jitney and Hampton Luxury Liner provide bus service between the areas. Services are most frequent during the summer months. The Hamptons also have connections via commercial and private aircrafts and helicopters.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.