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Montauk, part of the Town of East Hampton, can be accessed by car, plane, public transportation (including bus or train), or by water, though expect a longer commute to reach this discreet haven located on the tip of Long Island. The drive from Manhattan to Montauk takes approximately three hours in normal traffic, however traveling 120 miles during rush hour can result in trips of over five hours in duration--thus public transportation may perhaps be more desirable for those visiting for just the weekend and have minimal luggage. The Hampton Jitney and LIRR train from NYC are convenient choices, and both intersect with the town public bus system. If you are traveling by plane, the local airport in Montauk, on East Lake Drive, can only accomodate modest aircraft, limiting arrivals to small private planes and helicopters. Larger aircraft must land 30 minutes away in the East Hampton airport on Daniels Hole Road, which also can be accessed via public bus. For those traveling from Manhattan by car, the most direct route consists of taking the Long Island Expressway (Interstate 495) east to Exit 70, Manorville, then south to Sunrise Highway (Route 27), which becomes Montauk Highway, then east to Montauk.