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South Fork Commuter Connection

Updated Dec 1, 2022

The South Fork Commuter Connection (SFCC) is a coordinated weekday train and shuttle bus service on the east end of the Montauk Branch, between Speonk and Montauk.

Commuters using the service can park in the morning at Speonk, Westhampton, or Hampton Bays, then ride the train across the Shinnecock Canal to Southampton, Bridgehampton, Amagansett, or Montauk. At these eastern stations, shuttle buses will bring riders to and from nearby villages, hamlets and employment centers.

Service does not operate on Fridays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, and on holidays when the LIRR is running a weekend schedule.

Schedules

We recommend that you use the TrainTime app to view the train schedule and track your train in real time. SFCC trains are also listed in the Montauk Branch timetable.

Morning shuttle buses connect with the 6:16 a.m. train from Speonk and 8:26 a.m. train from Hampton Bays. Afternoon shuttle buses connect with the 2:48 and 4:52 p.m. trains from Montauk.

Detailed shuttle schedules

Shuttle schedules and routes are flexible and subject to change based on demand, time of the year and traffic conditions.

Parking

Free parking is available at most stations. Restrictions apply at Bridgehampton and East Hampton stations, which are run by the Town of Southampton and Village of East Hampton, respectively. Please contact the town or village for more information.

Please do not park in nearby private or commercial parking lots.

Bikes

Bikes are allowed on all SFCC trains that only operate between Speonk and Montauk.

On trains that operate to or from Babylon or points west, regular bike rules apply.

Tickets and fares

Regular LIRR tickets are valid on SFCC trains. The one-way fare is $3.25, with monthly ($89) and weekly ($30.75) tickets available for most riders.

For most, the easiest way to buy a ticket is in the TrainTime app. You can also use a ticket machine, which are available at all SFCC stations. There are no ticket offices at these stations.

Weekly and monthly tickets are only sold on the app or at gray ticket machines, which are located at Speonk, Westhampton, Hampton Bays, and Southampton.

Shuttle buses are free. Show your LIRR ticket when you board.

Speonk riders

If you are riding to or from Speonk, buy a special South Fork Commuter connection ticket from a gray ticket machine. A one-way ticket is $3.25 and a round-trip ticket is $6.50. They are valid for 60 days, including the date of sale. You'll find these tickets in the "MTA Away Deals" menu on the machine.

These tickets cannot be bought on the TrainTime app, or at stations east of Southampton. Without it, the regular one-way fare to or from Speonk is $6.50.

Monthly and weekly tickets from Speonk are more expensive than those from other stations, and are not cheaper than using the special ticket for each ride.

Contact us

For help with the shuttle buses at Southampton and Bridgehampton, contact the Town of Southampton at SFCC@southamptontownny.gov.

For help with the shuttle buses at East Hampton and Amagansett, contact the Village of East Hampton at SFCC@ehamptonny.gov.

For questions about train service, reach out to us. We're reachable via phone, on the TrainTime app, Twitter, and more.