Quick, witty answers to your most common questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
First things first…how much does this cost?
In 2017, we’re operating our Montauk Loop, and it’s completely free thanks to support from the Town of East Hampton!
Can my kids ride?
Riders of all ages are welcome, although according to our insurance agent, Milton, we must insist that riders under age 13 are accompanied by an adult.
OK, and where can I catch the Hopper?
Check out our Stops page for the most up-to-date listing of our stops. In 2017, we operate 15 stops in Montauk, including Hither Hills campground, several hotels along Old Montauk Highway, downtown, and the Docks area.
Hmmm, traffic, what about that?
It is true, we will not be able to outfit the Hoppers with giant grasshopper legs or helicopter rotors until, umm, probably next year. But, instead of you sitting in traffic behind the wheel, or playing designated driver roulette with your friends, we figure relaxing or dancing to your sick playlist on board is sweeter.
Intrigue. When do you guys operate?
We’re on the road now! We launched for the 2017 season on June 28. Our Montauk Loop operates from 10am-10pm, 7 days a week, until Labor Day (September 4)! Detailed operating hours and 2017 schedule available here.
As more people ride, and our lore spreads across the land, we’ll be able to add more buses and expand our routes and operating times.
Your buses are awesome, can I charter them?
We do offer private charter service, we can transport large groups as availability permits. Please Email us or call 631-259-7076 to inquire or request a quote! Hoppers look pretty spiffy at weddings…Just sayin’.
Why don’t you go to Southampton?
Good question. We’re just starting out, and starting small in Montauk As more people ride, we’ll be able to expand to cover all of the Hamptons! Have an idea for a stop? Tell us!
Do I need to make a reservation?
Nope. Just show up at the stop and hop on! We can generally accommodate parties as large as 20 people. If your group is even bigger, congrats on the enormity of your popularity! Oh, and just shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we may be able to make a special arrangement for you.
How did you guys get so cool?
Sorry, we can’t publish that. You’ll have to come find us in person and ask!
You snobby SOBs, I don’t have an iPhone!
Fear not, Android-loving or Smartphone-phobic amigo! Our Android app will be launching soon. Or, if you’re stuck in the 90s, or just have a deeply-rooted, crippling phobia of technology, you can check our stops and estimated arrival times from our website. You do not need an iPhone to ride, it’s free to hop on this Summer 2017!
Why don’t you just have a timetable that I can grab?
We do! You can see it on our schedule page…But, have you seen the traffic out here? We’ll do our best to provide hourly service but we encourage riders to use the app to track exactly where the buses are!