Memorial Day weekend starts the mass millionaire migration to the beach.
But with tens of thousands of wealthy vacationers flocking to their shingled mansions along the Atlantic Coast, getting there has become a traffic nightmare.
A raft of car services, ferries, shuttles and choppers offer low-hassle rides to the Hamptons and other coastal beaches. But which offers the best value? And perhaps more important to wealthy beachgoers, which saves the most time?
To find out, CNBC held a "race to the Hamptons," pitting a Blade helicopter against an Uber XL. Each traveler left from Wall Street's Pier 6 heliport, and finished the roughly 100-mile trip at the Southampton helipad.