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There are 7 ways to get from Boston to Danbury by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Harford, CT
  2. Take the bus from Hartford to Danbury, CT

$29 - $46

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Hartford, Ct 2561 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Asylum St and Trumbull St to W Main St and Exchange Place 928 / ...

$29 - $57

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Train  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New Haven Union Station
  2. Take the train from New Haven to South Norwalk
  3. Take the train from South Norwalk to Danbury

$121 - $308

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Danbury 158.9 miles

$15 - $23

Fly to New York JFK, bus  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York JFK (JFK) BOS - JFK
  2. Take the bus from New York to Danbury, CT

$79 - $315

Fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BOS - LGA
  2. Take the train from Grand Central to South Norwalk
  3. Take the train from South Norwalk to Danbury

$83 - $300

Fly to Newark, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Newark (EWR) BOS - EWR
  2. Take the train from Grand Central to South Norwalk
  3. Take the train from South Norwalk to Danbury

$95 - $347

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Danbury is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Danbury is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to Danbury. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at Danbury, CT via Hartford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Danbury. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at Danbury via New Haven and South Norwalk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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The distance between Boston and Danbury is 141 miles. The road distance is 158.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Danbury without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 20 min and costs $29 - $50.

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Boston to Danbury, including transfers.

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Boston to Danbury bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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Boston to Danbury train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Danbury is to bus which takes 4 h 20 min and costs $29 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $310 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Danbury.
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  • Distance: 140.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Danbury, CT, USA?

You can take a bus from Boston to Danbury via Harford, CT and Hartford in around 4 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Boston to Danbury via New Haven Union Station, New Haven, and South Norwalk in around 5 h 15 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$100 - $220
First Class Seat
$180 - $270
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from New Haven to South Norwalk
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$10 - $12
Off-peak onboard
$16 - $18
Onboard
$15 - $21
At station
$11 - $16
Train from South Norwalk to Danbury
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$9 - $11
Off-peak onboard
$15 - $17
Onboard
$13 - $19
At station
$9 - $14
Train from Grand Central to South Norwalk
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $25
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$12 - $14
Off-peak onboard
$18 - $20
Onboard
$17 - $25
At station
$14 - $18
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Harford, CT
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Hartford to Danbury, CT
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York to Danbury, CT
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
peterpanbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to Hartford, Ct
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
CT Transit
Phone
+1 860-522-8101
Website
cttransit.com
Bus from Asylum St and Trumbull St to W Main St and Exchange Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to New York JFK Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 9 min.

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Boston to Danbury bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Danbury, CT station.

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Boston to Danbury train services, operated by Metro-North Railroad (MNR), arrive at Danbury station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Danbury is 159 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to drive from Boston to Danbury.

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Cape Air, American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Delta offer flights from Boston Airport to New York JFK Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Danbury. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs $2 - $6.

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