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There are 5 ways to get from Boston to Waterbury by bus, train or car

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 15 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 / ...

$17 - $40

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Harford, CT
  2. Take the bus from Asylum St and High St to W Main St and Exchange Place 928 / ...

$17 - $30

Train, bus  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New Haven Union Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Church St and Chapel St to W Main St and Waterbury Green 229

$104 - $276

Train  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New Haven Union Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Bridgeport to Waterbury Waterbury

$116 - $470

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Waterbury 130.8 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Waterbury is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Waterbury is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Waterbury. However, there are services departing from Boston, Ma and arriving at W Main St and Exchange Place via Asylum St and Trumbull St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Waterbury. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at Waterbury via New Haven and Bridgeport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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The distance between Boston and Waterbury is 117 miles. The road distance is 130.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Waterbury without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 15 min and costs $17 - $40.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Boston to Waterbury, including transfers.

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Boston to Waterbury bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Boston, Ma station.

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

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The best way to get from Boston to Waterbury is to bus which takes 3 h 15 min and costs $17 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $470 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Waterbury.
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  • Distance: 117 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

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

You can take a bus from Boston to Waterbury via Hartford, Ct and Asylum St and Trumbull St in around 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Boston to Waterbury via New Haven Union Station, New Haven, and Bridgeport in around 4 h 45 min.

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 Bridgeport to Waterbury
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$10 - $12
Off-peak onboard
$16 - $18
Onboard
$15 - $22
At station
$11 - $16
Bus operators
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
Book at
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Bus from Asylum St and High St to W Main St and Exchange Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
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Bus from Church St and Chapel St to W Main St and Waterbury Green
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
Book at
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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

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Boston to Waterbury bus services, operated by CT Transit, arrive at W Main St and Exchange Place station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Waterbury is 131 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to drive from Boston to Waterbury.

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