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

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Bus  •  3h 47m

  1. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Union Station, Hartford, CT Peter Pan / ...
  2. Take the bus from Main St @ Atheneum Sq to Meadow St @ Waterbury RR Stn 928

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Bus via Boston, MA  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to Hartford, CT OurBus
  2. Take the bus from Main St @ Atheneum Sq to Meadow St @ Waterbury RR Stn 928

Train, bus  •  4h 2m

  1. Take the train from Boston to New Haven Acela / ...
  2. Take the bus from Church St @ Chapel St to State St @ W Main St 229

Train  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the train from Boston to New Haven Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from Stratford to Waterbury Waterbury

Drive  •  2h 17m

  1. Drive from Boston to Waterbury 130.9 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Waterbury is to bus via Boston, MA which costs $8 - $55 and takes 3h 49m.

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The fastest way to get from Boston to Waterbury is to drive which takes 2h 17m and costs $23 - $35.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to Waterbury. However, there are services departing from South Station, Boston, MA and arriving at Meadow St @ Waterbury RR Stn via Asylum St @ Bushnell Park and Main St @ Atheneum Sq. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston to Waterbury. However, there are services departing from Boston and arriving at Waterbury via New Haven and Stratford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 43m.

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The distance between Boston and Waterbury is 117 miles. The road distance is 130.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Waterbury without a car is to bus which takes 3h 47m and costs $7 - $60.

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It takes approximately 3h 47m to get from Boston to Waterbury, including transfers.

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Boston to Waterbury bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from South Station, Boston, MA.

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Boston to Waterbury train services, operated by Amtrak Acela, depart from Boston station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Waterbury is to bus which takes 3h 47m and costs $7 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $480 and takes 4h 43m.

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  • Distance: 117 miles
  • Duration: 3h 47m

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

You can take a bus from Boston to Waterbury via Union Station, Hartford, CT, Asylum St @ Bushnell Park, and Main St @ Atheneum Sq in around 3h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Boston to Waterbury via New Haven and Stratford in around 4h 43m.

Train operators
Amtrak Acela
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston to New Haven
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $440
Schedules at
https://www.amtrak.com/acela-train
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$19 - $160
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$35 - $270
Business Seat - Adult
$40 - $300
First Class - Child 2-12
$65 - $240
First Class - Senior Citizens
$130 - $420
First Class - Adult
$130 - $440
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston to New Haven
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $210
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Schedules at
https://www.amtrak.com/northeast-regional-train
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$8 - $110
Reserved Coach Seat
$26 - $210
Business Class Seat
$90 - $220
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
877.690.5114
Website
mta.info
Train from Stratford to Waterbury
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
https://new.mta.info/agency/metro-north-railroad
Schedules at
https://new.mta.info/schedules
At Station Off-Peak
$10 - $13
Onboard Off-Peak
$17
At Station Peak
$13 - $16
Onboard-Peak
$20 - $22
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Union Station, Hartford, CT
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $40
Website
https://peterpanbus.com
Adult
$5 - $40
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Website
https://www.greyhound.com/
Flixbus USA
Phone
+1 (855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Boston to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $50
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult
$10 - $50
CT Transit
Phone
+1 860-525-9181
Website
cttransit.com
Bus from Main St @ Atheneum Sq to Meadow St @ Waterbury RR Stn
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Website
https://www.cttransit.com/
Schedules at
https://www.cttransit.com/
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https://buypasses.storesecured.com/
Two-Hour Pass - Senior (65+) / Disabled
$1
Two-Hour Pass - Youth (Age 5-18)
$2
Two-Hour Pass
$2
Two-Hour Pass Express - Senior (65+) / Disabled
$2 - $3
Two-Hour Pass express
$4 - $6
Two-Hour Pass Express - Youth (Age 5-18)
$6
Bus from Church St @ Chapel St to State St @ W Main St
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Website
https://www.cttransit.com/
Schedules at
https://www.cttransit.com/
Book at
https://buypasses.storesecured.com/
Two-Hour Pass - Senior (65+) / Disabled
$1
Two-Hour Pass - Youth (Age 5-18)
$2
Two-Hour Pass
$2
Two-Hour Pass Express - Senior (65+) / Disabled
$2 - $3
Two-Hour Pass express
$5 - $6
Two-Hour Pass Express - Youth (Age 5-18)
$6
OurBus
Phone
+1-844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to Hartford, CT
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $50
Website
https://www.ourbus.com

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Boston to Waterbury bus services, operated by CT Transit, arrive at Meadow St @ Waterbury RR Stn 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 2h 17m to drive from Boston to Waterbury.

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