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There are 3 ways to get from Branford to Cambridge by train, bus or car

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  1. Take the train from New Haven to Boston

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from New Haven, CT to Boston South Buses

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Drive

  1. Drive from Branford to Cambridge
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The cheapest way to get from Branford to Cambridge is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Branford to Cambridge is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Branford to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Main St and Opp Hopson Ave and arriving at Boston South Buses via George St and Opp Orange St and New Haven, CT. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Branford to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Branford and arriving at Boston via New Haven. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 7m.

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The distance between Branford and Cambridge is 117 miles. The road distance is 140.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Branford to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 3h 7m and costs $20 - $200.

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It takes approximately 3h 7m to get from Branford to Cambridge, including transfers.

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Branford to Cambridge bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from New Haven, CT station.

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Branford to Cambridge train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from New Haven station.

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The best way to get from Branford to Cambridge is to train which takes 3h 7m and costs $20 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $15 - $35 and takes 4h 15m.

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  • Distance: 116.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 7m

What companies run services between Branford, CT, USA and Cambridge, MA, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from New Haven to Boston every 4 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $190 and the journey takes 2h 5m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Boltbus operates a bus from New Haven, CT to Boston South Buses every 4 hours. Tickets cost $14 - $21 and the journey takes 2h 44m. Greyhound USA also services this route once daily.

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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Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Haven to Boston
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $190
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$29 - $95
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$50 - $170
Business Seat - Adult
$55 - $190
First Class - Child 2-12
$85 - $160
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$150 - $280
First Class - Adult
$170 - $310
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Haven to Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$17 - $55
Reserved Coach Seat
$30 - $110
Business Class Seat
$55 - $140
Bus operators
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from New Haven, CT to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
boltbus.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 New Haven to Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $29
Flexible
$40 - $60

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Branford to Cambridge bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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Branford to Cambridge train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Branford to Cambridge is 140 miles. It takes approximately 2h 29m to drive from Branford to Cambridge.

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