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There are 6 ways to get from Chester to Manhattan by train, bus, car, car ferry or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from New Haven to Harlem-125 St

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chester Park & Ride CT 9 Exit 6 W Main St to Asylum St & Union Pl
  2. Take the bus from Union Station, Hartford, CT to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY

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Drive

  1. Drive from Chester to Manhattan

Drive, car ferry, drive to East Hampton, fly to New York Skyports Seaplane Base

  1. Drive from Chester to New London
  2. Take the car ferry from New London to Orient Point
  3. Drive from Orient Point to East Hampton
  4. Fly from East Hampton (HTO) to New York Skyports Seaplane Base (NYS)

Bus to Hartford, fly to New York La Guardia

  1. Take the bus from Chester Park & Ride CT 9 Exit 6 W Main St to Columbus Blvd at CT Convention Center
  2. Fly from Hartford (BDL) to New York La Guardia (LGA)

Bus to Hartford Barnes Apt, fly to New York Skyports Seaplane Base

  1. Take the bus from Chester Park & Ride CT 9 Exit 6 W Main St to Columbus Blvd at CT Convention Center
  2. Fly from Hartford Barnes Apt (BNH) to New York Skyports Seaplane Base (NYS)

Chester to Manhattan by bus

The bus journey time between Chester and Manhattan is around 4h 9m and covers a distance of around 147 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by CT Transit, Peter Pan Bus Lines and Greyhound USA, the Chester to Manhattan bus service departs from Chester Park & Ride CT 9 Exit 6 W Main St and arrives in Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY. Typically 30 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

30 Weekly Buses
4h 9m Average Duration
$19 Cheapest Price
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Chester → Manhattan
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The most affordable way to get from Chester to Manhattan is to drive, which costs $19 - $29 and takes 2h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Chester to Manhattan is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 2h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chester to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Chester Park & Ride CT 9 Exit 6 W Main St and arriving at Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY via Union Station, Hartford, CT. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 9m.

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The distance between Chester and Manhattan is 90 miles. The road distance is 108.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chester to Manhattan without a car is to train which takes 3h 7m and costs $70 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3h 7m to get from Chester to Manhattan, including transfers.

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Chester to Manhattan bus services, operated by CT Transit, depart from Chester Park & Ride CT 9 Exit 6 W Main St station.

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The best way to get from Chester to Manhattan is to train which takes 3h 7m and costs $70 - $110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $18 - $45 and takes 4h 9m.

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The quickest flight from East Hampton Airport to New York Skyports Seaplane Base Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Chester to Manhattan bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Chester to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 90.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 7m

What companies run services between Chester, CT, USA and Manhattan, NY, USA?

Metro-North Railroad (MNR) operates a train from New Haven to Harlem-125 St every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $15 - $35 and the journey takes 1h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Manhattan via Asylum St & Union Pl and Union Station, Hartford, CT in around 4h 9m.

Airlines
Tailwind Air
Website
flytailwind.com
Flights from East Hampton to New York Skyports Seaplane Base
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $150
Flights from Hartford Barnes Apt to New York Skyports Seaplane Base
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from East Hampton to New York Skyports Seaplane Base
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Flights from Hartford Barnes Apt to New York Skyports Seaplane Base
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $140
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Hartford to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Train operators
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from New Haven to Harlem-125 St
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
mta.info
At Station Off-Peak
$15 - $20
Onboard Off-Peak
$24
At Station Peak
$21 - $25
Onboard-Peak
$28 - $31
Bus operators
CT Transit
Phone
+1 860-525-9181
Website
cttransit.com
Bus from Chester Park & Ride CT 9 Exit 6 W Main St to Asylum St & Union Pl
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
cttransit.com
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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 Chester Park & Ride CT 9 Exit 6 W Main St to Columbus Blvd at CT Convention Center
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
cttransit.com
Book at
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 - $5
Two-Hour Pass Express - Youth (Age 5-18)
$6
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Hartford, CT to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Hartford to New York
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $26
Flexible
$35 - $55
Ferry operators
Long Island Ferry
Website
longislandferry.com
Car ferry from New London to Orient Point
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $85
Schedules at
longislandferry.com
Book at
longislandferry.com
Passenger
$18 - $20
Vehicle and Passenger
$60 - $85

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Yes, the driving distance between Chester to Manhattan is 108 miles. It takes approximately 2h 13m to drive from Chester to Manhattan.

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Southern Airways Express and Tailwind Air offer flights from East Hampton Airport to New York Skyports Seaplane Base Airport.

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