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There are 7 ways to get from Hartford to Shelton by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, line 255 bus  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Row and Travelers to Temple St and Chapel St 950
  2. Take the line 255 bus from Chapel St and Temple St to Howe Ave and Hill St 255

$3 - $8

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Train, line 255 bus  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Hartford Amtrak to New Haven Union Station Shuttle / ...
  2. Take the line 255 bus from Chapel St and Temple St to Howe Ave and Hill St 255

$25 - $50

Train  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Hartford Amtrak to New Haven Union Station Shuttle / ...
  2. Take the train from New Haven to Bridgeport New Haven / ...

$33 - $237

Bus, train  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Capitol Ave and State Library to Meadow St and Opp Waterbury MNR 928 / ...
  2. Take the train from Waterbury to Derby Waterbury

$9 - $20

Bus, line 229 bus, line 255 bus  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Capitol Ave and State Library to Waterbury Rd Park and ride Lot and Waterbury Rd 928 / ...
  2. Take the line 229 bus from Waterbury Rd and Commuter Lot to Temple St and Chapel St 229
  3. Take the line 255 bus from Chapel St and Temple St to Howe Ave and Hill St 255

$4 - $12

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Hartford to Shelton 45.3 miles

$240 - $290

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Hartford to Shelton 45.3 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Hartford to Shelton is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hartford to Shelton is to taxi which costs $240 - $290 and takes 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hartford to Shelton. However, there are services departing from Central Row and Travelers and arriving at Howe Ave and Hill St via Chapel St and Temple St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hartford to Shelton. However, there are services departing from Hartford Amtrak and arriving at Derby via New Haven and Bridgeport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 47 min.

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The distance between Hartford and Shelton is 38 miles. The road distance is 45.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Hartford to Shelton without a car is to bus and line 255 bus which takes 2 h 21 min and costs $2 - $8.

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It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to get from Hartford to Shelton, including transfers.

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Hartford to Shelton bus services, operated by CT Transit, depart from Central Row and Travelers station.

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Hartford to Shelton train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Hartford Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Hartford to Shelton is to bus and line 255 bus which takes 2 h 21 min and costs $2 - $8. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $240 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Hartford to Shelton.
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  • Distance: 37.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 21 min

What companies run services between Hartford, CT, USA and Shelton, CT, USA?

You can take a bus from Hartford to Shelton via Temple St and Chapel St and Chapel St and Temple St in around 2 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hartford to Shelton via New Haven Union Station, New Haven, and Bridgeport in around 2 h 47 min.

Train operators
Amtrak

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Hartford Amtrak to New Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from New Haven to Bridgeport
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$8 - $10
Off-peak onboard
$14 - $15
Onboard
$11 - $16
At station
$7 - $12
Train from Waterbury to Derby
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$8 - $10
Off-peak onboard
$14 - $16
Onboard
$12 - $17
At station
$7 - $12
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Haven Union Station to Bridgeport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Shore Line East
Website
shorelineeast.com
Train from New Haven Union Station to Bridgeport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
shorelineeast.com
Bus operators
CT Transit
Phone
+1 860-522-8101
Website
cttransit.com
Bus from Central Row and Travelers to Temple St and Chapel St
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
Book at
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Bus from Chapel St and Temple St to Howe Ave and Hill St
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
Book at
buypasses.storesecured.com
Bus from Capitol Ave and State Library to Meadow St and Opp Waterbury MNR
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
Book at
buypasses.storesecured.com
Bus from Capitol Ave and State Library to Waterbury Rd Park and ride Lot and Waterbury Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
Book at
buypasses.storesecured.com
Bus from Waterbury Rd and Commuter Lot to Temple St and Chapel St
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
Book at
buypasses.storesecured.com
DATTCO
Phone
1-860-229-4878
Website
dattco.com
Bus from Hartford, CT - Capitol Ave. & Armory to Cheshire, CT Park & Ride Rt. 70, I-84 Exit 26
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
dattco.com
Other operators
Taxi from Hartford to Shelton
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$240 - $290
Ace Taxi Service
Phone
+1 860 244 999
Website
ace-taxi-service.com
Arrow Cab
Phone
+1 860 558 4825
Website
arrowcabct.com

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Hartford to Shelton bus services, operated by CT Transit, arrive at Howe Ave and Hill St station.

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Hartford to Shelton train services, operated by Metro-North Railroad (MNR), arrive at Bridgeport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hartford to Shelton is 45 miles. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from Hartford to Shelton.

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