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Bus, line 201 bus  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Manhattan, NY to New Haven, CT New Haven-Manhattan / ...
  2. Take the line 201 bus from Church St and George St to Main St and Hopson Ave 201

$12 - $22

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Train  •  3h

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to New Haven Northeast Regional / ...

$29 - $80

Train via Harlem-125th St.  •  3h 40m

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

Drive  •  1h 38m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Branford 79.7 miles

$7 - $12

Manhattan to Branford by train

The train journey time between Manhattan and Branford is around 2h 51m and covers a distance of around 83 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 9m. Operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, Amtrak and Shore Line East, the Manhattan to Branford train service departs from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arrives in Branford. Typically 55 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 51m
Fastest train time:
2h 9m
Train distance:
83 miles
Trains per week:
55
Cheapest price:
$29
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
02:40
Last train departs at:
19:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manhattan to Branford train schedules

Manhattan → Branford
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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Branford is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1h 38m.

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The fastest way to get from Manhattan to Branford is to drive. Taking this option will cost $7 - $12 and takes 1h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan to Branford. However, there are services departing from Manhattan, NY and arriving at Main St and Hopson Ave via Church St and George St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan to Branford. However, there are services departing from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arriving at Branford via New Haven Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h.

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The distance between Manhattan and Branford is 70 miles. The road distance is 79.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Branford without a car is to bus and line 201 bus which takes 2h 50m and costs $11 - $22.

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It takes approximately 2h 50m to get from Manhattan to Branford, including transfers.

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Manhattan to Branford bus services, operated by Go Buses, depart from Manhattan, NY station.

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Manhattan to Branford train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Branford is to bus and line 201 bus which takes 2h 50m and costs $11 - $22. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $29 - $85 and takes 3h.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Branford.
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  • Distance: 69.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 50m

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

You can take a bus from Manhattan to Branford via New Haven, CT and Church St and George St in around 2h 50m. Alternatively, Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to New Haven every 3 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $80 and the journey takes 1h 46m. Amtrak also services this route every 4 hours.

Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to New Haven
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $120
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to New Haven
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Train from Harlem-125th St. to New Haven
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from Manhattan, NY to New Haven, CT
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Website
gobuses.com
CT Transit
Phone
+1 860-522-9181
Website
cttransit.com
Bus from Church St and George St to Main St and Hopson Ave
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
cttransit.com
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Manhattan to Branford bus services, operated by CT Transit, arrive at Main St and Hopson Ave station.

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Manhattan to Branford train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at New Haven station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Branford is 80 miles. It takes approximately 1h 38m to drive from Manhattan to Branford.

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