There are 4 ways to get from Manhattan to Essex by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Old Saybrook Amtrak Station Northeast Regional

$50 - $95

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Train via Stamford  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the train from Harlem-125th St. to Stamford New Haven / ...
  2. Take the train from Stamford to Old Saybrook Shore Line East Train

$22 - $36

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Hartford, Ct 2008 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pearl St and Trumbull St to Old Saybrook RR Station and N Main St 921

$22 - $34

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Essex 105 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Essex is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 2h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Essex is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 2h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan to Essex. However, there are services departing from New York, Ny and arriving at Pratt St & N Main St via Pearl St and Trumbull St and Route 1 & River St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 6m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Essex is 92 miles. The road distance is 105 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Essex without a car is to train which takes 5h and costs $50 - $95.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Manhattan to Essex, including transfers.

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Manhattan to Essex bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York, Ny station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Essex is to train which takes 5h and costs $50 - $95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $21 - $35 and takes 6h 6m.

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Manhattan to Essex bus services, operated by CT Transit, arrive at Old Saybrook RR Station and N Main St.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Essex.
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  • Distance: 91.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h

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

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from New York Penn Station to Old Saybrook Amtrak Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $90 and the journey takes 2h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manhattan to Essex via Hartford, Ct, Pearl St and Trumbull St, Old Saybrook RR Station and N Main St, and Route 1 & River St in around 6h 6m.

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 Penn Station to Old Saybrook Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$70 - $130
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Harlem-125th St. to Stamford
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$10 - $12
Off-peak onboard
$17
Rail Peak-At station
$11 - $15
Onboard-Peak
$15 - $21
Shore Line East
Website
shorelineeast.com
Train from Stamford to Old Saybrook
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
shorelineeast.com
Bus operators
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 York, Ny to Hartford, Ct
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $26
Flexible
$35 - $55
CT Transit
Phone
+1 860-522-9181
Website
cttransit.com
Bus from Pearl St and Trumbull St to Old Saybrook RR Station and N Main St
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
cttransit.com
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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Essex is 105 miles. It takes approximately 2h 7m to drive from Manhattan to Essex.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Essex. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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