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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Waterbury, CT - Travel Center

$12 - $24

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 17 min

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

$24 - $50

Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to New Haven, Ct 2010 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Church St and Chapel St to State St and W Main St 229 / ...

$19 - $46

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Waterbury 88.2 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Waterbury is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Waterbury is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Waterbury is 72 miles. The road distance is 88.2 miles.

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The bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Waterbury, CT - Travel Center takes 2 h 30 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Waterbury, CT - Travel Center. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan to Waterbury. However, there are services departing from Harlem-125th St. and arriving at Waterbury via Bridgeport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 17 min.

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The nearest airport to Waterbury is New Haven (HVN) Airport which is 21.8 miles away. Other nearby airports include Hartford (BDL) (32.1 miles), New York La Guardia (LGA) (69.3 miles), New York JFK (JFK) (74.2 miles) and Newark (EWR) (84.4 miles).

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Waterbury.
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  • Distance: 72 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

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

Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Manhattan to Waterbury 5 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $24 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Manhattan to Waterbury via Bridgeport in around 3 h 17 min.

Train operators
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Harlem-125th St. to Bridgeport
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$13 - $15
Off-peak onboard
$20 - $22
Onboard
$20 - $28
At station
$17 - $21
Train from Bridgeport to Waterbury
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$10 - $12
Off-peak onboard
$16 - $18
Onboard
$15 - $22
At station
$11 - $16
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Waterbury, CT - Travel Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $24
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.com
Greyhound USA
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 New Haven, Ct
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
CT Transit
Phone
+1 860-522-8101
Website
cttransit.com
Bus from Church St and Chapel St to State St and W Main St
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
Book at
buypasses.storesecured.com

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