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There are 4 ways to get from New York to New Canaan by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Stamford Amtrak Station Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the train from Stamford to New Canaan New Canaan

$30 - $81

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Train via Grand Central  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the train from Grand Central to Stamford New Haven / ...

$18 - $41

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Taxi  •  1h

  1. Take a taxi from New York to New Canaan 45.9 miles

$240 - $290

Drive  •  1h

  1. Drive from New York to New Canaan 45.9 miles

$4 - $7

New York to New Canaan by train

The train journey time between New York and New Canaan is around 1h 17m and covers a distance of around 41 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 12m. Operated by Metro-North Railroad (MNR), the New York to New Canaan train service departs from Grand Central and arrives in New Canaan. Typically 133 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to New Canaan train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from New York to New Canaan is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 1h.

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The fastest way to get from New York to New Canaan is to taxi. Taking this option will cost $240 - $290 and takes 1h.

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No, there is no direct train from New York to New Canaan. However, there are services departing from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arriving at New Canaan via Stamford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 45m.

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The distance between New York and New Canaan is 39 miles. The road distance is 45.9 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to New Canaan without a car is to train which takes 1h 45m and costs $30 - $85.

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It takes approximately 1h 45m to get from New York to New Canaan, including transfers.

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

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New York to New Canaan train services, operated by Metro-North Railroad (MNR), arrive at New Canaan station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to New Canaan is 46 miles. It takes approximately 1h to drive from New York to New Canaan.

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There are 82+ hotels available in New Canaan. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 39.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 45m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and New Canaan, CT, USA?

You can take a train from New York to New Canaan via Stamford Amtrak Station and Stamford in around 1h 45m.

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 Stamford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
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 Stamford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Stamford to New Canaan
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Schedules at
mta.info
At Station Off-Peak
$7 - $9
Onboard Off-Peak
$14
At Station Peak
$9 - $11
Onboard-Peak
$16 - $18
Train from Grand Central to Stamford
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Schedules at
mta.info
At Station Off-Peak
$10 - $14
Onboard Off-Peak
$18
At Station Peak
$14 - $17
Onboard-Peak
$21 - $23
Other operators
Taxi from New York to New Canaan
Ave. Duration
1h
Estimated price
$240 - $290
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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