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Bus  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Manhattan, NY to New Haven, CT New Haven-Manhattan / ...
  2. Take the bus from Church St and Chapel St to Grand St and State St 229

$12 - $25

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Train, bus  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to New Haven Acela / ...
  2. Take the bus from Church St and Chapel St to Grand St and State St 229

$27 - $81

Train  •  3h 58m

  1. Take the train from Grand Central to Bridgeport New Haven
  2. Take the train from Bridgeport to Waterbury Waterbury

Drive  •  1h 44m

  1. Drive from New York to Waterbury 92 miles

$9 - $13

New York to Waterbury by train, walk and bus

The journey time between New York and Waterbury is around 3h 26m and covers a distance of around 111 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 49m. Operated by Amtrak, Amtrak Northeast Regional and CT Transit, the New York to Waterbury service departs from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arrives in Grand St and State St. Typically 68 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 26m
Fastest journey time:
2h 49m
Journey distance:
111 miles
Services per week:
68
Cheapest price:
$27
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
02:40
Last service departs at:
16:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Waterbury train, walk and bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Waterbury is 800-232-4636.

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The social distance requirement in Waterbury is 2 metres.

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The most affordable way to get from New York to Waterbury is to drive, which costs $9 - $13 and takes 1h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Waterbury is to drive which costs $9 - $13 and takes 1h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Waterbury. However, there are services departing from Manhattan, NY and arriving at Grand St and State St via Church St and Chapel St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York to Waterbury. However, there are services departing from Grand Central and arriving at Waterbury via Bridgeport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 58m.

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The distance between New York and Waterbury is 76 miles. The road distance is 92 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Waterbury without a car is to bus which takes 2h 59m and costs $11 - $25.

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It takes approximately 2h 59m to get from New York to Waterbury, including transfers.

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New York to Waterbury bus services, operated by Go Buses, depart from Manhattan, NY station.

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New York to Waterbury train services, operated by MTA Bus Company, depart from Grand Central station.

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The best way to get from New York to Waterbury is to bus which takes 2h 59m and costs $11 - $25. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3h 58m.

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Map of how to get from New York to Waterbury.
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  • Distance: 75.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 59m

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

You can take a bus from New York to Waterbury via New Haven, CT and Church St and Chapel St in around 2h 59m. Alternatively, you can take a train from New York to Waterbury via Bridgeport in around 3h 58m.

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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to New Haven
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 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
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
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to Bridgeport
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Bridgeport to Waterbury
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Chapel St to Grand St and State St
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
cttransit.com
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New York to Waterbury bus services, operated by CT Transit, arrive at Grand St and State St station.

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New York to Waterbury train services, operated by MTA Bus Company, arrive at Waterbury station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Waterbury is 92 miles. It takes approximately 1h 44m to drive from New York to Waterbury.

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