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

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Bus  •  3h 45m

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

$18 - $153

3 alternative options

Train  •  4h 26m

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

$30 - $183

Train, bus  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to New Haven Union Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Church St and Chapel St to State St and W Main St 229

$78 - $206

Drive  •  1h 50m

  1. Drive from Newark to Waterbury 100.4 miles

$9 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Newark to Waterbury is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 1h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Newark to Waterbury is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 1h 50m.

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The distance between Newark and Waterbury is 82 miles. The road distance is 100.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Newark to Waterbury without a car is to bus which takes 3h 45m and costs $18 - $160.

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It takes approximately 3h 45m to get from Newark to Waterbury, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Newark to Waterbury is to bus which takes 3h 45m and costs $18 - $160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $190 and takes 4h 26m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newark to Waterbury is 100 miles. It takes approximately 1h 50m to drive from Newark to Waterbury.

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There are 41+ hotels available in Waterbury. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Newark to Waterbury.
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  • Distance: 81.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 45m

What companies run services between Newark, NJ, USA and Waterbury, CT, USA?

Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Newark to Waterbury every 4 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $24 and the journey takes 2h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Newark to Waterbury via New York Penn Station, Times Sq - 42 St, Grand Central - 42 St, Grand Central, and Bridgeport in around 4h 26m.

Train operators
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to Bridgeport
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $29
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$14 - $16
Off-peak onboard
$20 - $22
Onboard
$21 - $29
At station
$19 - $22
Train from Bridgeport to Waterbury
Ave. Duration
56m
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
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to New Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Travel Center, Waterbury, CT
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
peterpanbus.com
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
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
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