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

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Train, bus  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New Haven Acela / ...
  2. Take the bus from Church St and Chapel St to Grand St and State St 229

$34 - $109

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Bus  •  4h 2m

  1. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Union Station, Hartford, CT Peter Pan / ...
  2. Take the bus from Asylum St and High St to W Main St and Exchange Place 928 / ...

$18 - $35

2 alternative options

Train  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New Haven Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from Bridgeport to Waterbury Waterbury

Drive  •  2h 17m

  1. Drive from South Station to Waterbury 131.2 miles

$12 - $19

South Station to Waterbury by train, walk and bus

The journey time between South Station and Waterbury is around 4h 33m and covers a distance of around 195 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 9m. Operated by Amtrak, Amtrak Northeast Regional and CT Transit, the South Station to Waterbury service departs from Boston South Station and arrives in Grand St and State St. Typically 56 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 33m
Fastest journey time:
3h 9m
Services per week:
56
Cheapest price:
$34
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:10
Last service departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

South Station to Waterbury train, walk and bus schedules

South Station → Waterbury
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The cheapest way to get from South Station to Waterbury is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from South Station to Waterbury is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Station station to Waterbury. However, there are services departing from South Station, Boston, MA and arriving at W Main St and Exchange Place via Asylum St and High St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from South Station station to Waterbury. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at Waterbury via New Haven and Bridgeport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 15m.

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The distance between South Station and Waterbury is 117 miles. The road distance is 131.2 miles.

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The best way to get from South Station to Waterbury without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 50m and costs $30 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3h 50m to get from South Station to Waterbury, including transfers.

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South Station to Waterbury bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from South Station, Boston, MA.

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South Station to Waterbury train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from South Station to Waterbury is to bus which takes 4h 2m and costs $18 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5h 15m.

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  • Distance: 117 miles
  • Duration: 3h 50m

What companies run services between South Station, MA, USA and Waterbury, CT, USA?

You can take a bus from South Station to Waterbury via Union Station, Hartford, CT and Asylum St and High St in around 4h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a train from South Station to Waterbury via New Haven and Bridgeport in around 5h 15m.

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 Boston South Station to New Haven
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
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 Boston South Station to New Haven
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $110
Business Class Seat
$80 - $150
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Train from Bridgeport to Waterbury
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
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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Bus from Asylum St and High St to W Main St and Exchange Place
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
cttransit.com
Book at
buypasses.storesecured.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Union Station, Hartford, CT
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
peterpanbus.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50

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South Station to Waterbury bus services, operated by CT Transit, arrive at W Main St and Exchange Place station.

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South Station to Waterbury train services, operated by MTA Bus Company, arrive at Waterbury station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Station to Waterbury is 131 miles. It takes approximately 2h 17m to drive from South Station to Waterbury.

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