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There are 5 ways to get from Stamford to Long Island City by train, bus, taxi 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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Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  1h 3m

  1. Take the train from Stamford Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...

$61 - $154

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Train Metro-North Railroad (MNR)  •  1h 19m

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

$14 - $24

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Stamford, Ct to New York, Ny 3469 / ...

$14 - $26

Taxi  •  45m

  1. Take a taxi from Stamford to Long Island City 34 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  45m

  1. Drive from Stamford to Long Island City 34 miles

$3 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Stamford to Long Island City is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Stamford to Long Island City is to taxi which costs $180 - $220 and takes 45m.

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The distance between Stamford and Long Island City is 30 miles. The road distance is 34 miles.

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The best way to get from Stamford to Long Island City without a car is to train which takes 1h 3m and costs $60 - $160.

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It takes approximately 1h 3m to get from Stamford to Long Island City, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Stamford to Long Island City is to train which takes 1h 3m and costs $60 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $14 - $27 and takes 1h 35m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stamford to Long Island City is 34 miles. It takes approximately 45m to drive from Stamford to Long Island City.

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There are 2060+ hotels available in Long Island City. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Stamford to Long Island City.
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  • Distance: 30.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 3m

What companies run services between Stamford, CT, USA and Long Island City, NY, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Stamford to Long Island City hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $160 and the journey takes 49m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Stamford to Long Island City 3 times a day. Tickets cost $11 - $24 and the journey takes 1h 25m.

Train operators
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 Stamford Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Stamford to Grand Central
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$10 - $12
Off-peak onboard
$17 - $18
Onboard
$15 - $22
At station
$12 - $16
Bus operators
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.

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 Stamford, Ct to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Other operators
Taxi from Stamford to Long Island City
Ave. Duration
45m
Estimated price
$180 - $220

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