There are 10 ways to get from Washington to Waterbury by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bridgeport Amtrak Vermonter / ...
  2. Take the train from Bridgeport to Waterbury Waterbury

$61 - $151

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station Northbound
  2. Take the bus from New York to Waterbury, CT

$40 - $53

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Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Bridgeport Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Bridgeport to Waterbury

$207 - $545

Bus, train  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from New Carrollton, Md to New York, Ny
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Bridgeport, Ct
  3. Take the train from Bridgeport to Waterbury

$52 - $120

Drive  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Waterbury 317.4 miles

$30 - $45

Fly Reagan Washington to Hartford, bus  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Hartford (BDL) DCA - BDL
  2. Take the bus from Hartford to Waterbury, CT

$96 - $287

Train to Baltimore, fly to Hartford, bus  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Hartford (BDL) BWI - BDL
  3. Take the bus from Hartford to Waterbury, CT

$154 - $484

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Hartford, bus  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Hartford (BDL) IAD - BDL
  3. Take the bus from Hartford to Waterbury, CT

$112 - $364

Fly Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia, bus  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York La Guardia (LGA) DCA - LGA
  2. Take the bus from New York to Waterbury, CT

$83 - $471

Fly Reagan Washington to White Plains, bus, train  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to White Plains (HPN) DCA - HPN
  2. Take the bus from White Plains, Ny to Bridgeport, Ct
  3. Take the train from Bridgeport to Waterbury

$186 - $651

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Waterbury is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Waterbury is to fly and bus which costs $95 - $290 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Waterbury. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Waterbury via Bridgeport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 32 min.

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The distance between Washington and Waterbury is 281 miles. The road distance is 317.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Waterbury without a car is to train which takes 6 h 32 min and costs $60 - $160.

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from Washington to Waterbury, including transfers.

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Washington to Waterbury train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Waterbury is to train which takes 6 h 32 min and costs $60 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $55 and takes 7 h 8 min.

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  • Distance: 280.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 32 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Waterbury, CT, USA?

You can take a train from Washington to Waterbury via Bridgeport Amtrak and Bridgeport in around 6 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Waterbury via New York, NY - Penn Station, 34 St - Herald Sq, W 4 St, and New York in around 7 h 8 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to White Plains
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Hartford via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bridgeport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $330
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Bridgeport to Waterbury
Ave. Duration
56 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Bridgeport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $190
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York to Waterbury, CT
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Hartford to Waterbury, CT
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $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.

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 New Carrollton, Md to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from New York, Ny to Bridgeport, Ct
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from White Plains, Ny to Bridgeport, Ct
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23

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