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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  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New Haven Union Station Acela Express / ...

$156 - $414

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St. Washington DC-NYC
  2. Take the bus from New York to Waterbury, CT

$40 - $53

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Train via New York Penn Station  •  6 h 57 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 Station
  3. Take the train from Bridgeport to Waterbury

$162 - $405

Bus, train  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to New York
  2. Take the train from Grand Central to Bridgeport
  3. Take the train from Bridgeport to Waterbury

$50 - $87

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  •  5 h 4 min

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

$154 - $484

Fly Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia, bus  •  6 h 14 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

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Hartford, bus  •  5 h 42 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 White Plains, line 971 bus, train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to White Plains (HPN) DCA - HPN
  2. Take the line 971 bus from Main St and S Broadway to S State St and Stamford Station
  3. Take the train from Stamford to Bridgeport
  4. Take the train from Bridgeport to Waterbury

$181 - $812

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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 New York Penn Station and Bridgeport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 57 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 22 min and costs $150 - $420.

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It takes approximately 6 h 22 min to get from Washington to Waterbury, including transfers.

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Washington to Waterbury train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, 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 22 min and costs $150 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $55 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Hartford Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 17 min.

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Washington to Waterbury train services, operated by Metro-North Railroad (MNR), arrive at Waterbury station.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Waterbury.
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  • Distance: 280.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 22 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington to Waterbury hourly. Tickets cost $150 - $410 and the journey takes 4 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Waterbury via New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St., 34 St - Penn Station, W 4 St, and New York in around 7 h 15 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 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 27 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 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to New Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$150 - $300
First Class Seat
$250 - $410
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 Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Bridgeport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Bridgeport to Waterbury
Ave. Duration
58 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
Train from Grand Central to Bridgeport
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
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 Stamford to Bridgeport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$9 - $10
Off-peak onboard
$15 - $16
Onboard
$13 - $18
At station
$8 - $13
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
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Stamford Amtrak Station to Bridgeport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Shore Line East
Website
shorelineeast.com
Train from Stamford to Bridgeport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
shorelineeast.com
Bus operators
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St.
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 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Hartford to Waterbury, CT
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $30
Website
peterpanbus.com
CT Transit
Phone
+1 860-522-8101
Website
cttransit.com
Bus from Main St and S Broadway to S State St and Stamford Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Waterbury is 317 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to drive from Washington to Waterbury.

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JetBlue Airways and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Hartford Airport.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Waterbury. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $4.

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