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Old 02-11-2013, 06:14 PM
 
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Hi everyone. My first time on these forums. I want to get to New Haven later in the week. I live in Southern, RI. Not too far from Wickford. I've considered taking the train from the Kingston Station but it's a bit pricey ($28 each way) for such a short distance. There is the Shore Line East train that I could pick up in New London or Old Saybrook. It isn't too expensive. $9 from New London and $6.50 from Old Saybrook. The New London one doesn't have a whole lot of time pick-up options, though. Old Saybrook has more, but once you get to Old Saybrook you might as well just drive right into New Haven.

Does anyone know of any other options? Hard to believe that you're left to drive. It'd cost me half the price to take MegaBus to NYC. That just seems ridiculous. I guess just not enough people need to visit New Haven. I don't like driving long distances in case you're wondering why I don't want to make the full drive. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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MegaBus is cheap because they do so much consistent volume. You're talking about a city of 8 million vs. 130,000.

West Kingston to New Haven is actually a pretty far distance and $28 is not unreasonable. Shoreline East will take a lot longer. I would go Amtrak.

You could also look into buses from Providence? Not sure what else to suggest.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:27 PM
 
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Hi everyone. My first time on these forums. I want to get to New Haven later in the week. I live in Southern, RI. Not too far from Wickford. I've considered taking the train from the Kingston Station but it's a bit pricey ($28 each way) for such a short distance. There is the Shore Line East train that I could pick up in New London or Old Saybrook. It isn't too expensive. $9 from New London and $6.50 from Old Saybrook. The New London one doesn't have a whole lot of time pick-up options, though. Old Saybrook has more, but once you get to Old Saybrook you might as well just drive right into New Haven.

Does anyone know of any other options? Hard to believe that you're left to drive. It'd cost me half the price to take MegaBus to NYC. That just seems ridiculous. I guess just not enough people need to visit New Haven. I don't like driving long distances in case you're wondering why I don't want to make the full drive. Any advice would be appreciated.
Not many people commute from New Haven to points north, but a lot of people commute from New Haven to points south. That's why you won't see much in the way of transit from New Haven to Rhode Island, or reverse.

Even the bus for the Mohegan Sun is round trip coming FROM New Haven, there, and back again, so it wouldn't really be suitable for you. New Haven just isn't really a destination point for points northeast.

I think your best bet will be to pick up the Shoreline East in New London. Thing is though, Wickford area to New Haven isn't long distance at all. It's only around 2 hours, in regular non-rush-hour traffic conditions.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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I think your best bet will be to pick up the Shoreline East in New London. Thing is though, Wickford area to New Haven isn't long distance at all. It's only around 2 hours, in regular non-rush-hour traffic conditions.
Thanks for the quick replies both of you. You're right; it isn't that far. Actually, it takes less than 2 hours. It's more like 1 hour 45. But once I get to the one hour mark while driving, I've had it. I want off the road. Everyone is different. Some people LOVE to drive. They will drive from Florida up the coast to here with no worries and be totally relaxed. I'm looking at profit margin BTW. I'm going down there to make money, not to spend it. I could take the train if it were only a couple of visits.
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