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Old 02-10-2009, 06:04 PM
 
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I've taken the ferry to/from Bridgeport tons of times, but have always brought my car in the past, and thus never needed to take public transportation out of Bport. This time, I'm going as a walk-on passenger, and need to catch an Amtrak train to Hartford relatively quickly.

I know that the Amtrak station is right nearby, but exactly how close is it? Reports vary from "right across the street" to "a half-mile away", and I'm not sure which is correct. Are the station, and the route between, reasonably well-policed at night? What's the minimum amount of time to walk from one to the other? (Is there a shuttle?)

How about Greyhound -- is it in the same complex? I think I may take Greyhound back, to save some $$$.

(You'd think I'd know all this by now!)
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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The train station is right next to the ferry dock. It is about a five minute walk and is safe. There usually are a number of people doing the same thing so you most likely will not be alone. The bus station has moved to a new complex though and is a couple of blocks beyond the train station (it use to be right next to it). It is about a 10 minute walk from the ferry terminal. It is safe too. You could access it along Water Street or through the overhead walk from the train station tracks. Jay
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:02 PM
 
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The ferry dock, train station, and new bus terminal operate (in my opinion) as the most integrated intermodal transportation center in Connecticut. More cities in the region should look at Bridgeport as a model for consolidating transit services.
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Old 02-13-2009, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Default Yes- fine

As a former police officer there- yes, go ahead... well lit, lots of people when the ferry docks and the same when trains arrive. No problem.
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:44 PM
 
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Thanks, all. I had no problems -- it was indeed very straightforward.
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:20 PM
 
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Hi All,

Is Hartford the closest Amtrak to Bridgeport? I need to get to Bridgeport from Toronto Ontario Canada and I think Hartford and then the ferry would be the best route. Is it complicated to take luggage from the train station on to the ferry? Does it run often? Would there be taxis on the Bridgeport side at the Ferry terminal?

Any info would be great!

Thanks,
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:40 PM
 
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The ferry generally runs every 90 minutes, though the schedule varies. You can find more info here.

I ended up taking Amtrak from Hartford to New Haven, and Metro North from New Haven to Bridgeport, since I wanted to stop in New Haven for a few hours and the Metro North ran at a more convenient time (and I think it's cheaper, too). If you decide to take Amtrak the whole way, you may or may not need to change trains, depending on the schedule, but it shouldn't be complicated. You shouldn't have any trouble getting your things from one place to the next, I don't think, but you will need to walk a small distance. Are you flying into Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks?

And you are going to Long Island, right? The ferry runs between Bridgeport, CT and Port Jefferson, NY, and going to Long Island is the only reason to take the ferry. If you are going to L.I., it might be easier to fly into Islip or JFK.
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Hi All,

Is Hartford the closest Amtrak to Bridgeport? I need to get to Bridgeport from Toronto Ontario Canada and I think Hartford and then the ferry would be the best route. Is it complicated to take luggage from the train station on to the ferry? Does it run often? Would there be taxis on the Bridgeport side at the Ferry terminal?

Any info would be great!

Thanks,
You do not need to go to Hartford. Bridgeport has Amtrak service, it is just that not all trains stop there. It may be better for you to go to New York City and then catch another train to Bridgeport. Jay
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Old 06-20-2009, 03:38 PM
 
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Thanks for the info guys. I am trying to avoid flying. I will take the train to NY then to Bridgeport directly! Thanks for your help.

RB
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:01 PM
 
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Is there a taxi stand when I get off the ferry in Bridgeport?
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