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Old 05-01-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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Hello,

I'm currently working in NYC and am looking to move to East Haven with my family. The Metro North train schedules are a bit all over the place. I'm trying to see what the shortest commute possible would be. For example, some trains leave at a good time from Grand Central but do not go all the way to New Haven. Is there a bus I can take from say Stamford to New Haven?

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Old 05-01-2010, 11:16 AM
 
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:59 AM
 
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I think you are proposing that you would like to take the train to Stamford and then a bus the rest of the way? There is only the one evening Greyhound bus from Stamofrd, and you'd lose so much time in the transfer it wouldn't be worth it. Depending on where your job is in NY, you could take Greyhound from NY to New Haven, but they run infrequently, are way more expensive, and slower.
The site bettermetronorth.com will show all your NY to New Haven trains in a format that will show your fastest options. You can also pick up a printed schedule at the station that will just list the trains that serve New Haven. 1:39 looks to be the fastest service, and there lots of trains to New Haven in the 1:39-1:51 range.
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:35 PM
 
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The idea of commuting from New Haven to NYC by train is a really bad one.

The idea of a commute using a combination of train and bus is even worse.

Re-think your idea here, because you're going to be really unhappy if you're doing this commute regularly.
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:19 PM
 
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The idea of commuting from New Haven to NYC by train is a really bad one.

The idea of a commute using a combination of train and bus is even worse.

Re-think your idea here, because you're going to be really unhappy if you're doing this commute regularly.
Exactly.

I don't think any bus would go straight through from Stamford to New Haven. You have to switch buses several times and it would take hours. If you must do a commute from New Haven to New York, you need to take the train the whole way. There are plenty of trains that go all the way through to New Haven, and they'll be a lot faster than trying to take a series of buses from Stamford.
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Old 05-01-2010, 03:41 PM
 
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I appreciate all the comments. Let me put this into perspective for some of you. I currently live in a house that I own in Pennsylvania. I don't love long commutes but I also don't like paying $1600 or more to rent in New Jersey or New York in a decent location. I can't afford houses in either of these states in areas that I think are good for myself and my family (schools, safety, etc.). I've researched some areas (not in New Haven directly, but in neighboring areas like East Haven) that are nice and contain houses within my price range. If you guys have suggestions or other options, that would be great as long as you don't tell me I have to rent or buy in Jersey City or Newark. I'll take the long commute instead.
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Old 05-01-2010, 03:47 PM
 
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You can rent in Newark in the Ironbound section which is the safest and commute daily using Amtrak which would be 70-100$ roundtrip daily. Some companies pay for there employees trips. Newark Penn to New Haven takes 2 hrs, but is usually faster compared to the I-95 Buses. Renting in the Ironbound is very is easy to do on a budget 1400-2000$ a month.
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:10 PM
 
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I have two kids. The schools in Newark, as far as I know, are abysmal.
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:25 PM
 
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I appreciate all the comments. Let me put this into perspective for some of you. I currently live in a house that I own in Pennsylvania. I don't love long commutes but I also don't like paying $1600 or more to rent in New Jersey or New York in a decent location. I can't afford houses in either of these states in areas that I think are good for myself and my family (schools, safety, etc.). I've researched some areas (not in New Haven directly, but in neighboring areas like East Haven) that are nice and contain houses within my price range. If you guys have suggestions or other options, that would be great as long as you don't tell me I have to rent or buy in Jersey City or Newark. I'll take the long commute instead.
A $1600 budget won't add up for what you're proposing. Your monthly train pass alone will be almost $400. I'm not sure how you're going to rent a decent house in East Haven for $1200?
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:32 PM
 
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Who said anything about renting in East Haven? I'm looking to buy a house in East Haven.
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