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About Bridgeport

While it has fallen on hard times after WW2, Bridgeport has seen many new development projects that have breathed an air of life to the city, making it an attractive destination for many young travelers. The city’s prime attraction is the Klein Memorial Auditorium, which features amazing art-deco architecture and a lavish marble lobby. The auditorium is being used as a theater, so check out their calendar when you’re in town. Nature lovers should consider giving Beardsley Zoo a visit, as it holds a wide variety of ecosystems, including a rainforest building. It is also a good picnic spot if you simply want to lounge around. For those who enjoy learning more about the city and its people, head over to the Barnum Museum.

For those who just can’t have enough steaks, Joseph’s Steakhouse is the place to be. If you wish to try an authentically American culinary experience, Walrus + Carpenter is a famous local spot.

The city’s main bus station is the Greyhound Bus Terminal located at 710 Water St in Downtown Bridgeport. The main Amtrak train station is also located on Water St, just a block south from the bus station. Bridgeport is served by Amtrak’s Northeast Regional and Vermonter lines. The city’s main airport is the Sikorsky Memorial Airport, which is three miles southeast of downtown.

Station Information

525 Water St  - BRPAMT-0

Image credit: Harold Shapiro

The Amtrak station in Bridgeport is accessible from 525 Water St, and the unusual design means that the station’s waiting area is part of a raised structure above the six lanes of Water Street. The railroad lines along Pequonnock River are used by local Metro North and CTrail commuter rail, as well as two Amtrak lines: the Northeast Regional from Boston to Roanoke and the Vermonter from St. Albans to Washington, DC. Travelers can connect to the nearby bus terminal on Water St to continue their travels via bus. The station’s downtown location offers easy access to parking garages, fast food, and several nearby hotels.

Popular train stations in Bridgeport:

  • 525 Water St

What train companies travel to Bridgeport, Connecticut?

Located in Connecticut, Bridgeport is accessible by train from 39 other cities. You can choose from 286 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Bridgeport on Wanderu. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Bridgeport are also available.

Train companies serving Bridgeport

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak2535h 21m$98.62
Amtrak Northeast Regional463h 26m$90.17
Amtrak Vermonter282h 53m$85.52
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

  • The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. The Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • The Vermonter is an Amtrak passenger train that connects St. Albans, VT to Washington, D.C. by way of New York City. The journey is renowned for the beautiful scenic views that it presents as it passes through the Green Mountains and the Berkshires. Aboard the Vermonter, passengers can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets at every seat and extra legroom. You can also grab a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing beverage from the train’s café.

Which train carrier has the best service to Bridgeport?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Bridgeport by train with Amtrak giving them a 5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Vermonter had the most comfortable train service to Bridgeport taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Vermonter offers. They rate Amtrak Vermonter a 5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Bridgeport punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Vermonter has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Bridgeport, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$4.00 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Bridgeport, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Bridgeport. In the last month, trains from Wallingford to Bridgeport had the lowest average price at $9.00. In general, these cities tend to have the cheapest trains to Bridgeport:

The main train station in Bridgeport is 525 Water St. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Bridgeport.

Bridgeport ranks number 7 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 58 in United States. Bridgeport ranks number 3 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Bridgeport via train service. On average 261 direct daily train trips serve Bridgeport.
The population of Bridgeport is 147629. Bridgeport ranks number 4 in terms of population in Connecticut and number 121 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Bridgeport range from $4 for a short trip to Bridgeport, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Bridgeport starts at , and a longer trip by train to Bridgeport can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $4.
People who take the train to Bridgeport are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Bridgeport easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of Bridgeport is 525 Water St, located just 0.7 miles away. Select 525 Water St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Bridgeport. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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