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Wilmington - Bridgeport Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 8 daily train trips available from Wilmington to Bridgeport. Traveling by train from Wilmington to Bridgeport usually takes 4 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Vermonter train can make the trip in 3 hours and 9 minutes.

Distance159 mi (255 km)
Fastest train3h 9m
Lowest price$35.00
Trains per day11
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Wilmington to Bridgeport

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Barbara

June 12, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I liked the ease of the train stations having clearly marked track numbers and updated departures/arrivals times. This was my first time taking Amtrak versus driving, and I can't wait to do it again. Tips: Yes. Quiet car is next to last and business is last car.

What is the price of a train ticket from Wilmington to Bridgeport?

The average price for a train ticket from Wilmington to Bridgeport is $92.00, By booking your trip at least 26 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $95.59 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during February. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Wilmington to Bridgeport, with the average price at just $73. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in November, when the average price goes up to $105. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

$175$140$105$70$353020100

If you're looking to save on your train trip from Wilmington to Bridgeport, book online with Wanderu at least 26 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $95.59 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Wilmington to Bridgeport?

There are 3 train lines with service from Wilmington to Bridgeport. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 7 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak16h 10m$144.85
Amtrak Northeast Regional74h 24m$142.31
Amtrak Vermonter13h 27m$147.81
  • 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. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Wilmington to Bridgeport every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $38.

  • 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. With 7 daily train trips from Wilmington to Bridgeport, 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. There are 1 Vermonter trains traveling from Wilmington to Bridgeport every day, with prices starting from $89.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Wilmington and Bridgeport is approximately 159 miles, or 255 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 9 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Wilmington to Bridgeport. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Wilmington at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. 11 of these are direct connections to Bridgeport. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Bridgeport to Wilmington.

City Information

Wilmington

Wilmington is a major city in Delaware, established at the site of the first Swedish settlement in North America. The charming city, at the confluence of the Brandywine River and Christina River, offers easy connections to the lush countryside of Brandywine Valley. Thanks to the venerable du Pont family, who established the DuPont Company in Wilmington in 1802, the city is filled with grand estates and magnificent gardens for visitors to enjoy. The Hagley Museum & Library is the ultimate example. The expansive complex includes the first home of the du Pont family, powder yards from the company's initial gunpowder mill, and a Renaissance-style garden complete with terraces.

To dive deeper into the city's history, check out the Fort Christina State Park, the site of Wilmington's original Swedish settlement over 400 years ago. Other popular attractions include the Delaware Art Museum and Brandywine Zoo.

Wilmington is easy to access from most of the mid-Atlantic region and is located between Philadelphia and Washington. In 2011, the city's Amtrak train station was renamed the Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Railroad Station in honor of rail enthusiast Joe Biden, who often commuted via Amtrak from Wilmington to Washington during his time as a Senator. Buses from Wilmington also connect to cities like New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Since the regional Wilmington Airport does not offer civilian flights, travelers can easily take a bus to the airport in Philadelphia for any air travel out of the area.

Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT

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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

Where is the train station in Wilmington?

Main departure station: Amtrak/SEPTA Station

Wilmington has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Bridgeport.

All train stations in Wilmington:

  • Amtrak/SEPTA Station

  • Amtrak-MARC Station - 18 E Bel Air Ave

  • 10 Mopar Dr

Where is the train station in Bridgeport?

525 Water St  - BRPAMT-0

Image credit: Harold Shapiro

Main arrival station: 525 Water St

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.

All train stations in Bridgeport:

  • 525 Water St

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