Getting Around Bridgeport

Bridgeport has stops for the following trains: Metro-North commuter line, Shore Line East, and Amtrak's regional lines. Metro-North provides service to New York City daily as well as a variety of areas in Connecticut. Metro-North's stops provide access to the regional Amtrak trains. If you are traveling between New Haven and Old Saybrook or Bridgeport and Stamford, Shore Line East is an easy option. New Haven and Old Saybrook trains run seven days a week with special weekend and holiday schedules while Bridgeport and Stamford trains run Monday through Friday. Shore Line provides connections to Amtrak and New Haven Line trains through the New Haven Union Station. For all train lines, consult local listings for the most current schedules, routes, and fares.

Are you traveling across the Sound? The Bridgeport/Port Jefferson Ferry is the way to go. With a daily schedule and space for more than 85 vehicles per trip, it is a convenient option for many people. Use the Intermodal Transportation Facility for links to the ferry terminal, train station, and both local and interstate bus service.

For those who are interested in taking a longer trip to or from Bridgeport, consider using the Greyhound buses.

It is easy to access Bridgeport and its surrounding areas by car, as a large set of highways converges in this region. These highways include Interstate 95, Route 8 & Route 25, the Merritt Parkway, and Route 1. I-95 has a particularly extensive set of exits throughout the Bridgeport area.

Cycling is always an option in Bridgeport. Connecticut offers a statewide bicycling map as well as numerous other cycling resources.

If you need a car in Bridgeport but won't have your own there, consider one of the taxi services, limousine services, or rental car companies. There is something that will fit just about any preference, need, and budget.

For flying, the Sikorsky Memorial Airport, formerly Bridgeport Municipal Airport, provides charter air service. They have not offered commercial service since 2009. The airport is located in Stratford, Connecticut, which is three miles southeast of Bridgeport's central business district. It offers a general aviation terminal, a passenger terminal, and several private hangers.

Traveling to or from the University of Bridgeport? All of the above mentioned options are easy to manage. You should be able to find something that fits with your schedule, other logistical considerations, and budget. Consult location listings for more information.