Transportation

Students traveling from New York should leave Grand Central on trains for Waterbury, or they should leave Port Authority by bus for Waterbury. Students from Boston should come either through Hartford or through New Haven, using bus lines from there to Waterbury. Cabs are available in Waterbury (see below), but cab fares may not be charged home. Note: You must arrange for pick-up with the cab companies. They do not have a line of cars awaiting trains.

If there is sufficient need, the school runs chartered buses at the student's expense directly from Taft to Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports, Bradley (BDL), Pennsylvania Station and drop off at Metropolitan Museum 81st and 5th Ave at the beginning of long weekends, Thanksgiving, Winter and March Vacations and at the close of school in June. Return transportation is also provided from these points to Taft. Buses will depart from Taft 30 minutes after the end of the last class.

Bradley is one hour from Taft; JFK/LaGuardia are two hours away. The school usually cannot provide transportation for students traveling as unaccompanied minors. Students who fall into that category must arrange their own transportation to and from the airport.

 

BUS SCHEDULES

Watertown to Waterbury
Buses leave Watertown every hour on the hour daily.
Monday through Saturday, service begins at 6:00 a.m. and the last bus leaves at 6:00 p.m.
On Sunday, buses leave Watertown on the hour from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Waterbury to Watertown
Monday through Saturday, buses leave Waterbury at 5:35 a.m. and then at half past every hour. The last bus of the day does not leave on the half hour, but leaves at 5:45 p.m.
On Sunday, buses leave Waterbury on the half hour from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Bus service does not operate in the Waterbury Area on the following holidays:
New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, or Christmas Day.

Waterbury-Watertown: Exact change in coins
$1.00 Student Fare
$1.25 Adult Fare

 

TRAIN SCHEDULES

Please be aware that schedules change periodically. It is a good idea to confirm times. On Metro-North there are generally 7 trains a day (only 5 trains on weekends) between Grand Central Station, NYC, and Waterbury, CT, and the trip takes approximately 2 1/2 hours (145 minutes). Amtrak only goes as far as New Haven.

Metro-North Fares:

Peak (one way) $16.50

Off-peak (one way) $12.50

Round Trip (peak) $33.00

Round Trip (off peak) $25.00

Times and fares are subject to change, so please check their websites.

 

Taxis and Liveries

Ferrazzi Limousine Service
205 Heritage Drive
Waterbury, CT 06708
203-753-5140

Gateway Limousine
74 Mattatuck Heights
Waterbury, CT 06705
203-755-5466

Travel Agents

Sanditz Travel
1044 Main St., Watertown
(860) 274-7568

Largay Travel
625 Wolcott St., Waterbury
(203) 757-9481

Transportation

Amtrak
(800) 872-7245
(203) 755-2700

Greyhound Bus (Hartford)
(860) 522-9267

Peter Pan
(800) 343-9999

Metro North Train
(800) 638-7646
Travel Center, Waterbury
Bank St. and Grand Ave.
(203) 756-8941
Travel Center, Southbury
999 Main St. South
(203) 264-2840

 

 

Questions about transportation can be directed to the czar of transport, Mr. Mike Blomberg, 860-945-7721.

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