Arlington to Bridgeport Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $45
Fastest Way Train — 4h 51min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 48 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 260 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
$46 · 8h 51min · 49 lb of CO2
Washington to Bridgeport
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$49 · 4h 51min · 55 lb of CO2
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$253 · 5h 22min · 483 lb of CO2
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Arlington to Bridgeport Flights

There are 2 airports — DCA, IAD — that make sense to fly out of from Arlington and 2 airports — HVN, ISP — to access Bridgeport. The best deals are usually found by flying out of IAD.

$35 · 4h 39min · 53 lb of CO2
Arlington to Bridgeport

Drive from Arlington to Bridgeport

It's 260 miles between Arlington to Bridgeport. On a typical day, it might take between 4h 39min and 4h 53min from Arlington to Bridgeport under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 5h 7min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Bridgeport by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $35.

What is the best way to travel from Arlington to Bridgeport?

The are 13 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Arlington to Bridgeport. The fastest way out of College Park towards Bridgeport is by bus, as it is the quickest to the Bridgeport area. This doesn't necessarily take into consideration traffic or weather - so these may impact some of your decision making. It's common to find tickets for as low as $45. Amtrak operates from Arlington to Bridgeport, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Arlington to Bridgeport?

On your trip from Arlington to Bridgeport, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Arlington to Bridgeport CT?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Arlington to Bridgeport. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Bridgeport is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Arlington/Bridgeport buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Arlington is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Arlington VA and Bridgeport during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Arlington to Bridgeport? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Bridgeport traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Bridgeport is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Arlington to Bridgeport?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Arlington to Bridgeport is by bus. The bus costs $45 roughly and will take 8 hours 35 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Arlington to Bridgeport?

Amtrak costs about $51 between Arlington and Bridgeport. In total, the train will take roughly 5 hours 1 minute and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at WAS Washington Union Station, which is 6 miles from Arlington. Further, once you arrive at BRP Bridgeport Amtrak or you will still have 2 miles to Bridgeport.

How long does it take from Arlington to Bridgeport by car?

The total distance between Arlington and Bridgeport is 260 miles and will take you about 4 hours 39 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $35.

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak Amtrak from Arlington to Bridgeport
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