Greenwich’s location offers a bucolic lifestyle in a woodsy, slower-paced environment less than a hour from the business and cultural mecca of Manhattan. Its proximity to New York connects Greenwich to the to the major transportation routes of the U.S. by air, railway and road.
The leading global airlines and the U.S. domestic carriers fly out of five airports in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, all conveniently or reasonably accessible by motor vehicle from Greenwich, either private car or limousine and scheduled van and bus service.
Four railway stations in Greenwich link its community center to New York’s Grand Central Station and central Manhattan with express and non-transfer Trains, with most trips less than an hour. Neighboring Stamford is part of the Amtrak network with regularly scheduled trains to and from Boston, along the Eastern seaboard and extending across the U.S. and Canada.
Greenwich is also bisected by two major roads, Interstate 95, a major three lane highway, and the Merritt Parkway, a wooded, scenic two lane route limited to non-commercial traffic. These roadways tie the community to New York and major cities north and south like Hartford, Boston, Washington, D.C and Albany.Greenwich is within reasonable proximity of five active airports that among them serve the major airlines covering the globe and the domestic U.S. market. . All are linked to various forms of ground transportation and offer parking hourly, metered, short-term parking and long-term.
LaGuardia Airport: From downtown Greenwich, LaGuardia is 28 miles away and between 44 and an hour and 15 minutes by car, depending on traffic. LaGuardia is served by 25 airlines and 400,000 flights in and out a year, largely domestic.
John F. Kennedy International Airport: JFK is 44 miles away and from 51 minutes to an hour and 25 minutes by car.
Newark International Airport: Newark, 47 miles from downtown Greenwich, is an hour and 15 minutes to an hour and 45 minutes by car.
Bradley International Airport: Farthest away but without the frenetic pace of larger airports is Bradley, 95 miles, about 12 miles north of Hartford, CT and up to two hours or more by car.
Westchester County Airport: Westchester offers the convenience of being minutes away by car, off King Street (Route 1230A, north of the Merritt Parkway), just across the New York state border and less than five miles from downtown Greenwich. The airport is also the base of one of the largest fleets of U.S. corporate jets.
Greenwich is served by two main bus routes running across the community, linking Port Chester, NY to the west and Stamford, CT to the east. The service is provided by CT Transit, an agency of the Connecticut Department of Transportation which provides mass transit in communities statewide, either directly or by sub-contract.
Stamford to Portchester: This Greenwich bus route operates daily and weekends and generally follows East Putnam and West Putnam Avenues, commonly known as Route 1 or the Post Road, with a loop to Delevan Avenue, Armstrong Court, Hamilton Avenue and Field Point Road
Stamford to Old Greenwich: This smaller bus route operates Mondays through Fridays and loops south into Old Greenwich, following Sound Beach Avenue and Shore Road.
Budget Rent A Car
44 Railroad Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
Hertz a Car
111 West Putnam Ave
Greenwich, CT 06830
15 Edgewood Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
Toyota Rent a Car
246 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
Rail: Subject to Change with Covid-19.
Greenwich has two major rail lines which cross the community daily. These lines are Metro-North Commuter Railroad and Amtrak.
Metro-North: Greenwich has four stations on the 73-mile Metro-North Railroad line running between New York’s Grand Central Terminal and New Haven, CT and is also less than five miles from the Stamford Metro-North station. The Metro-North line extends from Greenwich east to Port Chester, NY and west to Stamford from the four stations--Greenwich, Cos Cob, Riverside and Old Greenwich.
Greenwich Station: In peak periods, in addition to the 41-minute express out of Greenwich there are two trains that make one stop en-route to Grand Central Station and four trains that make two stops.
Cos Cob Station: A number of daily trains with one full express, two one-stop and two two-stops trains.
Riverside Station: A number of daily trains with one express, two one-stop and three two stops trains.
Old Greenwich Station: A number of daily trains with one express, five one-stop and two two-stop trains.
Amtrak: This train line, which crosses via the Metro-North-Port Authority of New York rail system serves the Eastern U.S and linked to the rail network across the U.S. and in Canada. The Amtrak service out of Stamford offers trains daily to Boston’s downtown South Station and Route 128 Station and an equal number to Washington’s Union Station. To Washington, up to four of the trains are express runs of 31/2 hours or more and the other regional trains of more 4 ½ hours with an $88 basic one-way adult coach fare.
Amtrak can be contacted for up to the minute schedules and news at 800-USA-RAIL. www.amtrak.com
Taxis and Limousines
Greenwich Taxi (203.869.6000): The only taxi stand in Greenwich is situated at the Greenwich Train Station and operated by Greenwich Taxi but door-to-door taxi service is also available by calling the Greenwich Taxi dispatcher
Connecticut Limo (800.472.5466): This serviceoperates a regular round-the-clock schedule of vans and buses from a Stamford terminal in the parking garage of the Stamford Marriott Hotel to and from LaGuardia, JFK and Newark. The basic fare is $57 one-way, luggage included, exclusive of gratuity. There are 15 daily runs each way between Stamford and both LaGuardia and JFK and five each way between Stamford and Newark.
Red Dot Airport Shuttle (800.673.3368): This service runs a service to and from LaGuardia and JFK out of the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, 1800 East Putnam Ave.
A representative list of available limousine services:
Exclusive Limousine Service
Greenwich Private Car Service
Michael’s Limousine Service
Red Dot Airport Shuttle
Within the Southwestern, Connecticut region (including Greenwich) there several transportation groups and organizations that work to make regional commuting easier. These groups include: The Connecticut Department of Transportation, Connecticut Commuter Rail (Metro-North), Metropool, and the Rideshare Company (with Easy Street®).
The Connecticut Department of Transportation
2800 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, Connecticut CT 06131-7546
Transportation Service Organizations
The Connecticut Department of Transportation works with the public, transportation partners, state and federal legislators, and other state and local agencies to provide a safe and efficient transportation system for the people traveling in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Commuter Rail-MTA Metro-North
MTA Metro-North Railroad
Peter A. Cannito
347 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017-3739
MTA Metro-North Railroad is the second largest commuter railroad in the United States. A subsidiary of New York State's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North was founded in 1983 when the MTA assumed control of Conrail commuter operations in the states of New York and Connecticut.
100 Leibert Road, P.O. Box 66
Hartford, CT 06141-0066
Connecticut Transit (CTTRANSIT) is the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT)-owned bus service. Several companies under contract to CDOT operate services in metropolitan areas throughout Connecticut.
The Greenwich region is served by two main bus routes linking Port Chester, NY to the west and Stamford, CT to the east.
Metro Pool Inc.
One Landmark Square, 8th Floor
Stamford, Connecticut 06901
A range of free transportation assistance covering ride-matching, guaranteed rides and direct employer outreach is offered to commuters by MetroPool which serves serves Southwestern Connecticut and the Lower Hudson Valley Region of New York.
MetroPool has been in operation for two decades and currently administers programs for nearly 300 companies. The number of single-occupied vehicles removed from the road, an estimated 21,000, would fill three lines of traffic bumper-to-bumper for 33 miles.
100 Corporate Drive
Windsor, Connecticut 06095