Commuting to New York City

Approximately 60-90 minutes away by train, New York City’s Grand Central Terminal is an easy commute from most Fairfield County towns.

Ridgefield to NYC

Metro-North Harlem Line Schedule
New York City commuters can either travel via Katonah, Goldens Bridge or Purdys train stations. Katonah, while offering the shortest train ride, is often inconvenient for parking, but the HART shuttle operates from Main Street to the Katonah train station daily. Goldens Bridge, one stop north of Katonah, offers ample parking and is also frequented by Ridgefield commuters. For people living in the north end of the town, Purdys train station, off Route 116, is another good option. Ticket machines are available and the fare to GCT from both stations is $11.50 one-way peak, $8.75 one-way off-peak, $251 monthly. Parking at Katonah and Goldens Bridge is handled by Allright Corp at 888-682-PARK.

Metro-North New Haven Schedule
You can also choose to use the Branchville train station off Route 7 in Ridgefield, located about five minutes down Branchville Road from the center of town. There are no ticket machines. The fare to GCT is $14.25 one-way peak, $10.75 one-way off-peak, $308 monthly. Parking is handled by the Town of Ridgefield (203-431-2700). There is a wheelchair ramp to the platform. The station is served by Westport Star Taxi (227-3063). Call in advance.

Wilton to NYC

Metro-North New Haven Schedule
Depending on where you live in Wilton, you can travel to GCT via the Branchville, Wilton or Cannondale stations on the Danbury Branch of the Metro-North New Haven line. If using Branchville station, there are no ticket machines and no staffed ticket office. The fare to GCT is $14.25 one-way peak, $10.75 one-way off-peak, $308 monthly. Parking is handled by the Town of Ridgefield (203-431-2700). There is a wheelchair ramp to the platform. The station is served by Westport Star Taxi (203-227-3063). Call in advance.

The Wilton Station is a few hundred yards from Center Street near the intersection of Route 7 and 33. Cannondale Station is on Cannon Road, just off Route 7, adjoining the Cannondale Village Shopping Center. There are no ticket machines and no staffed ticket office. Parking at Wilton and Cannondale is the province of the town (203-563-0100). Tickets bought before boarding the train to Grand Central cost $13.50 one-way peak, $10 one-way off peak. A monthly commutation ticket is $292.

Redding to NYC

Metro-North New Haven Schedule
Depending on where you live in Redding, you can travel to GCT via the Branchville, Wilton, Cannondale or Redding stations on the Danbury Branch of the Metro-North New Haven line.

Redding station is located on Long Ridge Road, a couple of minutes from Route 53. It has full ADA access, but no ticket machines or windows. One-way peak fare to GCT is $14.25, one-way off peak is $10.75, and monthly commutation is $308. An annual parking permit is $250; the daily fee is $5. Annual parking permits (as available) can be purchased Monday through Saturday at the recycling center, or ordered at the town clerk’s office during regular business hours. Call 203-938-3026 for information.

If using Branchville station, there are no ticket machines and no staffed ticket office. The fare to GCT is $14.25 one-way peak, $10.75 one-way off-peak, $308 monthly. Parking is handled by the Town of Ridgefield (203-431-2700). There is a wheelchair ramp to the platform. The station is served by Westport Star Taxi (203-227-3063). Call in advance.

The Wilton Station is a few hundred yards from Center Street near the intersection of Route 7 and 33. Cannondale Station is on Cannon Road, just off Route 7, adjoining the Cannondale Village Shopping Center. There are no ticket machines and no staffed ticket office. Parking at Wilton and Cannondale is the province of the town (203-563-0100). Tickets bought before boarding the train to Grand Central cost $13.50 one-way peak, $10 one-way off peak. A monthly commutation ticket is $292.

Westport to NYC

Metro-North New Haven Schedule
There are two train stations in Westport. The Westport station is located at 1 Railroad Place off Saugatuck Avenue. It has full ADA access and ticket machines are available. There is no staffed ticket office at this location. The fare to GCT is $15.75 one-way peak, $11.75 one-way off peak, and $341 monthly. Parking is offered by the Westport Police Department (203-341-6001). The second – Green’s Farms – is located at 2 Post Office Lane and does not offer full ADA access. Ticket machines are available but there is no staffed ticket office. Parking is offered by the Westport Parking Authority at 203-341-6052. The fare to GCT is $17.75 one-way peak, $13.25 one-way off peak, and $388 monthly. This station serves Green’s Farms Academy

Weston to NYC

Metro-North New Haven Schedule
From Weston center it is a short drive to either the Wilton or Westport train stations. You can travel to GCT via the Danbury Branch of the Metro-North New Haven line.
The Westport train station is located at 1 Railroad Place off Saugatuck Avenue. It has full ADA access and ticket machines are available. There is no staffed ticket office at this location. The fare to GCT is $15.75 one-way peak, $11.75 one-way off peak, and $341 monthly. Parking is offered by the Westport Police Department (203-341-6001).

The Wilton Station is a few hundred yards from Center Street near the intersection of Route 7 and 33. Cannondale Station is on Cannon Road, just off Route 7, adjoining the Cannondale Village Shopping Center. There are no ticket machines and no staffed ticket office. Parking at Wilton and Cannondale is the province of the town (203-563-0100). Tickets bought before boarding the train to Grand Central cost $13.50 one-way peak, $10 one-way off peak. A monthly commutation ticket is $292.