5 Places To Visit In Connecticut Through Public Transport You Won’t Regret

By  //  November 2, 2022

Many people neglect Connecticut when making a list of their favorite destinations they want to visit in the coming months and years. The reason is simple, it is not as large, even the third smallest state, and people consider it doesn’t have any place that attracts them.

But they are wrong because Connecticut has plenty of sites that awestruck tourists, irrespective of the small state.  

“My plan was to go to Connecticut, so I took the Amtrak train for a stress-free ride from NY. Traveling to sightsee the fall foliage is something I’ve rarely done before, and I was excited about the whole experience.”

Said Benjamin Earley, the co-founder, and CEO of HOLT. He added, “I traveled to Grand Central Terminal in New York City on the train that left from Penn Station in New York City. From there, the Metro North Train to Westport, CT. During the ride, witnessing the landscape’s natural beauty was breathtaking.”

What are the top 5 places to visit in Connecticut through public transport you won’t regret? To know in detail, keep reading. 


When it comes to Greenwich, Amy Hartle, a proud Vermonter and the founder/blogger at Two Drifters and New England With Love, gives a list of 13 great things every CT visitor must do during their visits. 

 Audubon Center, 

Bruce Museum, 

Putnam Cottage, 

Greenwich Point Park, 

Greenwich Avenue, 

Magic at the Delmar, 

Greenwich Polo Club, 

Visit an Art Gallery, 

The Babcock Preserve, 

The Bush-Holley House, 

Binney Park, 

Great Captain’s Island, 

Mianus River Park

Traveling from London Bridge to Greenwich is easy and takes only 8 minutes if you use the Southeastern and Thameslink trains. Moreover, you can take Tube, DLR, bus, and even a boat to reach this beautiful city.

The old Royal Naval College, Queen’s House, National Maritime Museum, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, IFS Cloud Cable Car, and Cutty Sark are some of the most notable places that Visitlondon.com, the official visitor’s guide to London wants you to must pay a visit. 


Stamford has a lot of places to make tourists mesmerized, like Cove Island Park, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Bedford Street, Chelsea Piers, Bartlett Arboretum, Mianus River Park, Ferguson Library, and Goodbody Garden. 

So, to go to Stamford, take a train. To reach Harbor Point Trolley Stop 12, just walk a short distance. It will give a free ride around downtown Stamford. 

Pranjali and Jermaine, the authors of Travel Lens, find something exciting in going between the pristine waters of Stamford beachside, especially to see historic lighthouses, skyscrapers, and natural and beautiful landscapes.

And for a tour, no one can come to offer such fantastic help than Captain John’s Tiki boat and taxi tours. “Captain John is the best!!” Jeanie C said in her review. She is optimistic that she will definitely use it every year.

New Haven

“New Haven is referred to as Home to Yale University, a lively and vibrant city with plenty to visit and do. Some of the top attractions in New Haven include the Yale University Art Gallery, one of the oldest and largest university art museums in the country; the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, which houses an extensive collection of natural history specimens; and the Shubert Theater, one of the most popular performing arts venues in Connecticut,” said Robin Salvador, a tourist and the Chief Marketing Officer of Seekfast

“The New Haven Green is a park located in the center of New Haven and is a great place to relax or take a stroll. It is also home to several events throughout the year. Public transportation can get you here with no problem.” thanks to Jessica Martin from Rockholder, an eCommerce store serving the Lifestyle industry, for sharing her experience with us. 

“It doesn’t matter if you have cars or not, just wrap them with Coverland Car Covers and book a Rideshares like Uber, Lyft, and taxi services to go around the amazing city of New Haven because it has an extensive list of places to visit,” said Colin David, a resident of New Haven. 


“Mystic Village is one of the popular destinations thanks to its Mystic seaport and touristic Mystic Pizza. The magnificent Mystic Aquarium is also there. Mystic is close to Groton, which has a sub base and a fantastic restaurant called Abbotts,” said Sai Blackbyrn, a tourist, CEO, and Marketing head of CoachFoundation.

The Mystic Aquarium is the most breathtaking place to visit in Mystic. This marine aquarium has two significant specialties: the Steller sea lions (you will find the opportunity to see them only in three US aquariums, one is Mystic) and the other beluga whales.

You can go there just by walking a short distance from the train station. The other notable things include a Marsh Trek, Sharks Touch Habitat, and Stingray Touch Pool. 

According to HBanfos, the contributor on Tripadvisor, Mystic is not too big; it is a small town, merely 4 to 6 miles; if you go from downtown to Mystic River (pay a visit around it) through Old Mystic and also visit Aquarium and Mystic Seaport and then come back again. 

You can call for a cab, but they are slightly costly, so signing up for a bike and riding it to explore Mystic is the best idea. You can also visit it by walking around; it doesn’t burden you. 


“The Mark Twain House & Museum is a must-visit for fans of the famed author. It is located in the house where Twain lived from 1874 to 1891, and it’s full of artifacts and memorabilia from his life and work. You can reach the museum by taking the Hartford Line train from Union Station in Hartford.” said James Brad, the writer and founder of travare.net – a blog about travel guides, road trips, and more.

When it comes to public transport, use Lyft, Uber, carpool, local taxis, CTtransit, and zip cars. You can also choose the option of riding a bike to go around Hartford. Peter Pan Bus Lines is a privately-owned motorcoach company, and greyhound, the largest intercity bus service in NA, are also other great options. 

Barbara Radcliffe Rogers, a travel writer, and blogger at planetware.com and Worldbite, share her top-rated list of the tourist attractions in Hartford. The list includes:

The Mark Twain House & Museum

Connecticut Science Center

State Capitol

Wadsworth Atheneum

Bushnell Park & Carousel

Elizabeth Park Rose Garden

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Connecticut Historical Society Museum

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Relax in Riverside Parks

Take in a Show at Hartford Stage

Old State House

Museum of Connecticut History

Take a River Cruise

Colt Park & Coltsville Historic District


So, above are the 5 places to visit in Connecticut through public transport you won’t regret; each traveler of CT should never forget or neglect these places because they are unique, preserve beauty and history, and are a lot of fun.

Using public transport has many benefits as James Brad, the writer of travare.net, suggests, “These are just a few of the great places you can visit in Connecticut using public transportation. So next time you’re planning a trip, consider using buses, trains, or even the ferry to get around. It’s a great way to keep money save and see the state in a whole new way!”