It’s going to take a bit of work to WCSU’s campus. Here’s some important information for you on getting to campus from local airports.
Bradley International, Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Although closer than some of the NYC airports, Bradley is perhaps the most difficult in terms of public transportation.
Bus Service to Danbury is available. Ask at the Information Desk or an airline employee where to find a bus to take you to Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.
You may also be able to hire a car or shuttle service. More information on car and shuttle services may be found when you click on the photo link.
Once in Danbury, call for a taxi at 203-792-0029 or (203) 792-8294, and ask the taxicab driver to take you to Western Connecticut State University, Old Main building.
Laguardia (LGA) or Kennedy (JFK) airports, New York City
Transportation is more readily available from Laguardia and JFK airports than from Bradley.
Connecticut Limo is perhaps the most readily available and convenient service (unless your flight arrives in the early hours of the morning!) You may arrange your transportation before you arrive via the Connecticut Limo website, or you can arrange it through the Ground Transportation Desk once you’ve landed. Follow signs to the Ground Transportation area, or ask an airport employee to direct you.
Once there, tell the representative that you would like to take the next shuttle to Danbury, Connecticut. The cost for a one-way trip is approximately $80.
The Connecticut Limo will take you to the Maron Hotel. From there, you can get a cab (dial 203-792-0029 or (203) 792-8294) to the WCSU Midtown Campus (181 White Street), Old Main building. Go to room 306.
Buses and trains are available from the airports to Manhattan, and from there, to Danbury. Here are some of the services available:
Take the AirTrain from JFK to the subway or bus service into Manhattan (Grand Central Station). From there, take a MetroNorth train to Danbury, CT or to Brewster, NY. Finally, call a taxi to take you to the WCSU Midtown Campus (181 White Street), Old Main building. The AirTrain and subway cost into Manhattan will cost about $7.50.
Metro North Railroad
From Manhattan’s Grand Central Station terminal, you can take a Metro North train to one of two locations. You may take the New Haven line to the Danbury station. This trip requires that you change trains in South Norwalk, but the Danbury station is only 1/2 mile or so from the WCSU Midtown campus. A one-way ticket on the train will cost about $20.
You may also take the Harlem line to Brewster, New York. This trip does not require changing trains, but is a little farther from campus. Once arriving in Brewster, you will need to hail a taxicab at the stand in front of the station, ask the driver to take you to Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT (181 White Street), Old Main building. Again, the cost for the train is about $20. The taxi may cost about $30.
Peter Pan Bus (also serving Bonanza and Greyhound bus lines)
Click image to link to Peter Pan Bus) Several bus lines run to Danbury from Manhattan. From the Port Authority Bus Terminal (625 8th Ave. & W. 42nd Street) Peter Pan Bus Line offers service to Danbury. The cost is approximately $20.00. The bus stop is just off Main Street. Call a taxicab at 203-792-0029.
Newark Liberty Airport, Newark, New Jersey
(Click image to link to AirTrain Newark) Like JFK, Newark Liberty Airport also has AirTrain service into Manhattan. From Newark, you can catch the AirTrain into NY’s Penn Station. The cost is about $13.00. From Penn Station, take the subway to Grand Central Station (cost approximately $2.25), where you can switch to the Metro North train. You may take Metro North’s Harlem line to Brewster (cost about $20), and a taxicab can be hailed there to take you to Danbury (cost about $30). Or, take the New Haven line to Danbury (requiring yet another train change in South Norwalk.) The Danbury train station is about 1/2 mile from the midtown campus.
Call a taxicab at 203-792-0029.
Newark Liberty Transportation
A variety of shuttle and car services are available into Manhattan from Newark Liberty Airport. Like the AirTrain, most will require you to make several stops and transfers between Newark and Danbury. It may be more reasonable (or just easier!) for you to hire a car service to drive you directly from Newark to Danbury. The transportation site at Newark’s website lists some options available to you.
Logan Airport, Boston, Massachusetts
Peter Pan Bus (also serving Bonanza and Greyhound bus lines)
Transport is available from Logan to Danbury via Peter Pan Bus again. You can catch a bus from Logan into Boston, and from Boston to Danbury. Please see the Peter Pan webpage (click the photo) for more complete information. The bus stop is again just off Main Street, and you may call a taxicab at 203-792-0029 or (203) 792-8294.
Directions, Maps, Hotels, and other information
(Click image to link to WCSU directions) For maps and directions to WCSU’s Midtown or Westside Campuses, please follow this link to the University’s webpage, where full directions and maps can be found.
There are a variety of hotels in the Danbury area if you are arriving late at night (cost paid by participant). Here are links to websites for several that are close by. WCSU has no affiliation with, nor does it endorse, any of these hotels. Please click on the photo to link to the hotel’s website.
Best Western Berkshire Inn, 11 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel, CT 06801
(Ph: (203) 744-3200
Courtyard Danbury, 3 Eagle Rd, Danbury, CT 06810
Ph: (203) 730-2228
Hampton Inn, 81 Newtown Rd, Danbury, CT 06810
Ph: (203) 748-6677
Holiday Inn, 80 Newtown Rd., Danbury, CT 06810
Quality Inn & Suites, 78 Federal Rd., Danbury, CT 06810
LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 116 Newtown Rd., Danbury, CT 06810
Crowne Plaza Danbury, 18 Old Ridgebury Rd, Danbury, CT 06810
Ph: (203) 794-0600
Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06810
Hilton Garden Inn, 119 Mill Plain Rd., Danbury, CT 06811
Hotel Zero Degrees, 15 Milestone Road, Danbury, CT 06810
Maron Hotel & Suites, 42 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811
Residence Inn, 22 Segar St., Danbury, CT 06810
Super 8 Hotel Danbury, 3 Lake Avenue Ext., Danbury, CT 06811
Ph: 203-743-0064 or 203-501-1525