So far I have found(If Im wrong on the prices or times I would love to know):

Greyhound- buses from the port authority terminal
Acela- From Penn station about 1 hr 35 minutes (about $59)
Northeast Regional- From Penn station about 2 hrs (about $32)
Vermonter- From Penn station about 2 hrs(about $32)
New Haven(Metro North)- From Grand Central about 2 hrs(about $17.50)
Port Jefferson Ferry- 75 min (plus a 30 min walk NY side) (about $17 plus a $10.50 dollar train ride NY side and a 30 minute $23 amtrak or $3.50 MTN train ride CT side)
Orient Point Ferry- time about 2 hours? (Doesnt seem to be a public transit way to get here...and then a 1 hour $10.50 train ride)

Must be: direct transportation starting anywhere in New York city, Ending anywhere in New Haven, shouldn't require you to go to other states or countries(so commercial airlines do not work), cost less than 1000 dollars(so private helicopters do not work) and reasonably take less than 6 hours(so walking and biking do not work).

Also the form of transportation should either be regularly used, or original and not be just a different iteration of what is above.

They should also not include cars or vans in any way.

So is there any private boat, direct hopper flight, hot air balloon, train line service, etc. that I am not thinking of?

This may be a simple "no" or a "yes - this service" type answer.

  • It's about a 30-minute walk from the Port Jefferson train station to the ferry. It's about a 2-hour ride from Penn Station to Port Jefferson, and costs $19 (peak) or $13.75 (off-peak) if you buy your ticket in advance, not $5. – phoog Apr 25 '17 at 17:14
  • Where did you get the idea that the fare would be $5? – phoog Apr 25 '17 at 17:18
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    New Haven? I think you mean Metro-North. It's the New Haven Line, but I don't recall anyone, except the Conductor, calling it that. – Johns-305 Apr 25 '17 at 17:23
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    In the summer of 2016, Shoreline Aviation offered a seaplane shuttle service between Tweed New Haven Airport and the 23rd St. Seaplane Base in NYC. No reference to this service currently appears on their website, so it's unclear whether they'll be doing so again over the coming summer. – Michael Seifert Apr 25 '17 at 17:40
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    How out of the way are you willing to go? Besides the direct route, you could also take Amtrak NYC-Albany-Springfield-New Haven, for instance. – cpast Apr 25 '17 at 17:54