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The closest major airport is Long Island MacArthur Airport, located in Islip, NY, at a distance of 25 miles from the city center of Fairfield, CT.
If you're visiting Fairfield for pleasure and sightseeing, then the best way to get around in the city is by car. This travel option gives you the advantage of hitting the road whenever you please to, without having to wait for the bus or train to arrive, and without worrying that you'll end up someplace else, than your desired destination because you confused the bus and got on the wrong on. However, before getting behind the wheel, and exploring the city's surroundings, it would be wise to grab a local map first - just in case.
If you're on a budget, while staying in Fairfield, then the bus is the most convenient way to get around in the city. The public transportation service is provided by BGTA (Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority), which mainly serves the Greater Bridgeport Region, but also offers bus service to Stratford, Trumbull, Monroe, Bridgeport and Fairfield. The Fairfield Metro-North Railroad station also provides public transportation services for the residents in Fairfield, including the students from Fairfield University, as well as nearby communities, such as Black Rock.
Easy! Just follow the driving directions listed below!
From Long Island MacArthur Airport: Start by heading west on Clark Dr toward Schaeffer Drive. Make a right at Schaeffer Drive and another right at NY-454 W. Take the 1st right onto County Rd 93/Lakeland Ave/Railroad Avenue and continue onto Ocean Avenue. Make a left at Express Dr N/Expy Dr N., and then make a slight left, to merge onto I-495 W toward New York. Take exit 31 N for Cross Island Pkwy N toward Whitestone Br. and merge onto Cross Island Pkwy. Take exit 33 to merge onto I-295 N/Throgs Neck Bridge toward Throgs Neck Bridge/Bronx/New England. Make a slight right at I-695 N (signs for I-695 N/I-95 N/New Haven) and merge onto I-95 N. Take exit 15 to merge onto US-7 N toward Norwalk/Danbury, and then take exit 1 for US-1/Belden Avenue. Turn right at Belden Ave/US-1 N and take the 1st left onto Cross Street. Continue onto North Avenue. Continue onto US-1 N/Westport Avenue and make a slight left at Wilton Road. Take the 1st right onto CT-57 N and make a slight left at Weston Road. Turn right to merge onto CT-15 N toward New Haven. Take exit 47 for Park Ave toward Trumbull. Turn left at Park Avenue. Destination will be on the right.
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