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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from New Haven to Boston?

Lowest Price$33.39
Fastest Train2h 2m
Trains Per Day26
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New Haven to Boston right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from New Haven to Boston?

In the last month, $61.59 was the average price of a train ticket from New Haven, CT to Boston, MA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $54.25 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from New Haven to Boston?

The distance between New Haven and Boston is approximately 121 miles, or 194 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 2 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from New Haven to Boston are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New Haven at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from New Haven to Boston?

There are 26 scheduled trains on most days. 23 of these are direct connections to Boston. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Boston to New Haven. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New Haven to Boston for $16.03.

Which train should you take from New Haven to Boston?

There are 3 train lines with service from New Haven, Connecticut to Boston, Massachusetts. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 17 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak25h 4m$50.15
Amtrak Acela82h 10m$130.86
Amtrak Northeast Regional172h 46m$48.65

Where is the train station in New Haven?

There are two stations in New Haven where you can board the train to Boston:

  • Union Station
  • State Street Station

Where is the train station in Boston?

Boston receives travelers from New Haven at its two active train stations:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station

Price trends for trains from New Haven to Boston

Average prices by travel date

$80$53$27OctNov

Monthly average prices

$167$134$100$67$33NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$134$107$80$53$273020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New Haven, CT to Boston, MA
4.7
Based on 6 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
2.5
Condition
4.5
Beth
5.0
December 13, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Ride was fast and comfortable.
Cons
Cost. This was a special occasion. I would ride more frequently and bring my husband is it didn't cost to much for Acela. The cost was made than airline travel.
Tips
Add charging ports. Add seat disinfecting wipes.
Joanne
4.0
August 7, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
Clearer speaking of announcememts

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
3.3
Condition
4.8
Alison
5.0
September 2, 2020Business
Pros
Easy
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Enjoy
Rachael
4.0
September 6, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Seats overall were spacious and train was clean. Train also got in early!
Cons
Unclear directions on how to get your ticket scanned, WiFi didn’t work, and the fare was very high. Individual charging ports (as opposed to window seat ports) would also be an improvement.

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