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Trip Summary

You can pick from 24 daily train trips between New Haven and Boston. The average train journey from New Haven to Boston takes 3 hours and 22 minutes, but some Amtrak train trips are as short as one hour and 57 minutes.

Distance121 mi (194 km)
Fastest train1h 57m
Lowest price$16.27
Trains per day34
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New Haven to Boston

(Based on 41 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Brenda

January 30, 2024- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Was easy to get to airport from train station. Cons: Maybe more info that food service was onboard. Tips: No.

5.0

Bryant

October 24, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Acela

Pros: constant updates. Cons: n/a. Tips: enjoy.

4.0

KRISHA

October 12, 2023- Business

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Fast commute. Cons: More timing. Tips: Be on time.

4.0

Naphtali

July 6, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Cons: Time management. One would probably miss an important appointment. The train delayed for 50 minutes. Tips: Very convenient.

4.0

Madeline

May 24, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Was very comfortable in the seat. Loved having the outlets to charge devices at every seat. Cons: Timeliness of the trains. Both my trains this week got in over a half hour delayed.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from New Haven to Boston was $56.02. At this price, taking the train is the cheap and easy way to go. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Boston if you book your train tickets at least 29 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $69.34.

Average prices by travel date

$183$122$61FebMar

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from New Haven to Boston will range from $43 to $169. If you're planning to travel by train to Boston in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from New Haven you can find in the next 7 days is $52. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

$169$136$102$68$34MAMJJASONDJF
Mark your calendar for August if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from New Haven to Boston. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $103. If you're planning a trip from New Haven to Boston during November, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $155 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

$169$136$102$68$343020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Boston from New Haven will be about C$69.34 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New Haven to Boston?

There are 3 train lines with service from New Haven to Boston. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 11 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak93h 44m$74.26
Amtrak Acela52h 5m$163.31
Amtrak Northeast Regional113h 36m$63.36
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 9 Amtrak trains from New Haven to Boston every day, as well as 17 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $18.

  • The Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed rail service. Connecting 15 cities along the Northeast Corridor of the United States, the Acela is Amtrak’s fastest running passenger train, developing a speed of up to 82.2 mph. Acela trains are equipped with free high-speed internet, power outlets and extra comfortable seats. In addition, all Acela passengers have access to the line’s signature Corridor Café where they can unwind and enjoy a freshly prepared meal with a glass of wine. There are 5 Acela trips from New Haven to Boston every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

  • The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 11 daily train trips from New Haven to Boston, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between New Haven and Boston is approximately 121 miles, or 194 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 57 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from New Haven to Boston. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

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.

There are 24 scheduled trains on most days. 34 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.

City Information

New Haven

Sitting on the mouth of the Quinnipiac River of Connecticut, New Haven has been the home of the esteemed Yale University for more than 300 years. The quaint college town, with its cultural significance, has long been a highly-rated destination for culturally-inclined travelers. The first thing to do in New Haven is to visit the Yale campus, which was designed by famous architects such as Eero Saarinen and Frank O. Gehry. Don’t forget to check out the university’s visitor center as well, which houses impressive historical displays. Other interesting destinations on the premises are the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. If you wish to take a break from the urban environment and go hunting for some amazing nature shots, East Rock Park will be a premier choice. Inside the park is the Pardee Rose Garden, which features more than 50 varieties of roses blooming in June and July.

New Haven is a popular destination for foodies, and its greatest offering is pizza. New Haven’s special pizza, also known as “apizza,” is a must-try when you are in town, and the best place to try this delicacy is at Pepe’s, its birthplace. Another establishment to check out is Louis’ Lunch, which has been serving delightful fast food since 1895.

The central hub of transportation in the city is Union Station, where travelers can catch Amtrak trains or buses by Greyhound and Flixbus for intercity transits. Air services are handled by the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, located 3 miles east of the business district.

Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love tasting the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New Haven?

Union Station  - NHVUST-0

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Main departure station: Union Station

Union Station in New Haven is Connecticut’s most important transportation hub and is also one of the busiest stations in Amtrak’s national rail network. The station serves interstate Amtrak passenger trains that run along the Northeast Corridor between Washington, DC and Boston. Additionally, there are several commuter rail services operated by Amtrak, MTA and CTrail that connect New Haven to the likes of New York and Hartford. Union Station also accommodates CTtransit’s local buses services as well as intercity bus travel from carriers including Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. In addition, a free shuttle service is available from Union Station to New Haven Green in the city’s modern downtown.

All train stations in New Haven:

  • Union Station

  • State Street Station

  • 51 Depot Rd

  • 60 State St

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

  • 41 Central St

  • Union Station Transportation Center

  • Train Station

  • S Main St at Stanton Rd

Where is the train station in Boston?

Main arrival station: Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

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

Train stations in Boston:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • South Station

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