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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Boston to Hartford?

Lowest Price$42.73
Fastest Train3h 58m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Boston to Hartford 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 Boston to Hartford?

In the last month, $43.78 was the average price of a train ticket from Boston, MA to Hartford, CT. 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 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $36.19 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Boston to Hartford?

The distance between Boston and Hartford is approximately 93 miles, or 150 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 58 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Boston to Hartford 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 Monday 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 Boston at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. 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 Boston to Hartford?

Trains leave the station in Boston twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Hartford to Boston. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Boston to Hartford for $13.35.

Which train should you take from Boston to Hartford?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Boston, Massachusetts to Hartford, Connecticut. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak24h 38m$48.97

Amtrak train tickets from Boston to Hartford start from $43, and on average cost $49. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Hartford. Amtrak in Boston leaves from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and one other station. And in Hartford trains arrive at Union Station - 1 Union Pl, From Boston to Hartford train travel on Amtrak takes 4 hours and 38 minutes. If you are looking to get to Hartford faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 58 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Hartford.

Where is the train station in Boston?

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

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station

Where is the train station in Hartford?

Hartford has one train station:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Price trends for trains from Boston to Hartford

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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