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Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from Boston to New London. Traveling by train from Boston to New London usually takes around one hour and 37 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in one hour and 25 minutes.

Distance88 mi (141 km)
Fastest train1h 25m
Lowest price$17.76
Trains per day18
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Boston, MA to New London, CT

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Scott

August 8, 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Very convenient and efficient way to get from Boston to New London. Views along the way were pleasant and the surroundings were comfortable. Tips: This was a great option for us to get from Boston to point south parrot didn’t have to rent a car or deal with the h...

Pros: Very convenient and efficient way to get from Boston to New London. Views along the way were pleasant and the surroundings were comfortable. Tips: This was a great option for us to get from Boston to point south parrot didn’t have to rent a car or deal with the hassles of the Boston traffic. Would definitely do this again.

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5.0

Debora

February 28, 2021 - Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Satisfied, helpful staff. Cons: The price, wifi would not work. Tips: Try to book your tickets online in abd advance for best deals!

Pros: Satisfied, helpful staff. Cons: The price, wifi would not work. Tips: Try to book your tickets online in abd advance for best deals!

5.0

Maria

October 22, 2019 - Couples trip

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Comfortable trip. Cons: The announcement of the platform could be earlier than a couple of minutes before the train arrives to the platform. It’s not comfortable.

Pros: Comfortable trip. Cons: The announcement of the platform could be earlier than a couple of minutes before the train arrives to the platform. It’s not comfortable.

4.0

John

June 14, 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Quick, clean and efficient Café car had beer/wine. Cons: The train had a 45 minute delay due to bridge malfunction approaching the Mystic CT station, we made up 15 minutes to Boston for a 30 minute late arrival Maybe the bridge operators could wait until the sch...

Pros: Quick, clean and efficient Café car had beer/wine. Cons: The train had a 45 minute delay due to bridge malfunction approaching the Mystic CT station, we made up 15 minutes to Boston for a 30 minute late arrival Maybe the bridge operators could wait until the scheduled 9:46 train passes the Mystic station before opening it, the boats wouldn’t have to wait long.

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

In the last month, $23.32 was the average price of a train ticket from Boston, MA to New London, CT. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $40.76 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$57$38$19SepSep

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to New London will vary between C$18 and C$43. Planning a train trip to New London within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Boston over the next 7 days is C$22. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$63$51$38$25$13ONDJFMAMJJAS

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Boston to New London by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$25 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to New London in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$41 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$63$51$38$25$133020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 20 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New London from Boston will be about C$40.76 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Boston to New London?

Amtrak Northeast Regional is the one and only train line which connects Boston, Massachusetts to New London, Connecticut. However, there are 9 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Northeast Regional91h 37m$34.62
  • Amtrak Northeast Regional

    Amtrak Northeast Regional

    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 9 daily train trips from Boston to New London, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Boston to New London during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

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

The distance between Boston and New London is approximately 88 miles, or 141 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 25 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Boston to New London are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Boston at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 New London?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. 18 of these are direct connections to New London. 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 New London to Boston. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Boston to New London for $25.37.

City Information

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 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 Boston?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Boston where you can board the train to New London.

Train stations in Boston:

  • South Station

Where is the train station in New London?

Arrival stations

New London has one train station.

Need a return trip from New London to Boston?

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