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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Boston to Springfield?

Lowest Price$12.02
Fastest Train2h 21m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $44.07 was the average price of a train ticket from Boston, MA to Springfield, 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 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $46.89 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Boston to Springfield?

The distance between Boston and Springfield is approximately 80 miles, or 129 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 21 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 Boston to Springfield 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 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 Springfield?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Springfield. 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 Springfield to Boston. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Boston to Springfield for $14.69.

Which train should you take from Boston to Springfield?

2 train services operate from Boston, Massachusetts to Springfield, Massachusetts. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak55h 24m$63.13
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited22h 25m$16.15

Where is the train station in Boston?

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

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station

Where is the train station in Springfield?

Springfield has one train station:

  • Union Station Transportation Center

Price trends for trains from Boston to Springfield

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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