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Boston - Springfield Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

5 trains operate daily from Boston to Springfield. The train trip from Boston to Springfield is usually about 4 hours and 48 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train can get you there in as little as 2 hours and 24 minutes.

Distance80 mi (129 km)
Fastest train2h 24m
Lowest price$27.36
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Boston to Springfield

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Elizabeth

July 2, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

This train was much more spacious than the Boston to NYC train. So much leg room!

5.0

Rajkumar

December 31, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: It was a very pleasant trip and the railway staff team was outstanding and very helpful. Cannot describe their professionalism , amazing. Would definitely recommend everyone. Cons: None to suggest. Tips: Be relaxed and seek for help if have any queries.

5.0

Suyapa

December 26, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Awesome, comfortable quiet

4.0

Lisa

November 7, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: It was a clean and the seats were comfortable. Cons: The wifi doesn't always work.

5.0

Dugana

April 13, 2021- Business

Amtrak

Pros: The scenery. Cons: The smell. Maybe some air freshener? Tips: Don't forget your phone charger.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Boston to Springfield was $59.89. 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 Springfield 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 $55.33.

Average prices by travel date

$103$68$34JulJul

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to Springfield is expected to fluctuate between $53 and $94 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Springfield in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Boston is $59.

Monthly average prices

$137$109$82$55$27ASONDJFMAMJJ
Ticket prices for the train from Boston to Springfield often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in February when the average ticket price is only $60. If you're thinking of traveling from Boston to Springfield during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $111 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in November, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

$103$82$62$41$213020100

If you're looking to save on your train trip from Boston to Springfield, book online with Wanderu at least 29 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $55.33 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Boston to Springfield?

2 train services operate from Boston to Springfield. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak45h 29m$86.14
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited12h 28m$46.11
  • 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 4 Amtrak trains from Boston to Springfield every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $49.

  • The Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is an overnight train that runs along some of the best shorelines in the U.S., connecting New York City and Boston with Chicago. The service provides top-tier amenities to its passengers, including free WiFi and dining onboard. The Lake Shore Limited departs from South Station in Boston and arrives at Union Station Transportation Center in Springfield. The route takes about 2 hours and 28 minutes and ticket prices start at $27.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Boston to Springfield. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.
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 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 24 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.

Trains departing from Boston to Springfield tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

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.

There are 5 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.

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 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.

Springfield

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Founded in 1636 as the first Springfield in North America, this city sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River in Massachusetts. Perhaps best known as the birthplace of basketball, Springfield is a mecca for b-ball fans. Visitors can enjoy three levels of exhibits and interactive contests at the famous Basketball Hall of Fame.

Along with basketball, Springfield was also the birthplace of the immensely popular children's author, Theodore Geisel—more commonly known as Dr. Seuss. Enjoy a walk through the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden to see many of his most famous characters immortalized in bronze. History buffs should head to the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, highlighting the town's important role as an arsenal during the Revolutionary War.

Springfield's central location between major tourist destinations like NYC, Boston, and the Berkshires means that it can be reached easily by most modes of transport. The city is served by several Amtrak lines and Peter Pan and Greyhound buses. Bradley International Airport and Westover Metropolitan Airport are also closeby, with frequent flights from destinations around the country.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Boston?

Main departure station: Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

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

All train stations in Boston:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • South Station

Where is the train station in Springfield?

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Main arrival station: Union Station Transportation Center

Union Station is an iconic landmark in Springfield that just finished renovations in 2016- meaning you get the historic charm plus modern AC. Original features include the impressive entrance clock, wooden train schedule, and terrazzo flooring. You may stop at Union Station on Amtrak or Northeast Regional. Or, if you're commuting locally, you may transfer to the CTrail Hartford Line. Greyhound and Peter Pan provide bus services to the area as well, with connections across New England. Since the station operates with so many carriers, the waiting area has plenty of space and seating, ticket kiosks, and plenty of snack options like Dunkin Donuts and Subway.

Train stations in Springfield:

  • Union Station Transportation Center

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