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Trip Summary

10 trains operate daily from New York to Hartford. The train trip from New York to Hartford is usually about 3 hours and 18 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Vermonter train can get you there in as little as 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance100 mi (161 km)
Fastest train2h 35m
Lowest price$17.73
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Hartford

(Based on 51 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Iris

April 13, 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Not having to change trains.

5.0

Jacqueline

October 27, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Vermonter

Cons: I do not see any need for improvements. Tips: Make sure you arrive early.

4.0

MEI YUN

October 24, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Vermonter

Pros: Fit my purpose. Cons: Railroad rides are reliable. Tips: Good for railroad rides.

5.0

Anjaknie

September 27, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Vermonter

Cons: It was a excellent travel experience; I could've been more pleased with the experience. Tips: Use this travel option; as it's good for on sporadic traveling options; as a go to while on the go!

5.0

Iris

September 13, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: Comfort and smoothness of ride. Tips: Prices can be more reasonable than you might think, a pleasant surprise.

New York to Hartford Route Map

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What is the price of a train ticket from New York to Hartford?

In the last month, $61.21 was the average price of a train ticket from New York to Hartford. 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 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $43.10 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$123$82$41MayJun

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Hartford will range from $40 to $119. If you're planning to travel by train to Hartford in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from New York 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

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during September. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from New York to Hartford, with the average price at just $55. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in November, when the average price goes up to $90. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

$136$109$82$55$273020100

Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from New York to Hartford. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 27 days before departure, you can save around $43.10. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from New York to Hartford?

There are 3 train lines with service from New York to Hartford. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 7 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak73h 2m$80.86
Amtrak Northeast Regional24h 14m$85.08
Amtrak Vermonter12h 38m$75.68
  • 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 7 Amtrak trains from New York to Hartford every day, as well as 7 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $18.

  • 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 2 daily train trips from New York to Hartford, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • The Vermonter is an Amtrak passenger train that connects St. Albans, VT to Washington, D.C. by way of New York City. The journey is renowned for the beautiful scenic views that it presents as it passes through the Green Mountains and the Berkshires. Aboard the Vermonter, passengers can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets at every seat and extra legroom. You can also grab a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing beverage from the train’s café. There are 1 Vermonter trains traveling from New York to Hartford every day, with prices starting from $25.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from New York to Hartford. 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 New York and Hartford is approximately 100 miles, or 161 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 35 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 New York to Hartford tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. 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 Tuesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs New York at 6:00am 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 10 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Hartford. 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 Hartford to New York.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Hartford

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut, and a New England destination with literary attractions, charming parks, and engaging activities for families.

The homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe, both in Hartford, have been turned into museums to learn more about these authors and their lives. If you prefer Edward Cullen to Tom Sawyer, you may appreciate that a more contemporary literary giant, Stephenie Meyer, was born in Hartford too.

The Elizabeth Park Conservancy is a spread of formal gardens and grounds where you can walk, picnic, and catch outdoor concerts or tours. Kids will love the antique carousel in Bushnell Park, as well as the hands-on exhibits at the Connecticut Science Center. For those who prefer to wander through cute downtowns, West Hartford offers some of the best shopping in the area.

With a large nearby airport, and many intercity bus and train services providing access to hubs like Boston and New York, getting to Hartford is about as easy as a walk in Bushnell Park.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

New York, NY - Penn Station - NYCPEN-0

Main departure station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

  • 110 Callahan Dr

  • VRE Station - 10399 Premier Ct

  • 9431 West St

  • 825 Kemper St

  • 111 South Commerce St

  • Train Station - 810 W Main St

Where is the train station in Hartford?

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Main arrival station: Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Union Station is a historic bus and train station located in the downtown area of Hartford, CT. Built in 1889, the station serves as the main stop in Hartford for all four Amtrak train lines that pass through the city, including the Northeast Regional, the Vermonter and the Valley Flyer, as well as the Hartford Line commuter train. Union Station is also used by bus carriers Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines as their main bus stop in Downtown Hartford. The station is easily accessible from all parts of the city and its surrounding areas through a variety of local and express transit bus lines. At Hartford’s Union Station, you will find some fast food options and vending machines, as well as restrooms and a waiting area.

Train stations in Hartford:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

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