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New York - Stamford Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 20 daily trains from New York to Stamford. Traveling by train from New York to Stamford usually takes around 2 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 43 minutes.

Distance34 mi (55 km)
Fastest train0h 43m
Lowest price$5.46
Trains per day20
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Stamford

(Based on 13 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Eva

January 20, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I love my trip going to Connecticut everything was nice but I missed the train coming back and lost my money on return trip back to New York from my nephew funeral . Tips: This is a nice ride the conductor was very nice and the trip was a short ride and the price is great.

5.0

Levi

November 30, 2022- Business

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak from NYC to Stamford Not worth the money. Take metro north.

5.0

Monica

October 7, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

On time Easy commute

5.0

Lyndsey

January 23, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: It was very well spread out and all staff were wearing masks and enforcing masks with riders. Cons: Nothing. It was clean and efficient. Tips: Arrive early to the train station and bring hand sanitizer.

1.0

Nataliia

June 7, 2019- Regular commuter

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Our route was Washington, DC - New York - Stamford, CT. We were late for more than 2 hours to New York, and missed the train to Stamford. We would like to receive compensation for the tickets from New York to Stamford.

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between New York and Stamford cost $103.93, on average. Booking your trip at least 27 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $61.74 more.

Average prices by travel date

$205$136$68MayJun

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Stamford will range from $45 to $188. If you're planning to travel by train to Stamford in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from New York you can find in the next 7 days is $50. 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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Ticket prices for the train from New York to Stamford 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 $78,

If you're thinking of traveling from New York to Stamford during May, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $104 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in May, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

$136$109$82$55$273020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Stamford from New York will be about C$61.74 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Stamford?

There are 4 train lines with service from New York to Stamford. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 12 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21h 7m$212.33
Amtrak Acela60h 47m$174.29
Amtrak Northeast Regional122h 45m$113.15
Amtrak Vermonter10h 48m$39.52
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from New York to Stamford every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $50.

  • The Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed rail service. Connecting 15 cities along the Northeast Corridor of the United States, the Acela is Amtrak’s fastest running passenger train, developing a speed of up to 82.2 mph. Acela trains are equipped with free high-speed internet, power outlets and extra comfortable seats. In addition, all Acela passengers have access to the line’s signature Corridor Café where they can unwind and enjoy a freshly prepared meal with a glass of wine. There are 6 Acela trips from New York to Stamford every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

  • 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 12 daily train trips from New York to Stamford, 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 Stamford every day, with prices starting from $15.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between New York and Stamford is approximately 34 miles, or 55 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 43 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Stamford.

Trains from New York to Stamford 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.

The earliest train departs New York at 5:00am 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 20 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from New York to Stamford.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Stamford 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.

Stamford

Stamford is one of the most populous cities in the state of Connecticut, and many residents commute into New York City, about 30 miles southwest. You can even see NYC from Greenwich Point Park, a scenic spot on Long Island Sound. But don't get too distracted by the Big Apple; there is plenty to enjoy in Stamford itself!

The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is a 118-acre museum that includes a working farm, an art gallery, outdoor trails, a planetarium, an otter pond, and endless activities for visitors of all ages. Visitors of legal ages will also love the many clubs, bars, and breweries in downtown Stamford. Some popular spots for drinks and dinner are Olio, Brasitas, and ZAZA Italian Gastrobar.

Stamford is a major transportation hub for travelers in the region. The Stamford train station is the second-busiest in the Metro-North system, after only Grand Central Station. Commuter rails connect Stamford to New York City and New Haven, and Amtrak trains provide service to Boston, Washington, and beyond. Or, OurBus and Greyhound offer intercity bus tickets as a more affordable alternative to trains. Stamford benefits from many airports in the region, but the closest international airport is LaGuardia in Queens.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

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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

  • 100 Middlesex Essex Tpke

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

  • MARC Station

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

  • 110 Callahan Dr

  • 9431 West St

  • Union Station

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • VRE Station - 10399 Premier Ct

  • 72 S Clinton Ave

  • Amtrak/SEPTA Station

  • Gare Centrale

  • 329 Avenue St-Denis

  • 825 Kemper St

Where is the train station in Stamford?

Main arrival station: Amtrak/Metro North Station

Stamford has one train station.

Train stations in Stamford:

  • Amtrak/Metro North Station

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