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About 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, Stephanie 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

Union Station

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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.

Popular train stations in Hartford:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

What train companies travel to Hartford, Connecticut?

Located in Connecticut, Hartford is accessible by train from 251 other cities. You can choose from 528 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Hartford on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Coach tickets to Hartford are also available..

Train companies serving Hartford

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak2484h 45m£57.55
Amtrak Vermonter283h 22m£58.23
Amtrak Northeast Regional203h 23m£40.09
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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.

  • Amtrak Vermonter

    Amtrak Vermonter

    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.

  • 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. The Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Which train carrier has the best service to Hartford?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Hartford by train with Amtrak giving them a 4.6 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Northeast Regional had the most comfortable train service to Hartford taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Northeast Regional offers. They rate Amtrak Northeast Regional a 4.7 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Hartford punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Northeast Regional has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Hartford, rating them a 4.8 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Hartford?

£1.85 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Hartford, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Hartford. In the last month, trains from Windsor to Hartford had the lowest average price at £2.39.

Where is the train station in Hartford, CT?

The main train station in Hartford is Union Station - 1 Union Pl. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Hartford.

Is Hartford a popular train travel destination?

Among train travelers Hartford is the second most popular destination in the region. It also ranks number 146 in United States. Hartford ranks number 5 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Hartford via train service. On average 101 direct daily train trips serve Hartford.

What is the population of Hartford?

The population of Hartford is 124006. Hartford ranks number 6 in terms of population in Connecticut and number 214 in all of United States.

How much do train tickets to Hartford cost?

Train tickets to Hartford range from £2 for a short trip to Hartford, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Hartford starts at , and a longer trip by train to Hartford can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as £4 .

What type of traveler does Hartford attract?

People who take the train to Hartford are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Hartford easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Hartford?

The closest train station to the city center of Hartford is Union Station - 1 Union Pl, located just 0.4 miles away. Select Union Station - 1 Union Pl as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Hartford. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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