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train lines4
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About Springfield

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.

What train companies travel to Springfield, Massachusetts?

Located in Massachusetts, Springfield is accessible by train from 290 other cities. You can choose from 723 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Springfield on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

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Train companies serving Springfield

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak2835h 23m£61.68
Amtrak Vermonter283h 27m£68.70
Amtrak Northeast Regional193h 24m£45.79
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited177h 10m£57.11
  • 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.

  • Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

    Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

    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.

Which train carrier has the best service to Springfield?

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

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Lake Shore Limited had the most comfortable train service to Springfield taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers. They rate Amtrak Lake Shore Limited a 4.9 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

£2.10 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Springfield, 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 Springfield. In the last month, trains from Windsor Locks to Springfield had the lowest average price at £3.19. The train from Windsor Locks to Springfield also tends to start at relatively low prices.

Where is the train station in Springfield, MA?

The main train station in Springfield is Union Station Transportation Center. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Springfield.

Is Springfield a popular train travel destination?

Among train travelers Springfield is the second most popular destination in the region. It also ranks number 148 in United States. Springfield ranks number 3 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Springfield via train service. On average 141 direct daily train trips serve Springfield.

What is the population of Springfield?

The population of Springfield is 154341. Springfield ranks number 3 in terms of population in Massachusetts and number 185 in all of United States.

How much do train tickets to Springfield cost?

Train tickets to Springfield range from £2 for a short trip to Springfield, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Springfield starts at , and a longer trip by train to Springfield 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 £2 .

What type of traveler does Springfield attract?

People who take the train to Springfield 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 Springfield 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 Springfield?

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

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