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Trip Summary

There are 8 daily trains from Hartford to New Haven. Traveling by train from Hartford to New Haven usually takes around 45 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 40 minutes.

Distance34 mi (55 km)
Fastest train0h 40m
Lowest price£4.09
Trains per day15
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Hartford to New Haven

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Tanasha

18 February 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: Good. Cons: Food.

Pros: Good. Cons: Food.

5.0

Desiree

24 September 2021- Vacation

Amtrak

Pros: I just like how easy traveling is with this app… Cons: A wider availability of trip times. Tips: No.

Pros: I just like how easy traveling is with this app… Cons: A wider availability of trip times. Tips: No.

5.0

Arlene

13 December 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: Very relaxing, comfortable and on time. Cons: Not sure yet. Tips: I would definitely recommend traveling on Amtrak train you won't regret it.

Pros: Very relaxing, comfortable and on time. Cons: Not sure yet. Tips: I would definitely recommend traveling on Amtrak train you won't regret it.

5.0

Essie

22 September 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I was really going to Stamford but it is cheaper take the local train from new heaven. Cons: Cheaper tickets will bring more passenger. Tips: Never buy tickets on the train.

Pros: I was really going to Stamford but it is cheaper take the local train from new heaven. Cons: Cheaper tickets will bring more passenger. Tips: Never buy tickets on the train.

4.0

Jessica

26 June 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: Comfortable seats, AC was great on a 90 degree day. Cons: Car was 5 minutes late but other than that, fine. Tips: Make sure you know what stops are coming up because they are not always announced.

Pros: Comfortable seats, AC was great on a 90 degree day. Cons: Car was 5 minutes late but other than that, fine. Tips: Make sure you know what stops are coming up because they are not always announced.

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

In the last month, £6.24 was the average price of a train ticket from Hartford to New Haven. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. 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 £0.72 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£12£8£4MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to New Haven from Hartford is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about £6 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Hartford to New Haven by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around £7 whenever you decide to board the train to New Haven.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Hartford to New Haven remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Hartford to New Haven?

There are 3 train lines with service from Hartford to New Haven. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 6 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak60h 45m£6.53
Amtrak Northeast Regional10h 47m£4.98
Amtrak Vermonter10h 48m£9.64
  • 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. On average, there are 6 Amtrak trains from Hartford to New Haven every day, as well as 9 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £4.

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  • 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. With 1 daily train trips from Hartford to New Haven, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • 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. There are 1 Vermonter trains traveling from Hartford to New Haven every day, with prices starting from £4.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Hartford to New Haven during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Hartford to New Haven?

Yes, there are some trains that travel the entire distance from Hartford to New Haven. However, in some cases you will have to take a bus for part of your journey in addition to taking the train.

How long is the train journey from Hartford to New Haven?

The distance between Hartford and New Haven is approximately 34 miles, or 55 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 45 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 40 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to New Haven.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Hartford to New Haven are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Hartford at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Hartford to New Haven?

There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. 15 of these are direct connections to New Haven. 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 New Haven to Hartford.

City Information

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.

New Haven

Sitting on the mouth of the Quinnipiac River of Connecticut, New Haven has been the home of the esteemed Yale University for more than 300 years. The quaint college town, with its cultural significance, has long been a highly-rated destination for culturally-inclined travelers. The first thing to do in New Haven is to visit the Yale campus, which was designed by famous architects such as Eero Saarinen and Frank O. Gehry. Don’t forget to check out the university’s visitor center as well, which houses impressive historical displays. Other interesting destinations on the premises are the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. If you wish to take a break from the urban environment and go hunting for some amazing nature shots, East Rock Park will be a premier choice. Inside the park is the Pardee Rose Garden, which features more than 50 varieties of roses blooming in June and July.

New Haven is a popular destination for foodies, and its greatest offering is pizza. New Haven’s special pizza, also known as “apizza,” is a must-try when you are in town, and the best place to try this delicacy is at Pepe’s, its birthplace. Another establishment to check out is Louis’ Lunch, which has been serving delightful fast food since 1895.

The central hub of transportation in the city is Union Station, where travelers can catch Amtrak trains or buses by Greyhound and Flixbus for intercity transits. Air services are handled by the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, located 3 miles east of the business district.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Hartford?

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Departure stations

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.

All train stations in Hartford:

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Where is the train station in New Haven?

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Arrival stations

Union Station in New Haven is Connecticut’s most important transportation hub and is also one of the busiest stations in Amtrak’s national rail network. The station serves interstate Amtrak passenger trains that run along the Northeast Corridor between Washington, DC and Boston. Additionally, there are several commuter rail services operated by Amtrak, MTA and CTrail that connect New Haven to the likes of New York and Hartford. Union Station also accommodates CTtransit’s local buses services as well as intercity bus travel from carriers including Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. In addition, a free shuttle service is available from Union Station to New Haven Green in the city’s modern downtown.

Train stations in New Haven:

  • Union Station

  • State Street Station

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