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Trip Summary

9 trains operate daily from Hartford to Springfield. The train trip from Hartford to Springfield is usually about 42 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 36 minutes.

Distance24 mi (38 km)
Fastest train0h 36m
Lowest price£3.13
Trains per day9
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Hartford to Springfield

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Abrian

6 January 2024

Amtrak

Everything is was a great experience

4.0

Feven

26 August 2022- Business

Amtrak Vermonter

Pros: Good staff, cleanliness, comfortable. Cons: On time arrival. Our train was delayed less than half an hour. Tips: Highly recommend.

5.0

Ceceile

21 August 2020- Regular commuter

Amtrak

Pros: Clean smooth ride. Expect for a small issue smell of gas on my trip to Springfield. Otherwise perfect. Cons: So far so good. Tips: Wear your mask and hand sanitizer.

5.0

Ceceile

27 December 2019- Regular commuter

Amtrak

Pros: Comfortable. Cons: Notting for now. Tips: No.

5.0

Cheryl

2 December 2019- Business

Amtrak

Pros: It was much quicker than I expected. I appreciated that. Cons: Get the WiFi working. Tips: Best substitute transportation. Now if the local buses were in sync, that would fantastic.

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

The average price for a train ticket from Hartford to Springfield is £6.14, This is one of the best deals we’ve seen for train fares recently. By booking your trip at least 2 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay £0.67 more.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Hartford to Springfield will vary between £5 and £8. Planning a train trip to Springfield within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Hartford over the next 7 days is £5. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Hartford to Springfield stay pretty consistent throughout the year. You can expect to pay around £5 regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The average price of train tickets from Hartford to Springfield is pretty stable year-round. However, we still suggest buying your train tickets at least 48 hours prior to departure to avoid unexpected price hikes and the possibility of the train being sold out.

Which train should you take from Hartford to Springfield?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak60h 41m£6.80
Amtrak Northeast Regional20h 44m£5.22
Amtrak Vermonter10h 44m£5.94
  • 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 Springfield every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £3.

  • 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 Hartford to Springfield, 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 Hartford to Springfield every day, with prices starting from £3.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are some trains that travel the entire distance from Hartford to Springfield. However, in some cases you will have to take a bus for part of your journey in addition to taking the train.
The distance between Hartford and Springfield is approximately 24 miles, or 38 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 36 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Springfield.

Trains departing from Hartford to Springfield tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. 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 Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Hartford at 09:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 9 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Hartford to Springfield.

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

Springfield

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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 immortalised 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 coaches. Bradley International Airport and Westover Metropolitan Airport are also closeby, with frequent flights from destinations around the country.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Hartford?

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Main departure 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.

All train stations in Hartford:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Where is the train station in Springfield?

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Main arrival station: Union Station Transportation Center

Union Station is an iconic landmark in Springfield that just finished renovations in 2016- meaning you get the historic charm plus modern AC. Original features include the impressive entrance clock, wooden train schedule, and terrazzo flooring. You may stop at Union Station on Amtrak or Northeast Regional. Or, if you're commuting locally, you may transfer to the CTrail Hartford Line. Greyhound and Peter Pan provide coach services to the area as well, with connections across New England. Since the station operates with so many carriers, the waiting area has plenty of space and seating, ticket kiosks, and plenty of snack options like Dunkin Donuts and Subway.

Train stations in Springfield:

  • Union Station Transportation Center

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