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Trip Summary

There are 12 daily trains from Stamford to Boston. Traveling by train from Stamford to Boston usually takes around 3 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 2 hours and 48 minutes.

Distance157 mi (252 km)
Fastest train2h 48m
Lowest price£17.75
Trains per day24
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Stamford, CT to Boston, MA

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Jean

10 April 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Acela

It was a very pleasurable way to travel & a thousand times better than driving.

It was a very pleasurable way to travel & a thousand times better than driving.

4.0

Barbara

8 December 2019 - Business

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: like having internet when available on the train. Cons: sold out - few seats, seats facing each other have no room for legs. Tips: worry about getting a seat!

Pros: like having internet when available on the train. Cons: sold out - few seats, seats facing each other have no room for legs. Tips: worry about getting a seat!

4.0

Renine

3 September 2019 - Business

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Very comfy/lot of leg room/wish airlines would be that spacious Food was a bit pricey and limited choice. Tips: Wo fi should be available.

Pros: Very comfy/lot of leg room/wish airlines would be that spacious Food was a bit pricey and limited choice. Tips: Wo fi should be available.

5.0

Julie

27 June 2019 -

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Easy and on time. Cons: Seating was a little crowded. Hard to find a seat . Caferan out of foods.

Pros: Easy and on time. Cons: Seating was a little crowded. Hard to find a seat . Caferan out of foods.

5.0

Koral

18 June 2019 - Regular commuter

Amtrak Northeast Regional

I think there’s should be a rewards plan or a ticket offers for frequent commuters

I think there’s should be a rewards plan or a ticket offers for frequent commuters

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

In the last month, £41.72 was the average price of a train ticket from Stamford, CT to Boston, MA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £41.39 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£85£57£28JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Stamford to Boston will vary between £36 and £79. Planning a train trip to Boston within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Stamford over the next 7 days is £39. 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

£71£57£43£28£14JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Stamford to Boston by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £43 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Stamford to Boston in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £67 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

£89£71£53£36£183020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Boston from Stamford will be about £41.39 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Stamford to Boston?

2 train services operate from Stamford, Connecticut to Boston, Massachusetts. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 8 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Acela52h 56m£79.43
Amtrak Northeast Regional83h 39m£36.58
  • Amtrak Acela

    Amtrak Acela

    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 5 Acela trips from Stamford to Boston every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

  • 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 8 daily train trips from Stamford to Boston, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Stamford to Boston 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.

How long is the train journey from Stamford to Boston?

The distance between Stamford and Boston is approximately 157 miles, or 252 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 48 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Stamford to Boston 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 Stamford at 03:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 Stamford to Boston?

There are 12 scheduled trains on most days. 24 of these are direct connections to Boston. 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 Boston to Stamford. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Stamford to Boston for £23.43.

City Information

Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Stamford?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Stamford.

Where is the train station in Boston?

Arrival stations

Boston receives travelers from Stamford at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Boston:

  • South Station

Need a return trip from Boston to Stamford?

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