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Train Trip Information: Stamford to New York

There are 18 daily trains from Stamford to New York. Traveling by train from Stamford to New York usually takes around 54 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 48 minutes.

Distance34 mi (55 km)
Fastest train0h 48m
Lowest price£11.12
Trains per day18
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Stamford to New York

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.8

4.0

Joselyn

26 June 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Bring a blanket and a bev

Bring a blanket and a bev

5.0

Jerry

20 April 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: It was fun and comfortable. Cons: The prices could be lower. Tips: Use Amtrak for a comfortable experience.

Pros: It was fun and comfortable. Cons: The prices could be lower. Tips: Use Amtrak for a comfortable experience.

5.0

Melissa

11 December 2021- Couples trip

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: First ride on a train. Was very enjoyable. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Don’t be afraid to ask directions.

Pros: First ride on a train. Was very enjoyable. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Don’t be afraid to ask directions.

5.0

Kenya

6 December 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: On time and friendly, helpful staff. Cons: Give passenger 1 or 2 more minutes to get off the train before pulling off. Tips: Be ready quickly to aboard and unboard the train especially for new solo travelers.

Pros: On time and friendly, helpful staff. Cons: Give passenger 1 or 2 more minutes to get off the train before pulling off. Tips: Be ready quickly to aboard and unboard the train especially for new solo travelers.

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

In the last month, £45.11 was the average price of a train ticket from Stamford to New York. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £28.24 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£83£56£28SepOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Stamford to New York will vary between £11 and £83. Planning a train trip to New York within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Stamford over the next 7 days is £47. 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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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Stamford to New York by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £37 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Stamford to New York in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £48 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 21 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from Stamford will be about £28.24 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Stamford to New York?

There are 3 train lines with service from Stamford to New York. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Acela70h 52m£117.48
Amtrak Northeast Regional100h 56m£26.61
Amtrak Vermonter10h 58m£18.23
  • 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 7 Acela trips from Stamford to New York 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 10 daily train trips from Stamford to New York, 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 Stamford to New York every day, with prices starting from £11.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Stamford to New York 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 New York?

The distance between Stamford and New York is approximately 34 miles, or 55 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 48 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to New York.

When are trains the most crowded?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Stamford to New York. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Stamford at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. 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 New York?

There are 18 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Stamford to New York.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New York to Stamford.

City Information

Stamford

Stamford is one of the most populous cities in the state of Connecticut, and many residents commute into New York City, about 30 miles southwest. You can even see NYC from Greenwich Point Park, a scenic spot on Long Island Sound. But don't get too distracted by the Big Apple; there is plenty to enjoy in Stamford itself!

The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is a 118-acre museum that includes a working farm, an art gallery, outdoor trails, a planetarium, an otter pond, and endless activities for visitors of all ages. Visitors of legal ages will also love the many clubs, bars, and breweries in downtown Stamford. Some popular spots for drinks and dinner are Olio, Brasitas, and ZAZA Italian Gastrobar.

Stamford is a major transportation hub for travellers in the region. The Stamford train station is the second-busiest in the Metro-North system, after only Grand Central Station. Commuter rails connect Stamford to New York City and New Haven, and Amtrak trains provide service to Boston, Washington, and beyond. Or, OurBus and Greyhound offer intercity coach tickets as a more affordable alternative to trains. Stamford benefits from many airports in the region, but the closest international airport is LaGuardia in Queens.

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Stamford?

Main departure station: Amtrak/Metro North Station

There is one train station in Stamford.

All train stations in Stamford:

  • Amtrak/Metro North Station

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main arrival station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

Train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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