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Trip Summary

21 trains operate daily from Stamford to New York. The train trip from Stamford to New York is usually about 57 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Acela train can get you there in as little as 48 minutes.

Distance34 mi (55 km)
Fastest train0h 48m
Lowest price£8.71
Trains per day21
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average 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

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.

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.

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.

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Stamford and New York cost £17.95, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 23 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around £54.81 more.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Stamford to New York. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of £40. If you're planning a trip from Stamford to New York during November, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about £61 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Stamford to New York on Wanderu at least 23 days ahead of time, you can save about £54.81 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Stamford to New York?

There are 4 train lines with service from Stamford to New York. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 12 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak50h 58m£95.49
Amtrak Acela70h 55m£95.44
Amtrak Northeast Regional120h 59m£37.11
Amtrak Vermonter11h 0m£28.50
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from Stamford to New York every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £9.

  • 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 premium service, the average Acela train ticket may cost more than other train lines.

  • 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 12 daily train trips from Stamford to New York, 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 Stamford to New York every day, with prices starting from £13.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Stamford and New York is approximately 34 miles, or 55 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 57 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.

Monday 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 Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Friday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Stamford at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 21 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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