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Train Trip Information: Boston to New London

There are 34 daily trains from Boston to New London. Traveling by train from Boston to New London usually takes around 3 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in one hour and 25 minutes.

Distance88 mi (141 km)
Fastest train1h 25m
Lowest price£12.37
Trains per day16
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Boston to New London

(Based on 15 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Elba

27 May 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Friendly staff. And considerate for peoples needs. Accommodated passengers traveling together and asked loud passengers to quiet down for others. Cons: Announce no video playing without headphones so others cannot hear. Tips: Talk with low voices.

Pros: Friendly staff. And considerate for peoples needs. Accommodated passengers traveling together and asked loud passengers to quiet down for others. Cons: Announce no video playing without headphones so others cannot hear. Tips: Talk with low voices.

5.0

Miklos

14 May 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Recommend!

Recommend!

5.0

Eileen

7 May 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Be at the station 1/2 hour before boarding

Be at the station 1/2 hour before boarding

5.0

Karl

25 April 2022- Regular commuter

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: the comfort the speed and most of slk very very safe. Cons: any one not trying to get there very fast and vet there safe and sound I recemand you to travel by Amtrak its fast safe and good team of coducters to keep every one safe and in good comfort and rwasnable...

Pros: the comfort the speed and most of slk very very safe. Cons: any one not trying to get there very fast and vet there safe and sound I recemand you to travel by Amtrak its fast safe and good team of coducters to keep every one safe and in good comfort and rwasnable prices and the best AF all no traffic and no detour. Tips: I'm happy with Amtrak frequent rider safe and comfortable.

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5.0

Lenci

29 December 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Train was operating in its full capacity. No distance was enforced due to Covid. Cons: Sanitation and hand sanitizers are a must have thing Distance between passengers must be enforced. Tips: Be prepared to seat close to other passengers. Take hand sanitizer wit...

Pros: Train was operating in its full capacity. No distance was enforced due to Covid. Cons: Sanitation and hand sanitizers are a must have thing Distance between passengers must be enforced. Tips: Be prepared to seat close to other passengers. Take hand sanitizer with you.

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

In the last month, £29.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Boston to New London. 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 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £25.26 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£49£33£16JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to New London will vary between £26 and £45. Planning a train trip to New London within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Boston over the next 7 days is £33. 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

£62£49£37£25£12ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Boston to New London 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 £21 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to New London in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £42 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

£62£49£37£25£123020100

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 New London from Boston will be about £25.26 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Boston to New London?

2 train services operate from Boston to New London. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 26 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak265h 34m£53.00
Amtrak Northeast Regional81h 35m£22.37
  • 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 26 Amtrak trains from Boston to New London every day, as well as 35 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £25.

  • 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 Boston to New London, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Boston to New London 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 Boston to New London?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Boston to New London. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Boston to New London?

The distance between Boston and New London is approximately 88 miles, or 141 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 25 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Boston to New London are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Thursday 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 Boston at 03:00 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 Boston to New London?

There are 34 scheduled trains on most days. 16 of these are direct connections to New London. 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 London to Boston.

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.

New London

New London is a seaport in Connecticut, located at the mouth of the Thames River. Since the city's growth was fueled by shipping and whaling in the 19th century, landmarks in New London commemorate its maritime history, like the Custom House Maritime Museum. Fort Trumbull State Park and Museum reflects the military presence in New London throughout its history, from the earthwork fort in the Revolutionary War to the home of the first Coast Guard Academy in 1915.

After brushing up on your history, kick back with a day at Ocean Beach. Swim in the Long Island Sound, grab some ice cream, play mini-golf, or attend one of the many summertime events and concerts at the beach.

Most flights to the area arrive at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, which is over an hour from New London. Luckily, Amtrak train service is abundant, and many scheduled Northeast Regional and Acela trains stop in New London. Intercity coaches connect New London to other Northeast cities, including New York, Providence, Atlantic City, and New Haven.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Boston?

Main departure station: 100 Thompsons Pt Rd

The Portland Transportation Center is located at 100 Thompsons Pt Rd, about two miles from Portland's Old Port area. Concord Coach Lines coaches and Amtrak's Downeaster trains en route to Boston or Brunswick stop at this station. Inside the station, you'll find plenty of seating, restrooms, vending machines, and information desks for each travel company. In addition, there is plenty of paid parking in front of the station available to passengers.

All train stations in Boston:

  • 100 Thompsons Pt Rd

  • South Station

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • Concord Transportation Center

  • 13 Batchelder Rd

  • Brunswick Visitors Center

  • Bangor Transportation Center

  • Portsmouth Transp Ctr - 185 Grafton Rd

  • Exit 8 Transportation Center

  • Washington St at Railroad Sq

  • 60 Lincoln St at Railroad Ave

  • UNH Durham Transit Ctr - 3 Depot Rd

  • 33 Chestnut St

  • Transit Station - 696 Sanford Rd

  • 23 Depot Rd

Where is the train station in New London?

Main arrival station: New London Union Station

New London has one train station.

Train stations in New London:

  • New London Union Station

Need a return trip from New London to Boston?

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