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Boston - Pittsfield Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There is usually just one train option from Boston to Pittsfield per day. The average train journey from Boston to Pittsfield takes 3 hours and 49 minutes, but some Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train trips are as short as 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance112 mi (180 km)
Fastest train3h 45m
Lowest price£10.32
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lake Shore Limited
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Boston to Pittsfield

(Based on 11 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Debra

20 August 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: Easy and inexpensive. Cons: Maybe a little cleaner. Tips: None.

5.0

Mary

1 February 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Very pleasant trip and staff

5.0

Catherine

15 November 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: Comfort and space of the seats. Cons: Nothing.

5.0

Sarah

23 October 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Gorgeous landscape out the window and a chance to read!

5.0

Lula

16 September 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: The friendliness of the crew and their attention to care of passengers and the facilities. Cons: Encouraging or requiring passengers to wear facial mask.

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

In the last month, £15.93 was the average price of a train ticket from Boston to Pittsfield. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £34.83 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£36£24£12MayJun

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to Pittsfield is expected to fluctuate between £14 and £30 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Pittsfield in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Boston is £14.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for June if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Boston to Pittsfield. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of £19. If you're planning a trip from Boston to Pittsfield during December, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about £33 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

£60£48£36£24£123020100

If you're looking to save on your train trip from Boston to Pittsfield, book online with Wanderu at least 23 days in advance. That way, you’ll save £34.83 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Boston to Pittsfield?

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is the one and only train line which connects Boston to Pittsfield. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited13h 49m£22.98
  • The Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is an overnight train that runs along some of the best shorelines in the U.S., connecting New York City and Boston with Chicago. The service provides top-tier amenities to its passengers, including free WiFi and dining onboard. The Lake Shore Limited departs from South Station in Boston and arrives at Scelsi Transp Ctr - 1 Columbus Ave in Pittsfield. The route takes about 3 hours and 49 minutes and ticket prices start at £10.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Boston and Pittsfield is approximately 112 miles, or 180 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Trains from Boston to Pittsfield are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Boston at 12:00 and arrives in Pittsfield around 3 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Pittsfield with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

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

Pittsfield

Pittsfield, MA, US - PIT-0

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Pittsfield is the largest city in the Berkshires region, Massachusetts. It is famous for having iconic residents like the author of Moby Dick, Herman Melville, and Rev. Thomas Allen of the Revolutionary War. Pittsfield offers many outdoor activities, like hiking on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail or skiing on a 750-foot mountain at Bousquet Mountain Ski Area. Campers can check out the Pittsfield State Forest, while Lake Onota offers a scenic view. There are also different areas for history in Pittsfield, like the Hancock Shaker Village, which features living history exhibits, and the Berkshire Museum offers natural history. The city is popular among young families due to its fun activities and green spaces.

Pittsfield's downtown is the cultural center of Massachusetts, boasting an exciting dining scene with bars, cafés, and live music. Local stores also look out for when shopping and fun events like the Pittsfield Photo Challenge and the Berkshire International Film Festival. The latest addition is the Stargaze LGBTQ+ Festival in August.

Six bus routes go to Pittsfield, all powered by Greyhound. There are plenty of train services as well, offered by Amtrak and Amtrak Lake Shore Limited. Within the city, the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority provides public transportation.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Boston?

Boston, MA - South Station - BOSSST-0

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Main departure station: South Station

South Station is the largest and busiest train station in Boston, and a major transportation hub for the greater New England area. South Station's 13 tracks are used by Amtrak, Acela, the MBTA commuter rail, and the MBTA subway system (a.k.a. the "T") with connections to the Boston Logan International Airport. You can also access intercity bus service in the adjacent South Station Bus Terminal. South Station's historic train terminal opened in 1899 right in downtown Boston, and is close to many points of interest like the Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, and the hip Seaport district. At the terminal, you'll find free WiFi, luggage storage, a 24-hour information booth, and 14 dining options, including that New England favorite, Dunkin'.

All train stations in Boston:

  • South Station

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

Where is the train station in Pittsfield?

Main arrival station: Scelsi Transp Ctr - 1 Columbus Ave

Pittsfield has one train station.

Train stations in Pittsfield:

  • Scelsi Transp Ctr - 1 Columbus Ave

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