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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from New York to Hartford. Traveling by train from New York to Hartford usually takes around 2 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Vermonter train can make the trip in 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance100 mi (161 km)
Fastest train2h 35m
Lowest price£13.77
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York, NY to Hartford, CT

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.8

4.0

Tiffine

31 May 2021 - Couples trip

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: It was convenient and calm way to enter the city for the first time. Cons: The smell of the bathroom was fairly noticeable. But overall was a nice trip. Tips: Arrive early and enjoy the ride!

Pros: It was convenient and calm way to enter the city for the first time. Cons: The smell of the bathroom was fairly noticeable. But overall was a nice trip. Tips: Arrive early and enjoy the ride!

5.0

Alicia

22 May 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The friendliness of the staff and how clean the train is maintained. Cons: None.

Pros: The friendliness of the staff and how clean the train is maintained. Cons: None.

5.0

Evelyn

7 July 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Vermonter

Pros: Comfy seats and spacious room. Cons: Train Interior and food quality. Tips: Enjoy it s really enjoyable.

Pros: Comfy seats and spacious room. Cons: Train Interior and food quality. Tips: Enjoy it s really enjoyable.

4.0

Patterson

8 June 2019 - Business

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: That it was a quick commute and my weekend conference was one of the best I'd ever been to. Cons: My timing of how long it takes to commute from Staten Island to Penn Station. I missed my train and it cost me an additional $38 because only Business Class was avai...

Pros: That it was a quick commute and my weekend conference was one of the best I'd ever been to. Cons: My timing of how long it takes to commute from Staten Island to Penn Station. I missed my train and it cost me an additional $38 because only Business Class was available. Tips: The WiFi was not very good at all!

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New York to Hartford Route Map

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

In the last month, £19.07 was the average price of a train ticket from New York, NY to Hartford, CT. 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 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £23.57 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Hartford will vary between £14 and £41. Planning a train trip to Hartford within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is £14. 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 New York to Hartford 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 £20 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Hartford in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £33 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 24 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Hartford from New York will be about £23.57 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Hartford?

There are 3 train lines with service from New York, New York to Hartford, Connecticut. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 4 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak42h 55m£28.55
Amtrak Northeast Regional12h 46m£17.81
Amtrak Vermonter12h 35m£13.77
  • 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 4 Amtrak trains from New York to Hartford every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £14.

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  • 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 1 daily train trips from New York to Hartford, 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 New York to Hartford every day, with prices starting from £14.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Hartford 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 New York to Hartford?

The distance between New York and Hartford is approximately 100 miles, or 161 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 35 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 New York to Hartford are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 New York at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 New York to Hartford?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from New York to Hartford. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Hartford to New York. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New York to Hartford for £3.62.

City Information

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.

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.

Hartford

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut, and a New England destination with literary attractions, charming parks, and engaging activities for families.

The homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe, both in Hartford, have been turned into museums to learn more about these authors and their lives. If you prefer Edward Cullen to Tom Sawyer, you may appreciate that a more contemporary literary giant, Stephanie Meyer, was born in Hartford too.

The Elizabeth Park Conservancy is a spread of formal gardens and grounds where you can walk, picnic, and catch outdoor concerts or tours. Kids will love the antique carousel in Bushnell Park, as well as the hands-on exhibits at the Connecticut Science Center. For those who prefer to wander through cute downtowns, West Hartford offers some of the best shopping in the area.

With a large nearby airport, and many intercity bus and train services providing access to hubs like Boston and New York, getting to Hartford is about as easy as a walk in Bushnell Park.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

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Departure stations

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.

Where is the train station in Hartford?

Arrival stations

Union Station is a historic bus and train station located in the downtown area of Hartford, CT. Built in 1889, the station serves as the main stop in Hartford for all four Amtrak train lines that pass through the city, including the Northeast Regional, the Vermonter and the Valley Flyer, as well as the Hartford Line commuter train. Union Station is also used by bus carriers Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines as their main bus stop in Downtown Hartford. The station is easily accessible from all parts of the city and its surrounding areas through a variety of local and express transit bus lines. At Hartford’s Union Station, you will find some fast food options and vending machines, as well as restrooms and a waiting area.

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