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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Harrisburg to Hartford. Traveling by train from Harrisburg to Hartford usually takes around 8 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 7 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance242 mi (389 km)
Fastest train7h 15m
Lowest price£44.22
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Harrisburg to Hartford?

In the last month, £51.81 was the average price of a train ticket from Harrisburg, PA to Hartford, CT. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £33.19 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£86£57£29MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Harrisburg to Hartford will vary between £44 and £83. Planning a train trip to Hartford within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Harrisburg over the next 7 days is £48. 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

£71£57£43£29£14JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Harrisburg to Hartford by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for May. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £48 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Harrisburg to Hartford in October, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £61 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

£89£71£53£36£183020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 26 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Hartford from Harrisburg will be about £33.19 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Harrisburg to Hartford?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Hartford, Connecticut. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak28h 43m£62.09
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Harrisburg to Hartford every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £44.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg to Hartford?

The distance between Harrisburg and Hartford is approximately 242 miles, or 389 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 15 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Harrisburg to Hartford are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Saturday 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 Harrisburg at 09:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 13:00. 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 Harrisburg to Hartford?

Trains leave the station in Harrisburg twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Hartford to Harrisburg. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Harrisburg to Hartford for £35.66.

City Information

Hartford

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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 Harrisburg?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Harrisburg:

Other train stations in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transp Ctr

Where is the train station in Hartford?

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Image credit: Philip Stanulis

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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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