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Trip Summary

There are 16 daily trains from Boston to Stamford. Traveling by train from Boston to Stamford usually takes around 3 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 2 hours and 37 minutes.

Distance157 mi (252 km)
Fastest train2h 37m
Lowest price€27.48
Trains per day33
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Boston to Stamford

(Based on 17 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

miriam

22 July 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Comfortable

Comfortable

5.0

Linda

22 July 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The relaxation of not having to drive. I like the quiet car very much… Cons: N/A. Tips: Take the train, it both relaxing and economical.

Pros: The relaxation of not having to drive. I like the quiet car very much… Cons: N/A. Tips: Take the train, it both relaxing and economical.

5.0

Lance

22 February 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

The catering car is located in the center of the train, and seats around a table (bench) are available without reservation, to be seized if you leave from a terminal.

The catering car is located in the center of the train, and seats around a table (bench) are available without reservation, to be seized if you leave from a terminal.

5.0

Erik

15 January 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Everything. Tips: More clarity from the station staff about boarding numbers etc...

Pros: Everything. Tips: More clarity from the station staff about boarding numbers etc...

4.0

Phil

29 August 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Acela

delayed for 5+ minutes just before Stamford w/o any explanation; wifi could be faster

delayed for 5+ minutes just before Stamford w/o any explanation; wifi could be faster

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

In the last month, €91.87 was the average price of a train ticket from Boston to Stamford. 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 €79.55 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€168€112€56SepOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to Stamford will vary between €58 and €161. Planning a train trip to Stamford within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Boston over the next 7 days is €94. 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

€127€102€76€51€25ONDJFMAMJJAS

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Boston to Stamford 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 €79 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to Stamford in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €107 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

€153€122€92€61€313020100

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 Stamford from Boston will be about €79.55 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Boston to Stamford?

2 train services operate from Boston to Stamford. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 9 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Acela72h 48m€181.46
Amtrak Northeast Regional93h 21m€81.90
  • Amtrak Acela

    Amtrak Acela

    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 Boston to Stamford every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

  • 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 9 daily train trips from Boston to Stamford, 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 Stamford 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Boston to Stamford?

The distance between Boston and Stamford is approximately 157 miles, or 252 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 37 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 departing from Boston to Stamford tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Boston at 05:00 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 Stamford?

There are 16 scheduled trains on most days. 33 of these are direct connections to Stamford. 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 Stamford 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.

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 travelers 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 bus 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.

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 Stamford?

Main arrival station: Amtrak/Metro North Station

Stamford has one train station.

Train stations in Stamford:

  • Amtrak/Metro North Station

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