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About New Haven

Sitting on the mouth of the Quinnipiac River of Connecticut, New Haven has been the home of the esteemed Yale University for more than 300 years. The quaint college town, with its cultural significance, has long been a highly-rated destination for culturally-inclined travelers. The first thing to do in New Haven is to visit the Yale campus, which was designed by famous architects such as Eero Saarinen and Frank O. Gehry. Don’t forget to check out the university’s visitor center as well, which houses impressive historical displays. Other interesting destinations on the premises are the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. If you wish to take a break from the urban environment and go hunting for some amazing nature shots, East Rock Park will be a premier choice. Inside the park is the Pardee Rose Garden, which features more than 50 varieties of roses blooming in June and July.

New Haven is a popular destination for foodies, and its greatest offering is pizza. New Haven’s special pizza, also known as “apizza,” is a must-try when you are in town, and the best place to try this delicacy is at Pepe’s, its birthplace. Another establishment to check out is Louis’ Lunch, which has been serving delightful fast food since 1895.

The central hub of transportation in the city is Union Station, where travelers can catch Amtrak trains or buses by Greyhound and Flixbus for intercity transits. Air services are handled by the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, located 3 miles east of the business district.

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Union Station in New Haven is Connecticut’s most important transportation hub and is also one of the busiest stations in Amtrak’s national rail network. The station serves interstate Amtrak passenger trains that run along the Northeast Corridor between Washington, DC and Boston. Additionally, there are several commuter rail services operated by Amtrak, MTA and CTrail that connect New Haven to the likes of New York and Hartford. Union Station also accommodates CTtransit’s local buses services as well as intercity bus travel from carriers including Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. In addition, a free shuttle service is available from Union Station to New Haven Green in the city’s modern downtown.

Popular train stations in New Haven:

  • Union Station

  • State Street Station

What train companies travel to New Haven, Connecticut?

Located in Connecticut, New Haven is accessible by train from 142 other cities. You can choose from 918 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to New Haven on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to New Haven are also available.

Train companies serving New Haven

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak3067h 36m$81.44
Amtrak Northeast Regional483h 32m$61.99
Amtrak Vermonter282h 54m$58.99
Amtrak Acela112h 49m$141.33
  • 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.

  • 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. The Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • 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.

  • 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. As it is Amtrak’s most premium service, the average Acela train ticket often costs more than other lines' offerings.

Which train carrier has the best service to New Haven?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to New Haven by train with Amtrak giving them a 4.7 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Vermonter had the most comfortable train service to New Haven taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Vermonter offers. They rate Amtrak Vermonter a 4.5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to New Haven punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Acela has the best on time performance on their train schedules to New Haven, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$4.00 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to New Haven, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to New Haven. In the last month, trains from Wallingford to New Haven had the lowest average price at $4.00. In general, these cities tend to have the cheapest trains to New Haven:

The busiest train station in New Haven is Union Station. As New Haven's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is State Street Station.

New Haven is the third most popular destination for train trips in Connecticut. It also ranks number 51 in United States. New Haven has the most train connections in the region. There are 559 train schedules arriving in New Haven each day.
The population of New Haven is 130322. New Haven ranks number 5 in terms of population in Connecticut and number 154 in all of United States.
Train tickets to New Haven range from $4 for a short trip to New Haven, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to New Haven starts at , and a longer trip by train to New Haven can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $4.
People who take the train to New Haven are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to New Haven easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of New Haven is State Street Station, located just 0.4 miles away. Select State Street Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of New Haven. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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