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Hartford - Old Saybrook Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 3 daily train trips between Hartford and Old Saybrook. The average train journey from Hartford to Old Saybrook takes 3 hours and 28 minutes, but some Amtrak train trips are as short as one hour and 55 minutes.

Distance36 mi (58 km)
Fastest train1h 55m
Lowest price$20.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Hartford to Old Saybrook?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Hartford and Old Saybrook cost $24.44, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 28 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $33.21 more.

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during August. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Hartford to Old Saybrook, with the average price at just $23. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in June, when the average price goes up to $35. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Hartford to Old Saybrook. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 28 days before departure, you can save around $33.21. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Hartford to Old Saybrook?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Hartford to Old Saybrook. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak33h 29m$33.39
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Hartford to Old Saybrook every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $20.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Hartford and Old Saybrook is approximately 36 miles, or 58 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 55 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Hartford to Old Saybrook on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Monday. Monday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Hartford at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Old Saybrook to Hartford.

City Information

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, Stephenie 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.

Old Saybrook

Old Saybrook in Connecticut is a small but historic town along the end of the Connecticut River as it leads into the Long Island Sound. One of Old Saybrook's most famous residents was actress Katharine Hepburn, who lived here for much of her life. In the city, the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, or The Kate, holds artifacts from her career and presents cultural events and performances for the community.

Old Saybrook is blessed with gorgeous waterfront settings for outdoor activities, including Harveys Beach on the Sound and an enormous wildlife refuge called The Preserve.

Amtrak Northeast Regional trains from Boston to New York stop in Old Saybrook daily. A local commuter line stops at the same train station and provides service to New London and New Haven, from where many other intercity train and bus routes depart.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Hartford?

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Main departure station: Union Station - 1 Union Pl

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.

All train stations in Hartford:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Where is the train station in Old Saybrook?

Main arrival station: 455 Boston Post Rd Saybrook Junction Market Pl

Old Saybrook has one train station.

All train stations in Old Saybrook:

  • 455 Boston Post Rd Saybrook Junction Market Pl

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