COVID-19 Travel Guide
Learn more ›

Compare train tickets from Hartford to New York

Lowest Prices

We partner with all bus & train carriers to find the best fares.

No Wanderu Fees

Without any extra fees, we make it easy to book your tickets.

Best Travel Options

We help you find & compare the best buses & trains in one place.

Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Hartford to New York. Traveling by train from Hartford to New York usually takes around 3 hours and 5 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 43 minutes.

Distance100 mi (161 km)
Fastest train2h 43m
Lowest price$19.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Janira

January 31, 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Evrything 100%Evrything 100%

4.0

Fiona

October 19, 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Train was on time and very comfortable and clean. Cons: Nothing. Pros: Train was on time and very comfortable and clean. Cons: Nothing.

4.0

Rachel

June 28, 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Vermonter

Pros: I loved that we were able to make up time even though the train came late. Cons: It was SO HOT in the car where I was sitting, and so hot in the bathroom compartment as well. The wifi was not great either. Pros: I loved that we were able to make up time even though the train came late. Cons: It was SO HOT in the car where I was sitting, and so hot in the bathroom compartment as well. The wifi was not great either.

Hartford to New York Route Map

Hartford New York

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

The average train ticket price from Hartford to New York is $20.39. That price is based on the daily average cost for all train trips from Hartford to New York in the last 30 days. Any tickets cheaper than $20.39 can be considered a great deal. You are very likely to find a train ticket at this price or lower if you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15AprMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Hartford to New York will vary between $19 and $40. Planning a train trip to New York within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Hartford over the next 7 days is $20. 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

$75$60$45$30$15MJJASONDJFMA

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Hartford to New York 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 $27 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Hartford to New York in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $52 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

$50$40$30$20$103020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from Hartford will be about $38.65 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Hartford to New York?

2 train services operate from Hartford, Connecticut to New York, New York. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak33h 10m$36.25
Amtrak Northeast Regional12h 52m$24.85
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Hartford to New York every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $19.

    amtrak trainamtrak trainamtrak trainamtrak diningamtrak diningamtrak bathroomamtrak power outletamtrak seatamtrak seatamtrak viewliner
  • 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 Hartford to New York, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

    amtrak northeast regional trainamtrak northeast regional train

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Hartford and New York is approximately 100 miles, or 161 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 5 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 43 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 Hartford to New York are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Hartford at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. 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 Hartford to New York?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Hartford to New York. 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 New York to Hartford. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Hartford to New York for $16.00.

City Information

Hartford

hartfordhartfordhartford

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.

New York

new yorknew yorknew york

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Hartford?

hartford union station

Image credit: Philip Stanulis

Link to Creative Commons License

Union Station

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.

Where is the train station in New York?

new york penn station

Penn Station

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.

Related reading

Manhattan skyline.

5 Easy Ways to Enjoy New York City Without Going Broke

Read more
Amtrak Acela train on a trip.

How to Read Your Amtrak Ticket

Read more
A person high-fiving their pet on a train track.

Guide to Amtrak Travel With Pets

Read more

Need a return trip from New York to Hartford?

Search Train Tickets

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free and with no additional fees. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.

Book buses and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

wanderu
iPhone
wanderu
Android
Available on iOS & Android