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Hartford - Norfolk Train Schedule

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Other ways to get from Hartford to Norfolk

There are usually 4 daily bus trips available from Hartford to Norfolk.

Bus
Train
Avg. Price
Avg. Price
$57.33
Avg. Price
$137.95
Daily Trips
Daily Trips
4
Daily Trips
1
Duration
Duration
16h 43m
Duration
12h 16m
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Trip Summary

3 trains operate daily from Hartford to Norfolk. The train trip from Hartford to Norfolk is usually about 12 hours and 18 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can get you there in as little as 11 hours and 43 minutes.

Distance390 mi (628 km)
Fastest train11h 43m
Lowest price$111.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Hartford to Norfolk was $132.33. This is somewhat expensive compared to other train fares, but it makes sense given the route’s long distance. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 15 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $130.21 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Hartford to Norfolk. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $110. If you're planning a trip from Hartford to Norfolk during July, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $186 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

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By booking your train trip from Hartford to Norfolk on Wanderu at least 15 days ahead of time, you can save about $130.21 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Hartford to Norfolk?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak212h 28m$189.40
Amtrak Northeast Regional112h 2m$195.17
  • 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 Hartford to Norfolk every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $109.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Hartford to Norfolk. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between Hartford and Norfolk is approximately 390 miles, or 628 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 43 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.

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Hartford to Norfolk. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Hartford at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00am. 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. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Hartford to Norfolk. 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 Norfolk 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.

Norfolk

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A trip to Norfolk, VA will take your breath away. Sail away from its shores and just let the wind take you to a place of calm and quiet where you can shed your worries.

There are so many things to do in and around the coastal city of Norfolk. Start off with its main historic landmark, the 400-year-old port that houses the most extensive naval base in the world. Other history-rich areas worth visiting include St. Paul's Episcopal Church and MacArthur Memorial.

If you crave some water adventures, remember that you can always sail, fish, swim, kayak, and cruise in Norfolk. You can also sign up for the Naval Base Tour or visit the Nauticus Museum and Hampton Roads Naval Museum. Finally, don't forget to spend a day or two at the beach to rejuvenate your soul.

Arts and entertainment, nightlife, and shopping are thriving in Norfolk, too. If you wish to enjoy some live performances, visit the Harrison Opera house. Nightlife is always at its best downtown, particularly at Baxter's or Scotty Quixx. If you plan to do some shopping, the Selden Market offers the most eclectic selections of all.

Walking is the best mode of transportation in Norfolk, but there's also the Tide, which is the city's light rail system that can take you to your destination faster. It runs a 7.5-mile-long route that covers pretty much the entire downtown area with its 11 stops. Both Amtrak train service and bus service from carriers like Greyhound and OurBus make Norfolk easy to travel to for your next trip.

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:

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Where is the train station in Norfolk?

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Main arrival station: Harbor Park Station

Trains to Norfolk stop at the Harbor Park Station, adjacent to the city's Minor League Baseball stadium, Harbor Park. Greyhound buses also stop at this location in Norfolk. The station is a modern, well-lit building with many windows and comfortable seating inside. There is plentiful parking on-site, but be aware that fees may apply when there are events at the stadium. Downtown Norfolk is only a mile away, and you can connect to the local Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) rail via its Harbor Park station in the same area.

All train stations in Norfolk:

  • Harbor Park Station

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