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Hartford - Burlington Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Hartford to Burlington. Traveling by train from Hartford to Burlington usually takes around 12 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 11 hours and 16 minutes.

Distance189 mi (305 km)
Fastest train11h 16m
Lowest price$60.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Which train should you take from Hartford to Burlington?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Hartford to Burlington. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak212h 31m$99.46
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Hartford to Burlington every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $56.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Hartford to Burlington 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Hartford to Burlington?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Hartford to Burlington, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from Hartford to Burlington?

The distance between Hartford and Burlington is approximately 189 miles, or 305 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 16 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Hartford to Burlington tend to have the most passengers on Friday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Friday. 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 Hartford at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. 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 Burlington?

Trains leave the station in Hartford twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Burlington 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.

Burlington

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Burlington, VT - BTV-1

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Burlington, VT - BTV-2

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Burlington is the most populous city in Vermont and also one of its most exciting cities to visit. Blessed with an amazing landscape and beautiful lakes, the city is a haven for people who enjoy immersing themselves in the great outdoors. In the winter, Burlington is definitely one of the country’s most amazing snow destinations. The best place to enjoy natural fauna in Burlington is at Green Mountain Audubon Center, full of diverse wildlife and rare birds. If you are interested in Burlington's historical and cultural significance, don't hesitate to check out the Shelburne Museum, which features old buildings, a vintage steamboat, and a railroad station. Fans of the famous Ben & Jerry's can also check out the local factory, the only factory in the U.S. that manufactures the delicious ice cream.

Burlington boasts a vibrant food scene with plenty of choices for everyone. For the best breakfast pancakes, check out The Skinny Pancake, which offers both sweet and savory options. Honey Road, with its eclectic Eastern Mediterranean menu, is another superb dining option.

Burlington's Downtown Transit Center is a hub for bus and train travel throughout New England and beyond. The Burlington Airport is about 3 miles from the city center for travelers coming from further afield.

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 Burlington?

Main arrival station: Downtown Transit Center - Pearl St

Intercity buses to Burlington and local Green Mountain Transit both operate through the Downtown Transit Center at the corner of Pearl Street and St. Paul Street. A covered boarding area runs the length of St. Paul Street, where passengers board local transit, Vermont Translines, Greyhound, and Amtrak Thruway buses. Although there is no indoor waiting area, there are usually staff at the station if you need information. The station is extremely convenient, located right next to Burlington's charming pedestrian mall, Church Street Marketplace, in the center of town.

All train stations in Burlington:

  • Downtown Transit Center - Pearl St

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