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Trip Summary

9 trains operate daily from New Haven to Hartford. The train trip from New Haven to Hartford is usually about 46 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Vermonter train can get you there in as little as 38 minutes.

Distance34 mi (55 km)
Fastest train0h 38m
Lowest price$6.00
Trains per day17
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from New Haven to Hartford

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Denim

November 2, 2023- Couples trip

Amtrak

Pros: Very nice people. Cons: nothing. Tips: No.

4.0

Marion

April 20, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: Very comfortable and exceeded all expectations. Cons: He's in trouble the only feedback I have at this time as I'm going to plan to take a long trip on the Amtrak next month. Tips: Try and track is comfortable and safe.

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

The average price for a train ticket from New Haven to Hartford is $8.04, This is one of the best deals we’ve seen for train fares recently. By booking your trip at least 20 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $8.36 more.

Average prices by travel date

$15$10$5FebMar

Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from New Haven to Hartford will cost between $6 and $15. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly avg. prices

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Ticket prices for the train from New Haven to Hartford often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in February when the average ticket price is only $10. If you're thinking of traveling from New Haven to Hartford during June, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $44 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in June, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from New Haven to Hartford. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 20 days before departure, you can save around $8.36. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from New Haven to Hartford?

There are 3 train lines with service from New Haven to Hartford. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 6 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak60h 42m$7.83
Amtrak Northeast Regional20h 59m$12.44
Amtrak Vermonter10h 38m$13.64
  • 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 6 Amtrak trains from New Haven to Hartford every day, as well as 9 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $6.

  • 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 2 daily train trips from New Haven to Hartford, 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. There are 1 Vermonter trains traveling from New Haven to Hartford every day, with prices starting from $11.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between New Haven and Hartford is approximately 34 miles, or 55 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 38 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Hartford.

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from New Haven to Hartford. 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 New Haven at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 9 scheduled trains on most days. 17 of these are direct connections to Hartford. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Hartford to New Haven.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New Haven?

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Union Station  - NHVUST-1

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Main departure station: Union Station

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.

All train stations in New Haven:

  • Union Station

  • State Street Station

  • Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

  • New London Union Station

  • Mystic Train Station

  • 50 University Ave

  • 14 Railroad Ave

  • 1 Railroad Ave

  • 455 Boston Post Rd Saybrook Junction Market Pl

Where is the train station in Hartford?

Hartford, CT - Union Station - HFDOUP-0

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Main arrival 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

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