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Trip Summary

There are usually 26 daily train trips available from New Haven to Stamford. Traveling by train from New Haven to Stamford usually takes 58 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 43 minutes.

Distance36 mi (58 km)
Fastest train0h 43m
Lowest price$4.00
Trains per day23
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines4

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from New Haven to Stamford was $34.99. Compared to most train fares, this is an excellent price. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 28 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $40.27 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30MayJun

The average cost of a one-way train trip from New Haven to Stamford is expected to fluctuate between $24 and $79 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Stamford in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from New Haven is $31.

Monthly avg. prices

$75$60$45$30$15JJASONDJFMAM
You can find the lowest prices on this route during January. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from New Haven to Stamford, with the average price at just $36. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in November, when the average price goes up to $54. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

If you're looking to save on your train trip from New Haven to Stamford, book online with Wanderu at least 28 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $40.27 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from New Haven to Stamford?

There are 4 train lines with service from New Haven to Stamford. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 12 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak71h 25m$41.57
Amtrak Acela70h 44m$98.30
Amtrak Northeast Regional120h 52m$27.58
Amtrak Vermonter10h 49m$17.08
  • 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 7 Amtrak trains from New Haven to Stamford every day, as well as 9 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $5.

  • The Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed rail service. Connecting 15 cities along the Northeast Corridor of the United States, the Acela is Amtrak’s fastest running passenger train, developing a speed of up to 82.2 mph. Acela trains are equipped with free high-speed internet, power outlets and extra comfortable seats. In addition, all Acela passengers have access to the line’s signature Corridor Café where they can unwind and enjoy a freshly prepared meal with a glass of wine. There are 7 Acela trips from New Haven to Stamford every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premium service, the average Acela train ticket may cost more than other train lines.

  • 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 12 daily train trips from New Haven to Stamford, 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 Stamford every day, with prices starting from $11.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between New Haven and Stamford is approximately 36 miles, or 58 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 43 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Stamford.

Trains from New Haven to Stamford are the most crowded on Monday. 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.

The earliest train departs New Haven at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 26 scheduled trains on most days. 23 of these are direct connections to Stamford. 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 Stamford 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.

Stamford

Stamford is one of the most populous cities in the state of Connecticut, and many residents commute into New York City, about 30 miles southwest. You can even see NYC from Greenwich Point Park, a scenic spot on Long Island Sound. But don't get too distracted by the Big Apple; there is plenty to enjoy in Stamford itself!

The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is a 118-acre museum that includes a working farm, an art gallery, outdoor trails, a planetarium, an otter pond, and endless activities for visitors of all ages. Visitors of legal ages will also love the many clubs, bars, and breweries in downtown Stamford. Some popular spots for drinks and dinner are Olio, Brasitas, and ZAZA Italian Gastrobar.

Stamford is a major transportation hub for travelers in the region. The Stamford train station is the second-busiest in the Metro-North system, after only Grand Central Station. Commuter rails connect Stamford to New York City and New Haven, and Amtrak trains provide service to Boston, Washington, and beyond. Or, OurBus and Greyhound offer intercity bus tickets as a more affordable alternative to trains. Stamford benefits from many airports in the region, but the closest international airport is LaGuardia in Queens.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New Haven?

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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

Where is the train station in Stamford?

Main arrival station: Amtrak/Metro North Station

Stamford has one train station.

All train stations in Stamford:

  • Amtrak/Metro North Station

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