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Trip Summary

There are 21 daily trains from New Haven to New York. Traveling by train from New Haven to New York usually takes around one hour and 48 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in one hour and 34 minutes.

Distance70 mi (112 km)
Fastest train1h 34m
Lowest price$16.00
Trains per day18
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Caitlin

August 27, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Available outlets, good wi-fi. Cons: N/A. Tips: Business class is worth bidding on.

Pros: Available outlets, good wi-fi. Cons: N/A. Tips: Business class is worth bidding on.

5.0

Hana

August 25, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

WiFi was very slow.

WiFi was very slow.

5.0

Clive

June 17, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

The WiFi was pretty much useless unfortunately. Unusably slow most of the time.

The WiFi was pretty much useless unfortunately. Unusably slow most of the time.

5.0

Aubrey

December 6, 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak Vermonter

Pros: Comfort no hastle. Tips: Check for grand central estival options.

Pros: Comfort no hastle. Tips: Check for grand central estival options.

5.0

Cheryl

July 6, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: They are relaxing once you find a seat. Cons: More help getting to the car that has open seats. Tips: Hurry!

Pros: They are relaxing once you find a seat. Cons: More help getting to the car that has open seats. Tips: Hurry!

New Haven to New York Route Map

New Haven New York

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

In the last month, $33.71 was the average price of a train ticket from New Haven, CT to New York, NY. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $39.87 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New Haven to New York will vary between $29 and $71. Planning a train trip to New York within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New Haven over the next 7 days is $35. 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

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from New Haven to New York by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $35 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New Haven to New York in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $49 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from New Haven will be about $39.87 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New Haven to New York?

There are 4 train lines with service from New Haven, Connecticut to New York, New York. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak52h 24m$36.67
Amtrak Acela51h 39m$91.73
Amtrak Northeast Regional101h 46m$34.54
Amtrak Vermonter11h 48m$28.81
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from New Haven to New York every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $17.

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  • Amtrak Acela

    Amtrak Acela

    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 5 Acela trips from New Haven to New York every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

  • 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 10 daily train trips from New Haven to New York, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • Amtrak Vermonter

    Amtrak Vermonter

    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 New York every day, with prices starting from $16.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the bus versus the train from New Haven to New York City?

The train from New Haven to NYC is faster than the bus. The train typically takes between 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours and 15 minutes depending on whether you ride the Acela or the Northeast Regional. The bus tends to take a little bit longer, with most between 2 hours and 15 minutes and 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Train tickets are more expensive than bus tickets for this route. Amtrak tickets average $55.64, while bus tickets average $12.13. However, the train is more comfortable, more scenic, and has the added benefit of a large bathroom and a Café Car.

On average, there are 9 daily bus trips between New Haven and New York, compared to 25 daily train trips.

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

The distance between New Haven and New York is approximately 70 miles, or 112 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 34 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from New Haven to New York are the most crowded on Friday. 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 New Haven at 12:00am 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.

Is there a direct train from New Haven to New York?

There are 21 scheduled trains on most days. 18 of these are direct connections to New York. 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 New York to New Haven. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New Haven to New York for $9.00.

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.

New 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 New Haven?

Departure stations

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.

Train stations in New Haven:

  • State Street Station

Where is the train station in New York?

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Arrival stations

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.

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