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Old Saybrook - Wilmington Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 8 daily train trips available from Old Saybrook to Wilmington. Traveling by train from Old Saybrook to Wilmington usually takes 5 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in 4 hours and 14 minutes.

Distance198 mi (318 km)
Fastest train4h 14m
Lowest price$41.00
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Old Saybrook to Wilmington

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Elizabeth

August 30, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: On time, spacious leg room in last seat of car. Price was Wonderful. Personnel was very friendly. Cons: Bathroom could have been cleaner. Tips: Wanderu is great and simple to use.

What is the price of a train ticket from Old Saybrook to Wilmington?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Old Saybrook to Wilmington was $63.78. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Wilmington if you book your train tickets at least 28 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $125.01.

Average prices by travel date

$180$120$60JulJul

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Old Saybrook to Wilmington will range from $65 to $180. If you're planning to travel by train to Wilmington in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Old Saybrook you can find in the next 7 days is $85. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during July. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Old Saybrook to Wilmington, with the average price at just $93. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in April, when the average price goes up to $143. 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

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By booking your train trip from Old Saybrook to Wilmington on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time, you can save about $125.01 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Old Saybrook to Wilmington?

2 train services operate from Old Saybrook to Wilmington. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak26h 0m$102.27
Amtrak Northeast Regional54h 50m$110.27
  • 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 Old Saybrook to Wilmington every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $48.

  • 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 5 daily train trips from Old Saybrook to Wilmington, 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 Old Saybrook to Wilmington. 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 Old Saybrook and Wilmington is approximately 198 miles, or 318 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 14 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Old Saybrook to Wilmington on Sunday. Tickets for Sunday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Old Saybrook at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 8 scheduled trains on most days. 6 of these are direct connections to Wilmington. 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 Wilmington to Old Saybrook.

City Information

Old Saybrook

Old Saybrook in Connecticut is a small but historic town along the end of the Connecticut River as it leads into the Long Island Sound. One of Old Saybrook's most famous residents was actress Katharine Hepburn, who lived here for much of her life. In the city, the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, or The Kate, holds artifacts from her career and presents cultural events and performances for the community.

Old Saybrook is blessed with gorgeous waterfront settings for outdoor activities, including Harveys Beach on the Sound and an enormous wildlife refuge called The Preserve.

Amtrak Northeast Regional trains from Boston to New York stop in Old Saybrook daily. A local commuter line stops at the same train station and provides service to New London and New Haven, from where many other intercity train and bus routes depart.

Wilmington

Wilmington is a major city in Delaware, established at the site of the first Swedish settlement in North America. The charming city, at the confluence of the Brandywine River and Christina River, offers easy connections to the lush countryside of Brandywine Valley. Thanks to the venerable du Pont family, who established the DuPont Company in Wilmington in 1802, the city is filled with grand estates and magnificent gardens for visitors to enjoy. The Hagley Museum & Library is the ultimate example. The expansive complex includes the first home of the du Pont family, powder yards from the company's initial gunpowder mill, and a Renaissance-style garden complete with terraces.

To dive deeper into the city's history, check out the Fort Christina State Park, the site of Wilmington's original Swedish settlement over 400 years ago. Other popular attractions include the Delaware Art Museum and Brandywine Zoo.

Wilmington is easy to access from most of the mid-Atlantic region and is located between Philadelphia and Washington. In 2011, the city's Amtrak train station was renamed the Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Railroad Station in honor of rail enthusiast Joe Biden, who often commuted via Amtrak from Wilmington to Washington during his time as a Senator. Buses from Wilmington also connect to cities like New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Since the regional Wilmington Airport does not offer civilian flights, travelers can easily take a bus to the airport in Philadelphia for any air travel out of the area.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Old Saybrook?

Main departure station: 455 Boston Post Rd Saybrook Junction Market Pl

There is one train station in Old Saybrook.

All train stations in Old Saybrook:

  • 455 Boston Post Rd Saybrook Junction Market Pl

Where is the train station in Wilmington?

Main arrival station: Amtrak/SEPTA Station

Wilmington has one train station.

All train stations in Wilmington:

  • Amtrak/SEPTA Station

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