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Trip Summary

There are usually 9 daily train trips available from Stamford to Hartford. Traveling by train from Stamford to Hartford usually takes 2 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Vermonter train can make the trip in one hour and 48 minutes.

Distance66 mi (106 km)
Fastest train1h 48m
Lowest price$20.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Stamford to Hartford

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

4.0

Jordan

August 5, 2022

Amtrak Vermonter

Pros: On the train, onboard crew found seats and helped with luggage. At Hartford, crew member outside helped get luggage off train. Cons: Stamford station and crew. There aren't many handicap services at Amtrak stations. There at least should be boarding signs where the seats are located. Tips: Amtrak doesn't have many handicap services.

5.0

Ashvin

June 12, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Good job

5.0

Melinda

October 29, 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: Destination. Cons: Well i couldn't take my trip on oct 29th..train 170 arrived at 9:17am..but it never opened its doors as about 2 other passengers including myself were shockingly surprised at it sat for about 10 mins and took off..therefore i would of arrived at my destination late had i taken a 12noon trip instead therfore i change my tickets to Oct.39th. Tips: No.

5.0

Melinda

August 21, 2019- Business

Amtrak

Cons: More seating room. Tips: No.

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Stamford to Hartford was $21.60. This is basically as cheap as train fares can get. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 12 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $58.26 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for September if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Stamford to Hartford. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $25. If you're planning a trip from Stamford to Hartford during November, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $37 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Stamford to Hartford. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 12 days before departure, you can save around $58.26. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Stamford to Hartford?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak62h 14m$61.46
Amtrak Northeast Regional21h 57m$27.39
Amtrak Vermonter11h 50m$59.23
  • 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 Stamford to Hartford every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $20.

  • 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 Stamford 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 Stamford to Hartford every day, with prices starting from $22.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Stamford to Hartford. 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 Stamford and Hartford is approximately 66 miles, or 106 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 48 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains departing from Stamford to Hartford tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. 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 Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Stamford at 7:00am 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 9 scheduled trains on most days. 3 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 Stamford.

City Information

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.

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 Stamford?

Main departure station: Amtrak/Metro North Station

There is one train station in Stamford.

All train stations in Stamford:

  • Amtrak/Metro North Station

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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