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Stamford - Northampton Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Stamford to Northampton. Traveling by train from Stamford to Northampton usually takes 3 hours and 36 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 3 hours and 32 minutes.

Distance99 mi (160 km)
Fastest train3h 32m
Lowest price$46.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Stamford to Northampton was $53.50. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Northampton if you book your train tickets at least 29 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $28.55.

Monthly average prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during September. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Stamford to Northampton, with the average price at just $49. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in October, when the average price goes up to $66. 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 Stamford to Northampton on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time, you can save about $28.55 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Stamford to Northampton?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak23h 35m$84.28
Amtrak Vermonter13h 39m$74.68
  • 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 Stamford to Northampton every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $46.

  • 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 Northampton every day, with prices starting from $55.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Stamford and Northampton is approximately 99 miles, or 160 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 36 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 32 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 Stamford to Northampton on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Friday. Friday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Stamford at 12:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Stamford twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Northampton faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Northampton 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.

Northampton

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Colloquially referred to as "Paradise City," this city situated among mountains, farmlands, and forests is often overlooked but should not be missed. With a rarely-seen combination of rural lifestyle and sophisticated urban charm, Northampton offers culture, academia, and a welcoming small-town feel.

Northampton is the home of one of the country's top-ranked women's liberal arts colleges, Smith College. Wander through Smith College Museum of Art to find works by Picasso, and be sure to take a bathroom break in the museum; even the restrooms are works of art!

Every Saturday morning, the Northampton Farmers' Market offers a spread of all things local and organic, as well as a taste of some of New England's delicacies. With opportunities to hike, bike, eat, drink, read, dance, and explore, you'll be sure to find something you love in this wonderfully diverse city.

Whatever mode of transport you prefer, you can easily reach Northampton. Amtrak's Vermonter line—one of the country's most scenic train routes— connects Northampton south to Washington, D.C., and north to (you guessed it) Vermont. Peter Pan and OurBus also offer bus services to the city. Nearby airports include Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT, and Boston Logan International Airport.

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 Northampton?

Main arrival station: 170 Pleasant St

There's a bus stop on Pleasant Street and a rail depot further along on Railroad Avenue. The rail platform is a quaint wooden structure with a few benches and bike racks. Next to the platform is Union Station, which, despite the name, isn't part of the train station. It's a great restaurant specializing in brunches and events. There are plenty of local restaurants and cafes on Strong Avenue, within easy walking distance of the platform. And if you've got an overnight connection, the Hotel Northampton is only 10 minutes away on foot- plus plenty of other hotels and bed and breakfasts in the vicinity.

All train stations in Northampton:

  • 170 Pleasant St

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