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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Boston to New Haven?

Lowest Price$25.00
Fastest Train1h 52m
Trains Per Day27
Train Lines3

Boston to New Haven Route Map

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest train ticket from Boston to New Haven?

The lowest price for a train ticket from Boston to New Haven is about $47. If you were to book your ticket at least 13 days out, you could save an average of $12.00 from the average ticket price of around $80.

Is the train route from Boston to New Haven direct?

Amtrak provides 38 trips per day between Boston and New Haven, 33 of which are direct routes. Train line options include the Amtrak Northeast Regional and the Amtrak Acela Express. The fastest direct routes can get you from Boston to New Haven in as fast as 1 hour and 52 minutes.

Can Boston to New Haven be a day-trip?

Getting to New Haven from Boston usually takes less than three hours, so a day-trip is very possible. Leaving in the morning, you should have enough time to do some sightseeing, tour the grounds of Yale University and have a bite to eat while still arriving back in Boston at a reasonable time. Friday and Sunday are both busy days to travel by train from Boston to New Haven, so you may consider planning your day-trip for a Saturday.

Is it safe to travel by train from Boston to New Haven right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, $48.17 was the average price of a train ticket from Boston, MA to New Haven, CT. 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 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $35.87 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Boston to New Haven?

The distance between Boston and New Haven is approximately 121 miles, or 194 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 52 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 Boston to New Haven are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Boston at 6:00am 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 Boston to New Haven?

There are 27 scheduled trains on most days. 23 of these are direct connections to New Haven. 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 Haven to Boston. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Boston to New Haven for $13.00.

Which train should you take from Boston to New Haven?

There are 3 train lines with service from Boston, Massachusetts to New Haven, Connecticut. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 16 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak33h 57m$40.25
Amtrak Acela82h 1m$102.50
Amtrak Northeast Regional162h 29m$36.63

Where is the train station in Boston?

There are two stations in Boston where you can board the train to New Haven:

  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

Where is the train station in New Haven?

New Haven receives travelers from Boston at its two active train stations:

  • Union Station
  • State Street Station

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