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Trip Summary

There are 20 daily trains from Boston to New Haven. Traveling by train from Boston to New Haven usually takes around 2 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in one hour and 52 minutes.

Distance121 mi (194 km)
Fastest train1h 52m
Lowest price$22.00
Trains per day32
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Boston to New Haven

(Based on 34 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Milena

November 24, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Space.Seats. Cons: Price. Time. Tips: Be aware of your stop.

Pros: Space.Seats. Cons: Price. Time. Tips: Be aware of your stop.

4.0

Leonor

September 29, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

It was easy to book.

It was easy to book.

5.0

Cally

September 18, 2022- Couples trip

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The ease of just riding along and not needing to drive or navigate myself. Cons: Track and train numbers from Boston were assigned last minute and made it nerve-wracking to ensure I would be in the right place at the right time.

Pros: The ease of just riding along and not needing to drive or navigate myself. Cons: Track and train numbers from Boston were assigned last minute and made it nerve-wracking to ensure I would be in the right place at the right time.

4.0

kevin j

August 21, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

convenient seating

convenient seating

4.0

Isabella

August 6, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I enjoyed how clean and safe I felt on the train. My trip was also very fast as my train arrived on time. Cons: The multiple interactions I had with one staff member made my trip less enjoyable. I was talked down upon and was never asked nicely about something. F...

Pros: I enjoyed how clean and safe I felt on the train. My trip was also very fast as my train arrived on time. Cons: The multiple interactions I had with one staff member made my trip less enjoyable. I was talked down upon and was never asked nicely about something. For example, moving my bag or my feet off a seat. I think all staff members should treat their travelers with kindness and respect. Tips: Bring snacks and water. Charge your electronics and bring your own charger. Carefully pick your seat when arriving on the train and pack light!

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

In the last month, $83.89 was the average price of a train ticket from Boston to New Haven. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $49.93 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$135$90$45NovDec

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to New Haven will vary between $59 and $121. Planning a train trip to New Haven within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Boston over the next 7 days is $74. 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 Boston to New Haven by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $65 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to New Haven in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $98 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

$125$100$75$50$253020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 26 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New Haven from Boston will be about $49.93 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Boston to New Haven?

There are 3 train lines with service from Boston to New Haven. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 9 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak43h 50m$58.75
Amtrak Acela72h 1m$182.43
Amtrak Northeast Regional92h 28m$76.19
  • 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 4 Amtrak trains from Boston to New Haven every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $25.

  • 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 7 Acela trips from Boston to New Haven every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premium service, the average Acela train ticket may cost more than other train lines.

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

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 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 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 27 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?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Boston to New Haven. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Boston at 5:00am 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 20 scheduled trains on most days. 32 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.

City Information

Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love tasting the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Boston?

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Main departure station: South Station

South Station is the largest and busiest train station in Boston, and a major transportation hub for the greater New England area. South Station's 13 tracks are used by Amtrak, Acela, the MBTA commuter rail, and the MBTA subway system (a.k.a. the "T") with connections to the Boston Logan International Airport. You can also access intercity bus service in the adjacent South Station Bus Terminal. South Station's historic train terminal opened in 1899 right in downtown Boston, and is close to many points of interest like the Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, and the hip Seaport district. At the terminal, you'll find free WiFi, luggage storage, a 24-hour information booth, and 14 dining options, including that New England favorite, Dunkin'.

All train stations in Boston:

  • South Station

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

Where is the train station in New Haven?

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Main arrival station: Union Station

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.

All train stations in New Haven:

  • Union Station

  • State Street Station

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