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Train Trip Information: Boston to New London

There are 29 daily trains from Boston to New London. Traveling by train from Boston to New London usually takes around 3 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in one hour and 25 minutes.

Distance88 mi (141 km)
Fastest train1h 25m
Lowest price$14.00
Trains per day15
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Boston to New London

(Based on 12 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Eileen

May 7, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Be at the station 1/2 hour before boarding

Be at the station 1/2 hour before boarding

5.0

Karl

April 25, 2022- Regular commuter

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: the comfort the speed and most of slk very very safe. Cons: any one not trying to get there very fast and vet there safe and sound I recemand you to travel by Amtrak its fast safe and good team of coducters to keep every one safe and in good comfort and rwasnable...

Pros: the comfort the speed and most of slk very very safe. Cons: any one not trying to get there very fast and vet there safe and sound I recemand you to travel by Amtrak its fast safe and good team of coducters to keep every one safe and in good comfort and rwasnable prices and the best AF all no traffic and no detour. Tips: I'm happy with Amtrak frequent rider safe and comfortable.

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5.0

Lenci

December 29, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Train was operating in its full capacity. No distance was enforced due to Covid. Cons: Sanitation and hand sanitizers are a must have thing Distance between passengers must be enforced. Tips: Be prepared to seat close to other passengers. Take hand sanitizer wit...

Pros: Train was operating in its full capacity. No distance was enforced due to Covid. Cons: Sanitation and hand sanitizers are a must have thing Distance between passengers must be enforced. Tips: Be prepared to seat close to other passengers. Take hand sanitizer with you.

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5.0

karl

November 10, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Fast comfortable and expensive and the best part no traffic. Cons: Reasonable fares on short trips and regulated morning afternoon and evenings. Tips: I found all other travelers are in good behavioral mood which been nice.

Pros: Fast comfortable and expensive and the best part no traffic. Cons: Reasonable fares on short trips and regulated morning afternoon and evenings. Tips: I found all other travelers are in good behavioral mood which been nice.

5.0

Scott

August 8, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Very convenient and efficient way to get from Boston to New London. Views along the way were pleasant and the surroundings were comfortable. Tips: This was a great option for us to get from Boston to point south parrot didn’t have to rent a car or deal with the h...

Pros: Very convenient and efficient way to get from Boston to New London. Views along the way were pleasant and the surroundings were comfortable. Tips: This was a great option for us to get from Boston to point south parrot didn’t have to rent a car or deal with the hassles of the Boston traffic. Would definitely do this again.

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

Typically $37.54 is the average price you should expect to pay for a train ticket to New London. At this price a train trip is a cheap way to travel from Boston to New London. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to New London will vary between $30 and $63. Planning a train trip to New London within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Boston over the next 7 days is $35. 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 London by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for June. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $24 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to New London in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $45 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

$75$60$45$30$153020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 23 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New London from Boston will be about $25.27 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Boston to New London?

2 train services operate from Boston to New London. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 22 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak225h 34m$66.45
Amtrak Northeast Regional71h 34m$29.91
  • 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 22 Amtrak trains from Boston to New London every day, as well as 28 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $31.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Boston to New London 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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.

Can you take a train all the way from Boston to New London?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Boston to New London. 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.

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

The distance between Boston and New London is approximately 88 miles, or 141 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 25 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?

Because many passengers travel from Boston to New London at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for trains. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Boston at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many train schedules are there most days?

There are 29 scheduled trains on most days. 15 of these are direct connections to New London. 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 London 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 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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Boston?

Main departure station: 100 Thompsons Pt Rd

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Boston where you can board the train.

All train stations in Boston:

  • 100 Thompsons Pt Rd

  • South Station

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • Concord Transportation Center

  • Portsmouth Transp Ctr - 185 Grafton Rd

  • Washington St at Railroad Sq

  • Brunswick Visitors Center

  • 13 Batchelder Rd

  • Transp Ctr - 8 N Southwood Dr

  • 23 Depot Rd

  • Bangor Transp Ctr

  • Mail It 4U - 10 State Rd 9

  • UNH Durham Transit Ctr - 3 Depot Rd

  • 33 Chestnut St

  • 60 Lincoln St at Railroad Ave

Where is the train station in New London?

Main arrival station: New London Union Station

New London has one train station.

All train stations in New London:

  • New London Union Station

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