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Trip Summary

There are 41 daily trains from Boston to Stamford. Traveling by train from Boston to Stamford usually takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 2 hours and 37 minutes.

Distance157 mi (252 km)
Fastest train2h 37m
Lowest price$25.00
Trains per day29
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Boston to Stamford

(Based on 15 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Lance

February 22, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

The catering car is located in the center of the train, and seats around a table (bench) are available without reservation, to be seized if you leave from a terminal.

The catering car is located in the center of the train, and seats around a table (bench) are available without reservation, to be seized if you leave from a terminal.

5.0

Erik

January 15, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Everything. Tips: More clarity from the station staff about boarding numbers etc...

Pros: Everything. Tips: More clarity from the station staff about boarding numbers etc...

4.0

Phil

August 29, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Acela

delayed for 5+ minutes just before Stamford w/o any explanation; wifi could be faster

delayed for 5+ minutes just before Stamford w/o any explanation; wifi could be faster

4.0

Josiah

November 27, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Easy to get to in Boston. And the ride wasn’t too long.

Easy to get to in Boston. And the ride wasn’t too long.

5.0

Jonathan

November 27, 2019- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The seat where I was, it was roomy. Cons: The price shouldn't be so expensive if there is a way to improve it. I didn't have that much options to take the bus since my class finished up late which I had to end up taking this option instead of taking the bus stra...

Pros: The seat where I was, it was roomy. Cons: The price shouldn't be so expensive if there is a way to improve it. I didn't have that much options to take the bus since my class finished up late which I had to end up taking this option instead of taking the bus straight. Tips: This would be an option to take if there is any other way.

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

In the last month, $84.43 was the average price of a train ticket from Boston to Stamford. 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 $55.15 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to Stamford will vary between $74 and $147. Planning a train trip to Stamford within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Boston over the next 7 days is $76. 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 Stamford 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 $68 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to Stamford in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $104 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

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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 Stamford from Boston will be about $55.15 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Boston to Stamford?

There are 3 train lines with service from Boston to Stamford. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 27 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak277h 1m$105.26
Amtrak Acela62h 47m$151.19
Amtrak Northeast Regional83h 15m$72.23
  • 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 27 Amtrak trains from Boston to Stamford every day, as well as 39 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $38.

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  • 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 6 Acela trips from Boston to Stamford every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

  • 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 8 daily train trips from Boston to Stamford, 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 Stamford 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 Stamford?

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

The distance between Boston and Stamford is approximately 157 miles, or 252 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 37 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Boston to Stamford 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 Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

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.

Is there a direct train from Boston to Stamford?

There are 41 scheduled trains on most days. 29 of these are direct connections to Stamford. 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 Stamford 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?

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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

  • 100 Thompsons Pt Rd

  • 13 Batchelder Rd

  • Concord Transp Ctr - 30 Stickney Ave

  • Portsmouth Transp Ctr - 185 Grafton Rd

  • Transp Ctr - 8 N Southwood Dr

  • UNH Durham Transit Ctr - 3 Depot Rd

  • 60 Lincoln St at Railroad Ave

  • Washington St at Railroad Sq

  • Brunswick Visitors Ctr - 16 Station Ave

  • Transit Station - 696 Sanford Rd

  • 33 Chestnut St

  • Mail It 4U - 10 State Rd 9

  • Bangor Transp Ctr

Where is the train station in Stamford?

Main arrival station: Amtrak/Metro North Station

Stamford has one train station.

All train stations in Stamford:

  • Amtrak/Metro North Station

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