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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Boston to Springfield. Traveling by train from Boston to Springfield usually takes around 4 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train can make the trip in 2 hours and 24 minutes.

Distance80 mi (129 km)
Fastest train2h 24m
Lowest price$9.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Boston to Springfield

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Elizabeth

July 2, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

This train was much more spacious than the Boston to NYC train. So much leg room!

This train was much more spacious than the Boston to NYC train. So much leg room!

5.0

Rajkumar

December 31, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: It was a very pleasant trip and the railway staff team was outstanding and very helpful. Cannot describe their professionalism , amazing. Would definitely recommend everyone. Cons: None to suggest. Tips: Be relaxed and seek for help if have any queries.

Pros: It was a very pleasant trip and the railway staff team was outstanding and very helpful. Cannot describe their professionalism , amazing. Would definitely recommend everyone. Cons: None to suggest. Tips: Be relaxed and seek for help if have any queries.

5.0

Suyapa

December 26, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Awesome, comfortable quiet

Awesome, comfortable quiet

4.0

Lisa

November 7, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: It was a clean and the seats were comfortable. Cons: The wifi doesn't always work.

Pros: It was a clean and the seats were comfortable. Cons: The wifi doesn't always work.

5.0

Dugana

April 13, 2021- Business

Amtrak

Pros: The scenery. Cons: The smell. Maybe some air freshener? Tips: Don't forget your phone charger.

Pros: The scenery. Cons: The smell. Maybe some air freshener? Tips: Don't forget your phone charger.

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

In the last month, $53.13 was the average price of a train ticket from Boston to Springfield. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $32.29 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35DecDec

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to Springfield will vary between $24 and $103. Planning a train trip to Springfield within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Boston over the next 7 days is $38. 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 Springfield by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for May. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $21 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to Springfield in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $73 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 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Springfield from Boston will be about $32.29 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Boston to Springfield?

2 train services operate from Boston to Springfield. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak44h 59m$78.17
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited12h 28m$32.37
  • 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 Springfield every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $38.

  • Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

    Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

    The Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is an overnight train that runs along some of the best shorelines in the U.S., connecting New York City and Boston with Chicago. The service provides top-tier amenities to its passengers, including free WiFi and dining onboard. The Lake Shore Limited departs from South Station in Boston and arrives at Union Station Transportation Center in Springfield. The route takes about 2 hours and 28 minutes and ticket prices start at $9.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Boston to Springfield 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 Springfield?

The distance between Boston and Springfield is approximately 80 miles, or 129 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 24 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 Springfield 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 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. 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 Springfield?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Springfield. 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 Springfield 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.

Springfield

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Founded in 1636 as the first Springfield in North America, this city sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River in Massachusetts. Perhaps best known as the birthplace of basketball, Springfield is a mecca for b-ball fans. Visitors can enjoy three levels of exhibits and interactive contests at the famous Basketball Hall of Fame.

Along with basketball, Springfield was also the birthplace of the immensely popular children's author, Theodore Geisel—more commonly known as Dr. Seuss. Enjoy a walk through the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden to see many of his most famous characters immortalized in bronze. History buffs should head to the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, highlighting the town's important role as an arsenal during the Revolutionary War.

Springfield's central location between major tourist destinations like NYC, Boston, and the Berkshires means that it can be reached easily by most modes of transport. The city is served by several Amtrak lines and Peter Pan and Greyhound buses. Bradley International Airport and Westover Metropolitan Airport are also closeby, with frequent flights from destinations around the country.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Boston?

Main departure station: Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

There are two stations in Boston where you can board the train to Springfield.

All train stations in Boston:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • South Station

Where is the train station in Springfield?

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Main arrival station: Union Station Transportation Center

Union Station is an iconic landmark in Springfield that just finished renovations in 2016- meaning you get the historic charm plus modern AC. Original features include the impressive entrance clock, wooden train schedule, and terrazzo flooring. You may stop at Union Station on Amtrak or Northeast Regional. Or, if you're commuting locally, you may transfer to the CTrail Hartford Line. Greyhound and Peter Pan provide bus services to the area as well, with connections across New England. Since the station operates with so many carriers, the waiting area has plenty of space and seating, ticket kiosks, and plenty of snack options like Dunkin Donuts and Subway.

All train stations in Springfield:

  • Union Station Transportation Center

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