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Boston - Saratoga Springs Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Boston to Saratoga Springs. Traveling by train from Boston to Saratoga Springs usually takes 12 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 8 hours and 28 minutes.

Distance147 mi (237 km)
Fastest train8h 28m
Lowest price$78.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Boston to Saratoga Springs?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Boston to Saratoga Springs was $134.80. Any ticket cheaper than $134.80 is a hot deal that you should definitely jump on. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Saratoga Springs if you book your train tickets at least 28 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $108.50.

Average prices by travel date


For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to Saratoga Springs will range from $115 to $209. If you're planning to travel by train to Saratoga Springs in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Boston you can find in the next 7 days is $122. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

Ticket prices for the train from Boston to Saratoga Springs often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in February when the average ticket price is only $114. If you're thinking of traveling from Boston to Saratoga Springs during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $212 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in November, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you're looking to save on your train trip from Boston to Saratoga Springs, book online with Wanderu at least 28 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $108.50 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Boston to Saratoga Springs?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Boston to Saratoga Springs. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak212h 43m$179.40
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Boston to Saratoga Springs every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $78.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Boston and Saratoga Springs is approximately 147 miles, or 237 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 28 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Friday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Boston to Saratoga Springs. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Friday 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.

The earliest train departs Boston at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Boston twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Saratoga Springs to Boston.

City Information


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.

Saratoga Springs

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Saratoga Springs is a small city in New York with a big reputation for horse racing. The city is home to both the Saratoga Race Course and the National Museum of Horse Racing. Wealthy visitors built opulent Victorian homes in Saratoga to stay during the summers, gamble on horse races, and seek health from the area's natural mineral water springs. To this day, you can visit mineral baths, pools, and fountains in Saratoga Spa State Park to soak for a while or taste the unique naturally-carbonated water.

The buzzing hub of the city is Broadway, where you can find restaurants serving every type of cuisine, quirky shops, cafés, and bookstores. Talk a walk through nearby Congress Park and discover more mineral water fountains, a vintage carousel, and the Saratoga Springs History Museum.

Amtrak's Adirondack line operates a daily service to Saratoga Springs on its route from Montreal to New York City, and so does the Ethan Allen line from Vermont. Saratoga Springs is a stop for Greyhound buses heading towards Albany or Montreal, plus many local bus services to nearby cities and towns. The closest airport is the Albany International Airport, about 40 minutes away.

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 Saratoga Springs.

All train stations in Boston:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • South Station

Where is the train station in Saratoga Springs?

Main arrival station: 26 Station Ln

Saratoga Springs has one train station.

All train stations in Saratoga Springs:

  • 26 Station Ln

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