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Pittsfield - Boston Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Pittsfield to Boston. Traveling by train from Pittsfield to Boston usually takes 4 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train can make the trip in 3 hours and 49 minutes.

Distance112 mi (180 km)
Fastest train3h 49m
Lowest price$20.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lake Shore Limited
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Pittsfield to Boston

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)




April 28, 2024- Couples trip

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: We Got to the place that we need to go. Cons: Be on time on schedule. Tips: Taking the train to Boston I skimped the traffic in the highway.



August 13, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: It was so nice to be able to take the train from family to friends and not have the stress of having to stay awake trying to drive. Or navigate a new city. Cons: Maybe more charging ports spread out a little. If you get on and end up with an aisle seat, you must reach over the other person to use the outlet and not everyone wants to be a bother to the other person. Tips: Take the trip. Enjoy the scenery.



July 23, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: Everything I’ll go aroun do the world I’m actually tryin to get a. Job with them. Cons: Excellent everything. Tips: Sit back n relax enjoy the scenery.



July 6, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: The cafe opened and I could get a beverage of my choice, even though many food options were gone. Cons: Near the end of the journey from Pittsfield to Boston, both bathrooms in the car I rode in were non-functional. One was stopped up and the other seemed to have run out of water for flushing. This is a serious problem, in my opinion.



March 30, 2023- Couples trip

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Smooth, easy and confortable

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Pittsfield to Boston was $20.50. This is basically as cheap as train fares can get. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 24 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $55.03 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Monthly average prices

Ticket prices for the train from Pittsfield to Boston 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 $21. If you're thinking of traveling from Pittsfield to Boston during March, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $38 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in March, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you're looking to save on your train trip from Pittsfield to Boston, book online with Wanderu at least 24 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $55.03 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Pittsfield to Boston?

2 train services operate from Pittsfield to Boston. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak19h 38m$168.21
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited13h 54m$40.35
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Pittsfield to Boston every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $91.

  • 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 Scelsi Transp Ctr - 1 Columbus Ave in Pittsfield and arrives at Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St in Boston. The route takes about 3 hours and 54 minutes and ticket prices start at $15.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Pittsfield and Boston is approximately 112 miles, or 180 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 49 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Pittsfield to Boston on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Saturday. Saturday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Pittsfield at 3:00pm and arrives in Boston around 3 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Boston with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

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

City Information


Pittsfield, MA, US - PIT-0

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Pittsfield is the largest city in the Berkshires region, Massachusetts. It is famous for having iconic residents like the author of Moby Dick, Herman Melville, and Rev. Thomas Allen of the Revolutionary War. Pittsfield offers many outdoor activities, like hiking on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail or skiing on a 750-foot mountain at Bousquet Mountain Ski Area. Campers can check out the Pittsfield State Forest, while Lake Onota offers a scenic view. There are also different areas for history in Pittsfield, like the Hancock Shaker Village, which features living history exhibits, and the Berkshire Museum offers natural history. The city is popular among young families due to its fun activities and green spaces.

Pittsfield's downtown is the cultural center of Massachusetts, boasting an exciting dining scene with bars, cafés, and live music. Local stores also look out for when shopping and fun events like the Pittsfield Photo Challenge and the Berkshire International Film Festival. The latest addition is the Stargaze LGBTQ+ Festival in August.

Six bus routes go to Pittsfield, all powered by Greyhound. There are plenty of train services as well, offered by Amtrak and Amtrak Lake Shore Limited. Within the city, the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority provides public transportation.


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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Pittsfield?

Main departure station: Scelsi Transp Ctr - 1 Columbus Ave

There is one train station in Pittsfield.

All train stations in Pittsfield:

  • Scelsi Transp Ctr - 1 Columbus Ave

Where is the train station in Boston?

Main arrival station: Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

Boston receives travelers from Pittsfield at its two active train stations.

All train stations in Boston:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • South Station

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