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Springfield - New London Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Springfield to New London. Traveling by train from Springfield to New London usually takes around 3 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 24 minutes.

Distance57 mi (92 km)
Fastest train2h 24m
Lowest price$16.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Springfield to New London?

In the last month, $23.38 was the average price of a train ticket from Springfield to New London. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $15.26 more than that for a same-day booking.

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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 22 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New London from Springfield will be about $15.26 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Springfield to New London?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Springfield to New London. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak53h 49m$27.75
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from Springfield to New London every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $16.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Springfield 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.

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 Springfield to New London?

The distance between Springfield and New London is approximately 57 miles, or 92 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 48 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?

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

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Springfield at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 Springfield to New London?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New London to Springfield.

City Information

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.

New London

New London is a seaport in Connecticut, located at the mouth of the Thames River. Since the city's growth was fueled by shipping and whaling in the 19th century, landmarks in New London commemorate its maritime history, like the Custom House Maritime Museum. Fort Trumbull State Park and Museum reflects the military presence in New London throughout its history, from the earthwork fort in the Revolutionary War to the home of the first Coast Guard Academy in 1915.

After brushing up on your history, kick back with a day at Ocean Beach. Swim in the Long Island Sound, grab some ice cream, play mini-golf, or attend one of the many summertime events and concerts at the beach.

Most flights to the area arrive at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, which is over an hour from New London. Luckily, Amtrak train service is abundant, and many scheduled Northeast Regional and Acela trains stop in New London. Intercity buses connect New London to other Northeast cities, including New York, Providence, Atlantic City, and New Haven.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Springfield?

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Main departure station: Union Station Transportation Center

Union Station is an iconic landmark in Springfield that just finished renovations in 2016—which means you get the historic charm plus modern AC. Original features include the impressive entrance clock, wooden train schedule, and terrazzo flooring. You might stop at Union Station on an Amtrak itinerary via the Northeast Regional line. 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

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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