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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Springfield to Northampton. Traveling by train from Springfield to Northampton usually takes around 42 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance16 mi (25 km)
Fastest train0h 42m
Lowest price$11.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last month, $11.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Springfield to Northampton. 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 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $3.07 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Northampton from Springfield is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about $11 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Springfield to Northampton by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $14 whenever you decide to board the train to Northampton.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Springfield to Northampton remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Springfield to Northampton?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak20h 43m$12.40
Amtrak Vermonter10h 42m$12.51
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Springfield to Northampton every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $11.

  • Amtrak Vermonter

    Amtrak Vermonter

    The Vermonter is an Amtrak passenger train that connects St. Albans, VT to Washington, D.C. by way of New York City. The journey is renowned for the beautiful scenic views that it presents as it passes through the Green Mountains and the Berkshires. Aboard the Vermonter, passengers can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets at every seat and extra legroom. You can also grab a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing beverage from the train’s café. There are 1 Vermonter trains traveling from Springfield to Northampton every day, with prices starting from $11.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Springfield and Northampton is approximately 16 miles, or 25 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 42 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Northampton.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Springfield to Northampton tend to have the most passengers on Tuesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Tuesday. 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 Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

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 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 Springfield to Northampton?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Springfield to Northampton.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Northampton 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.

Northampton

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Colloquially referred to as "Paradise City," this city situated among mountains, farmlands, and forests is often overlooked but should not be missed. With a rarely-seen combination of rural lifestyle and sophisticated urban charm, Northampton offers culture, academia, and a welcoming small-town feel.

Northampton is the home of one of the country's top-ranked women's liberal arts colleges, Smith College. Wander through Smith College Museum of Art to find works by Picasso, and be sure to take a bathroom break in the museum; even the restrooms are works of art!

Every Saturday morning, the Northampton Farmers' Market offers a spread of all things local and organic, as well as a taste of some of New England's delicacies. With opportunities to hike, bike, eat, drink, read, dance, and explore, you'll be sure to find something you love in this wonderfully diverse city.

Whatever mode of transport you prefer, you can easily reach Northampton. Amtrak's Vermonter line—one of the country's most scenic train routes— connects Northampton south to Washington, D.C., and north to (you guessed it) Vermont. Peter Pan and OurBus also offer bus services to the city. Nearby airports include Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT, and Boston Logan International Airport.

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 Northampton?

Main arrival station: 170 Pleasant St

There's a bus stop on Pleasant Street and a rail depot further along on Railroad Avenue. The rail platform is a quaint wooden structure with a few benches and bike racks. Next to the platform is Union Station, which, despite the name, isn't part of the train station. It's a great restaurant specializing in brunches and events. There are plenty of local restaurants and cafes on Strong Avenue, within easy walking distance of the platform. And if you've got an overnight connection, the Hotel Northampton is only 10 minutes away on foot- plus plenty of other hotels and bed and breakfasts in the vicinity.

All train stations in Northampton:

  • 170 Pleasant St

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