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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Springfield to Pittsfield. Traveling by train from Springfield to Pittsfield usually takes around one hour and 16 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance41 mi (66 km)
Fastest train1h 16m
Lowest price$9.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lake Shore Limited
Train lines1

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

In the last month, $9.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Springfield, MA to Pittsfield, MA. 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 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $10.50 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Springfield to Pittsfield by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $14 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Springfield to Pittsfield in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $40 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.

Which train should you take from Springfield to Pittsfield?

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is the one and only train line which connects Springfield to Pittsfield. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited11h 16m$27.95
  • 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 Union Station Transportation Center in Springfield and arrives at Scelsi Transp Ctr - 1 Columbus Ave in Pittsfield. The route takes about 1 hours and 16 minutes and ticket prices start at $9.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Springfield and Pittsfield is approximately 41 miles, or 66 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 16 minutes, As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Springfield to Pittsfield on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday 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?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Springfield at 3:00pm and arrives in Pittsfield about an hour later.

Is there a direct train from Springfield to Pittsfield?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Pittsfield 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 Pittsfield 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.

Pittsfield

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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.

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 Pittsfield?

Main arrival station: Scelsi Transp Ctr - 1 Columbus Ave

Pittsfield has one train station.

All train stations in Pittsfield:

  • Scelsi Transp Ctr - 1 Columbus Ave

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