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Springfield - Worcester Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Springfield to Worcester. Traveling by train from Springfield to Worcester usually takes around one hour and 26 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance42 mi (67 km)
Fastest train1h 26m
Lowest price$7.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lake Shore Limited
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Springfield to Worcester

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.3

3.0

Rita

July 25, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: I have nothing to say because I didn't use the Amtrak. I booked Peter pan only to find out that you ticketed me for Amtrak. We went to complain that the bus was late only to be told that we didn't belong there. I don't understand how you would do something like t...

Pros: I have nothing to say because I didn't use the Amtrak. I booked Peter pan only to find out that you ticketed me for Amtrak. We went to complain that the bus was late only to be told that we didn't belong there. I don't understand how you would do something like that,changing our journey from bus to train. It was a very stressful situation for seniors like us.We had to look for an alternative. Cons: Be more vigilant ,I couldn't answer the questions so disregard the answers,I just want to get our predicament across. Tips: Cannot say,I didn't use it.

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

In the last month, $7.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Springfield, MA to Worcester, 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 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $62.14 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 Worcester by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $19 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Springfield to Worcester in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $109 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.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 14 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Worcester from Springfield will be about $62.14 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Springfield to Worcester?

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is the one and only train line which connects Springfield to Worcester. 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 26m$32.57
  • 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 Union Station- 2 Washington Sqr in Worcester. The route takes about 1 hours and 26 minutes and ticket prices start at $7.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Springfield and Worcester is approximately 42 miles, or 67 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 26 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?

Trains from Springfield to Worcester are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Springfield at 6:00pm and arrives in Worcester about an hour later.

Is there a direct train from Springfield to Worcester?

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

Worcester

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We dare you to pronounce it right on the first try. Named after Worcester in England, Worcester is the second-most populous city in Massachusetts. The city boasts an extensive history, particularly because of its industrial and weaponry prowess during World War II; take your dad (or your dad friend) to the Worcester Historical Museum to learn more.

For those more interested in science and nature, visit the popular EcoTarium, which includes hands-on exhibits and an outdoor campus featuring forest and meadow trails. Then, to apply your newfound natural knowledge, take a relaxing stroll through Green Hill Park to try to identify the lake's wildlife. In the evening, visit The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts to catch anything from a burlesque show, Broadway performance, or even a silent film.

Worcester's location at the heart of the state makes it easy to travel to this bustling city. Worcester has its own regional airport, or head to Boston's Logan Airport for a wider variety of flights. Amtrak trains provide daily services from Boston, and bus service is available on Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, OurBus, and Peter Pan.

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 Worcester?

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Main arrival station: Union Station- 2 Washington Sqr

Union Station is one of Worcester's most beautiful buildings, which finished up a full restoration in 1999. Its impressive interior continues inside with high ceilings and spacious waiting areas. The station is the main transport hub of the area, with Amtrak and MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority) trains, plus intercity bus services by WRTA (Worcester Regional). Greyhound and Peter Pan bus lines operate intercity services here, while OurBus stops here on the way to New York City. Although the inside of the station doesn't have any restaurants or fast food, its location in downtown Worcester means that there are plenty of hotels, restaurants, and shops just a quick trip away.

All train stations in Worcester:

  • Union Station- 2 Washington Sqr

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