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Newark - Springfield Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Newark to Springfield. Traveling by train from Newark to Springfield usually takes around 4 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Vermonter train can make the trip in 3 hours and 52 minutes.

Distance125 mi (201 km)
Fastest train3h 52m
Lowest price$17.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Newark to Springfield

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Saint

August 24, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: I always enjoy riding the train. Its so peaceful and usually get a great nap in! Cons: The bathroom was a little messy. And it was so cold on my train! Too cold for comfort. Tips: Bring a sweater.

Pros: I always enjoy riding the train. Its so peaceful and usually get a great nap in! Cons: The bathroom was a little messy. And it was so cold on my train! Too cold for comfort. Tips: Bring a sweater.

4.0

Irena

August 1, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Vermonter

Pros: Was very pleasant,safe,fast and not expensive.Thank You. Cons: Better Information before Train come to the station.Exp.My train# was 56,but I could not see this number on it.There was no personal near by so I could ask.This was my fist ride. Tips: Sorry every one...

Pros: Was very pleasant,safe,fast and not expensive.Thank You. Cons: Better Information before Train come to the station.Exp.My train# was 56,but I could not see this number on it.There was no personal near by so I could ask.This was my fist ride. Tips: Sorry every one was experienced travelers.

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

In the last month, $32.92 was the average price of a train ticket from Newark to Springfield. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $45.59 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Newark to Springfield will vary between $22 and $81. Planning a train trip to Springfield within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Newark over the next 7 days is $30. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Newark to Springfield by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $36 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Newark to Springfield in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $67 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

$75$60$45$30$153020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Springfield from Newark will be about $45.59 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Newark to Springfield?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Northeast Regional14h 28m$36.80
Amtrak Vermonter14h 4m$63.02
  • Amtrak Northeast Regional

    Amtrak Northeast Regional

    The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 1 daily train trips from Newark to Springfield, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • 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 Newark to Springfield every day, with prices starting from $17.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Newark and Springfield is approximately 125 miles, or 201 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 52 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Newark to Springfield. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Thursday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Newark at 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 Newark to Springfield?

Trains leave the station in Newark twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Springfield with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

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

City Information

Newark

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Newark?

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Main departure station: Newark Penn Station

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

All train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Newark Intl Airport

Where is the train station in Springfield?

Main arrival station: Union Station Transportation Center

Springfield has one train station.

All train stations in Springfield:

  • Union Station Transportation Center

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