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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from New York to Hartford. Traveling by train from New York to Hartford usually takes around 4 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Vermonter train can make the trip in 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance100 mi (161 km)
Fastest train2h 35m
Lowest price$17.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Hartford

(Based on 22 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Emma

May 26, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Vermonter

board early :)

board early :)

5.0

Herbert

May 10, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Seats

Seats

4.0

Emy

April 30, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Everything. Cons: Bathroom.

Pros: Everything. Cons: Bathroom.

5.0

Marsha

April 20, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: First time riding a train and we all enjoyed it. Tips: Check the track number right before calling. They changed ours last minute and we were waiting at the wrong track and almost missed our train.

Pros: First time riding a train and we all enjoyed it. Tips: Check the track number right before calling. They changed ours last minute and we were waiting at the wrong track and almost missed our train.

5.0

Angela

February 22, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Cheap fares and clean train and overall pleasant

Cheap fares and clean train and overall pleasant

New York to Hartford Route Map

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What is the price of a train ticket from New York to Hartford?

In the last month, $45.23 was the average price of a train ticket from New York to Hartford. 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 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $45.98 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Hartford will vary between $34 and $104. Planning a train trip to Hartford within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is $40. 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

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from New York to Hartford by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $33 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Hartford in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $51 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 25 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Hartford from New York will be about $45.98 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Hartford?

There are 3 train lines with service from New York to Hartford. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 3 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak35h 17m$72.50
Amtrak Northeast Regional12h 47m$27.78
Amtrak Vermonter12h 36m$53.20
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from New York to Hartford every day, as well as 25 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $17.

  • 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 New York to Hartford, 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 New York to Hartford every day, with prices starting from $17.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Hartford 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 New York to Hartford?

The distance between New York and Hartford is approximately 100 miles, or 161 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 35 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?

Trains departing from New York to Hartford tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. 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 Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New York at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. 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 New York to Hartford?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Hartford. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Hartford to New York.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Hartford

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut, and a New England destination with literary attractions, charming parks, and engaging activities for families.

The homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe, both in Hartford, have been turned into museums to learn more about these authors and their lives. If you prefer Edward Cullen to Tom Sawyer, you may appreciate that a more contemporary literary giant, Stephenie Meyer, was born in Hartford too.

The Elizabeth Park Conservancy is a spread of formal gardens and grounds where you can walk, picnic, and catch outdoor concerts or tours. Kids will love the antique carousel in Bushnell Park, as well as the hands-on exhibits at the Connecticut Science Center. For those who prefer to wander through cute downtowns, West Hartford offers some of the best shopping in the area.

With a large nearby airport, and many intercity bus and train services providing access to hubs like Boston and New York, getting to Hartford is about as easy as a walk in Bushnell Park.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

Main departure station: Amtrak Metro-North Station - 5 Buena Vista Ave

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in New York where you can board the train.

All train stations in New York:

  • Amtrak Metro-North Station - 5 Buena Vista Ave

  • 4 Veterans Plz and 1 Croton Pt Ave

  • Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

  • 41 Main St

  • Penn Station

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • 72 S Clinton Ave

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

  • 44 Station Road

  • Newark Penn Station

  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave

  • 455 Rhinecliff Rd

  • Newark Intl Airport

  • Amtrak SEPTA Station

  • 26 Station Ln

Where is the train station in Hartford?

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Main arrival station: Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Union Station is a historic bus and train station located in the downtown area of Hartford, CT. Built in 1889, the station serves as the main stop in Hartford for all four Amtrak train lines that pass through the city, including the Northeast Regional, the Vermonter and the Valley Flyer, as well as the Hartford Line commuter train. Union Station is also used by bus carriers Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines as their main bus stop in Downtown Hartford. The station is easily accessible from all parts of the city and its surrounding areas through a variety of local and express transit bus lines. At Hartford’s Union Station, you will find some fast food options and vending machines, as well as restrooms and a waiting area.

All train stations in Hartford:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

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