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Train Trip Information: New York to Stamford

There are 28 daily trains from New York to Stamford. Traveling by train from New York to Stamford usually takes around 2 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 43 minutes.

Distance34 mi (55 km)
Fastest train0h 43m
Lowest price$12.00
Trains per day18
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Stamford

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Monica

October 7, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

On time Easy commute

On time Easy commute

5.0

Lyndsey

January 23, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: It was very well spread out and all staff were wearing masks and enforcing masks with riders. Cons: Nothing. It was clean and efficient. Tips: Arrive early to the train station and bring hand sanitizer.

Pros: It was very well spread out and all staff were wearing masks and enforcing masks with riders. Cons: Nothing. It was clean and efficient. Tips: Arrive early to the train station and bring hand sanitizer.

1.0

Nataliia

June 7, 2019- Regular commuter

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Our route was Washington, DC - New York - Stamford, CT. We were late for more than 2 hours to New York, and missed the train to Stamford. We would like to receive compensation for the tickets from New York to Stamford.

Our route was Washington, DC - New York - Stamford, CT. We were late for more than 2 hours to New York, and missed the train to Stamford. We would like to receive compensation for the tickets from New York to Stamford.

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

Typically $47.11 is the average price you should expect to pay for a train ticket to Stamford. At this price a train trip is a cheap way to travel from New York to Stamford. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Stamford will vary between $41 and $89. Planning a train trip to Stamford within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is $47. 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 Stamford by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $40 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Stamford in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $61 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 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Stamford from New York will be about $34.71 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Stamford?

There are 4 train lines with service from New York to Stamford. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 11 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak114h 5m$60.55
Amtrak Acela70h 45m$110.24
Amtrak Northeast Regional101h 0m$28.03
Amtrak Vermonter10h 46m$33.04
  • 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 11 Amtrak trains from New York to Stamford every day, as well as 80 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $12.

  • Amtrak Acela

    Amtrak Acela

    The Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed rail service. Connecting 15 cities along the Northeast Corridor of the United States, the Acela is Amtrak’s fastest running passenger train, developing a speed of up to 82.2 mph. Acela trains are equipped with free high-speed internet, power outlets and extra comfortable seats. In addition, all Acela passengers have access to the line’s signature Corridor Café where they can unwind and enjoy a freshly prepared meal with a glass of wine. There are 7 Acela trips from New York to Stamford every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

  • 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 10 daily train trips from New York to Stamford, 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 Stamford every day, with prices starting from $12.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Stamford 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.

Can you take a train all the way from New York to Stamford?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from New York to Stamford. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from New York to Stamford?

The distance between New York and Stamford is approximately 34 miles, or 55 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 43 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Stamford.

When are trains the most crowded?

Because many passengers travel from New York to Stamford at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for trains. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the train, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New York at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many train schedules are there most days?

There are 28 scheduled trains on most days. 18 of these are direct connections to Stamford. 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 Stamford 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.

Stamford

Stamford is one of the most populous cities in the state of Connecticut, and many residents commute into New York City, about 30 miles southwest. You can even see NYC from Greenwich Point Park, a scenic spot on Long Island Sound. But don't get too distracted by the Big Apple; there is plenty to enjoy in Stamford itself!

The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is a 118-acre museum that includes a working farm, an art gallery, outdoor trails, a planetarium, an otter pond, and endless activities for visitors of all ages. Visitors of legal ages will also love the many clubs, bars, and breweries in downtown Stamford. Some popular spots for drinks and dinner are Olio, Brasitas, and ZAZA Italian Gastrobar.

Stamford is a major transportation hub for travelers in the region. The Stamford train station is the second-busiest in the Metro-North system, after only Grand Central Station. Commuter rails connect Stamford to New York City and New Haven, and Amtrak trains provide service to Boston, Washington, and beyond. Or, OurBus and Greyhound offer intercity bus tickets as a more affordable alternative to trains. Stamford benefits from many airports in the region, but the closest international airport is LaGuardia in Queens.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main departure station: Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • Penn Station

  • 4 Veterans Plz and 1 Croton Pt Ave

  • Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

  • 41 Main St

  • 455 Rhinecliff Rd

  • 69 S Front St

  • Amtrak Metro-North Station - 5 Buena Vista Ave

  • Schenectady, New York

  • 72 S Clinton Ave

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • 13 Lancaster Ave

  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave

  • Newark Penn Station

  • 825 Depot Ave W

  • Regional Transportation Center - 1 Walsh Cir

Where is the train station in Stamford?

Main arrival station: Amtrak/Metro North Station

Stamford has one train station.

All train stations in Stamford:

  • Amtrak/Metro North Station

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