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Train Information to Hartford from Boston

distanceDistance112 miles (180 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 10 min
changesDirect trainYes

Trains from Boston to Hartford cover the 112 miles (180 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 10 min with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available.

Train from Boston to Hartford

Catching a train from Boston to Hartford is among the many ways travelers can get to Hartford, the capital of Connecticut. Hartford is home to Mark Twain Museum, one of the few with thousands of artifacts. The museum also hosts great renaissance and impressionist works. The train from Boston to Hartford covers a distance of 94 miles (151 kilometers). To cover the distance, trains take approximately 4 hours and 8 minutes. However, travelers who are in a hurry can catch the fastest trip that covers the distance within 2 hours 57 minutes. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, there are nearly 10 departures each day for passengers to choose from. All trains offered by Amtrak require one change along the route which usually takes place in New Haven. The wait time at the station is often very quick, avoiding unnecessary delays for passengers.

Which train companies travel from Boston to Hartford?

Amtrak remains the best-reputed train company with reliable train trips from Boston to Hartford. The company offers train schedules from early morning to late evening. Travelers can choose their desired train from Boston to Hartford depending on their schedule. The earliest train to depart Boston leaves as early as 6:00 a.m. while the last train leaves at 6:45 p.m. Departures are spread throughout the day with opportunities for morning, afternoon, and early evening trains. Amtrak provides rail services to almost 87,000 passengers across 300 routes daily with modern rolling stock that ensure passenger comfort along the way.

How long is the train ride from Boston to Hartford?

On average, trains from Boston to Hartford take more than four hours with the fastest taking just under 3 hours. Note that the exact time is subject to the train departure time and route used. For instance, two Amtrak trains that depart the Boston station at 6:10 a.m. arrive at Hartford at 9:42 a.m. and 11:08 a.m. respectively. This means that despite both trains from Boston to Hartford leaving the station at the same time, one takes 3 hours 32 minutes while the other covers the distance in four hours 58 minutes due to different factors including the traveler's boarding station. Boston has three rail stations for Amtrak trains. Travelers can board at the Back Bay Station, North Station or South Station.

How many trains are there from Boston to Hartford?

Amtrak has 10 daily schedules that travelers using a train from Boston to Hartford can choose from. Wednesdays are the busiest days for trains servicing these routes. Travelers who prefer fewer crowds should opt for the Monday train, as it is the less-traveled day of the week. On all the routes, there are no direct schedules. This means that travelers will need to disembark from the first train along the route and board a connecting train. During this process, travelers are responsible for moving their luggage.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Boston to Hartford?

Departure station: The departure terminals for trains from Boston to Hartford are the Boston MA South Station, Back Bay Station, and Boston MA North Station. The South Station, officially known as the Governor Michael S. Dukakis transportation center is the second-largest railroad station and intercity bus terminus. This makes it easy for travelers to access the station, either by bus or railroad tracks. The second departure point, the Back Bay station, is an intermodal station located south of the Copley Square, along 145 Dartmouth Street. The station is equipped to modern standards, with operational ATM machines, payphones, wheelchairs, vending machines, restrooms, Quik-Trak kiosks, same day and overnight accessible parking. The North Station is the other alternative that travelers using a train from Boston to Hartford can board the train. The station is along 135 Causeway Street and makes an important gateway to popular mid-coast Maine and Casco Bay. It is also a popular North End Landmark and gaming hotspot. Amtrak trains from Maine and New Hampshire arrive in this station before departing for Hartford. Transfers into and out of the station are available either through taxis and personal means.

Arrival station: Travelers arrive at the Hartford Union Station. The station can be located at One Union Place with various amenities. A fire in the station in the early 1900s required mass renovation. The station has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1975. The rehabilitated transportation hub features modern houses for transport and commercial use. Travelers can easily connect to the Bradley International Airport with a local bus, taxis or through personal means. ATM, elevators, Quik-Trak kiosks and vending machines, are a few essential amenities in the station.

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FAQs
How far is Boston to Hartford by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Boston to Hartford by train to be approximately 112 miles (180 km).
How long is a train between Boston and Hartford on average?
On average the Boston to Hartford train travel time is 7 h 10 min  for the 112 miles (180 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
When is the earliest train from Boston to Hartford? When is the last train from Boston to Hartford?
The earliest train for this route departs from Boston at 3: 05 PM. The last train leaves from Boston at 3: 05 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Boston to Hartford and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.