Springfield, MA to Boston train

Cheap train tickets from Springfield, MA to Boston

Showing times and prices for Oct 06

Cheapest

25

Average

53

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
06:04PMUnion Station2h20 08:24PMBack Bay Station, MA
0 transfers
251One-way
Cheapest
06:04PMUnion Station2h28 08:32PMSouth Station
0 transfers
251One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:30PMUnion Station4h40 12:10AMBack Bay Station, MA
1 transfer
451One-way
2nd Cheapest
04:00PMUnion Station6h02 10:02PMSouth Station
1 transfer
451One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:55AMUnion Station6h18 03:13PMBack Bay Station, MA
1 transfer
451One-way

Train schedule from Springfield, MA to Boston

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, October 6
05:45AMUnion Station5h20 11:05AMBack Bay Station, MA
1 transfer
05:45AMUnion Station5h25 11:10AMSouth Station
1 transfer
07:05AMUnion Station4h05 11:10AMSouth Station
1 transfer
07:05AMUnion Station4h00 11:05AMBack Bay Station, MA
1 transfer
08:55AMUnion Station6h18 03:13PMBack Bay Station, MA
1 transfer
08:55AMUnion Station6h23 03:18PMSouth Station
1 transfer
02:54PMUnion Station7h08 10:02PMSouth Station
1 transfer
02:54PMUnion Station7h00 09:54PMBack Bay Station, MA
1 transfer
04:00PMUnion Station6h02 10:02PMSouth Station
1 transfer
04:00PMUnion Station5h54 09:54PMBack Bay Station, MA
1 transfer
05:45PMUnion Station4h17 10:02PMSouth Station
1 transfer
05:45PMUnion Station4h09 09:54PMBack Bay Station, MA
1 transfer
06:04PMUnion Station2h20 08:24PMBack Bay Station, MA
0 transfers
06:04PMUnion Station2h28 08:32PMSouth Station
0 transfers
07:30PMUnion Station4h40 12:10AMBack Bay Station, MA
1 transfer
07:30PMUnion Station4h45 12:15AMSouth Station
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Springfield, MA to Boston

Showing times and prices for Oct 06

Fastest Journey

2 h 20 m

Average

5 h

Trains per day

16

Distance

129 km

Of the 16 trains that leave Springfield, MA for Boston every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
06:04PMUnion Station2h20 08:24PMBack Bay Station, MA
0 transfers
251One-way
2nd Fastest
06:04PMUnion Station2h28 08:32PMSouth Station
0 transfers
251One-way
07:05AMUnion Station4h00 11:05AMBack Bay Station, MA
1 transfer
771One-way
07:05AMUnion Station4h05 11:10AMSouth Station
1 transfer
771One-way
05:45PMUnion Station4h09 09:54PMBack Bay Station, MA
1 transfer
451One-way

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Overview: Train from Springfield, MA to Boston

distanceDistance80 miles (129 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 28 min
priceAverage train ticket price$12 (€12)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Springfield, MA to Boston cover the 80 miles (129 km) long route taking on average 2 h 28 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $9 (€9), but the average price of train tickets is $12 (€12).

Train companies: Amtrak from Springfield, MA to Boston trains

For as little as $9 (€9) you can travel by train to Boston from Springfield, MA with Amtrak. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey to Boston from Springfield, MA, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Amtrak from Springfield, MA to Boston train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 28 min
  • Average Price: $9
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

Trains from Springfield to Boston

Connecting trains from Springfield to Boston links two historic train stations, Springfield Union Station and Boston South Station. Three train operators presently serve Springfield, Massachusetts. Amtrak, Amtrak Lakeshore Limited and Amtrak Northeast Regional. Trains depart from Union Station in Springfield and arrive at Boston's South Station. Springfield is famous for being introducing basketball to the world and being the birthplace of Dr. Seuss. Union Station was first built in 1851. The station opened to the public on December 18, 1926. At least 130 trains departed Union Station for various destinations during this time. Springfield is approximately 89 miles (143 kilometers) from Boston. The station has two side platforms, two island platforms and 26 bus stands. Union Station is served by two main rail services one of which is Amtrak. Tickets for the different train operators can be purchased at the train station. Departures from Springfield arrive at Boston's South Station or Boston's Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth Street. South Station opened in 1898 and is also one of the oldest train stations in the USA. Boston's South Station is the busiest station with ten trains arriving from Springfield's Union Station per day. Passengers arriving at South Station can board a bus at South Bus Station to their destination. Boston's South Station is the busier of the two stations.

Which train companies travel from Springfield to Boston?

Amtrak, Amtrak Lakeshore Limited and Amtrak Northeast regional operate trains from Springfield to Boston. Amtrak Lakeshore Limited offers express connections as well as longer train commutes from Springfield to Boston. Amtrak is presently the main service provider at Springfield Union Station. Amtrak opened its ticket window at Union Station in 2019 alongside the other popular counters and vending machines at the station. Nearly 87,000 customers ride one of Amtrak's 300 available services daily, and they consistently strive to offer comfortable, modern rolling stock.

How long is the train journey from Springfield to Boston?

Expect to spend an average of 5 hours and 13 minutes on the train from Springfield to Boston. The quickest train from Springfield to Boston takes just 2 hours and 22 minutes and is operated by Amtrak Lakeshore Limited. Trains are busiest on Tuesdays and quietest on Mondays. Passengers who prefer a direct, quicker train from Springfield to Boston can book a ticket from Amtrak Lakeshore Limited. Express connections take an average of 2 hours and 22 minutes to get passengers from Springfield to Boston. Expect to spend as long as long as 7 hours and 45 minutes with a stopover at New Haven (Union Station) on the round trip from Springfield to Boston.

How many trains travel from Springfield to Boston?

Ten departures are scheduled daily from Springfield to Boston. Passengers can purchase tickets for a train from Springfield to Boston from three different Amtrak carriers operating on this route. Of the ten departures available, two are direct connections to Boston which are usually faster. Otherwise, passengers must change once at New Haven to continue their journey. Over the weekend, passengers can choose from five scheduled connections to Boston. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers two scheduled departures from Springfield to Boston daily. Single and return tickets are available.

What are the departure and arrival stations in Springfield and Boston?

Departure station: Trains depart from Springfield Union Station. Amtrak has expanded their ticket office and linked the Amtrak passenger tunnel to the terminal building for easier access to the train platforms and Springfield's downtown area. Union Station received the Historic Renovation Award in 2019. Union Station offers short term and long term parking and a drop-off and pick-up zone. Passengers can reach Union Station via several local bus routes. Passengers waiting to board trains can relax in modern waiting rooms or dine at one of the many restaurants. Union Station also offers passengers free WiFi. Travelers can also rent a car from Union Station and visit one of the many popular attractions such as Six Flags New England, Springfield Museums or the Doctor Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden.

Arrival station: Trains departing Springfield's Union Station arrive at either Boston's South Station or Back Bay. South Station is busier than Back Bay. South Station offers travelers services such as paid baggage services, free public WiFi and wheelchair assistance. Passengers requiring assistance or checking in baggage are advised to arrive at the station at least 45 minutes before their scheduled departure. Amenities at South Station include a lost and found section and a bus terminal. Baggage storage is offered at the train terminal. Amtrak passengers can get assistance from one of Amtrak's Red Cap employees for luggage storage. South Station has 24 hour security. For added convenience, South Station also has ATMs and banking services. Back Bay Station is located just south of Copley Square in Boston's Back Bay and South End area. Back Bay Station is served by MBTA Commuter Rail and MBTA subway routes. It also serves as a secondary Amtrak intercity rail station for Boston. ​

Travel Tips: Trains from Springfield, MA to Boston

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Boston easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Springfield, MA to Boston.
FAQs
Train tickets from Springfield, MA to Boston for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $9 (€9)  one way in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Springfield, MA to Boston train price to come in at an average of $12 (€12)  one way.
You should expect to travel around 80 miles (129 km)  to Boston from Springfield, MA by train.
On average the Springfield, MA to Boston train time is 2 h 28 min  covering the 80 miles (129 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Take the Springfield, MA to Boston train with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between Springfield, MA and Boston as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there is 1 direct train from Springfield, MA to Boston per day with Amtrak  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
On average, there is 1 train a day from Springfield, MA to Boston. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the earliest train from Springfield, MA to Boston at 11: 20 AM   or take the last train from Springfield, MA to Boston leaving at 11: 25 PM. Look for the latest Springfield, MA to Boston train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
You can find trains from Springfield, MA to Boston to cost on average $12 (€12) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Springfield, MA to Boston train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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