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from Boston to Springfield, MA

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Sep 24
$10Amtrak
$17Greyhound
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Sep 25
$10Amtrak
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Sep 28
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Travel Information from Boston to Springfield, MA

distanceDistance80 miles (129 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $26
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€13) • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $16 (€13) • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound or Amtrak

Travel 80 miles (129 km) by bus or train between Boston and Springfield, MA. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Boston to Springfield, MA.

How to travel from Boston to Springfield

Travel from Boston to Springfield is possible via trains and buses. The distance covered by trains and buses from Boston to Springfield is 80 miles (approximately 128 km). The train from Boston to Springfield gives travelers a chance to relax as they take in breathtaking scenery along the way. The journey from Boston to Springfield is popular as there are more than 30 trips made daily by trains and buses on this route.

What is the cheapest way to get from Boston to Springfield?

The cheapest way to travel from Boston to Springfield is by bus. The average travel time by bus from Boston to Springfield is 2 hours and 15 minutes. However, the fastest bus on this route takes 1 hour and 45 minutes to arrive at its destination. All trips by bus from Boston to Springfield are direct connections where travelers get to enjoy a non-stop trip between the two cities. Bus services on the Boston to Springfield route are offered by two carriers, Greyhound and Peter Pan Lines. Greyhound offers four trips per day while Peter Pan Lines offers 16 daily trips between the two destinations. Peter Pan Lines and Greyhound buses depart from South Station Bus Terminal. Some of the Peter Pan Lines buses also depart from Logan International Airport, Copley Square and Park Square. All buses from Boston to Springfield arrive at the Union Station Transportation Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

What is the fastest way to travel from Boston to Springfield?

The fastest way to travel from Boston to Springfield is by bus. The fastest bus from Boston to Springfield takes 1 hour and 45 minutes to get passengers to your destination. Passengers traveling by bus from Boston to Springfield are requested to arrive at the departure stations at least half an hour before the departure time. This gives passengers enough time to identify your designated bus for the trip check in any luggage and settle in your seat. There are more than fifteen daily schedules to compare for the trip from Boston to Springfield by bus. This makes the trip convenient as passengers get to choose the trip that suits your schedule and budget. Greyhound buses depart from one station, the South Station Bus Terminal in Boston. On the other hand, Peter Pan Lines buses from Boston to Springfield depart from four different stations, Logan International Airport, South Station Bus Terminal, Copley Square and Park Square in Boston. Peter Pan Lines and greyhound buses between the two cities arrive at the Union Station Transportation Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Travel from Boston to Springfield by train

Travel from Boston to Springfield by train is facilitated by three different carriers, Amtrak, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited and Amtrak Northeast Regional. Amtrak offers the majority of schedules for trains on this route with up to 10 daily departures. Amtrak Northeast Regional and Amtrak Lake Shore Limited each offer two daily schedules for trains passing through Springfield. The average travel time by train from Boston to Springfield is four hours and 25 minutes. The fastest trains from Boston to Springfield take 2 hours and 21 minutes to arrive at their destination. Amtrak Northeast Regional and Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offer connections with stops in other towns along the way. These increase travel time as they take 30 minutes to 1 hour before travelers can resume their journey. The departure train station is Back Bay Station in Boston while the arrival train station is the Union Station Transportation Center in Springfield. This arrival station is 0.6 miles (approximately one kilometer) from Springfield city center. This distance takes 11 minutes to cover on foot.

Travel from Boston to Springfield by bus

There are daily connections by bus from Boston to Springfield. These services are offered by Greyhound and Peter Pan Lines buses. Peter Pan Lines Buses depart from Copley Square, South Station Bus terminal, Park Square and Logan International Airport. Greyhound buses from Boston to Springfield depart from South Station Bus Terminal. Both Peter Pan Lines and Greyhound buses from Boston to Springfield arrive at the Union Station Transportation Center which is located at 55 Frank B Murray Street. The station is less than a mile from Springfield city center and 39.2 miles away from Bradley International Airport. Union Station Transportation Center is well connected by public transport means which helps travelers get to other destinations in the city.

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FAQs
How do I travel from Boston to Springfield, MA?

There are 2 travel options from Boston to Springfield, MA: bus or train.

How do I get from Boston to Springfield, MA the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to Springfield, MA from Boston is by taking a bus, which costs on average $16 (€13).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Springfield, MA:

A bus is $10 (€8) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Boston to Springfield, MA costing on average $26 (€21).

What is the fastest way to get from Boston to Springfield, MA?

The fastest way to get to Springfield, MA from Boston is by bus with an average travel time of 2 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Springfield, MA can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 21 min   on average.

How far is Springfield, MA from Boston?

You should expect to travel around 80 miles (129 km) between Boston and Springfield, MA.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Boston to Springfield, MA?

The average frequency per day from Boston to Springfield, MA is:

  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Boston to Springfield, MA as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Boston to Springfield, MA, what are the departure and arrival points in Boston and Springfield, MA?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Boston to Springfield, MA:

    Who can get me from Boston to Springfield, MA?

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Boston to Springfield, MA, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Greyhound can get you to Springfield, MA by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Greyhound from Boston to Springfield, MA for $16 (€13) on Omio.
    • Amtrak can get you to Springfield, MA by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Amtrak from Boston to Springfield, MA for $26 (€21) on Omio.
    What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Boston to Springfield, MA?
    Many of our customers who book a trip from Boston to Springfield, MA often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like New York City, Washington, DC or Baltimore, MD. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Boston and Springfield, MA itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Springfield, MA and any of these top destinations today!
    When should I buy a ticket from Boston to Springfield, MA online to score the best deals?

    When planning your trip from Boston to Springfield, MA, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets cost $16 (€13) one way on average.
    • Train tickets cost on average $26 (€21) one way.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from Boston to Springfield, MA online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.