NewEnglandTravelPlanner.com Logo   Amtrak Northeast Regional Trains
Slower and cheaper than Amtrak's Acela Express, Northeast Regional trains offer good value for trips from Boston, Hartford, Springfield, Providence and New York City.
 
Amtrak Northeast Regional locomotive

 

 

Most passengers who come to New England by train do so along the so-called Northeast Corridor via New York City.

Amtrak's Northeast Regional service includes trains running from Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia via New York City's Pennsylvania Station ("Penn Station" for short) to Stamford, New Haven, New London and Hartford CT, Springfield MA, Providence RI, and Boston MA.

Seating is Coach Class and Business Class, and there is usually a Café Car for beverages, snacks and light meals.

New York - Providence - Boston

The main rail line from New York City to Boston follows the Connecticut shoreline for much of the way, stopping in Providence RI.

Monday through Friday, there are 10 Northeast Regional trains on this route; 9 trains on weekends. The journey takes between 4 and 4-1/2 hours, depending on the train.

Northeast Regional trains make these station stops:

New York City, Penn Station (NYP)
—New Haven CT (NHV; Yale University)
—Old Saybrook CT (OSB; Old Lyme, Essex & Ivoryton)
—New London CT (NLC; US Coast Guard Academy)
—Mystic CT (MYS; Mystic Seaport)
—Westerly RI (WLY; Stonington CT & South County RI)
—West Kingston RI (KIN; for Narragansett, Port Galilee RI and ferries to Block Island RI)
—Providence RI (PVD)
—Route 128 (RTE; Westwood Station/University Ave)
—Back Bay Station (BBY), Copley Place, Boston (map)

...finally arriving at South Station (BOS) in Boston MA.

In effect, there is a train about every hour or less between 5:30 am to 7:00 pm, plus one later train.

Amtrak's faster, more expensive, limited-stop Acela Express trains also follow this route 10 times daily during the week. More...

Here's information on travel from New York City to Cape Cod (Hyannis) by train and bus.

New York to Springfield MA

Another Amtrak Northeast Regional route departs New York City's Pennsylvania Station, follows the main line as far as New Haven, then runs up the Connecticut River Valley stopping at Wallingford, Meriden, Berlin (Kensington) and Hartford CT, then Windsor and Windsor Locks CT (for Bradley International Airport), and terminating at Springfield MA.

There are two through trains (about 3-1/2 hours) daily on this route (a Northeast Regional train, and The Vermonter), and five Shuttle trains (3-1/2 to 4 hours) between Springfield and New Haven, where you change for a Northeast Regional train to New York City (Penn Station).

Amtrak Northeast Regional train awaits passengers
An Amtrak Northeast Regional train awaits passengers...

Boston - Springfield - Berkshires

The Lake Shore Limited express travels daily between Boston and Chicago with stops at Worcester and Springfield MA in the Pioneer Valley, Pittsfield MA in the Berkshire Hills, Albany and other points in New York state. This is the only way to travel by train between Boston and the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. More...


About Amtrak

Amtrak Acela Express Trains

Amtrak Named Express Trains

Metro North Trains: New York-New Haven

Connecticut Shore Line East Trains

New York <—> Boston by Bus

Travel by Car in New England

Travel by Bus in New England

New England Transportation

 

Paris Girls Secret Society, the new novel by Tom Brosnahan

 

Amtrak Northeast Regional train routes in New England

Amtrak's Northeast Regional
train routes in New England.

 

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train route map
Route of Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited.

 

 

FTP on Facebook    
Pinterest    Twitter