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There are 4 ways to get from Boston to Hartford by bus, tram, train or car

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Bus  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to Hartford, Ct 2561 / ...

$17 - $30

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Tram, bus  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the tram from Government Center to Riverside D
  2. Take the bus from Newton, MA to Hartford, CT Cambridge-Hartford

$13 - $23

2 alternative options

Train  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New Haven Union Station Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from New Haven Union Station to Hartford Amtrak Station Amtrak Hartford Line / ...

$56 - $168

Drive  •  1h 45m

  1. Drive from Boston to Hartford 101.8 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Hartford is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Hartford is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Boston South Buses and arriving at Hartford, Ct. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Hartford station. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at Hartford Amtrak Station via New Haven Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 50m.

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The distance between Boston and Hartford is 93 miles. The road distance is 101.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Hartford without a car is to bus which takes 1h 50m and costs $17 - $30.

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The bus from Boston South Buses to Hartford, Ct takes 1h 50m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Boston to Hartford bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Boston South Buses station.

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Boston to Hartford train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Hartford is to bus which takes 1h 50m and costs $17 - $30. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $170 and takes 3h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Hartford.
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  • Distance: 93.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 50m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Hartford, CT, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Boston South Buses to Hartford, Ct every 3 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 1h 50m. Peter Pan Bus Lines also services this route every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Boston to Hartford via New Haven Union Station in around 3h 50m.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Tram from Government Center to Riverside
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Train from New Haven Union Station to Hartford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $110
Business Class Seat
$80 - $150
Train from New Haven Union Station to Hartford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to Hartford, Ct
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Union Station, Hartford, CT
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
peterpanbus.com
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from Newton, MA to Hartford, CT
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
gobuses.com

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Boston to Hartford bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Hartford, Ct station.

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Boston to Hartford train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Hartford Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Hartford is 102 miles. It takes approximately 1h 45m to drive from Boston to Hartford.

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