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Train  •  2h 28m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Springfield Lake Shore Limited

$28 - $40

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Bus  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Boston to Springfield "Greyhound"

$17 - $24

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the train from South Station to Worcester Framingham/Worcester Line
  2. Take the bus from Union Station, Worcester, MA to Union Station, Springfield, MA Peter Pan

$23 - $34

Drive  •  1h 36m

  1. Drive from Boston to Springfield 90.1 miles

$8 - $13

Boston to Springfield by train

The train journey time between Boston and Springfield is around 2h 28m and covers a distance of around 99 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 28m. Operated by Amtrak, the Boston to Springfield train service departs from Boston South Station and arrives in Springfield. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 28m
Fastest train time:
2h 28m
Train distance:
99 miles
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$28
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
12:50
Last train departs at:
12:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Boston to Springfield train schedules

Boston → Springfield
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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Springfield is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Springfield is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Boston and arriving at Springfield. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston South Station station and arriving at Springfield. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 28m.

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The distance between Boston and Springfield is 81 miles. The road distance is 90.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Springfield without a car is to train which takes 2h 28m and costs $28 - $40.

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The train from Boston South Station to Springfield takes 2h 28m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Boston to Springfield bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Boston station.

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

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The best way to get from Boston to Springfield is to train which takes 2h 28m and costs $28 - $40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $24 and takes 2h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Springfield.
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  • Distance: 80.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 28m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Springfield, MA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Boston South Station to Springfield twice daily. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 2h 28m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Boston to Springfield once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Train operators
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 Springfield
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Station to Worcester
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
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 to Springfield
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
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 Union Station, Worcester, MA to Union Station, Springfield, MA
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
peterpanbus.com

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

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Boston to Springfield train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Springfield station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Springfield is 90 miles. It takes approximately 1h 36m to drive from Boston to Springfield.

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