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

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Bus  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Hartford, Ct to Boston, Ma 2554 / ...

$11 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus, tram  •  2 h 42 min

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

$11

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 48 min

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

$123 - $312

Drive  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Hartford to Boston 101.4 miles

$9 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Hartford to Boston is to bus and tram which costs $11 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hartford to Boston is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 1 h 45 min.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Hartford to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Hartford Amtrak and arriving at Boston South Station via New Haven Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 48 min.

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The distance between Hartford and Boston is 93 miles. The road distance is 101.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Hartford to Boston without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 50 min and costs $11 - $40.

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The bus from Hartford, Ct to Boston, Ma takes 1 h 50 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Hartford to Boston is to bus which takes 1 h 50 min and costs $11 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $320 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Hartford to Boston every 2 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 50 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hartford to Boston via New Haven Union Station in around 3 h 48 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Tram from Riverside to Government Center
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 10 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 Hartford Amtrak to New Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Amtrak Acela Express

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 New Haven Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$100 - $220
First Class Seat
$180 - $270
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Hartford, Ct to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Harford, CT to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
peterpanbus.com
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from Hartford, CT to Newton, MA
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Website
gobuses.com

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hartford to Boston is 101 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to drive from Hartford to Boston.

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