Hartford Line

This page has been written for people in western Massachusetts who are interested in using the Hartford Line. For more general information please visit the Hartford Line website.

 

CTrail Hartford Line train at Springfield Union Station | June 23, 2018
Photo by Andrew Riedl

The Hartford Line is a regional passenger rail service between Springfield, MA and New Haven, CT with intermediate stops in Wallingford, Meriden, Berlin, Hartford, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.

Any ticket (Amtrak or CTrail) may be used on any Hartford Line train between Springfield and New Haven including intermediate stations.

Connections are available at New Haven Union Station for:

 

 


Current schedule (eff. 11/11/2019)

Southbound Weekday Schedule | Hartford Line (PDF)

Full schedule with connecting train information (2 pages) (PDF)

Printable schedule (PDF) (8.5″x 11″)

 

Printed copies of the Hartford Line timetable are available at many locations in the Pioneer Valley. A listing of locations is available on this link.

 

Further Information
Schedules | Hartford Line website

 


Sample Fares

One-way (Adult)

  • Springfield
  • ⮂ Hartford | $6.00
  • ⮂ New Haven | $12.75
  • ⮂ New York City (Grand Central) off-peak | $30.50
  • ⮂ New York City (Grand Central) peak | $36.25
  • Windsor Locks
  • ⮂ Hartford | $3.25
  • ⮂ New Haven | $10.00
  • ⮂ New York City (Grand Central) off-peak | $27.75
  • ⮂ New York City (Grand Central) peak | $33.50

 

Discount One-way
– senior citizens (65 and older) and people with disabilities

  • Springfield
  • ⮂ Hartford | $3.00
  • ⮂ New Haven | $6.25
  • ⮂ New York City (Grand Central) | $18.00
  • Windsor Locks
  • ⮂ Hartford | $1.50
  • ⮂ New Haven | $6.25
  • ⮂ New York City (Grand Central) | $16.75

 

Children one-way

Up to four children ages 2-12 with a paying adult – $1 per child(*)

Additional children ages 2-12 charged half the adult fare.

Under age 2 – Free

(*) For to travel to New York City,  up to four children ages 5-11 with a paying adult – $2 per child.

 

Weekly, 10-trip, and Monthly tickets are also available.

 

Further Information

Tickets & Fares| Hartford Line

 


Tickets | One Ticket, Any Train (*)

Any ticket may be used on any Hartford Line train between Springfield and New Haven including intermediate stations.

This means that Amtrak tickets will be accepted on CTrail Hartford Line trains and CTrail tickets will be accepted on Amtrak Hartford Line trains — except the Vermonter (Amtrak trains 54, 55, 56, and 57).

Hartford Line tickets – and tickets for travel on Metro-North – may purchased from the CTrail ticket vending machines located at each each station.

At Springfield Union Station the CTrail ticket machines are located at the north end of the concourse near the main waiting room.

 

Special notes about tickets

Some tickets purchased from Amtrak for travel on the Hartford Line are more expensive than tickets purchased from a CTrail ticket machine. In particular — all Discount/Senior and Child tickets.

You must purchase a ticket before boarding an Amtrak train.

 

Transferring to Metro-North in New Haven?

There is no need to enter the station to buy a Metro-North ticket. You can purchase your ticket for onward travel on Metro-North from any CTrail ticket machine at the start of your trip.

Metro-North tickets can also be purchased with the MTA eTIX app.

Passengers transferring can also purchase their Metro-North ticket on-board the connecting train with cash or a credit card without paying the on-board surcharge. To avoid the on-board surcharge, passengers must show the Metro-North conductor their CTrail or Amtrak ticket before purchasing their Metro-North ticket.

 

Further Information

Tickets & Fares | Hartford Line

 


Traveling from Springfield

Union Station | Springfield, Ma. | June 26, 2017

Springfield Union Station is located at 55 Frank B. Murray St [map]

 

Tickets | the CTrail Hartford Line ticket vending machines are located at the north end of the station concourse near the Amtrak ticket office.

Local and Regional Bus Connections | The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA), Greyhound, and Peter Pan Bus Lines provide frequent service to (and from) Springfield Union Station.

Parking | is available in the Union Station Garage at 1755 Main St, Springfield. Other parking options are also available.

 

Further information

Springfield Union Station | Trains In The Valley

 


Traveling from Windsor Locks, CT

Windsor Lock station | August 24, 2019

Windsor Locks station is located at the corner of South Main Street and Stanton Road. [map]

The station is about 14 miles south of Springfield and is right off Interstate 91 at Exit 42.

 

Tickets | Hartford Line tickets from the CTrail ticket vending machine adjacent to the station platform.

Parking | Free parking is available in the surface lot adjacent to the station.

 

Further information

Windsor Locks station | Trains In The Valley

 


Other Information

Bikes | bicycles are permitted on all CTrail operated Hartford Line trains. Please note that for the moment only collapsible and folding bicycles are permitted on Amtrak trains on the Hartford Line.

Service Animals and Pets | click on the Policies page of the Hartford Line website for details.

WiFi | available on all Amtrak operated trains on the Hartford Line. WiFi is not currently available on CTrail operated trains on the Hartford Line.

 

Further information

Policies | Hartford Line

 

Amtrak service between Springfield and New Haven is financed primarily through funds made available by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

CTrail service between Springfield and New Haven is financed primarily through funds made available by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

 


Customer Service

CTrail Hartford Line Customer Service

1-877-CTrides (1-877-287-4337)

 


Further information

Hartford Line (Official website)

New Haven – Hartford – Springfield Rail Program | CTDOT

 

 

Page last updated: November 18, 2019
Page last reviewed: November 13, 2019