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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Wilmington to Boston?

Lowest Price$52.08
Fastest Train5h 22m
Trains Per Day21
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Wilmington to Boston right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Wilmington to Boston?

In the last month, $90.27 was the average price of a train ticket from Wilmington, DE to Boston, MA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $137.47 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Wilmington to Boston?

The distance between Wilmington and Boston is approximately 295 miles, or 475 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 22 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Wilmington to Boston are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Wilmington at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Wilmington to Boston?

There are 21 scheduled trains on most days. 20 of these are direct connections to Boston. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Boston to Wilmington. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Wilmington to Boston for $37.39.

Which train should you take from Wilmington to Boston?

2 train services operate from Wilmington, Delaware to Boston, Massachusetts. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 14 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Acela65h 42m$192.11
Amtrak Northeast Regional147h 1m$84.73

Where is the train station in Wilmington?

There is one train station in Wilmington:

  • Amtrak Station - 100 French St

Where is the train station in Boston?

Boston receives travelers from Wilmington at its two active train stations:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station

Price trends for trains from Wilmington to Boston

Average prices by travel date

$160$107$53OctNov

Monthly average prices

$267$214$160$107$53NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$200$160$120$80$403020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Wilmington, DE to Boston, MA
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
3.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Umesh
5.0
September 23, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Quite and safe
Cons
Would be good if they have magazines to read.
Tips
You can have wonderful journey.

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