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Boston - Exeter Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from Boston to Exeter. Traveling by train from Boston to Exeter usually takes around 4 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 9 minutes.

Distance43 mi (70 km)
Fastest train1h 9m
Lowest price$15.36
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Boston to Exeter

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Luis

October 25, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: Great views of the foliage along the way. Cons: No complaints. Tips: Enjoy the ride.

Pros: Great views of the foliage along the way. Cons: No complaints. Tips: Enjoy the ride.

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

In the last month, $68.36 was the average price of a train ticket from Boston to Exeter. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 5 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $44.78 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$96$64$32MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to Exeter will vary between C$59 and C$92. Planning a train trip to Exeter within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Boston over the next 7 days is C$61. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$96$77$58$38$19JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Boston to Exeter by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$15 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to Exeter in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$82 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$128$102$77$51$263020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 5 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Exeter from Boston will be about C$44.78 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Boston to Exeter?

2 train services operate from Boston to Exeter. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak57h 13m$151.91
Amtrak Downeaster51h 9m$15.87
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 5 Amtrak trains from Boston to Exeter every day, as well as 23 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $15.

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  • Amtrak Downeaster

    Amtrak Downeaster

    The Amtrak Downeaster provides passenger rail service in New England along the northeastern seaboard. The line is especially popular in the summer months for coastal getaways, and in the fall to see the incredible foliage along the train route. Choose between Coach Class or Business Class, the latter offering more comfortable seating, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, and a more flexible ticket cancellation policy. All passengers are treated to free onboard WiFi and access to the cafe car to buy a snack or coffee. The Downeaster runs 5 trips from Boston to Exeter each day, and with ticket prices starting at just $15, this is one of the most affordable trains in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Boston to Exeter during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Boston to Exeter?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Boston to Exeter. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Boston to Exeter?

The distance between Boston and Exeter is approximately 43 miles, or 70 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 9 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Boston to Exeter tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Boston at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 Boston to Exeter?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to Exeter. 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 Exeter to Boston.

City Information

Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Boston?

North Station - BOSNST-0

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Departure stations

North Station is an important intercity and commuter rail station in Boston. Four key routes of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) Commuter Rail begin at North Station. It is also one of three Amtrak stations in Boston and serves the Downeaster, connecting Boston to Maine. A pedestrian concourse from the station leads to Boston's subway transit system (a.k.a. the T), where you can access its Orange and Green lines. North Station shares a building with TD Garden, home of the NHL's Boston Bruins and the NBA's Boston Celtics. North Station has seen a lot of rebuilding since the first station came up at this site in the 19th century. In 1928, the original station was pulled apart and a new one was built from scratch. The current version results from decades of intermittent rebuilding, renovation, and expansion, with many new amenities and services to show for it.

All train stations in Boston:

  • North Station

  • Penn Station

  • Union Station

  • Metro-North Station - 1 Railroad Plz

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

  • 1 Railroad Ave

  • 525 Water St

  • Amtrak/Metro North Station

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Newark Intl Airport

  • Union Station

  • 72 S Clinton Ave

  • 455 Boston Post Rd Saybrook Junction Market Pl

  • 110 Callahan Dr

Where is the train station in Exeter?

Arrival stations

Exeter has one train station.

Train stations in Exeter:

  • 60 Lincoln St at Railroad Ave

Need a return trip from Exeter to Boston?

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