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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Dover to Boston. Traveling by train from Dover to Boston usually takes around one hour and 33 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance59 mi (94 km)
Fastest train1h 33m
Lowest price$20.48
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Downeaster
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Dover to Boston

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Kevin

November 23, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: love the train only way to go. Cons: Wish we could get updates and timeframes if the train is running late. The reason for this request is that we must stand out in the elements to await the train. No overnight parking which means I have no car to wait in. Tha...

Pros: love the train only way to go. Cons: Wish we could get updates and timeframes if the train is running late. The reason for this request is that we must stand out in the elements to await the train. No overnight parking which means I have no car to wait in. Thanks.

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5.0

Ross

June 12, 2019- Vacation

Amtrak Downeaster

worked great, went to the red sox game, no parking hassles, and the green line from N station to Fenway was a piece of cake

worked great, went to the red sox game, no parking hassles, and the green line from N station to Fenway was a piece of cake

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

In the last month, $20.48 was the average price of a train ticket from Dover to Boston. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $6.49 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$38$26$13MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Boston from Dover is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about C$20 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

$32$26$19$13$6JJASONDJFMAM
Traveling from Dover to Boston by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$20 whenever you decide to board the train to Boston.

Prices as travel date approaches

$32$26$19$13$63020100

Since the average price of train trips from Dover to Boston remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Dover to Boston?

Amtrak Downeaster is the one and only train line which connects Dover to Boston. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Downeaster51h 33m$21.10
  • 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 Dover to Boston each day, and with ticket prices starting at just $20, this is one of the most affordable trains in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Dover to Boston 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.

How long is the train journey from Dover to Boston?

The distance between Dover and Boston is approximately 59 miles, or 94 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 33 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 from Dover to Boston are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Friday 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 Dover at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Dover to Boston?

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Dover to Boston.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Boston to Dover.

City Information

Dover

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Dover, NH - DOV-1

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As the 4th-largest city in New Hampshire, Dover is rich in cultural heritage and abundant in lovely attractions! One of the top attractions in the city is the Children's Museum of New Hampshire, where children will actually enjoy learning their history! Another museum worth exploring is the Woodman Institute Museum, which showcases local history and culture. If you simply wish to stroll around a scenic park, check out the Raymond & Simone Savage Wildlife Preserve, which boasts remarkable wildlife.

Dover offers a wide variety of dining experiences, with options for every palate. For incredible dishes that are available at very affordable prices, check out Christopher's Third Street Grille. If you wish to try Italian food with a twist, Patty B's, a local favorite, is the best choice around.

Amtrak trains and C&J buses offer service directly into Dover. The nearest airports are Portsmouth International Airport and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

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 Dover?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Dover.

All train stations in Dover:

  • 33 Chestnut St

Where is the train station in Boston?

North Station - BOSNST-0

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Arrival 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.

Train stations in Boston:

  • North Station

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