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Trains from Durham to Exeter

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Durham - Exeter Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Durham to Exeter. Traveling by train from Durham to Exeter usually takes around 14 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance11 mi (17 km)
Fastest train0h 14m
Lowest price$5.15
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Downeaster
Train lines1

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

In the last month, $5.15 was the average price of a train ticket from Durham to Exeter. 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 $6.43 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Durham to Exeter 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$5 whenever you decide to board the train to Exeter.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Durham to Exeter 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 Durham to Exeter?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Downeaster50h 14m$5.56
  • 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 Durham to Exeter each day, and with ticket prices starting at just $5, this is one of the most affordable trains in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Durham 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.

How long is the train journey from Durham to Exeter?

The distance between Durham and Exeter is approximately 11 miles, or 17 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 14 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Exeter.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Durham to Exeter on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Monday. Monday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Durham 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 Durham to Exeter?

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

You can also take a train for your return trip from Exeter to Durham.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Durham?

Main departure station: UNH Durham Transit Ctr - 3 Depot Rd

There is one train station in Durham.

All train stations in Durham:

  • UNH Durham Transit Ctr - 3 Depot Rd

Where is the train station in Exeter?

Main arrival station: 60 Lincoln St at Railroad Ave

Exeter has one train station.

Train stations in Exeter:

  • 60 Lincoln St at Railroad Ave

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