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Trains from Exeter to Dover

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Exeter - Dover Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Exeter to Dover. Traveling by train from Exeter to Dover usually takes around 21 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Downeaster train can make the trip in 20 minutes.

Distance15 mi (25 km)
Fastest train0h 20m
Lowest price$9.13
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Downeaster
Train lines2

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

In the last month, $9.13 was the average price of a train ticket from Exeter to Dover. 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 $6.52 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$20$13$7JulJul

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Dover from Exeter is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about C$9 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

$33$26$20$13$7ASONDJFMAMJJ
Traveling from Exeter to Dover 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$9 whenever you decide to board the train to Dover.

Prices as travel date approaches

$33$26$20$13$73020100

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

2 train services operate from Exeter to Dover. Amtrak Downeaster usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak10h 22m$9.27
Amtrak Downeaster40h 21m$9.76
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Exeter to Dover every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $9.

  • 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 4 trips from Exeter to Dover each day, and with ticket prices starting at just $9, this is one of the most affordable trains in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Exeter to Dover 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 Exeter to Dover?

The distance between Exeter and Dover is approximately 15 miles, or 25 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 20 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Dover.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Exeter to Dover tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. 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 Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Exeter at 12:00am 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 Exeter to Dover?

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

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

City Information

Dover

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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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Exeter?

Main departure station: 60 Lincoln St at Railroad Ave

There is one train station in Exeter.

All train stations in Exeter:

  • 60 Lincoln St at Railroad Ave

Where is the train station in Dover?

Main arrival station: 33 Chestnut St

The Dover Transportation Center at 33 Chestnut St is a stop on Amtrak's Downeaster route between Brunswick, Maine, and Boston. Local transit buses also stop at this station, so you can easily travel within Dover after arriving by train. The train station has spacious parking and disabled access. The Dover Transportation Center leases out the first floor to Bubby's Bagel & Deli, which opens daily. The station has plenty of seats for passengers waiting for the train, and the small building is clean and well-maintained.

Train stations in Dover:

  • 33 Chestnut St

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