Trains from Durham to New York

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Durham to New York. Traveling by train from Durham to New York usually takes around 8 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 6 hours and 33 minutes.

Distance230 mi (371 km)
Fastest train6h 33m
Lowest price£111.76
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Durham to New York?

In the last month, £111.76 was the average price of a train ticket from Durham to New York. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £22.27 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Durham to New York will vary between £112 and £143. Planning a train trip to New York within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Durham over the next 7 days is £112. 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

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Durham to New York by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £63 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Durham to New York in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £101 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from Durham will be about £22.27 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Durham to New York?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Durham to New York. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak48h 47m£118.66
  • 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 4 Amtrak trains from Durham to New York every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £112.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Durham to New York 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 New York?

The distance between Durham and New York is approximately 230 miles, or 371 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 33 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 Durham to New York are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Saturday 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 Durham at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00. 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 New York?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

City Information

Durham

Durham is a city on the Oyster River in New Hampshire. It was initially known as the Parish of Oyster River, but was later renamed after the historic city of Durham, England. The area has over 800 acres of parkland, which you can enjoy via hiking and biking trails. The town has excellent restaurants and bars, particularly in the area surrounding the University of New Hampshire. New England is also popular for golf, and you'll find multiple courses just a short distance from the city. Take a trip to the New England coast at Wallis Sands or go kayaking on the Oyster River.

The quickest way to get to Durham by air is via the nearby Portsmouth Peas Airport. The UNH station is also the city's main transport stop for Amtrak Downeaster trains which run throughout the day, from which you can reach cities like Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington.

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world.

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 New York?

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Main arrival station: Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

Train stations in New York:

  • Penn Station

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