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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Exeter to Boston. Traveling by train from Exeter to Boston usually takes around one hour and 15 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Downeaster train can make the trip in one hour and 11 minutes.

Distance43 mi (70 km)
Fastest train1h 11m
Lowest price£8.52
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Downeaster
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Exeter, NH to Boston, MA

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.3

3.0

Eric

28 July 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: It was different from most train trips. Cons: The Amtrak train killed a motorist who tried to drive thru a gate and was hit by the train just 3 miles north of Haverhill, Mass. Tips: Get insurance against trip delays.

Pros: It was different from most train trips. Cons: The Amtrak train killed a motorist who tried to drive thru a gate and was hit by the train just 3 miles north of Haverhill, Mass. Tips: Get insurance against trip delays.

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

In the last month, £8.52 was the average price of a train ticket from Exeter, NH to Boston, MA. 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 1 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £0.72 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£11£7£4JunJun

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

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Exeter 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 £12 whenever you decide to board the train to Boston.

Prices as travel date approaches

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

2 train services operate from Exeter, New Hampshire to Boston, Massachusetts. Amtrak Downeaster 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
Amtrak12h 46m£8.52
Amtrak Downeaster51h 15m£8.54
  • 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 Boston every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £9.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Exeter and Boston is approximately 43 miles, or 70 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 11 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 Exeter to Boston are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Thursday 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 Exeter at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 Exeter to Boston?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 6 of these are direct connections to Boston. 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 Boston to Exeter.

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 Exeter?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Exeter.

Where is the train station in Boston?

Arrival stations

Boston receives travelers from Exeter at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Boston:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

Need a return trip from Boston to Exeter?

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