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Boston - Wells Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 7 daily train trips between Boston and Wells. The average train journey from Boston to Wells takes 2 hours and 9 minutes, but some Amtrak train trips are as short as one hour and 48 minutes.

Distance71 mi (114 km)
Fastest train1h 48m
Lowest price€21.67
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Downeaster
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Boston to Wells

(Based on 11 ratings and reviews)

4.9

4.0

MERYL

11 February 2024- Solo travel

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: Fast. On time. Tips: Don't travel after a Bruins game. People pretty rowdy at first, then most of them passed out.

5.0

Marie-Catherine

6 August 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: Travelling by train is so comfortable and nice. The space, the fact that we can stand up and walk, as well as the coffee wagon make the experience worth it much more than by bus. Cons: Nothing.

5.0

John T.

27 November 2022- Business

Amtrak

Pros: Not having to drive and find a place to park. Cons: Nothing everything was fine. Tips: The train is the way to go.

5.0

Marla

12 September 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: Smooth and comfortable ride to a gorgeous location. The attendant was very conscientious. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Prepare for a lovely ride.

5.0

Ryan

27 July 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: I was able to access the train easily arrive on time. It was convenient for me in helping me get to where I needed to go. Cons: No improvements necessary. Tips: Definitely book your trip as early as you can.

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Boston and Wells cost €24.77, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 24 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around €0.58 more.

Average prices by travel date

€28€19€9AprApr

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to Wells will vary between €23 and €26. Planning a train trip to Wells within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Boston over the next 7 days is €23. 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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The price of a train ticket from Boston to Wells remains pretty stable, regardless of when you plan to travel. Tickets on this route usually cost €16 throughout the year.

Prices as travel date approaches

€24€19€14€9€53020100

The average price of train tickets from Boston to Wells is pretty stable year-round. However, we still suggest buying your train tickets at least 48 hours prior to departure to avoid unexpected price hikes and the possibility of the train being sold out.

Which train should you take from Boston to Wells?

2 train services operate from Boston to Wells. 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
Amtrak33h 18m€30.97
Amtrak Downeaster51h 48m€23.14
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Boston to Wells every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €15.

  • 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 Boston to Wells each day, and with ticket prices starting at just €22, this is one of the most affordable trains in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Boston and Wells is approximately 71 miles, or 114 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 48 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Boston to Wells on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday 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.

The earliest train departs Boston at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to Wells. 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 Wells to Boston.

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 tasting 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 Boston?

North Station - BOSNST-0

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Main departure station: North Station

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.

All train stations in Boston:

  • North Station

  • South Station

Where is the train station in Wells?

Main arrival station: Transit Station - 696 Sanford Rd

Wells has one train station.

Train stations in Wells:

  • Transit Station - 696 Sanford Rd

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