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About 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.

What train companies travel to Durham, New Hampshire?

Located in New Hampshire, Durham is accessible by train from 9 other cities. You can choose from 40 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Durham on Wanderu. Amtrak Downeaster usually has the most trains on any given day.

Train companies serving Durham

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak505h 25m$80.99
Amtrak Downeaster101h 27m$18.83
  • 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.

  • 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.

Which train carrier has the best service to Durham?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Durham by train with Amtrak Downeaster giving them a 4.1 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Downeaster had the most comfortable train service to Durham taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Downeaster offers. They rate Amtrak Downeaster a 4.1 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Durham punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Downeaster has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Durham, rating them a 4.4 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$5.00 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Durham, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Durham. In the last month, trains from Wells to Durham had the lowest average price at $9.00.

The main train station in Durham is UNH Durham Transit Ctr - 3 Depot Rd. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Durham.

The closest airport to Durham is Portsmouth Intl at Pease Airport (PSM), it is located 6.5 miles from the city center of Durham.
Durham is the most popular train destination in New Hampshire. It also ranks number 180 in United States. Durham has the second most number of destinations in New Hampshire that are connected to Durham by train service. Each day 39 direct train schedules arrive in the Durham.
The population of Durham is 10345. Durham ranks number 3 in terms of population in New Hampshire and number 425 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Durham range from $5 for a short trip to Durham, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Durham starts at , and a longer trip by train to Durham can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $5.
People who take the train to Durham are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Durham easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of Durham is UNH Durham Transit Ctr - 3 Depot Rd, located just 0.6 miles away. Select UNH Durham Transit Ctr - 3 Depot Rd as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Durham. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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