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Trip Summary

You can pick from 6 daily train trips between Boston and Dover. The average train journey from Boston to Dover takes one hour and 41 minutes, but some Amtrak Downeaster train trips are as short as one hour and 29 minutes.

Distance59 mi (94 km)
Fastest train1h 29m
Lowest price$16.00
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Downeaster
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Boston to Dover

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Virginia

July 24, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: As I boarded the train in Boston, one of the conductors saw the cane I use and suggested I sit in one of the handicapped seats at the front of the car so I could easily disembark. Very nice, very friendly! Cons: No problems with my return trip whatsoever.

5.0

Robert

April 18, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: Good trip. 5 minutes late. Cons: Stop the annoying message. "2 minutes to Exeter". "2 minutes to Exeter". and again "2 minutes to Exeter". I got it the first time, the second time, and the third time.

5.0

ida

June 26, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: Loved the space , was very comfortable. Cons: N/a. Tips: No very satisfying.

5.0

Franklin

April 23, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: None. Cons: None. Tips: None.

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Boston to Dover was $24.64. This is basically as cheap as train fares can get. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 24 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $1.81 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10MayMay

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to Dover is expected to fluctuate between $18 and $27 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Dover in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Boston is $24.

Monthly average prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during May. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Boston to Dover, with the average price at just $16. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in March, when the average price goes up to $21. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Boston to Dover on Wanderu at least 24 days ahead of time, you can save about $1.81 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Boston to Dover?

2 train services operate from Boston to Dover. 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 33m$33.37
Amtrak Downeaster51h 30m$23.96
  • 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 Boston to Dover every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $16.

  • 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 Dover each day, and with ticket prices starting at just $17, this is one of the most affordable trains in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Boston and Dover is approximately 59 miles, or 94 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 29 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 Dover on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday 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 8:00am 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.

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

Dover

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Dover, NH - DOV-1

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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 Boston?

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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 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.

All train stations in Dover:

  • 33 Chestnut St

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