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Trip Summary

You can pick from 7 daily train trips between Wells and Boston. The average train journey from Wells to Boston takes 2 hours and 9 minutes, but some Amtrak Downeaster train trips are as short as one hour and 51 minutes.

Distance71 mi (114 km)
Fastest train1h 51m
Lowest price$16.00
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Downeaster
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Wells to Boston

(Based on 17 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

MERYL

February 10, 2024- Solo travel

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: Employees were extremely helpful and friendly. Very clean. It took no time. I will definitely do it again. Cons: Bathrooms smell.

5.0

Marie-Catherine

August 9, 2023- Couples trip

Amtrak Downeaster

Much more comfortable and cheaper than bus, while it’s taking the same travel time.

5.0

trinity

August 4, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Downeaster

It was all over amazing. we were a few hours late but that’s due to traffic and not the drivers fault

5.0

Sheril

March 13, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: Enjoyable. Cons: All was god. Tips: Book a ride.

5.0

Marla

September 13, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: The location was wonderful. Cons: Nothing.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Wells to Boston was $23.16. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Boston if you book your train tickets at least 2 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $0.57.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Wells to Boston stay pretty consistent throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $18 regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The average price of train tickets from Wells to Boston 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 Wells to Boston?

2 train services operate from Wells to Boston. 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
Amtrak22h 48m$24.29
Amtrak Downeaster51h 51m$23.40
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Wells to Boston every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $23.

  • 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 Wells to Boston each day, and with ticket prices starting at just $16, this is one of the most affordable trains in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Wells and Boston 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 51 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains departing from Wells to Boston tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Wells at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 7 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Wells to Boston.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Boston to Wells.

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 Wells?

Main departure station: Transit Station - 696 Sanford Rd

There is one train station in Wells.

All train stations in Wells:

  • Transit Station - 696 Sanford Rd

Where is the train station in Boston?

North Station - BOSNST-0

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Main arrival 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

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

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