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Trip Summary

You can pick from 7 daily train trips between Dover and Boston. The average train journey from Dover to Boston takes one hour and 51 minutes, but some Amtrak Downeaster train trips are as short as one hour and 33 minutes.

Distance59 mi (94 km)
Fastest train1h 33m
Lowest price$12.00
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Downeaster
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Dover to Boston

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

stephanie

May 1, 2024- Vacation

Amtrak Downeaster

Simple and easy. Very relaxing.

5.0

Virginia

July 24, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: I use a cane and after a short platform from the Dover station to the train was put down, I had a helping hand from one of the employees. When the ticket taker scanned my ticket (same employee), he offered a seat at the front of the train for those with disabilities so I'd have easy access to disembark. He offered to carry my bag for but I declined...it wasn't heavy. But he was very sweet and helpful. Well done, sir! 😊 💗. Cons: The car I rode in smelled like skunky pot. I think the car could use a good cleaning to get rid of the stench. The train arrived in Dover about 10 minutes late so we did not arrive on time, but not too big a deal.

5.0

Tod

March 9, 2023- Couples trip

Amtrak

Pros: Painless and efficient. Absolutely flawless. I. Cons: Improvement is there. Stay consistent. Tips: Plan in advance dont be last minute.

5.0

Wade

July 25, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: Relaxing. Cons: More beer!!! Tips: Bring beer!!

5.0

Kevin

November 23, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: love the train only way to go. Cons: Wish we could get updates and timeframes if the train is running late. The reason for this request is that we must stand out in the elements to await the train. No overnight parking which means I have no car to wait in. Thanks.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Dover to Boston was $22.64. 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 24 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $1.07.

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10MayMay

Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Dover to Boston will cost between $18 and $24. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

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 Dover to Boston, with the average price at just $18. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in March, when the average price goes up to $20. 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

$25$20$15$10$53020100

By booking your train trip from Dover to Boston on Wanderu at least 24 days ahead of time, you can save about $1.07 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Dover to Boston?

2 train services operate from Dover 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 30m$24.26
Amtrak Downeaster51h 33m$22.81
  • 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 Dover 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 Dover to Boston each day, and with ticket prices starting at just $12, this is one of the most affordable trains in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Dover and Boston is approximately 59 miles, or 94 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 33 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains from Dover to Boston are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Dover at 6:00am 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 Dover to Boston.

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

City Information

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.

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 Dover?

Main departure 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

Where is the train station in Boston?

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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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