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Dover - Saco Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 5 daily train trips available from Dover to Saco. Traveling by train from Dover to Saco usually takes 35 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance30 mi (48 km)
Fastest train0h 35m
Lowest price$14.00
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Downeaster
Train lines2

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Dover to Saco was $16.00. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Saco if you book your train tickets at least 8 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $0.33.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for August if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Dover to Saco. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $6. If you're planning a trip from Dover to Saco during February, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $14 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Dover to Saco, book online with Wanderu at least 8 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $0.33 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Dover to Saco?

2 train services operate from Dover to Saco. 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
Amtrak10h 35m$18.00
Amtrak Downeaster50h 36m$16.06
  • 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 Dover to Saco every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $18.

  • 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 Saco each day, and with ticket prices starting at just $14, this is one of the most affordable trains in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Dover and Saco is approximately 30 miles, or 48 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 35 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Saco.

Trains departing from Dover to Saco tend to have the most passengers on Tuesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Tuesday. 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 Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Dover at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Dover to Saco.

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

City Information

Dover

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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 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 Saco?

Main arrival station: 138 Main St - Saco Island

Saco has one train station.

All train stations in Saco:

  • 138 Main St - Saco Island

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