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Trip Summary

You can pick from 7 daily train trips between Durham and Boston. The average train journey from Durham to Boston takes one hour and 43 minutes, but some Amtrak Downeaster train trips are as short as one hour and 25 minutes.

Distance54 mi (87 km)
Fastest train1h 25m
Lowest price$11.00
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Downeaster
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Durham to Boston

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Akinola

January 3, 2023- Regular commuter

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: Relaxed and very good to travel with. Cons: We need heat during the cold time. We need water.

5.0

Akinola

October 25, 2022- Regular commuter

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: It's very comfortable. Cons: More access within boston.

5.0

Bridget

January 4, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: Conductor was amazing and all staff were helpful and very kknd. Cons: Nothing great tickets could be a little cheaper. Tips: Be welcoming to the train staff that serve you.

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Durham, NH to Boston, MA was $21.64. 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 $0.96 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10MayMay

Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Durham to Boston will cost between $17 and $23. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5JJASONDJFMAM
Taking the train from Durham to Boston usually costs about the same throughout the year. In general, train ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $18 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

The price of train trips from Durham to Boston doesn't fluctuate much throughout the year, so you don’t need to book your tickets super far in advance. However, to avoid last-minute price surges or sold-out tickets, we recommend purchasing your train tickets at least 48 hours before departure.

Which train should you take from Durham to Boston?

2 train services operate from Durham 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 22m$23.26
Amtrak Downeaster51h 25m$21.80
  • 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 Durham to Boston every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $22.

  • 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 Durham to Boston each day, and with ticket prices starting at just $11, this is one of the most affordable trains in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Durham and Boston is approximately 54 miles, or 87 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 25 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 Durham to Boston 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 Durham 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 Durham to Boston.

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

City Information

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.

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 Durham?

Main departure station: UNH Durham Transit Ctr - 3 Depot Rd

There is one train station in Durham.

All train stations in Durham:

  • UNH Durham Transit Ctr - 3 Depot 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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