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Durham - Bangor Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

2 trains operate daily from Durham to Bangor. The train trip from Durham to Bangor is usually about 5 hours and 58 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 4 hours and 13 minutes.

Distance157 mi (253 km)
Fastest train4h 13m
Lowest price$50.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Durham to Bangor?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Durham and Bangor cost $51.50, on average. Booking your trip at least 13 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $0.17 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for November if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Durham to Bangor. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $42. If you're planning a trip from Durham to Bangor during July, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $48 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Which train should you take from Durham to Bangor?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Durham to Bangor. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak25h 58m$51.85
  • 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 Bangor every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $50.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Durham to Bangor, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

The distance between Durham and Bangor is approximately 157 miles, or 253 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 13 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Wednesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Durham to Bangor. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Wednesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Friday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Durham at 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Durham twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Bangor 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.

Bangor

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Although Bangor is best known as the setting for many of Stephen King's novels, there is far more to the town than just horror. With a vibrant art scene, multiple museums, galleries, and an annual sidewalk art festival, Bangor is a delightful destination for a weekend getaway. In the winter, Bangor is also one of the best destinations for a snowy vacation.

Bangor first grew its economy through the lumber and shipbuilding industries. The city's rich lumber history is evident on almost every street, as wealthy "lumber barons" built decadent brick and wood mansions throughout the city. You can learn more about the industry's impact on Bangor by visiting The Maine Forest and Logging Museum just outside town.

If you're a Stephen King fan, be sure to book a city tour of some of the locations featured in his novels and films, and learn about how the area inspired his work. You can also stroll past Stephen King's own house (don't bother him for autographs, it's a private residence!) and take a stroll through the neighborhood to admire many other magnificent houses.

Getting to Bangor is simple. Bangor International Airport is served by many major airlines and offers nonstop and connecting flights from various U.S. cities. Greyhound Lines and Concord Coach Lines also offer bus services to other Maine destinations and cities throughout New England. In addition, Amtrak Thruway buses connect Bangor to the nationwide rail network.

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 Bangor?

Main arrival station: Bangor Transportation Center

Bangor Transportation Center, aka the Concord bus Lines bus Terminal, is a small station north of the Bangor Airport. The center doesn't have many amenities, but McDonald's, Wendy's, and Dunkin' Donuts are right next door. There's also a small shopping center just down Union Street if you need to pick up any essentials- plus a trampoline adventure park if you have a lot of time to kill!

All train stations in Bangor:

  • Bangor Transportation Center

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