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Durham - Saco Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

5 trains operate daily from Durham to Saco. The train trip from Durham to Saco is usually about 43 minutes long. However, be prepared just in case your train arrives slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance35 mi (57 km)
Fastest train0h 43m
Lowest price$10.00
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Downeaster
Train lines2

Price trends for trains from Durham to Saco

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10JulJul

Monthly avg. prices

$25$20$15$10$5ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

Which train should you take from Durham to Saco?

2 train services operate from Durham to Saco. Amtrak Downeaster usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak10h 43m$18.79
Amtrak Downeaster40h 44m$17.10
  • 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 Durham to Saco every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $10.

  • 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 4 trips from Durham to Saco each day, and with ticket prices starting at just $15, this is one of the most affordable trains in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Durham and Saco is approximately 35 miles, or 57 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 43 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Saco.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Durham to Saco. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday 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 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Durham to Saco.

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

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 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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