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Durham - Exeter Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 4 daily train trips between Durham and Exeter. The average train journey from Durham to Exeter takes 14 minutes, though some trains might be a few minutes slower or faster.

Distance11 mi (17 km)
Fastest train0h 14m
Lowest price$6.00
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Downeaster
Train lines1

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Durham and Exeter cost $12.00, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 1 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $0.38 more.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Durham to Exeter stay pretty consistent throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $5 regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The price of train trips from Durham to Exeter 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 Exeter?

Amtrak Downeaster is the one and only train line which connects Durham to Exeter. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Downeaster40h 14m$12.15
  • 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 Exeter each day, and with ticket prices starting at just $6, this is one of the most affordable trains in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Durham and Exeter is approximately 11 miles, or 17 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 14 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Exeter.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Durham to Exeter 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 Tuesday. Tuesday 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 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Durham to Exeter.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Exeter 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 Exeter?

Main arrival station: 60 Lincoln St at Railroad Ave

Exeter has one train station.

All train stations in Exeter:

  • 60 Lincoln St at Railroad Ave

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