Route 7

Information about Major Service Changes:

On Monday June 29, 2015 Route 7 underwent a major service change.  The route has been redesigned to help residents affordably access area shopping, medical, social and recreational services with available funding from the towns of Newmarket and Exeter.  Route 7 now runs hourly service between Newmarket and Exeter on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  Service begins just after 9:30 AM and runs until just after 5:00 PM.

Our existing service area in Newmarket is unchanged, while our service in Exeter has been slightly modified.  Specifically, the route runs along Portsmouth Avenue, High and Water Streets into and out of downtown Exeter - see the full bus stop listing for details.  Service to Exeter Hospital is "on request" only.  For the convenience of our passengers, we will continue to provide service to the Stratham Market Basket Plaza.

However, due to lack of town funding, all other stops in Stratham have been closed.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Additionally, all Route 7 service to Greenland, Portsmouth and Newington has been discontinued.

For continuing service to Durham, Newington, Portsmouth, Pease Tradeport, Dover or elsewhere, timely connections to Wildcat Transit Route 5 are available in Newmarket.  Please note that Wildcat Transit runs on a reduced schedule during UNH semester breaks, which limits our connection times.  For more information about Wildcat Transit's service, visit their website or call (603) 862-2328.

Service news:

LINDEN STREET CONSTRUCTION:  Due to extended construction on Linden Street in Exeter, our bus stops at SST/YMCA and Gary Lane are closed until further notice.  The closest available stop is at the Exeter Inn.  We expect to resume normal service at the end of October.  For the convenience of our passengers, we will continue to service our stop at Deep Meadow Variety throughout the duration of the construction.

Route 7 - Newmarket / Stratham / Exeter

Schedules read from TOP to BOTTOM. Not sure what you're looking at? How to read the schedule.

Route 7 Southbound (7S) MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY

Days of Operation: M, W, Th M, W, Th M, W, Th M, W, Th M, W, Th M, W, Th M, W, Th
NEWMARKET
Main St. (Downtown Gazebo)Connection 9:34a 10:39a 11:40a 12:41p 2:01p 3:02p 4:08p
Beech St. Ext./Elm St. 9:36 10:41 11:42 12:43 2:03 3:04 4:10
Exeter Rd./Bennett Way (Irving) 9:39 10:44 11:45 12:46 2:06 3:07 4:13
STRATHAM
Portsmouth Ave. (Market Basket Plaza) 9:47 10:52 11:53 12:54 2:14 3:15 4:21
EXETER
Portsmouth Ave./Alumni Dr. 9:51 10:56 11:57 12:58 2:18 3:19 4:25
Water St./String Bridge (Exeter Bandstand) 9:53 10:58 11:59 1:00 2:20 3:21 4:27
Lincoln St. (Exeter Train Station)Connection 9:58 11:03 12:04p 1:05 2:25 3:26 4:32

Route 7 Northbound (7N) MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY

Days of Operation: M, W, Th M, W, Th M, W, Th M, W, Th M, W, Th M, W, Th M, W, Th
EXETER
Lincoln St. (Exeter Train Station)Connection 10:05a 11:06a 12:07p 1:36p 2:28p 3:32p 4:39p
Linden St. (SST/YMCA) ** ** ** *A ** ** **
Linden St. (Deep Meadow Variety) 10:10 11:11 12:12 *A 2:33 3:37 4:44
Front St. (Exeter Inn) 10:13 11:14 12:15 1:37 2:36 3:40 4:47
Front St. (Exeter Bandstand) 10:15 11:16 12:17 1:39 2:38 3:42 4:49
Portsmouth Ave./Alumni Dr. (Exeter Commons) 10:19 11:20 12:21 1:43 2:42 3:46 4:53
STRATHAM
Portsmouth Ave. (Market Basket Plaza) 10:24 11:25 12:26 1:48 2:47 3:51 4:58
NEWMARKET
Exeter Rd. (McDonald's) 10:33 11:34 12:35 1:57 2:56 4:00 5:07
Main St. (Downtown Gazebo)Connection 10:35 11:36 12:37 1:59 2:58 4:02 5:09
*A This run does not service the stops on Linden St.  The closest available stop is at the Exeter Inn.
** The stops at SST/YMCA and Gary Lane will be closed throughout the duration of construction on Linden St.  We anticipate resuming normal service by the end of October.