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What is the Amtrak Downeaster?

The Amtrak Downeaster is an intercity passenger train that operates daily between Boston, MA andBrunswick, ME. The Downeaster service operates year round, serving 12 stations along the 146 mile route.

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What is the Amtrak Downeaster Train Schedule?

Please click “Schedules” or use the “Plan Your Trip” tool on the home page and enter your travel information as prompted to see the Amtrak Downeaster train schedule.

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How much does it cost to ride the Amtrak Downeaster?

Fares vary by train and destination. One-way Value Fares range from $3 to $30. Please click the “Buy Tickets” tab on the top right corner of this website. Enter your travel information as prompted to see train specific fares.Upgrades, deals and discounts may be available.

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Do I need to make a reservation to travel on the Amtrak Downeaster?

Yes, the Amtrak Downeaster is a reserved service and reservations are required prior to boarding.

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Do I need a valid I.D. to board the train?

Downeaster passengers, 16 and older, must present a valid photo ID when purchasing tickets and have the photo ID available onboard the train. Passengers under 18 who do not have a photo ID must have an adult, 18 or over, with a valid photo ID to purchase tickets for them. Click here for more information.

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Can a child under 18 ride the train without an adult?

Minors under the age of 16 may not travel on the Amtrak Downeaster without an accompanying adult. If the child is 16, they must present a valid photo ID when purchasing tickets and have the photo ID available onboard the train.

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Do I need to show up early?

Arrive at the station 15 minutes prior to your departure. Please allow extra timeif you're parking a car, travelling with a bike or pet,or need special assistance.

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How do I make a reservation/ buy tickets?

There are many convenient ways to make a reservation/buy tickets.

  • Online: Please click the “Buy Tickets” tab on the top right corner of this website. Enter your travel information as prompted to see the available train schedules and fares for the reservation you wish to make. Once payment has been received a ticket will be emailed to the address provided. Bring your printed or electronic ticket with you onboard.
  • Amtrak App: Available for download here!
  • Quik-Trak: Make your reservation and/or print your ticket at the self service ticketing kiosks available at all Amtrak Downeaster stations (except Haverhill).
  • Ticket agent: Available only at Portland and Boston North Station during limited hours.
  • Call: 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) and use the automated ticket agent “Julie” to complete your reservation. Once payment has been received a ticket will be emailed to the address provided.
  • Onboard: You must make a reservation prior to travel.

A valid photo I.D. is required for travel.

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What happens if I forget my ticket?

Once you have made your reservation you are in the Amtrak system. You can print a duplicate ticket at a Quik-Trak kiosk or your conductor can look up your reservation usingyour reservation number or last name.

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Can I pay with cash for my train ticket?

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Yes, here are examples of when cash is accepted:

  • At the time of booking with a ticket agent. Ticket agents are available at Portland and Boston North Station only.
  • Passengers wishing to pay CASH from any other station can do so by calling Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) to make a reservation prior to boarding the train. When you speak to the Amtrak agent, indicate you wish to pay for the reservation with cash onboard the train.
  • In limited circumstances, a passenger without a prior reservation may board the train and pay cash directly to the conductor. This ability to board without a reservation is subject to availability of seats on that train.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Only the full, undiscounted, unrestricted fare will be available for purchase onboard the train. This is regardless of reservations made or fares previously quoted by ticket agents, Amtrak.com or elsewhere. Higher fares usually apply when purchasing onboard the train.

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Covid-19

What steps are being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Amtrak has implemented new cleaning and disinfecting protocols nationwide. Thetrain equipment used in Downeaster service is sanitized nightly and undergoes enhanced cleaning before and after each round-trip.

For more information, please visit:https://www.amtrak.com/coronavirus

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Do I need a face covering?

While Amtrak passengers and employees are no longer required to wear masks while on board trains or in stations, masks are welcome and remain an important preventive measure against COVID-19. Anyone needing or choosing to wear one is encouraged to do so.

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Is the air on board trains filtered?

Alltrains are equipped with onboard filtration systems with a fresh air exchange rate every 4-5 minutes.

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Is hand sanitizer available?

Yes. All trains and train platforms have hand sanitizer dispensers. Bathrooms on board trains provide hot water and foaming soap for washing hands.

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Are all Downeaster Stations open?

Some Downeaster stations and amenities may not be available. Visit https://amtrakdowneaster.com/stations for more information.

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Is the Downeaster Café open?

Yes. You are welcome to purchase food in the Downeaster Café and eat at the table seating in the Downeaster cafe or bring it back to your seat to consume. Enhanced cleaning and service protocolsinclude Plexiglass partitions in the service area, removal of all “grab and go items” andtouchless payment options (with credit card).

We arecurrently piloting a program of at-seat service where the cafe attendant will come through the train and offer to take your order and deliver it to you.

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Am I able to be touchless throughout my travel experience?

Yes. Make your reservation online or via the Amtrak mobile app and the conductor will scan your ticket from your mobile device. While onboard you can walk between train cars, opening the doors with a foot activated button. When entering or leaving the train, the doors will be opened for you by the crew.

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Fares

What is a Saver Fare?

Saver Fares are the lowest available fares and require a 3-day advance purchase. Saver Fares are limited in availability and discounts/ promotions typically don’t apply to this fare type.

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What is a Value Fare?

Value Fares are available on all trains on all days and offer serval change and refund options. Discounts/ promotions can be applied to this fare type.

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What is a Flexible Fare?

Flexible Fares are available on all trains on all days and are fully refundable without any change or cancellation fees. Discounts/ promotions typically don’t apply to this fare type.

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What is a Business Fare?

Business Class offers an enhanced travel experience including extra legroom and complimentary non-alcoholic beverage. All Business Class seats are in a dedicated section of the train. Business Fares are an additional $5 - $10depending on your itinerary and available on all trains on all days and are refundable without any change or cancellation fees prior to the train’s departure. Discounts/promotions typically don’t apply to this fare type.

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How much does it cost to buy a Multi-Ride the Amtrak Downeaster?

Multi-Ride Passes are priced even lower than regular fares and far less than the cost of driving. Multi-ride Pass prices vary by destination, and pass type. Click here and enter your travel information as prompted to see multi-ride fares.

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How much does it cost to bring my bike onboard the Amtrak Downeaster?

A nominal bicycle fee of $3 to $8 applies.

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How much does it cost to bring my pet onboard the Amtrak Downeaster?

The fare to bring a small dog or cat (20lbs or less) is $26.00 one-way.

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Are discounts available?

The Amtrak Downeaster offers a variety of promotions and several every day discounts including 50% off for children ages 2-12 and 50% off for seniors ages 65+. Click here for a complete list of .

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What is available onboard the train?

Onboard the Amtrak Downeaster, you will enjoy comfortable reclining seats with lots of legroom, free wi-fi, electrical outlets,fold-down trays and overhead reading lights at every seat. Each coach features oversized windows and at least one set of 4-seat chairs which allow family and friends to enjoy the trip together. The Downeaster Cafe is available on every train.There’s also plenty of space for luggage, and restrooms are located in every car, on every train.

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Does the Amtrak Downeaster have business class seating?

Yes, business class passengers enjoy fully reclining, extra-spacious leather seating and a non-alcoholic beverage served to your seat for just an additional $5 - $10 depending on your itinerary. Please click the “Buy Tickets” tab on the top right corner of this website. Enter your travel information as prompted and select "premium/business class.

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Is food available for purchase on the train?

The Downeaster Café is located on every train and has snacks, light meals, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages available for purchase.Major credit cards are accepted.Café Menu

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Can I bring my own food on the train?

Passengers are welcome to bring their own food onboard to enjoy at their seat. The Downeaster Café tables are reserved for Café patrons only.

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Can I bring my own alcohol on the train?

Passengers are not permitted to consume their private stock of alcoholic beverages on Amtrak Downeaster trains, however a variety of alcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Downeaster Café. Café Menu

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Are there outlets available on the train?

All Amtrak Downeaster trains are equipped with outlets at every seat to plug in your electronic devices.

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Can I buy a ticket onboard the train?

No, reservations are required prior to boarding.

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Is there free wifi?

Yes. It is easy to stay connected while en route to your destination. All Downeaster trains feature free wireless internet.

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What happens if I lose something on the train?

If you lose something while traveling on the Downeaster, Amtrak has a Lost and Found. Find more information andfill out a Lost and Found report by clicking here.

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Accessibility

Does the Amtrak Downeaster accommodate passengers with disabilities?

All Amtrak Downeaster trains welcome passengers with disabilities. Our trains and stations are wheelchair-accessible and service animals are allowed.Click herefor more information.

Schedules and other informationis available in alternative formats upon request. Contact Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL / 1-800-872-7245 or 1-800-523-6590 (TTY) to request information in an alternative format.Interpreter services are available by request. For more information click here.

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Baggage Information

Is there room for luggage onboard?

There is ample room for luggage onboard the Amtrak Downeaster. Each passenger may carry on two suitcases (up to 50lbs) and two personal items (up to 25lbs). Please click here to view Amtrak's Baggage Policies.

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Can I bring my firearm onboard the Amtrak Downeaster?

Firearms and ammunition are prohibited on all Amtrak Downeaster trains.

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Can I check luggage onboard the Amtrak Downeaster?

Checked bag service is not available on Amtrak Downeaster trains.

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Pets

Can I bring my dog or cat onboard?

Small dogs and cats (20lbs or less) are permitted on Downeaster Trains in a pet carrier. Pet reservations are required and can be made online, at a staffed station or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL / 1-800-872-7245. The fare for pets is $26.00 one-way. Passengers traveling with pets must sign a pet waiver available from the train crew. For more information click here.

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Are Service Animals allowed?

Trained service animals accompanying passengers with disabilities are permitted in our stations, on our trains and on Amtrak thruway motor coaches. For more information, click here.

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Bikes

Can I bring my bicycle onboard the Downeaster?

Bikes areacceptedfromallDowneaster stations in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Luggage racks that convert to bike racks make it easy to roll standard full-sized bikes on board from any Downeaster station, then secure and store them on the train. Please note:the front wheel must be removed.

  • Bicycle space is limited to four per train and advance-reservations are required for the passenger and the bicycle.
    • When booking a ticket onAmtrak.comorvia theAmtrak app,an icon with a number of spaces available will display if bike space is available.
    • Proceed 'Add Ons' step to add bikes to a reservation.
    • A bike reservation can be added to an existing reservation by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL.
  • Passengers traveling with bikes are encouraged to arrive at the station at least 15 minutes prior to departure.
    • All panniers and bags attached to your bicycle need to be removed and consolidated before boarding.

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Does it cost anything to bring my bike onboard?

Advancereservations are required, and a $3 - $8 service charge applies based on your travel itinerary.

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Service Alerts

How will I know if my train is on time?

You can track your train’s status by using the Train Status tab above or by downloading the Amtrak App to your phone.

You can also sign up for Amtrak text or email alerts online by clicking here.

Information regarding major service disruptions will be posted as an alert at the top of the Amtrak Downeaster website.

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Refunds

Is my multi–ride pass refundable?

Refunds on Multi-ride passes (monthly, 10-Ride and 6-Tix) vary. Please click here for more information.

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What is the refund policy?

Refund rules and options vary by fare type, type of service purchased and when you request a refund. See the AmtrakRefund and Cancellation Policyfor more information.

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Seating

Are seats assigned on the Amtrak Downeaster?

Seats are unassigned and available on a first come first serve basis.

FAQs

Is the Amtrak Downeaster scenic? ›

The Amtrak Downeaster is one of the most scenic routes you can take in the Northeast, and combines those scenic views with plenty of opportunities for shopping and sightseeing. The Downeaster connect the two major cities of Boston and Portland, ME and lets passengers get off to shop at L.L. Bean.

How fast does the Amtrak Downeaster go? ›

Downeaster trains can go up to 125 mph but current track configuration cannot accommodate speeds over 79 mph.

Does the Amtrak Downeaster have a bathroom? ›

The Downeaster Cafe is available on every train. There's also plenty of space for luggage, and restrooms are located in every car, on every train.

When did the Amtrak Downeaster start? ›

Does the Downeaster run all year? ›

With round-trips daily between Boston, MA and Brunswick, ME, the Downeaster is your car-free connection to exciting New England destinations all year long.

Where does the Downeaster travel to? ›

The Amtrak Downeaster provides five daily round-trips between Brunswick, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts.

Can I bring my own alcohol on Amtrak? ›

You may bring aboard your own private stock of alcoholic beverages subject to the following limitations: You may consume private stock alcoholic beverages only in Sleeping Car accommodations for which you have a valid ticket. You may not consume private stock alcoholic beverages in any public areas.

What stops does the Amtrak Downeaster make? ›

enjoy the journey.
  • Brunswick.
  • Freeport.
  • Portland.
  • Old Orchard Beach.
  • Saco.
  • Wells.
  • Dover.
  • Durham - UNH.

Do hobos still ride trains? ›

Rail-riding hobos didn't disappear, but they became much less common. Still, Hobohemia hasn't completely disappeared. A culture of hobos ensured that — which may be why there are still hobo conventions even today. And some of the attendees will probably take a nice train to get there.

Are dogs allowed on Downeaster train? ›

Small dogs and cats up to 20lbs are welcome on the Amtrak Downeaster in a pet carrier. Pet reservations are required and can be made online, at a staffed station or by calling 1-800-872-7245. The fare for pets is $29.00 one-way.

Where does the Amtrak Downeaster stop in Boston? ›

The Downeaster stops in Boston at North Station, home of the MBTA Commuter Rail and TD Garden. The train concourse and boarding area is open daily from 5:00am to 12:00am with access to an Amtrak self-service ticketing kiosk, public restroom, and a variety of retail businesses.

How far north does the Downeaster train go? ›

The Amtrak Downeaster is a 146-mile regional passenger train service that runs from Boston's North Station to Brunswick, Maine.

How much does it cost to take the train from Portland Maine to Boston Massachusetts? ›

Portland to Boston train information
ROUND-TRIP FROM$48
ONE-WAY FROM$12
AVG TRAVEL TIME2h 38m
TRAIN COMPANIESAmtrak

How long is Amtrak train ride from Boston to NYC? ›

How long is a train journey to New York from Boston? The train journey from Boston to New York takes 4h 15m on average and covers a distance of 187 miles.

How far is the train station from Boston airport? ›

How far is the subway station from Airport in Boston? The nearest subway station to Airport in Boston is a 29 min walk away.

Does Amtrak go to Bar Harbor Maine? ›

Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor is a resort town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. As of the 2020 census, its population is 5,089. During the summer and fall seasons, it is a popular tourist destination and, until a catastrophic fire in 1947, the town was a noted summer colony for the wealthy.
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has limited intercity bus service. There is no intercity train service nearby, (although you can take Amtrak's Downeaster between Boston MA and Portland, Freeport and Brunswick ME).

Is there a train between Portland and Boston? ›

Is there a direct train between Portland and Boston? Yes, there is a direct train departing from Portland and arriving at Boston. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 32m.

Can I visit Portland Maine without a car? ›

Portland is a very walkable city, with a compact downtown that is 3.5 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. You can get here by air, train, or bus. Many hotels provide courtesy shuttles for their guests.

How far in Maine does Amtrak go? ›

Amtrak Service & Ridership

Amtrak operates one State Supported service in Maine, the Downeaster (5 daily round-trips Boston- Portland, of which 2 round-trips operate to/from Brunswick).

Which Amtrak station should I use in Boston? ›

Boston, MA - South Station (BOS) | Amtrak.

Does Amtrak give free water? ›

50+ Year Amtrak Rider

Yes, Potable Water is Available in the Coaches but as you say putting a Flavor Additive in it helps overcome the less than Thrilling Taste! In Sleepining Cars Bottled Water is Avaialble for Free and if you Eat in the Diner Meals include Coffee,Tea,Milk or Water!

What can you not bring on a train? ›

The following items are prohibited onboard the train: non-service animals, firearms and ammunition, hover boards, corrosive or dangerous chemicals and materials, incendiaries, martial arts and self-defense items, archery equipment, devices containing propellants, sharp objects, and similar items.

Does Amtrak check your bags? ›

Checked baggage service is available at a number of our stations and on many trains and Thruway Services. Not all trains or locations are equipped to handle checked baggage.

What is the last stop of the Downeaster? ›

DOWNEASTER (Amtrak)

The first stop of the DOWNEASTER train route is Brunswick Station and the last stop is North Station.

How far is Maine from New York by train? ›

The distance between New York and Portland is approximately 280 miles, or 450 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 40 minutes.

How far is Maine from Boston by train? ›

Overview: Train from Boston to Portland
Distance98 miles (158 km)
Average train duration2 h 30 min
Average train ticket price$26 (€25)
Train frequency4 a day
Direct trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
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Who was the most famous hobo? ›

A-No. 1. is arguably the most famous hobo in the United States. His given name is Leon Ray Livingston and he was born in 1872 and he was a lifelong wanderer. He was riding the rails, and stowing away on ships starting at the age of 11 and then he began to write about his journeys.

What is hobo short for? ›

Unknown. Possibly a term for a stowaway traveler out of the Hoboken, NJ train yards, or a contraction of ho, boy, or the dialectal English term hawbuck (“lout, clumsy fellow, country bumpkin”). It could also be an abbreviation for homeless boy, homeward bound, or homeless Bohemian.

Why is it called hobo? ›

The term emerged in the American West around 1890, though its origins are hazy. Some say it was an abbreviation of “homeward bound” or “homeless boy”; author Bill Bryson wrote in his 1998 book “Made in America” that it may have come from “Ho, beau!”, a railroad greeting.

Does Amtrak weigh your dog? ›

Our Pro tip: they won't actually weigh your pet at the gate, so if you're on the fence, you're okay!

Can I buy a seat for my dog on an airplane? ›

You can't buy an extra seat for your dog. Traveling with a dog this way, essentially as carry-on luggage, usually incurs a lower fee than if it travels in the belly of the plane. And by the way, a pet in its carrier counts as your carry-on bag.

Can I bring my cat on Amtrak? ›

Bring your small dog or cat along for a small fee. Dogs and cats up to 20 pounds (combined weight of pet and carrier) are welcome on trips up to seven hours on most routes (some restrictions apply*). Our check-in process is simple, making traveling with your four-legged friend easy and enjoyable.

What train stop is Fenway Park? ›

Fenway Park is conveniently located within walking distance of public transportation. It is just around the corner from the Kenmore T station.

What Amtrak station is near Fenway? ›

If you are going to a baseball game at Fenway Park, the closest Amtrak station is Boston's Back Bay Station. Walking time is 25 minutes or connect with the green subway line for a 17-minute commute (view transit directions from Amtrak).

What Amtrak station is near Faneuil Hall? ›

The Long Wharf North station is the nearest one to Faneuil Hall

Faneuil Hall
Quincy Market is a historic building near Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It was constructed between 1824 and 1826 and named in honor of mayor Josiah Quincy, who organized its construction without any tax or debt.
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in Boston.

How many days should you spend in Portland Maine? ›

3 days in Portland, Maine is the perfect amount of time. With lovely lighthouses, a booming food scene, and romantic streets to wander, you'll wonder why you haven't visited sooner…and you'll start to plan your next visit immediately!

Why do people visit Portland Maine? ›

REDISCOVER MAGIC OF THE PAST. Explore Maine's maritime history, lighthouses and forts on the coast. Portland's beauty is encapsulated by the mingling of preserved 19th and 20th architecture and modern marvels keeping our culture cutting-edge. The blending of past and present make up the heart of our unique downtown.

Does Amtrak go to Canada? ›

Go international onboard the Maple Leaf from New York City to Canada's equally urban metropolis, Toronto.

Does the Downeaster go to Bangor Maine? ›

Bangor (BAN) Amtrak Station

The Downeaster offers four round trips every day from Boston North Station to Portland, ME. Amtrak Downeaster trains arrive and depart from Boston's North Station.

Does Amtrak go to Kennebunkport Maine? ›

The Wells Regional Transportation Center is the gateway to southern Maine beaches and coastal towns such as Ogunquit and Kennebunkport, ME. The station opened in 2003 and accommodates Amtrak, intercity buses, carpools and the local trolley.

How much is the train Boston? ›

Commuter Rail stations are located within Zones, numbered 1A – 10, based on how far they are from Boston. Commuter Rail fares are determined by the Zones you are traveling to and from. A one-way ticket costs between $2.40 – $13.25. Round trip, 10-ride, and monthly passes are also available.

Is the Amtrak Downeaster scenic? ›

The Amtrak Downeaster is one of the most scenic routes you can take in the Northeast, and combines those scenic views with plenty of opportunities for shopping and sightseeing. The Downeaster connect the two major cities of Boston and Portland, ME and lets passengers get off to shop at L.L. Bean.

How fast does the Amtrak Downeaster go? ›

Downeaster trains can go up to 125 mph but current track configuration cannot accommodate speeds over 79 mph.

Does Amtrak Downeaster have WIFI? ›

Is there free wifi? Yes. It is easy to stay connected while en route to your destination. All Downeaster trains feature free wireless internet.

Do Amtrak trains have bathrooms? ›

If you want to get up and stretch your legs, there's plenty of room to walk around, with restrooms conveniently located in every car. On shorter train journeys, Amtrak's Coach Class seats provide a comfortable place to relax and enjoy the view.

Is there WiFi on Amtrak? ›

To ensure you stay connected while traveling, we offer free basic WiFi service in select trains and stations throughout the country.

How much does it cost to take a train from Boston to New York City? ›

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To/From Boston
ToFare
New York, NY$31
Philadelphia, PA$33
Washington, DC$36
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Do all Amtrak trains have restrooms? ›

If you want to get up and stretch your legs, there's plenty of room to walk around, with restrooms conveniently located in every car. On shorter train journeys, Amtrak's Coach Class seats provide a comfortable place to relax and enjoy the view.

Where are bathrooms located on Amtrak trains? ›

Coach Class Bathrooms are available on all Amtrak trains. They are located at the end of each car. There are both standard and accessible bathrooms available. Coach Class bathrooms are big and provide plenty of room for passengers.

Do Amtrak rooms have bathrooms? ›

Yes. All rooms have access to restrooms and showers.

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak trains coach? ›

There's a full bathroom in each coach car, so you don't even have to skip your night-time beauty regimen when you travel on a long-distance train.

Is water free on Amtrak? ›

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In Sleepining Cars Bottled Water is Avaialble for Free and if you Eat in the Diner Meals include Coffee,Tea,Milk or Water!

Do Amtrak trains have TV? ›

The standard bedrooms in the Viewliner sleepers all have a toilet and a fold down sink in the room. The newest cars also have a tiny TV screen with 3 or 4 movies that can be viewed.

Can you walk around on Amtrak? ›

You're allowed to walk about the train as often as you'd like. Just make sure to watch where you're walking onboard the train between cars. The safety plates often shift and pinch when the train is in motion.

How do you shower on a train? ›

Amtrak bedrooms have a small bathroom that contains a toilet and shower. Passengers with roomettes, family rooms, or accessible accommodations have access to the public shower with an attached dressing room in each sleeper car. The dressing room has a place for your soiled towels and washcloths.

Are Amtrak seats comfortable? ›

This is why an unforgettable trip on an Amtrak® train goes hand in hand with high comfort. All the carriages in the train are air-conditioned, seats are comfortable and positioned so that each passenger has a leg rest and far more space than on the plane - and also can freely throughout the train.

What are you allowed to bring on Amtrak? ›

Each passenger may bring two personal items, 25 lbs. (12 kg) and 14 x 11 x 7 inches each, and two carry-on items, 50 lbs. (23 kg) and 28 x 22 x 14 inches each, onboard. Make sure you have a tag with your name and address on the outside of all your bags.

Can I shower on Amtrak? ›

Only sleeper car passengers have access to the showers. They are located in the sleeper cars on the lower level in Superliner train cars on down the hall on the Viewliner train cars. Amtrak provides a few items for you and the room attendant keeps the shower clean.

What is the cost of a bedroom on Amtrak? ›

Private Rooms on Amtrak Auto Train Now Available for as Low as $99.

What is the cost of a bedroom suite on Amtrak? ›

For $1,000, I booked a bedroom, which is about the size of a King-sized bed with a full bathroom. At around 45 square feet, my cabin made impressive use of a tiny space without feeling cramped.

Is upper or lower level better on Amtrak? ›

The best place to sit in Amtrak Coach Class is on the upper level. It's all about the view on the upper level. This is the biggest advantage of sitting in the upper level. You can also move from car to car more freely as there is access from each car on the upper level.

How do you sleep on a train? ›

Choose comfortable, loose-fitting sleep clothes and warm socks. Bring a small travel blanket/pillow for your own personal comfort. If you're sensitive to light while sleeping, bring a sleep mask and close the curtains over the window(s).

How fast do Amtrak trains go? ›

Today's “high-speed” Acela service on Amtrak has an average speed of 87 mph and a rarely hit peak speed of 150 mph. (The engine itself could top 200 mph.) What happened? I put the question to James McCommons, author of the forthcoming book Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service.

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