Amtrak Downeaster Route

Amtrak Downeaster


Amtrak Downeaster Journey Time: 3 hours 25 minutes

Amtrak Downeaster Departures: Multiple Departures Daily

Track Work Affects Downeaster Service
Effective February 4 - March 12, 2023


Make getting there part of the experience with a trip on the Downeaster. 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. Traveling along the Downeaster’s route, you’ll find historic colonial cities offering beautiful beaches, a thriving arts and entertainment scene, world-class shopping – and the best seafood in the world.

Business Class on the Amtrak Downeaster

Enjoy an enhanced travel experience in Business Class on the Downeaster and you'll have access to exclusive amenities such as a fully refundable ticket if canceled prior to departure, 25% point bonus for Amtrak Guest Rewards members, leather seating with footrests and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages.

Amtrak Downeaster Trains Arrive and Depart from Boston North Station

All other Amtrak services in Boston depart from South Station and Back Bay Stations. Amtrak does not offer connecting transfers to/from North Station; you will need to arrange your own transportation. North and South Stations are about a mile apart, and taxis and the MBTA Orange Line subway are available.. North and Back Bay Stations are about a mile-and-a-half apart.

''Ever since childhood, when I lived within earshot of the Boston and Maine, I have seldom heard a train go by and not wished I was on it..'' - Paul Theroux

Explore the rugged coastline of Maine and the historic charm of New Hampshire hamlets. Savor lobster rolls and clam chowder. Explore beaches and boutiques. Hop a ferry to the Casco Bay Islands of Maine where you can pedal, paddle or simply stroll in a place where the salty sea air invites you to breathe deep and savor life in slow-motion.

Amtrak Downeaster Features & Amenities
  • Café Service.
  • WiFi Onboard.
Amtrak Downeaster Amenities: Amenities Vary by Train.

Train Stations Served by the Amtrak Downeaster

Brunswick, ME (BRK)
Freeport, ME (FRE)
Portland, ME (POR)
Old Orchard Beach, ME (ORB)

Saco, ME (SAO)
Wells, ME (WEM)
Dover, NH (DOV)
Durham, NH (DHM)

Exeter, NH (EXR)
Haverhill, MA (HHL)
Woburn, MA (WOB)
Boston, MA - North Station (BON)

Amtrak Downeaster Route Highlights ''Brunswick, Maine''

Brunswick, Maine

Immerse yourself in the charms of New England Americana. Grab some treats from the year-round farmers’ market and set off on bike paths through towering pine forests and meandering trails along the blue waters of the Androscoggin River.

Enjoy charming boutiques, bakeries and bistros. Tour the beautiful and historic Bowdoin College campus, home to one of the first art museums in America.

Amtrak Downeaster Route Highlights ''Portland, Maine''

Portland, Maine

Follow cobblestone streets to the city’s thriving waterfront where lobstermen unload their daily catch and the ferries of the Casco Bay Islands silently glide in and out. Visit boutiques and bars, farmers’ markets and fish markets.

Climb the Portland Observatory for panoramic views of the harbor or visit the Maine-inspired masterpieces by Winslow Homer at the Portland Museum of Art.

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