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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Saco to Boston. Traveling by train from Saco to Boston usually takes around 2 hours and 10 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance85 mi (136 km)
Fastest train2h 10m
Lowest price£15.67
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Downeaster
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Saco to Boston

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Susan

18 June 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: The attendant assisted me and made sure I felt safe as I was traveling alone. Cons: The chairs I. The Saco station are rather hard!

Pros: The attendant assisted me and made sure I felt safe as I was traveling alone. Cons: The chairs I. The Saco station are rather hard!

5.0

Cathi

26 March 2022- Couples trip

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: So easy to buy, board, ride, arrive! Best way to do Boston! Cons: Will be happy when mask mandate is lifted. Tips: Be on time and listen for stops.

Pros: So easy to buy, board, ride, arrive! Best way to do Boston! Cons: Will be happy when mask mandate is lifted. Tips: Be on time and listen for stops.

5.0

Jacqueline

7 August 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: Very comfortable and scenic trip. The windows were a good size to enjoy the view and the seats were very comfortable. Thank you. Tips: Sit back and enjoy your trip.

Pros: Very comfortable and scenic trip. The windows were a good size to enjoy the view and the seats were very comfortable. Thank you. Tips: Sit back and enjoy your trip.

What is the price of a train ticket from Saco to Boston?

In the last month, £15.67 was the average price of a train ticket from Saco to Boston. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £4.12 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£25£16£8JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Boston from Saco is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about £16 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Saco to Boston by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around £16 whenever you decide to board the train to Boston.

Prices as travel date approaches

£21£16£12£8£43020100

Since the average price of train trips from Saco to Boston remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Saco to Boston?

Amtrak Downeaster is the one and only train line which connects Saco to Boston. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Downeaster52h 10m£16.08
  • Amtrak Downeaster

    Amtrak Downeaster

    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 5 trips from Saco to Boston each day, and with ticket prices starting at just £16, this is one of the most affordable trains in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Saco to Boston during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Saco to Boston?

The distance between Saco and Boston is approximately 85 miles, or 136 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 10 minutes, Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Saco to Boston tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Saco at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Saco to Boston?

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Saco to Boston.

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

City Information

Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Saco?

Main departure station: 138 Main St - Saco Island

There is one train station in Saco.

All train stations in Saco:

  • 138 Main St - Saco Island

Where is the train station in Boston?

North Station - BOSNST-0

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Main arrival station: North Station

North Station is an important intercity and commuter rail station in Boston. Four key routes of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) Commuter Rail begin at North Station. It is also one of three Amtrak stations in Boston and serves the Downeaster, connecting Boston to Maine. A pedestrian concourse from the station leads to Boston's subway transit system (a.k.a. the T), where you can access its Orange and Green lines. North Station shares a building with TD Garden, home of the NHL's Boston Bruins and the NBA's Boston Celtics. North Station has seen a lot of rebuilding since the first station came up at this site in the 19th century. In 1928, the original station was pulled apart and a new one was built from scratch. The current version results from decades of intermittent rebuilding, renovation, and expansion, with many new amenities and services to show for it.

Train stations in Boston:

  • North Station

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