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About Amtrak Downeaster

Amtrak Downeaster is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Amtrak Downeaster tickets by searching Wanderu.com. Overall, Amtrak Downeaster serves 88 routes, connecting 11 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Amtrak Downeaster runs an average of 132 trips per day and 1,849 trips per month. These train trips range in price from $3.00 to $40.00 based on a variety of factors.

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Amtrak Downeaster train Coverage

Daily Trips132
stations11
cities11
countries1

Amtrak Downeaster train amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet
SnacksSnacks
WiFiWiFi

Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with Amtrak Downeaster

Overall review score for Amtrak Downeaster
4.6
Based on 30 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Boston to Wells with Amtrak Downeaster report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Juliette
5.0
September 3, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The ease and comfort of not having to fight traffic.
Cons
Nothing, I was on time, comfortable, and enjoyed the ride.
Tips
Try it.

Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Eric
3.0
July 28, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was different from most train trips.
Cons
The Amtrak train killed a motorist who tried to drive thru a gate and was hit by the train just 3 miles north of Haverhill, Mass.
Tips
Get insurance against trip delays.

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Freeport to Boston with Amtrak Downeaster report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.3
Condition
5.0
Wendy
4.0
November 16, 2019Vacation
Tips
I was hesitant at first, not booking straight through Amtrack, but received confirmation from Amtrack almost immediately.
Anthony
3.0
October 20, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The staff and the beautiful scenery.
Cons
Did not make it to my destination; three hours late due to electrical outage from storms.
Tips
If you are traveling on Amtrak, be aware that WEATHER IS EVERYTHING!

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Boston to Portland with Amtrak Downeaster report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.7
Value
4.3
Condition
4.7
Colin
5.0
November 10, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Nice and quiet. Saw some wildlife on the way!
Tips
You don't need to show your pass until you're onboard.
Joe
5.0
July 28, 2019Vacation
Pros
Smooth ride, very comfortable.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Boston to Brunswick with Amtrak Downeaster report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
Brian
4.0
December 16, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Good seats and staff
Cons
Train is too slow and I also had to transfer from Portland to Brunswick with a bus because of service repairs.

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Old Orchard Beach to Portland with Amtrak Downeaster report that they were happy with the WiFi on board percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Durham to Boston with Amtrak Downeaster report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
2.0
Staff
4.0
Value
2.0
Condition
3.0
Joseph
1.0
December 8, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
Was late for my bus because the train was late and stopped

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Haverhill to Freeport with Amtrak Downeaster report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
Lucia
5.0
June 2, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Easy boarding and deboarding at two small stations, pleasantries shared with amtrak crew, LOVED that I could buy Charlie cards on the train for when I went into boston! Loved how the cafe car was stocked and that the prices there seemed a bit more reasonable than they u...More
Cons
I've always found amtrak's website cumbersome and HATE the whole dumb "Julie" thing!! This is why I either patiently wait out the 'endless' wait for a phone rep I can speak to in person or will order tix thru wanderu EZPZ and then get my points applied following my trav...More
Tips
See above!! Booking thru wanderu is LOVELY!!! ...and if, for some reason, you need to change or even cancel your plans, they make that easy too and work extremely well in tandem with amtrak to make all red tape possibilities a non-event if you have to change some plans....More

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Boston to Old Orchard Beach with Amtrak Downeaster report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Freeport to Haverhill with Amtrak Downeaster report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
Lucia
5.0
May 31, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Enjoyed how clean the train was, good WiFi and comfy seats and the crew was delightful!
Cons
Love it if it was a little bit less expensive

Is there WiFi onboard Amtrak Downeaster?

Yes Amtrak Downeaster offers WiFi connection onboard their train trips. Though most trips with Amtrak Downeaster will have WiFi as advertised, some trips might not come equipped with Wifi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak Downeaster WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends, you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets on a Amtrak Downeaster train? Are there USB plugs?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Downeaster train trips. You can generally find one or two plugs per row of seats, so be a good traveler and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power outlet USB converter that typically come with most phones and tablets. Since Amtrak Downeaster might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power outlets. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

Does Amtrak Downeaster offer will call tickets, that you pick up at the station?

No, currently Amtrak Downeaster does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station or stop.

Do you need an ID to get on a Amtrak Downeaster train?

Yes, Amtrak Downeaster requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, like a college ID, won’t work.

Can you use your phone to board Amtrak Downeaster?

Yes, you can board Amtrak Downeaster by showing your E Ticket on your phone. The E Ticket is emailed to when you make your reservation. To save yourself the trouble of digging through your inbox to find your ticket, get the Wanderu app and pull up your ticket with one click.

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Downeaster trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Downeaster train trips. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages offered onboard Amtrak Downeaster trips?

Amtrak Downeaster provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Check with the carrier if snacks are for sale, and pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Downeaster ticket?

Amtrak Downeaster does not require a printed ticket to board the train. An E Ticket is sent to you by email that you can load on most electronic devices. You will want to have your ticket ready to be displayed as you board for the agent to scan. We recommend you download the Wanderu app, as it gives you super easy access to E Tickets for your upcoming trips for most carriers. As back up, road warriors recommend taking a screenshot of your E Ticket. That way, you won’t be fumbling around in case your internet connection cuts out.

Does Amtrak Downeaster offer any premium features like extra legroom, movies or TV?

Amtrak Downeaster goes the extra distance to deliver up-class offerings to its customers. Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Downeaster advertises that they offer extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you might get varies from carrier to carrier, but getting extra is always good.

Amtrak Downeaster serves travelers in United States of America with train service to 11 destinations. These are the most popular Amtrak Downeaster schedules and routes.

Boston to Portland
Daily Trips4
Price$24.00
Brunswick to Boston
Daily Trips5
Price$25.00
Saco to Boston
Daily Trips5
Price$19.00
Boston to Wells
Daily Trips4
Price$16.00
Boston to Exeter
Daily Trips4
Price$17.00

Cheap Amtrak Downeaster tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 132 Amtrak Downeaster trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Downeaster tickets start at just $3.00. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users. As these bargains are in really high demand, they’re poised to sell out fast and may no longer be available. Chill. As mom used to say in middle school, there’s plenty of fish in the sea. We can help you catch them all!

Haverhill to Portland
Travel dateWed Feb 26
Lowest price$5.00
Freeport to Portland
Travel dateSun Mar 8
Lowest price$3.00
Durham to Freeport
Travel dateThu Feb 27
Lowest price$5.00
Brunswick to Portland
Travel dateSun Feb 23
Lowest price$3.00
Dover to Freeport
Travel dateThu Feb 27
Lowest price$5.00