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Old Orchard Beach - Boston Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 4 daily train trips between Old Orchard Beach and Boston. The average train journey from Old Orchard Beach to Boston takes 2 hours and 17 minutes, though some trains might be a few minutes slower or faster.

Distance87 mi (140 km)
Fastest train2h 17m
Lowest price$29.00
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Downeaster
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Old Orchard Beach to Boston

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Martha

September 13, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: Pleasant, courteous staff, told me when my stop coming up. On time departure and arrival. Comfortable business class seat. Nice view from window. Enjoyed going by train and seeing countryside outside the window. Economical. Would definitely recommend to others. Cons: Method of getting through turnstyle at Boston North Station… i had my QR code ticket and still couldnt get through turnstyle until Policeman helped me. With no Amtrak rep in sight I was worried I wouldn’t get into the station, but fortunately it worked out. Seat back tray table in front of me was damaged and kept up with duct tape that didn’t hold, let go a few times and dropped the table suddenly, once close to my face.

4.0

Mary

August 28, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: Price! Cons: I had a window seat, but was asked to move mid-way through the trip so a family getting on could be together. I moved, but was not pleased.

5.0

Isabella

July 22, 2022- Couples trip

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: Pizza was ok. Cons: Food could be better. Tips: Book ahead or tickets might sell out.

What is the price of a train ticket from Old Orchard Beach to Boston?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Old Orchard Beach and Boston cost $29.60, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 13 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $0.33 more.

Average prices by travel date

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The cost of a one-way train trip from Old Orchard Beach to Boston is expected to stay pretty stable over the next four weeks. No matter which day you travel, you can expect to pay about $29 for your ticket.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Old Orchard Beach to Boston, book online with Wanderu at least 13 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $0.33 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Old Orchard Beach to Boston?

Amtrak Downeaster is the one and only train line which connects Old Orchard Beach to Boston. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Downeaster42h 17m$29.96
  • 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 4 trips from Old Orchard Beach to Boston each day, and with ticket prices starting at just $29, this is one of the most affordable trains in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Old Orchard Beach and Boston is approximately 87 miles, or 140 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 17 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.

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Old Orchard Beach to Boston. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Thursday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Old Orchard Beach at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Old Orchard Beach to Boston.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Boston to Old Orchard Beach.

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 tasting 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 Old Orchard Beach?

Main departure station: 11 First St - Chamber of Commerce

There is one train station in Old Orchard Beach.

All train stations in Old Orchard Beach:

  • 11 First St - Chamber of Commerce

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.

All train stations in Boston:

  • North Station

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