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Saco - Boston Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 7 daily train trips between Saco and Boston. The average train journey from Saco to Boston takes 2 hours and 25 minutes, but some Amtrak Downeaster train trips are as short as 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance85 mi (136 km)
Fastest train2h 10m
Lowest price$19.00
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Downeaster
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Saco to Boston

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.8

4.0

Mary

October 11, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: Smooth, comfy, quietna. Tips: Iffy wifi.

4.0

Susan

August 10, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Downeaster

Not driving in Boston

5.0

Susan

June 18, 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!

5.0

Cathi

March 26, 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.

5.0

Jacqueline

August 7, 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.

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Saco to Boston was $26.33. This is basically as cheap as train fares can get. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 12 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $0.13 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Saco to Boston stay pretty consistent throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $21 regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The price of train trips from Saco to Boston doesn't fluctuate much throughout the year, so you don’t need to book your tickets super far in advance. However, to avoid last-minute price surges or sold-out tickets, we recommend purchasing your train tickets at least 48 hours before departure.

Which train should you take from Saco to Boston?

2 train services operate from Saco to Boston. Amtrak Downeaster usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak23h 7m$27.32
Amtrak Downeaster52h 10m$26.31
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Saco to Boston every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $26.

  • 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 $19, this is one of the most affordable trains in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 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.

Trains departing from Saco to Boston tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. 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 Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Saco at 5:00am 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 7 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 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 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.

All train stations in Boston:

  • North Station

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

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