College Prep

School is in session! As you make your way back to campus and need to leave your car at home – don’t forget that exploring Boston or the coast of Maine and getting back to campus before your next class is easy with the Amtrak Downeaster.

With stations conveniently located in Boston’s North End, in the heart of wildcat country at UNH, and in big college towns like Portland and Brunswick, Maine. Accessing major universities and colleges is only a few station stops away.

Day trips. Overnights. Concerts. Shopping. Restaurants. Biking and hiking trails. The options are endless! Grab your crew and explore something new. With your student discount, you can save some serious cash, too!

Learn more about our student savings below.

15% Student Discount

Take advantage of your student status. Use promo code V814 for 15% off your train fare! 1-day Advance Purchase required.

College 6 Tix Pass:

One of our BEST deals is our college 6-Tix Pass. This is 6 one-way trips, for only $96.00. If you are traveling from UNH to Boston, this would cost about $40 round-trip alone. If you have the college 6-tix pass, you are paying closer to $29 for your round-trip fare. Points north are an even greater savings. These passes are good for one calendar year from the date of purchase. Hold onto them for when you need to use them!  

Insider Travel Tip

Stock up on new gear. Take a trip to Freeport and shop major retailers like L.L. Bean, Patagonia, Old Navy and more! The Amtrak Downeaster will drop you right in the heart of downtown Freeport, where you can easily access the best shopping and restaurants. Check out their local events!