Maine is home to beautiful scenery and hundreds of iconic landmarks. Downeaster station communities are fueled by historic charm, delicious food, and artisans from every corner of the world. Immerse yourself in Maine and go there by train! Learn how the Amtrak Downeaster can connect you to coastal Maine and beyond with affordable fares for the entire family.
Affordable Short Hops
Plan a perfect summer daytrip on board the Amtrak Downeaster to destinations such as Brunswick, Freeport, Portland, Old Orchard Beach, Saco or Wells! With fares as low as $6 round-trip per person you can escape your traditional Saturday and find something new. Discover walkable craft fairs, music and arts festivals, and historic locations.
The best part about traveling Maine by Train, is you can be home by dinner. Unless of course, you would like to grab a lobster roll and enjoy it while strolling cobblestone streets. You can walk along the sandy shores of Old Orchard and be back in Wells or Brunswick before the sun sets all while avoiding traffic, tolls and the high cost of gas and parking.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to designing your perfect short hop on board the Amtrak Downeaster. Take your kids beyond the toy box and show them what train travel looks and feels like. Connect with what you love on board the Amtrak Downeaster and discover Maine by rail.
Want to see more Maine?
Our Discover Maine Rail Pass offers 10 one-way trips on board the Downeaster between any two Maine stations within a 7-day period for just $19 per person.
Insider Travel Tip
Download the Amtrak App and utilize the train status tool right from your smart phone.