Go from Station to Sand with the Downeaster

Service to Old Orchard Beach begins May 15th!

It’s time to dig out the flip flops and begin planning your summer escape on board the Amtrak Downeaster! Old Orchard Beach is home to miles of sandy beach and at the heart of Maine’s premier beach town you can find the famous pier, vacation rentals, amusement rides, arcades, and delicious pizza that all bring visitors from around the globe.

Our station is just steps from the sand and with our five daily round-trips, planning your seaside adventure is convenient and will save you some cash.


Some might say they visit Old Orchard Beach JUST for the original – Pier French Fries. Established in 1932, these guys know potatoes. Located right on Old Orchard St at what feels like the very center of OOB. Pier French Fries is your fried and salty ticket to instant Summer in Maine.

Pair your fries with the equally famous Bill’s Pizza. Located right next door, Bill’s is home to the “Jumbo Pie” and has been serving locals and tourists alike for over 70 years. Don’t be deterred by the line that may be wrapping around the corner at the peak of the season, it is worth the wait!

Looking for the perfect Lobster Roll? You have dozens of restaurants to choose from. David’s Sub Shop just steps from the Downeaster station and The Shack, located right next to the amusement park are both highly rated.


The energy at Old Orchard Beach screams excitement and endless play. Whether that is in the ocean, jumping the waves or in the arcade, hitting big scores in ski-ball. There is something for everyone at Palace Playland, Old Orchard Beach’s very own beachfront amusement park. Complete with kiddy rides and coasters. The Sea Viper roller coaster boasts a top speed of 42 MPH and will show you what OOB looks like, 70 feet above.

Want to get extreme? Rent a paddle board, jet ski, or sign up to parasail with OOB Water Sports!

Extend Your Stay

With dozens of beachfront lodging options extending your stay is surprisingly affordable. Outdoor pools, patios and oceanfront views will make checking out the most difficult part of your stay. Walking distance from surf shops, food and entertainment, consider a staycation in OOB!

Oceanfront Pool

Well Appointed Rooms and Suites

Rated Best Value on Trip Advisor

Insider Travel Tip
Check out the Old Orchard Chamber of Commerce Online for more trip planning tips, exclusive deals and more. Looking for a complete travel package including travel, lodging and entertainment? Try Downeaster Travel Packages!