Reasons to Ride

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Amtrak Downeaster service is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 and associated travel-related restrictions.

Our travel plans may be on hold for now, but we hope the Reasons to Ride below will give some inspiration for when you can travel with us again.



Save money on gas, tolls and parking! Downeaster value fares are economical, ranging from $6 - $30 one-way. A variety of discounts, group rates and multi-ride passes make it even more affordable to ride.


deals and discounts

Deals & Discounts

travel packages

Travel Packages

group rates

Group Rates

multi ride passes

Multi-ride Passes


 All trains and stations are fully accessible, with ample luggage space on board.  You can even bring your small pet or bike.* When the train arrives, the conductor will direct you to a seat and you’ll be on your way!


free wi-fi

Free Wi-Fi

personal outlets

Personal Outlets

room for luggage

Room for Luggage

wheel chair accessible

Wheelchair Accessible

* "Advance reservations are required."

Experience Maine

Visit Vacationland with family and friends any time of the year. Explore the fall foliage in Brunswick, see the magic of Freeport during the holidays, take a springtime stroll along the waterfront in Portland and step right onto the sandy summer beaches of Old Orchard. Make memories in Maine with the Amtrak Downeaster.

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