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Amtrak Downeaster Route Guide

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Downeaster Overview

The Amtrak Downeaster will take you from Brunswick, Maine to Boston. This route is managed by Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority. If you want to avoid traffic, this is the train service for you.

This train travels from Brunswick, Maine to Boston via Freeport, Portland, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Wells, Dover, Durham, Exeter, Haverhill and Woburn.

Train Info

Observation Car No
Dining CarNo
Distance145 Miles
Time3.5 Hours

Ticket Options

On the Downeaster you can purchase tickets in these categories:

  • Coach
  • Business

Scenic Views

The Downeaster will take you from the Brunswick, Maine to Boston. You will encounter beautiful historic colonial cities offering beautiful beaches as well as a thriving arts and entertainment scene, world class shopping and some of the best seafood in the world.


Major Stations

The major and notable stations on the Amtrak Downeaster are Brunswick, Freeport, Portland, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Wells, Dover, Durham, Exeter, Haverhill, Woburn and Boston.

States Visited

On the Amtrak Downeaster you travel through Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Station Reviews

The Downeaster has terminus stations of Brusnwick on one end and Boston on the other. Boston North Station is located near Downtown Boston. You will want to arrive a bit early to tour the station. The Brunswick, Maine station is located at the Brunswick Visitors Center. It has a just a few services. You will find restrooms but you will not be able to check baggage at this station.

Brunswick Station

Brunswick Station is located in the Brunswick Visitors Center. It sits between downtown and the Bowdoin College campus. It is the gateway to Maine’s beautiful Mid-Coast Region. This station also services local and regional buses.

North Station – Boston

North Station in Boston is home to the Downeaster. There is no checked baggage service at North Station.

The Courtyard by Marriott North Station is a good choice that is close to the station.

Trip Planning

From Boston you could ride the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago or the Acela down the east coast to New York.

Booking Tickets

Tickets for Amtrak can be booked at or by using their app on your phone. Reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL.

Allie Marmion
Allie is married to Rob and has been traveling with him across the world for the last two years. She is an accomplished personal trainer, speaker and author.