Amtrak Alerts Information and updates affecting travel
- Downeaster Weekend Service January Schedule Changes
- Effective January 2, 2021
- Service Adjustments Due to Coronavirus
- December 3, 2020, 3:00 pm ET
Business Class on the Downeaster
Enjoy an enhanced travel experience in Business Class on the Downeaster and you'll have access to exclusive amenities such as a fully refundable ticket if canceled prior to departure, 25% point bonus for Amtrak Guest Rewards members, leather seating with footrests and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages.
Downeaster trains arrive and depart from Boston North Station
All other Amtrak trains service South and Back Bay Stations. Transfers to/from North Station are not provided by Amtrak. North and South Stations are about a mile apart, and taxis are available. North and Back Bay Stations are about a mile-and-a-half apart. In addition to taxis, the MBTA Orange Line subway provides frequent direct service between the stations.
Features & Amenities
Downloadable menus are updated regularly, but menu items and prices are subject to change and may be different from what is available onboard.
Take your small dog or cat along with you on the train. Before you go, learn more about the types of pets allowed, pet reservations and fares, approved pet carriers and additional details.
Immerse yourself in the charms of New England Americana. Grab some treats from the year-round farmers’ market and set off on bike paths through towering pine forests and meandering trails along the blue waters of the Androscoggin River.
Enjoy charming boutiques, bakeries and bistros. Tour the beautiful and historic Bowdoin College campus, home to one of the first art museums in America.
Follow cobblestone streets to the city’s thriving waterfront where lobstermen unload their daily catch and the ferries of the Casco Bay Islands silently glide in and out. Visit boutiques and bars, farmers’ markets and fish markets.
Climb the Portland Observatory for panoramic views of the harbor or visit the Maine-inspired masterpieces by Winslow Homer at the Portland Museum of Art.