What You Need to Know About the New York to Maine Train

Some travelers prefer to book a flight while others enjoy packing the car and embarking on a New England road trip. However, if you’re among the many people that would much rather take the train, you’re in luck. The New York to Maine train route by Amtrak allows you to sit back, relax, and watch all the scenery pass by your window. Of course, you can always take a quick snooze, too! Find out what you should know for your trip, and make sure you look through our free Vacation Guide before you step aboard the train. It’s full of our recommendations for fun things to do when you arrive in Maine!

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A Guide to the New York to Maine Train

The Route

If you’re looking to take the train from New York to Maine, the best option is the Amtrak that departs from Penn Station. This route runs from New York to Boston, MA, where you’ll need to board a connecting train. It’s about one mile from the Back Bay Station to the North Station, and taxis are conveniently available to simplify your transition. Then, you can grab a seat and unwind until you reach a variety of stopping points in Maine. We recommend leaving the train in either Brunswick or Freeport if you plan on staying with us at the Topside Inn.

Travel Tips

The trip takes about eight hours from start to finish, so we wanted to offer some recommendations to enjoy your time onboard the trains. First of all, you should consider grabbing breakfast around Penn Station before departing and pack a few snacks to eat on the train. You might also like to take this opportunity to bring your favorite book and catch up on some reading or a cozy neck pillow in case you’re in the mood for a nap.

Since the New York to Maine train route requires a connection in Boston, it’s also a fantastic chance to split up the journey with a delightful afternoon in the city. Feel free to space out your connecting train departure time and explore all of the fun attractions that this area has to offer!

Where to Stay in Maine

The bed and artwork by Allen Bunker inside Room 19 at the Topside Inn

Sometimes, you need to treat yourself to some well-deserved rest and relaxation after living in the city. That’s precisely what we provide at Topside Inn in Boothbay Harbor, ME. Our beautiful property is convenient to the Brunswick train station and puts you in the heart of a charming coastal village. We’re a short walk from the piers and downtown shops and restaurants, have excellent accommodations, and you can even enjoy stunning panoramic views of the waterfront directly from our inn. It’s the perfect place to unwind and let your worries fade into distant memories.

Check our availability and book your stay at Topside Inn today! We look forward to your visit.