Old Orchard Beach
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Old Orchard Beach Station
The Old Orchard Beach train platform is just steps away from the pier, attractions, and the beach that Boston Globe has named the Best Beach for Rail Travelers in New England! The Amtrak Downeaster makes it easier than ever to enjoy a day or more at the shore.
Old Orchard Beach is a seasonal stop that is open from May 4, 2015 through October 2015.
The Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce has the authority to issue parking passes for Downeaster passengers for a period up to 3 nights maximum (72 hours). Be sure to have your license plate number handy. All other requests must be directed to the Old Orchard Beach Town Hall at (207) 934-5714.
Quik-Trak Ticketing Hours
Please note: Old Orchard Beach is an unstaffed station with no ticketing facility on site.
Take a dip in the ocean, explore miles of sandy beach, feast on pizza and fried dough, enjoy a roller coaster ride and fireworks every Thursday evening thru Labor Day. Old Orchard Beach offers summer fun like you remember it. And it’s all just a breezy two-hour ride from Boston.
For help planning your itinerary, click on the links to your right or check out the area attractions below.
The Old Orchard Beach Seasonal Trolley provides transportation connections throughout Old Orchard Beach.
Taxis are available by calling (207) 423-8881.
The Explore Maine website provides information and links to all of the public transit options in the state.
Trips We Love
You’re invited to the longest party in history and you won’t need a car to join the fun. Take the Amtrak Downeaster to Old Orchard Beach. Everything is within walking distance from the Old Orchard Beach station.
The Pier at Old Orchard Beach
Since 1889, the Pier has been the place to be in Southern Maine. People flock from near and far for live music, great food, entertainment and fun. Watch the surfers, the beachgoers and walk out to the end of the pier to escape the summer heat. It’s a scene you don’t want to miss.
The Pier stretches 500 feet into the Atlantic and is filled with souvenir shops and snacks. Sit and enjoy a tasty beverage while overlooking the ocean.
Along with your bathing suit and shades, be sure to bring your appetite. People flock from near and far to indulge in the famous homemade, hand-cut Pier Fries (served with malt vinegar – you gotta try them), ice cream and lobster rolls.
Boardwalk fun on the beach
Between dips in the ocean, spend the day at Palace Playland, New England’s only beachfront amusement park! Admission is free, so enjoy the ferris wheel, carousel, two roller coasters and other thrill rides that are only steps away from the beach. Stay until after dark on Thursday nights for the fantastic firework display, from June 25 to September 3, 2015.
Don't worry about visiting without your car. The Old Orchard Beach Trolleys and taxis will get you where you want to be.