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"Cape Flyer"
The Boston-Cape Cod Passenger Train

Updated: April 9, 2024

Cape Flyer's Boston-Cape Cod train service is a fun, hassle-free way to travel between the big city and the Cape on summer weekends!

Summer weekend passenger train from Boston to Cape Cod arriving at the station in Hyannis MACape Flyer at Hyannis Transportation Station

"Cape Flyer" is a seasonal, weekends-only passenger train that runs between South Station in Boston and the Transportation Center in Hyannis with stops in several towns on- and off-Cape along the route.

Hop aboard for a convenient, comfortable, no-traffic-worries ride at a very reasonable fare!

Boston-Cape Cod Train Schedule
Summer 2024

Cape Flyer's 2024 season is weekends (Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday) from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Friday Schedule

Boston to Hyannis

  • 5:42 p.m. - leaves Boston (South Station)

  • 6:01 p.m. - Braintree

  • 6:14 - Brockton

  • 6:40 p.m. - Middleborough/Lakeville

  • 7:00 p.m. - Wareham Village

  • 7:10 p.m. - Buzzards Bay

  • 7:15 p.m. - Bourne

  • 8:20 p.m. - arrives in Hyannis

Hyannis to Boston

  • 8:45 p.m. - leaves Hyannis

  • 9:35 p.m. - Bourne

  • 9:45 p.m. - Buzzards Bay

  • 9:55 p.m. - Wareham Village

  • 10:12 p.m. - Middleborough/Lakeville

  • 10:32 p.m. - Brockton

  • 10:45 p.m. - Braintree

  • 11:10 p.m. - arrives in Boston (South Station)

Saturday/Sunday Schedule

Boston to Hyannis

  • 7:45 a.m. - leaves Boston (South Station)

  • 8:03 a.m. - Braintree

  • 8:24 a.m. - Brockton

  • 8:39 a.m. - Middleborough/Lakeville

  • 8:58 a.m. - Wareham Village

  • 9:08 a.m. - Buzzards Bay

  • 9:13 a.m. - Bourne

  • 10:18 a.m. - arrives in Hyannis

Hyannis to Boston

  • 6:10 p.m. - leaves Hyannis

  • 7:00 p.m. - Bourne

  • 7:10 p.m. - Buzzards Bay

  • 7:20 p.m. - Wareham Village

  • 7:40 p.m. - Middleborough/Lakeville

  • 7:55 p.m. - Brockton

  • 8:10 p.m. - Braintree

  • 8:35 p.m. - arrives in Boston (South Station)

Holiday Schedule

For these holidays, Cape Flyer runs additional days on a  Saturday/Sunday schedule:

  • Memorial Day

  • Juneteenth

  • Independence Day celebration days

  • Labor Day

Cape Flyer Fares 

** On May 26, 2024, veterans and active military and a guest may ride Cape Flyer between South Station and Hyannis for FREE. Reserve your spot here.

The fares shown below are per person.  Children 11 and under travel free with a paying adult. (Pets and bicycles travel free, too.)

$22.00 Boston, Braintree, Brockton
to/from Hyannis
$20.00 Boston, Braintree
to/from Wareham Village, Buzzards Bay, Bourne
$5.00 Middleboro/Lakeville,
Wareham Village, Buzzards Bay, Bourne
to/from Hyannis

Discounted Fares

Seniors and Persons With Disabilities: 50% fare discount with a Senior CharlieCard or Transportation Access Pass CharlieCard.

More about the CharlieCards >>>

Super Summer Sunday Savings Fares:
$20 per ticket, good for round-trip, same-day travel on Sundays only.  Available for purchase on the MBTA mTicket app on Sundays. (More about the mTicket app below.)

*Important: Schedules, fares, on-board services, and parking locations may change at any time. Please be sure to confirm all details with CapeFlyer before making any plans!

Where to Buy Tickets

There are several ways to purchase tickets for the CapeFlyer:

About the CapeFlyer Trains

Onboard Services & Amenities 

CapeFlyer is a pet-friendly train with all the comforts you expect onboard a passenger train ... and more!

Wireless internet, food and beverage service, plus a special car for passengers' bicycles. (Bicycles and pets are transported for free.)

Need to inflate a tire or make minor repairs to your bike before you get here? You can do it, en route, in the train's "bicycle car". Pretty cool, huh?!  

Train Stations & Parking

South Station
Summer St. & Atlantic Ave.
Boston MA

Braintree Station
318 Ivory Street
Braintree MA

Brockton Station
7 Commercial Street
Brockton, MA

Middleboro/Lakeville Station
125 Commercial Drive
Lakeville MA

Wareham Village Station
176 Merchants Way (behind Fire Dept.)
Wareham MA

Buzzards Bay Station
70 Main Street
Buzzards Bay MA

Bourne Station
21 Bourne Bridge (Bourne Recreation Area at Cape Cod Canal)
Bourne MA

Hyannis Station
Hyannis Transportation Center
215 Iyannough Road
Hyannis MA

*NOTE - Parking is not available at South Station Train Terminal. Public parking facilities are available nearby.

Parking is not available at Bourne Station, either. Drop off/pick up only.

Crossing the Canal by Train

The first thing most "non-Capers" wonder about the train is: "How does it get across the Canal?"

Our two vehicle traffic bridges over the Canal (the Bourne and the Sagamore) are quite well known. 

But many visitors don't realize there's also a third bridge that comes across from the mainland ...

Railroad bridge in the raised position, spanning the Cape Cod CanalCape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge

Our vertical-lift railroad bridge holds the distinction of being the second longest lift-bridge in the USA. And it's the only one of its kind that's routinely kept in an "up" position (as you see it in the photo above), so boat traffic can freely pass under.

As a train nears Cape Cod, a signal is radioed to the control tower, and the bridge span is lowered until the tracks are in position for the train to cross.

railroad bridge downRailroad Bridge Span in Lowered Position

When the train has passed, up goes the bridge again.

It's awe-inspiring to stand at the base of the bridge and watch it lower and rise - even more so to ride across on the CapeFlyer!

Arriving in Hyannis

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