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Updated: January 25, 2021

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"Cape Flyer"
The Boston-Cape Cod Passenger Train

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!

CapeFlyer Train at Hyannis MA Transportation CenterCape Flyer Arrives at Hyannis Transportation Center

"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 2021

*Note: The Cape Flyer schedule and rates for 2021 haven't been released yet. To give you an idea of the train's usual departure and arrival times, the route and fares, here's last year's information ...

Leaving Boston FRIDAY Returning to Boston
Departs Boston at
5:50 p.m.
Boston (South Station) Arrives Boston at
11:17 p.m.
6:10 p.m. Braintree 10:59 p.m.
6:21 p.m. Brockton 10:46 p.m.
6:38 p.m. Middleboro/Lakeville 10:30 p.m.
7:08 p.m. Wareham Village 10:10 p.m.
7:20 p.m. Buzzards Bay 10:00 p.m.
7:25 p.m. Bourne 9:55 p.m.
Arrives Hyannis at
8:20 p.m.
Hyannis Departs Hyannis at
9:00 p.m.

Leaving Boston SATURDAY & SUNDAY Returning to Boston
Departs Boston at
8:00 a.m.
Boston (South Station) Arrives Boston at
9:02 p.m.
8:20 a.m. Braintree 8:42 p.m.
8:33 a.m. Brockton 8:26 p.m.
8:52 a.m. Middleboro/Lakeville 8:10 p.m.
9:10 a.m. Wareham Village 7:50 p.m.
9:20 a.m. Buzzards Bay 7:40 p.m.
9:25 a.m. Bourne 7:35 p.m.
Arrives Hyannis at
10:20 a.m.
Hyannis Departs Hyannis at
6:40 p.m.

*NOTE: Additional service is added for Independence Day and Labor Day weekends.

Cape Flyer Fares 

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

Important Note: 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:

  • South Station - at the ticket window

  • On Board - buy them from a conductor after boarding the train. If you buy your tickets on the train, you'll also receive money-saving coupons for local attractions.

  • In Advance - purchase tickets with the MBTA's mTicket Mobile Ticketing App (see video below).  

Click here for print version of mTicket video and to download the app

About the CapeFlyer Trains

Onboard Services & Amenities 

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

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

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

Train Stations & Parking

South Station
Summer St. & Atlantic Ave.
Boston MA

Braintree Station
197 Ivory Street
Braintree MA

Brockton Station
7 Commercial Street
Brockton MA

Middleboro/Lakeville Station
125 Commercial Drive
Lakeville MA

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

Buzzards Bay Station
70 Main Street
Buzzards Bay MA

Hyannis Station
Hyannis Transportation Center
215 Iyannough Road
Hyannis MA

Crossing the Canal by Rail

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 ...

The Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge

Cape 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), 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. 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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