Updated: May 7, 2023
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!
"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!
Cape Flyer's 2023 season is weekends (Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday) from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
For these holidays, Cape Flyer will run additional days on a Saturday/Sunday schedule:
The fares shown below are per person. Children 11 and under travel free with a paying adult. (Pets and bicycles travel free, too.)
|One Way||PASSENGER FARES||Round Trip|
|$22.00||Boston, Braintree, Brockton
to/from Wareham Village, Buzzards Bay, Bourne
Wareham Village, Buzzards Bay, Bourne
Seniors and Persons With Disabilities: 50% off fares for Seniors with ID or with the Senior CharlieCard. Persons with disabilities get 50% off with the Transportation Access Pass CharlieCard.
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!
There are several ways to purchase tickets for the CapeFlyer:
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?!
Wareham Village Station
*NOTE - Parking is not available at South Station Train Terminal. Public parking facilities are available nearby.
Parking isn't available at Bourne Station, either. Drop off/pick up only.
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 ...
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.
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!