Beginning May 27, Cape Cod train service will resume for weekend trips through Labor Day
BOSTON – May 18, 2022 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s commuter rail operating partner, today announced that the CapeFLYER will return starting Memorial Day weekend for its 10th summer of service between Boston’s South Station and Cape Cod. Offering roundtrip service, trains will operate Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Labor Day. The CapeFLYER is a unique partnership between Keolis, the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA), the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to improve access to Cape Cod for residents and visitors.
The CapeFLYER’s schedule is returning to a later departure on Friday evenings allowing Boston’s workforce to have time to make it to catch the train. Hy-Line is also accommodating this 8:20 p.m. Hyannis arrival so passengers can catch the last boat to Nantucket at 8:40 p.m. Steamship Authority shuttles meet all trains at the Bourne stop to take passengers to the docks at Woods Hole. No reservations are required and easy connections to other points of interest on the Cape can be accessed via the CCRTA.
“We are pleased to once again offer this popular summer service in partnership with the CCRTA, the MBTA and MassDOT to provide a traffic-free alternative for visitors to and from Cape Cod,” said Abdellah Chajai, General Manager and CEO, Keolis. “By taking the train, passengers can enjoy the scenery along the way and make the most of their summer weekends on Cape Cod.”
The CapeFLYER service begins at Boston’s South Station and stops in Braintree, Brockton, Middleboro, Wareham, Buzzards Bay, and Bourne, ending in Hyannis. A round-trip ticket from South Station to Hyannis is $40, and children 11 and under ride free with a fare-paying adult. Dogs and bikes are also welcome on board. The unique bicycle car will again be part of the train set with racks for close to 50 bicycles and a tool kit for passengers to use to give their bikes a tune up during the ride.
Tickets are available now via the mTicket app and will be available for purchase at the MBTA Commuter Rail ticket offices at South Station, North Station and Back Bay station the week prior to Memorial Day. Blonde on the Run Catering will operate a café car selling food, beverages, beer and wine.
To make day trips convenient and affordable a $20 round-trip ticket for same-day travel on Sundays will be offered again this summer. These special tickets are available for purchase on the mTicket app but are not available for purchase on-board. Customers may also purchase a ten-ride pass for the price of eight using the mTicket app.
The first train of the 2022 season departs Boston’s South Station Friday, May 27 at 5:42 p.m. Continuing a tradition honoring our men and women in uniform, the CapeFLYER is free to active-duty service members or veterans on Sunday, May 29 through a partnership with Cape Cod Cares for the Troops.
In addition to Memorial Day, CapeFLYER trains will operate on June 20, July 4, and Labor Day. Please visit www.capeflyer.com for holiday schedules.
To purchase tickets or to view schedules and additional fares visit www.capeflyer.com. Upon arrival at Hyannis, the CCRTA helps connect passengers to ferries and buses for further transit solutions around the Cape. To learn more about these options, visit http://www.CapeCodRTA.org.