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Day trip from Boston to Salem on Saturday

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Day trip from Boston to Salem on Saturday

I'm want to go to Salem tomorrow as a day trip from Boston. i tried today and found out the ferry isn't running yet. they also told me the train only runs on commuter timing......any suggestions on how to get there? please be specific. Thanks

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1. Re: Day trip from Boston to Salem on Saturday

The train is geared towards commuters, but it's not exclusive to them. You can find a schedule on mbta.com under "commuter rail". Salem is on the Newbury/Rockport line.

the default on the website's schedule is weekday, so select Saturday from the drop-down box.

Edited: 13 May 2011, 22:08
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2. Re: Day trip from Boston to Salem on Saturday

Veronica is right. Trains run less frequently on weekends than on week days, but you should have no problems fitting one into your schedule.

There are 5 trains departing Boston between 8:30am and 12:15pm and for the reverse trip, there are 5 trains departing Salem between 5:49pm 10:39pm. If you catch the 8:30 or 9:15, you'll have plenty of time to see the sites open in the day time, have dinner if you are so inclined and get back to Boston.

If you were taking the ferry, you'd have less options. It leaves boston every 2 hours starting at at either 8am or 10am, depending on which section of the website you look at.

And ... with the weather we've been having, the seas may be choppy this weekend ... the train will work just fine. :D

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3. Re: Day trip from Boston to Salem on Saturday

http://mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/rail/lines/?route=NBRYROCK&direction=O&timing=S&RedisplayTime=Redisplay+Time

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4. Re: Day trip from Boston to Salem on Saturday

Tomorrow will be a great day to visit Salem. They are having their annual Poetry festival which started today. Places may be a little busier than normal at this time of year because of it. Enjoy your trip!

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