Getting away this summer will now be easier than ever. Today, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the MBTA announced finalized details for the commuter train that will run from Boston to Cape Cod during weekends in the summer.
Called the Cape Flyer, the train will run seasonally from Memorial Day, May 24, through Labor Day, September 2, operating from Boston’s South Station to Hyannis and making additional stops in Braintree, Middleborough and Buzzard’s Bay.
Roundtrip tickets from Boston’s South Station to Hyannis cost $35, and single tickets are $20. Service from Boston begins at 5:12 p.m. on Fridays and 8 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Returning service from Hyannis starts at 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
According to the Cape Flyer website, the trains will be equipped with free wi-fi, as well as concessions “that come to you straight from Cape Cod.” Additionally, the trains allow bikes on board for free.
The Cape Flyer service is run by the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) and MassDOT.
When the train was first announced in December, Governor Deval Patrick called the move “a boost for residents and tourists alike,” and thanked the MBTA , MassDOT and the CCRTA for the collaboration.
Previously, the Cape Flyer service has been shut down for 25 years, leaving travelers to battle the Cape Cod traffic by car or bus. The new train service, however, should bring you to a stress-free vacation in no time.