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Due to a structural issue with the Gov't Ctr Garage, Green Line is replaced by shuttle buses between Gov't Ctr and Lechmere. Orange Line is suspended between North Station and Back Bay. Orange Line customers can use Green Line service through Downtown.   MBTA.com/DowntownDiversion

Salem

In Salem, a jack-o-lantern planter with flowers sits in a windowsill, with the weekend crowd in the background

Just a short distance from Boston, Salem is a popular tourist attraction for its rich colonial history, excellent dining scene, and annual Halloween festival.

Ways to Get to Salem

Haunted Happenings

The Bewitched statue in downtown Salem

Nearly half a million people make the trek to Salem to celebrate Halloween every October. Haunted Happenings, a highlight of these spooky celebrations, features a parade, a street fair, film nights, ghost tours, costume balls, haunted houses, and live music.

Learn more about Haunted Happenings 2021

Commuter Rail Schedule

During the height of Haunted Happenings festivities, additional trains to Salem are added to the regular Newburyport/Rockport Line to accommodate increased ridership. Weekend passes are available for $10, and allow for unlimited trips on the Commuter Rail on Saturday and Sunday.

View the 2021 Haunted Happenings weekend train schedule

Parking

Parking in Salem is limited in October. The MBTA parking garage at Salem station will be closed 6 PM – 11:30 PM on October 31.

Masks on the T

MBTA character "Charlie" wearing a suit and mask and giving a thumbs up

Riders are no longer required to wear a mask while on the T, except for on The RIDE. The MBTA continues to follow CDC guidelines in encouraging people to wear face masks on public transit. Please respect your fellow passengers' decisions.

See the latest mask guidelines

Fare Calculator

Choose your origin and destination to calculate your fare with our Trip Planner.

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New to Commuter Rail?

Commuter Rail Guide Clickable Graphic

Check out our beginner's guide and learn how to pay your fare, navigate stations, board trains, and plan accessible trips.

Beginner's Guide to the Commuter Rail

Weekend Rail

Commuter Rail train crossing a bridge over a river, with lush greenery

Take unlimited Commuter Rail trips on Saturdays and Sundays for just $10.

Learn more about $10 weekends

Masks on the T

MBTA character "Charlie" wearing a suit and mask and giving a thumbs up

Riders are no longer required to wear a mask while on the T, except for on The RIDE. The MBTA continues to follow CDC guidelines in encouraging people to wear face masks on public transit. Please respect your fellow passengers' decisions.

See the latest mask guidelines

Fare Calculator

Choose your origin and destination to calculate your fare with our Trip Planner.

There was a problem performing your search; please try again in a few minutes.

New to Commuter Rail?

Commuter Rail Guide Clickable Graphic

Check out our beginner's guide and learn how to pay your fare, navigate stations, board trains, and plan accessible trips.

Beginner's Guide to the Commuter Rail

Weekend Rail

Commuter Rail train crossing a bridge over a river, with lush greenery

Take unlimited Commuter Rail trips on Saturdays and Sundays for just $10.

Learn more about $10 weekends