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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.

This year, many Haunted Happenings events have been scaled back due to COVID-19. The MBTA will not be running additional Commuter Rail trains on the Newburyport/Rockport Line this year.

Learn more about Haunted Happenings 2020

Masks on the T

Riders and employees are required to wear masks on all MBTA property, including vehicles, stops, and stations.

See the latest mask requirements

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Beginner's Guide to the Commuter Rail

Weekend Rail

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

Learn more about $10 weekends

Masks on the T

Riders and employees are required to wear masks on all MBTA property, including vehicles, stops, and stations.

See the latest mask requirements

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