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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.

During the height of Haunted Happenings festivities, additional trains to Salem are added to the regular Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail schedule to accommodate increased ridership. And, riders can save with special event fares this fall.

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

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