Coastal Excursion Trains 2018

Select Dates May to October

This classic excursion train ride brings passengers up close and personal with a the behind the scenes tour showcasing some of the natural beauty of the Cape including woodlands, sand dunes, cranberry bogs, salt marshes and the famous Cape Cod Canal. Our lively on-board narration adds another dimension to the ride, keeping guests informed and entertained throughout the duration of their journey with facts and “wicked good” tales of the Cape.  All aboard!

  • Narration includes:
    • History of the area
    • Building of the famous Cape Cod Canal
    • Coastal Ecology of the Cape
    • Wildlife including seasonal migrations
    • Glass industry and the rails involvement
    • Travel through Sandwich, the oldest village on the Cape

Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on the train or place an advance online order for one of our boxed lunches with delicious wraps (try the lobster!) and locally made Cape Cod potato chips. See full menu details below. Please note guests are not permitted to bring outside food and beverages onto the train.

Trip Duration:
From Hyannis – 3
From West Barnstable  – 2 hour, 10 minutes

Our roundtrip 3-hour journey includes a one-hour whistle stop along the canal at Pairpoint Glass which is located along the famous, scenic Cape Cod Canal. Passengers may choose to disembark and will have the opportunity to view live glass blowing and/or glass pressing while touring the facility.

  • Pairpoint is America’s oldest crystal and glass company founded in 1837
  • Pieces featured in over 30 museums across the U.S
  • Come watch Master Glassblowers make pieces live
  • Tour the manufacturing floor and browse the newly renovated retail showroom

Handicap Accessibility: Due to the historic nature of our equipment, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate wheelchairs on our excursion trains. 

Schedule subject to change, please check for availability

SELECT DATES May to October*

Departs Hyannis (252 Main Street)
Departs West Barnstable (2469 Meetinghouse Way, Route 149)
See booking calendar for available times*


Adult: Diamond class (upper dome) $49.99 | First class (lower dome or comparable seating) $34.99 | Standard class $24.99

Child: (2-12): Diamond class (upper dome) $44.99 | First class (lower dome or comparable seating) $29.99| Standard class $19.99

Adult with Babe in Arms: Diamond class (upper dome) $49.99 | First class (lower dome or comparable seating) $34.99 | Standard class $24.99

Standard Class: Fare is $24.99/pp. Our Standard Class of service is the most economical way to experience the railroad’s excursion train. Seating traditionally is in double-decker railcars with seats set up in rows. Please be advised that an equivalent substitute may be made on the date of travel.

First Class: Fare is $34.99/pp. First Class passengers enjoy seated tables of 4. Based on the number of people in your party, you may be seated with other passengers or have your group split up as space allows.

Diamond Class: Fare is $49.99/pp. Diamond Class is the premier way to travel on the Cape Cod Central Railroad. Passengers enjoy seated tables of 4 while taking in the passing views from an elevated space with panoramic windows. Based on the number of people in the party, passengers may be seated with other guests or have their party split up as space allows.

Please note: Due to the compact space of the Dome Car both seats and tables are fixed in place and cannot be moved.  The spacing between the seat and the table is somewhat limited.  There is also a slight step up to the seats and passengers have to slide in similar to booth seating in a restaurant.

Boxed lunches must be purchased at least one day prior to departure and are not available for purchase on board the train. Lunches will all include a sandwich, a bag of Cape Cod potato chips, a chocolate chip cookie and a bottle of water.

 1) Turkey Wrap – Includes turkey, lettuce and tomato on a white pita wrap. This is served dry with mini packets of mayo and mustard on the side. – $12.50

2) Ham Wrap – Includes ham, lettuce, and tomato on a white pita wrap. This is served dry with mini packets of mayo and mustard on the side. – $12.50

3) Roast Beef Wrap – Includes roast beef, lettuce and tomato on a white pita wrap. This is served dry with mini packets of mayo and mustard on the side. – $12.50

4) Organic Veggie Wrap – Includes tomato, lettuce, sprouts, creamy Italian, avocado, swiss & provolone cheese. This is served on a white pita wrap. – $12.50

5) Lobster Wrap – Includes 1/4 pound of lobster salad (made with light mayo), lettuce and tomato on a white pita wrap. – $18.50

NO SUBSTITUTIONS are allowed for boxed lunches.
Guests who pre-purchase sandwiches will be given vouchers upon check-in at the depot. They will present that voucher to the snack bar attendant on board the train to pick up their sandwiches.

REMINDER STATEMENT: Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food born illnesses.

If a person in your party has a food allergy, please inform us at the time of booking. Additionally, please inform your server prior to enjoying your meal.

Beautiful Cape Cod Central hand-pressed suncatchers will be available for purchase from Pairpoint Glass for $18. Visitors who purchase the sun catchers in advance will receive a $2 discount, and they can choose which color they would like when they arrive at Pairpoint. Various colors are subject to availability

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