The Wells Transportation Center is located on Rt. 109 by Exit 19 of the Maine Turnpike. It accommodates passenger trains, buses, vans, taxis, trolleys, and bicycles. It includes a handicap accessible train platform and 1,600 square foot building to accommodate ticketing and traveler services.
There are 3 parking lots at the Transportation Center to accommodate travelers who wish to park for more than 24 hours, a Park and Ride lot reserved for carpoolers and Bus and RV parking.
The centerpiece for the Transportation Center is the Downeaster passenger train operated by Amtrak. There are five daily northbound trips to Portland with stops in Old Orchard Beach (seasonal) and Saco and five daily southbound trips with stops in Dover, Durham-UNH, and Exeter, New Hampshire, and Haverhill and Woburn, Massachusetts en route to Boston's North Station.
Tickets can be obtained on-line at www.amtrakdowneaster.com, by calling Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL, or by using the Amtrak Quik-Trak machine in the Wells Transportation Center. Quik-Trak also allows one to make reservations and pay for or pick up previously reserved tickets with a credit or debit card. Reservations and positive identification are required to board the Downeaster train.
The Town of Wells and the Wells Chamber of Commerce have partnered to provide a variety of traveler services at the Center. There is a comfortable lobby and waiting area, restrooms with baby changing stations, a pay phone, vending machines, ATM and information on Wells and the Seacoast Region. Train Station Hosts will assist you with travel needs and connecting transportation.
The Transportation Center is served by taxi, limousine, trolley (in season), airport shuttle, daily express bus to Foxwoods Casino and tour buses that use the facility as a pick-up point. Parking is FREE. The parking lots and train platforms are well lighted and handicap accessible.
A variety of on-call rental services are available including limousine, automobile, truck, bicycle, and even surfboard and kayak. Reservations are suggested and most rental businesses will meet you at the station if given proper advance notice.
Travel literature and maps are available in the Center. Many local lodging establishments offer pick-up service if you have reservations with them. For more information, call the Transportation Center at 207-646-2499 or the Wells Chamber of Commerce at 207-646-2451.
GETTING HERE - AIRPORT INFORMATION
Portland, Maine - Portland International Jetport, 1001 Westbrook Road, Portland, ME 04102, 207-774-7301, http://www.portlandjetport.com/
Boston, MA - Logan International Airport, 600 Control Tower, East Boston, MA 02128, 800-235-6426, http://www.massport.com/
Manchester, NH - Manchester Airport, One Airport Road, Manchester, NH 03103, 603-422-6088, http://www.flymanchester.com/