Old Orchard Beach travel guide

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With a population of 8,624, Old Orchard Beach is a must-see destination in Maine, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

When to visit Old Orchard Beach

Old Orchard Beach in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Old Orchard Beach in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Old Orchard Beach


When flying to Old Orchard Beach, you’ll arrive at Portland Airport (PWM), which is located 10 miles from the city centre.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Old Orchard Beach. The train journey from Old Orchard Beach to Boston takes 2h 30m and costs around $40 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from New York, expect to pay about $94 for a 7h 00m trip. The train station in Old Orchard Beach is called Old Orchard Beach, and is located 0.2 miles from the city centre.


Another option to get to Old Orchard Beach is to pick up a car hire from Boston, which is about 87 miles from Old Orchard Beach. You’ll find branches of Avis and Alamo, among others, in Boston.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Old Orchard Beach, including Concord Coach Lines, OurBus and Greyhound. From Augusta, the bus ride to Old Orchard Beach takes 70 miles and will cost you around $59. From Boston, the ticket costs about $89 for a journey of 115 miles.

Airports near Old Orchard Beach

Airlines serving Old Orchard Beach

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in Old Orchard Beach

Average rates range from around $464 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $535 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Atlantic Birches Inn and Sea Cliff House Motel.

Where to stay in popular areas of Old Orchard Beach

Most booked hotels in Old Orchard Beach

Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland, Maine
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Portland Harbor Hotel
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
Sea Cliff House Motel
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Portland
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Hyatt Place Portland Old Port
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)

Hiring a car in Old Orchard Beach

Expect to pay $1.67 per litre in Old Orchard Beach (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $19.96 and $26.61. Full-size (RAM Rebel or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Old Orchard Beach, while also 49% cheaper than other types, on average.