General Information
  SERVICE
   


Weekends - Saturdays, Sundays, including July 4th and Labor Day from June 17th through September 4th.

  FARES PLEASE HAVE EXACT CHANGE or CHARLIE CARD READY when boarding
  Schedules Below
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  Explore the Beach Pass: $5
  Includes round trip bus fare and walk-on fee ($2) at Crane Beach
   
  Explorer One Way
  • Regular: $1.50 • Children under 5: Free
• Seniors/persons with disabilities: $.75
Schedules

 

 
 

 
 
 
Double the Fun

You don’t have to settle for just one destination on your visit, because the Explorer routes allow you to explore Essex’s unique attractions, then return to Crane Beach or downtown Ipswich.

  • Browse for decorating ideas or antiques in Essex, then hit the beach.
  • From Crane Beach, go to Essex for lunch.
  • Take the 12:30 PM bus from the Ipswich Train Station to catch the 1:30 PM departures at ERBA (sea kayaking tours) or Essex River Cruises (narrated boat tours)
  • When you return to downtown Ipswich, browse the distinctive shops listed on pages 3 and 4, and perhaps stay for dinner, then catch the 9:12 PM train to North Station.
 
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