Plymouth is centrally located in southern Massachusetts, making
trips to Boston, and Providence a short hour away. The
commuter rail (tel. 617-222-3200)
serves Cordage Park, on Route 3A north of downtown, from
Boston's South Station four times a day on weekdays and three
times a day on weekends (at other times, service is to nearby
Kingston). The round-trip fare is $12. The Plymouth Area Link
bus (tel. 508-746-0378)
www.gatra.org/pal.htm runs between the train station and
downtown. The fare is $1, free for children under 7.
Plymouth and Brockton buses (tel. 508-746-4795 or
www.p-b.com take about an hour from South Station. They run
more often and cost more than the train: $10 one-way, $18
If you haven't visited the Regional Information Complex,
pick up a map at the visitor center (tel. 508-747-7525), open
seasonally at 130 Water St., across from the town pier. To plan
ahead, contact Destination Plymouth (Plymouth Visitor
Information), 170 Water St., Suite 10C, Plymouth, MA 02360 (tel.
800-USA-1620 or 508-747-7533)
Plymouth Rock Trolley Company
(tel. 800-698-5636 or 508-747-4161)
www.plymouthrocktrolley.com offers a 40-minute narrated
tour with unlimited re-boarding, daily from Memorial Day to
October and weekends through Thanksgiving. It serves marked
stops downtown every 20 minutes and stops at Plimoth Plantation
once an hour in the summer. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for
seniors and AAA members, $8 for children 3 to 12.
The Upper Cape, Historic Newport Rhode Island and quaint
Provincetown are a short drive or water ride.