Getting to the Festival


The film festival takes place at the Firehouse Center for the Arts and the Screening Room which are in downtown Newburyport. Both venues are within easy walking distance of one another.

Newburyport is 35 miles north of Boston and 22 miles south of Portsmouth. We are easily accessible by car, train, plane, water or bus.

By Train

images-12The MBTA Commuter Rail provides train service from Boston’s North Station to Newburyport on a daily basis. Downtown Newburyport is a short one-mile walk from the train station. There is also taxi service available from the train station.

Once you have arrived walk along the popular Clipper City Rail Trail to downtown. Get a map of the suggested route here.

Boston to Newburyport train schedule


By Car

FROM ROUTE 95: Take Exit 57 East and follow signs to downtown Newburyport.

FROM BOSTON: Take Route 1 North to Route 95 north to Exit 57 East. Follow signs to downtown Newburyport.

FROM ROUTE 495: Follow to Route 95, then South to Exit 57 East. Follow signs to downtown Newburyport.

PARKING: There is time-limited street parking and several paid parking lots in Newburyport.  Parking Lot Map

By Bus

C&JC&J Trailways provides daily service from Boston’s South Station, Logan Airport, Portsmouth, Durham and Dover to the Newburyport Park and Ride. Taxi service is available from the Park and Ride to downtown.


The MVRTA provides daily service to Newburyport from other Merrimack Valley locations.