Encore Unveils Three Transportation Services Ahead of Opening

Whether you’re coming from Londonderry or Ferry Street, Encore Boston Harbor this week is touting and rolling out luxury transportation options to get to the resort casino that don’t involve driving in a car

Jim Folk of Encore Boston Harbor this week detailed three transit services that will be offered by Encore once the resort opens in June – including motor yachts on the Harbor, mini-coaches through Everett and Premium Regional buses from far away.

“These are just great and comfortable ways to get to Encore,” he said. “The ways to get here and not have to deal with any traffic in your car will be the premium bus lines, the Orange Line or over water on the motor yachts.”

The Premium buses will leave from the Londonderry, NH park and ride; and potentially from the Millbury Park & Ride and the Rockland Park & Ride. The three routes will have nine premium buses that seat 49 passengers.

The, like all things Encore, will be a five-star experience, and are meant for customers coming from a long distance who want to avoid driving.

“These are premium buses we had built,” he said. “They will be handicap accessible and will have bathrooms and a small kitchen area. We can provide water or coffee there if we choose. They will have deluxe, high-backed leather seats with trays. They will be branded with Encore and will be an amazing experience for our guests.”

Those buses will work on a reservation system, where users can reserve a seat and pay for it online. Those who wish to gamble that a seat is available could pay by credit card on site.

The cost for a one-way trip on the premium buses will be $7 at opening.

•Of greater interest locally will be the mini-coaches – a shuttle system that will boast three routes through the Everett area and that will be a major connection to the Orange Line.

“The new Orange Line shuttles provide a luxury ride to and from our front door, with service frequent enough to meet the needs of any guest,” said Robert DeSalvio, President of Encore Boston Harbor. “We encourage everyone to take advantage of these and other shared transportation options to make the most of their visit to the resort.”

The Neighborhood Shuttle will feature three, 28 passenger mini-coaches that will be luxury fitted, and ADA accessible. That route will start at the Silver Line SL3 terminus at the Market Basket in Chelsea. From there, it will travel to the Everett City Hall/Everett Square area for a stop. It will pick up there and travel to the Seven Acre Park area in the Village, where it will stop at the upcoming guest overflow parking lot. The final stop will be at Encore on Lower Broadway.

That shuttle will not loop around, but will then return on the same route in an outbound/inbound fashion.

Two other routes will concentrate on connecting guests to the MBTA Orange Line at Wellington and Malden Stations. The first route will have seven mini-coaches that seat 52 passengers and include two entry doors. They will be branded Encore and will travel between Malden Station, Wellington Station and Encore.

The second route will uses the same buses and will go between Wellington Station and Encore.

The shuttle from the Wellington MBTA Station will run 24 hours daily, departing every 10 to 20 minutes and traveling directly to Encore Boston Harbor. The shuttle from the Malden Center MBTA Station will depart every 20 minutes from 5 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., making a stop at Wellington Station on the way to Encore Boston Harbor.

Folk said the Orange Line would be the best way to get to the resort, and they are really pushing guests to use the Orange Line and the mini-coach systems.

“We know we don’t have enough parking on our busiest days at our site,” he said. “So, the best way to get to the resort is to take the Orange Line. It’s the best way to get there and you’ll be able to avoid all traffic. In fact, the MBTA has agreed to put on extra service during our opening period.”

He said guests taking the Orange Line, however, will be steered to Wellington Station, and they shouldn’t try to go to Sullivan Station.

“We want people to stay on the train and go on to Wellington,” he said. “It’s actually a quicker ride to get there from Wellington believe it or not. You avoid all the traffic in Sullivan Square.”

•The final transportation method will be by motor yacht, which is what Encore is calling its water transportation boats. The 39-foot boats – built in Charlestown by Boston Boat Works – will house 39 passengers on a circuit that will start in the Seaport at World Trade Center East. That starting point is just a short walk from the new MassPort marine garage built for people using water transport.

“If you’re driving in from the south, we’re going to tell you not to drive again,” he said. “We’ll tell them to stop and take the boat. The South Boston bypass road is open now to everyone and the MassPort garage is right there where our motor yacht picks up. That is a great way to get to Encore.”

From the Seaport, the motor yachts will travel to the MBTA Dock at Long Wharf. From there, it will go to Encore and then repeat.

The service is open to anyone wishing to use the boats, and it will cost $7 one way.

“You don’t have to go to Encore to use this boat,” he said. “There is no direct connection between the Seaport and the Blue Line right now. This will give that connection to the Blue Line at Long Wharf. That’s a connection people can utilize every day if they want to.”

The Encore motor yachts will run 365 days a year, seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to midnight.

He said they are also working on some collaborations with other water transportation entities, including Rowe’s Wharf Water Taxi for a direct ride from the airport to Encore.

He said they wouldn’t rule out adding additional stops and service in the future because they believe the water transportation element will be heavily utilized by guests.

23 comments for “Encore Unveils Three Transportation Services Ahead of Opening

  1. Gerry Vierbickas
    March 30, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Mohegan Sun used to run a popular bus from residential South Boston (East/West Broadway) every Tuesday .

  2. Gerry Vierbickas
    March 30, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    So looking forward to this opening.

  3. Dennis T Buckley
    May 7, 2019 at 8:22 am

    When will we be able to reserve seats for the bus from Londonderry NH to Encore?..Is there a phone number we can call?

  4. Sylvia
    May 11, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    How can I get a shuttle from Lynn ma to the casino encore in everett

  5. Janet Ralph
    May 14, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Why are they not providing any services to North Shore, Lynn, Swampscott, Marblehead, Lynnfield, Saugus?

  6. maria a feola
    May 20, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    i am just saying that its going to pay to gamble at the casino its not fair for anyone who has a car to have to pay to park regardless of the trains and free shuttle..You have to pay to park in malden, medford and somerville if you have a car you still have to pay to park the car and you have to watch the time to pick up your car from the t station.and then take the bus its stressfull when your gambeling to think of going home.Thats the way im thinking. and foxwoods and mohegan sun casino and twin rivers and plainridge all have free parking…22 dollars for 6 hours is alot to pay and 42 dollars for 24 hours is outragious for going to a casino to gamble. there has to be another way of thinking about the parking.. Maybe get some land in everett or somerville and let the people park free and then shuttle them with buses.. The casino has to look into FREE parking people will go once especially the seniors and never go back again and thats who goes in the daytime. thank you and i hope your listening.. i am born and brought up in medford and i live 20 minutes away and had planned to go atleast 3 times a week now i dont think that can happen…i dont want to take the train and have the stress of leaving my car and picking it up late nite.. no matter what the case if you have a car then have to park it at the train station and then get on a buss for a 15 to 20 minute ride there will cost at least 9 dollars and then you have to do the same thing when you leave take the buss then get to the train station get your car pay the fee and drive home… Thats alot to ask of a senior or even a young person. and everett will have alot of stray cars around so wont someville and medford and malden. day after day and assembly square will have cars parked for the casino and who can check the 3 hrs parking..No one will be able to shop there anymore.. This is alot to think about….They need to buy some land and make free parking. Dont think people want to take a shuttle buss in the winter months and face the cold weather . Thanks for listening.. I guess i will go once and thats it!!

  7. May 25, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Are there any shuttle buses from Sullivan Station

  8. June 11, 2019 at 10:48 am

    i sm interested in the sullivan station to encore what are the times and what kind of bus is it… shuttle or an encore bus .

  9. l. feener
    June 12, 2019 at 7:59 am

    I need handicap parking. will Valet be less of a cost with a handicap plate

  10. Helena Shutte
    June 15, 2019 at 10:28 am

    What time will the bus leave from Londonderry NH?

  11. T
    June 16, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    How about a water taxi from marina bay Quincy

  12. Hollis Theodore
    June 18, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    What is the number to call for reservations for the Londonderry New Hampshire buses going to Encore.

  13. June 19, 2019 at 9:28 am

    I am somewhat confuse about the exact location of Seaport transport by water. for better explanation may I ask, is it at the terminal where the ‘Spirit of Boston is location, or at leat near this site?

  14. John Lozowski
    June 19, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    What will be the schedule from Londonderry NH. We are in Methuen and would like to use this service.

  15. stanley sugerman
    June 21, 2019 at 8:11 am

    is it exit 5 for Londonderry nh

  16. Frances Haddad
    June 21, 2019 at 11:13 am

    What times are the busses leaving from Londerry N H to Encore? What is the cost. Are there any bonuses?

  17. Antonio gallo
    June 21, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    How do I get to encore from Salem lynn swampscott area

  18. michael davis
    June 21, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    I would like to purchase a round trip ticket from londonderry nh to everett mass casino.

  19. Nancy
    June 21, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Will there be transportation from Nashua, N.H.?

    July 12, 2019 at 10:53 am

    My wife and I want to go to Encore by the subway. I’m legally blind and use a cane.
    I must have handicap access! Do Sullivan +/or Wellington Stations have an escalator or elevator?

  21. george hoch
    October 3, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    i live in milford,mass. tell me how you can get me there. dont want to fight the traffic.

  22. Donna
    December 27, 2019 at 6:36 am

    How can I make a reservation or get a ticket for Encore from Londonderry? I was told the bus is now free of charge, is this true? What is the website to go to?

  23. David Belinskas
    February 2, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    We have several couple that require bus service Does the Park&Ride in Millbury,Ma still exist and if so, what is the schedule.


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