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Portland - Dover Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Portland to Dover. Traveling by train from Portland to Dover usually takes around one hour and one minute, but the fastest Amtrak Downeaster train can make the trip in 59 minutes.

Distance45 mi (72 km)
Fastest train0h 59m
Lowest price$12.82
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Downeaster
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Portland to Dover

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Donald

May 4, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: I’m handicapped and needed assistance in boarding. A ramp was quickly provided, and I was soon aboard. The conductor asked if I needed further assistance, and notified me as we approached Dover. Cons: None. Tips: This service is an absolute bargain. It quick, saf...

Pros: I’m handicapped and needed assistance in boarding. A ramp was quickly provided, and I was soon aboard. The conductor asked if I needed further assistance, and notified me as we approached Dover. Cons: None. Tips: This service is an absolute bargain. It quick, safe, and reliable.

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What is the price of a train ticket from Portland to Dover?

In the last month, $12.82 was the average price of a train ticket from Portland to Dover. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $3.31 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$19$13$6MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Dover from Portland is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about C$13 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

$32$26$19$13$6JJASONDJFMAM
Traveling from Portland to Dover by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$13 whenever you decide to board the train to Dover.

Prices as travel date approaches

$32$26$19$13$63020100

Since the average price of train trips from Portland to Dover remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Portland to Dover?

2 train services operate from Portland to Dover. Amtrak Downeaster usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak24h 43m$49.00
Amtrak Downeaster50h 59m$13.08
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Portland to Dover every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $33.

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  • Amtrak Downeaster

    Amtrak Downeaster

    The Amtrak Downeaster provides passenger rail service in New England along the northeastern seaboard. The line is especially popular in the summer months for coastal getaways, and in the fall to see the incredible foliage along the train route. Choose between Coach Class or Business Class, the latter offering more comfortable seating, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, and a more flexible ticket cancellation policy. All passengers are treated to free onboard WiFi and access to the cafe car to buy a snack or coffee. The Downeaster runs 5 trips from Portland to Dover each day, and with ticket prices starting at just $13, this is one of the most affordable trains in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Portland to Dover during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Portland to Dover?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Portland to Dover. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Portland to Dover?

The distance between Portland and Dover is approximately 45 miles, or 72 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 59 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Dover.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Portland to Dover are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Portland at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Portland to Dover?

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Portland to Dover.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Dover to Portland.

City Information

Portland

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Portland is Maine's largest city and, because of that, the main transportation hub in the state. From Portland, travelers can easily reach destinations such as Boston, Albany, and even Gainesville, Texas, by a combination of buses, trains, and ferries. And there’s plenty to do in the city, even if you’re traveling solo.

Since its foundation in 1786, Portland has recovered from no less than four major fires, creating a fascinating blend of old and new. The dedicated Arts District around upper Congress Street has a smattering of important museum collections, including the Portland Museum of Art, the state's oldest public art institution.

The West End hosts the majority of Portland's historic buildings, creating an olde worlde feel. However, the presence of several well-regarded schools and colleges ensures Portland remains one of the most vibrant small cities in the U.S.

After several years of hardship, the Old Port district has once again become the center of the action. Its attractive cobblestone streets and 19th-century red-brick warehouses now contain a selection of on-trend cafes, bars, and boutique stores. At the same time, it's still possible to watch the time-honored tradition of fishermen unloading their lobster pots onto the foreshore.

East of the downtown area, you'll find Munjoy Hill. It's a district with strong Irish and Italian roots, making it one of the best places in Portland to enjoy the authentic cuisine of Italy. It’s no wonder we named Portland one of our top vacation destinations in Maine.

Dover

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As the 4th-largest city in New Hampshire, Dover is rich in cultural heritage and abundant in lovely attractions! One of the top attractions in the city is the Children's Museum of New Hampshire, where children will actually enjoy learning their history! Another museum worth exploring is the Woodman Institute Museum, which showcases local history and culture. If you simply wish to stroll around a scenic park, check out the Raymond & Simone Savage Wildlife Preserve, which boasts remarkable wildlife.

Dover offers a wide variety of dining experiences, with options for every palate. For incredible dishes that are available at very affordable prices, check out Christopher's Third Street Grille. If you wish to try Italian food with a twist, Patty B's, a local favorite, is the best choice around.

Amtrak trains and C&J buses offer service directly into Dover. The nearest airports are Portsmouth International Airport and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Portland?

Departure stations

Portland has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Dover.

All train stations in Portland:

  • 100 Thompsons Pt Rd

  • Bangor Transportation Center

  • Augusta Transp Ctr - 9 Industrial Dr

Where is the train station in Dover?

Arrival stations

Dover has one train station.

Train stations in Dover:

  • 33 Chestnut St

Need a return trip from Dover to Portland?

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