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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Boston to Portland?

Lowest Price£18.83
Fastest Train2h 25m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines1

Boston to Portland Route Map

Boston Portland

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Boston to Portland right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, £18.83 was the average price of a train ticket from Boston, MA to Portland, ME. 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 £3.92 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Boston to Portland?

The distance between Boston and Portland is approximately 99 miles, or 159 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 25 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Boston to Portland are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Sunday 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 Boston at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. 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 Boston to Portland?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Boston to Portland.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Portland to Boston. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Boston to Portland for £18.05.

Which train should you take from Boston to Portland?

Amtrak Downeaster is the one and only train line which connects Boston, Massachusetts to Portland, Maine. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Downeaster42h 28m£19.15

Where is the train station in Boston?

There is one train station in Boston:

  • North Station

Where is the train station in Portland?

Portland has one train station:

  • 100 Thompsons Pt Rd

Price trends for trains from Boston to Portland

Average prices by travel date

£24£16£8NovDec

Monthly average prices

£20£16£12£8£4JFMAMJJASOND

Prices as travel date approaches

£39£31£24£16£83020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Boston, MA to Portland, ME
5.0
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Downeaster report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.7
Value
4.3
Condition
4.7
Colin
5.0
10 November 2019Solo travel
Pros
Nice and quiet. Saw some wildlife on the way!
Tips
You don't need to show your pass until you're onboard.
Joe
5.0
28 July 2019Vacation
Pros
Smooth ride, very comfortable.

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