Cheap train tickets from Boston to Portland, ME

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How much are train tickets from Boston to Portland, ME?

Lowest Price£18.28
Fastest2h 24m
Daily Schedules4
train companies2
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Overall score for Boston to Portland
5.0
Based on 3 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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Boston to Portland, ME?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Boston to Portland is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Boston to Portland was £18.72. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 11 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £3.37 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Boston to Portland, ME?

The distance between Boston and Portland is approximately 98.71 miles, or 158.82 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 2 hours and 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 24 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Boston to Portland?

On Friday trains from Boston to Portland are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Boston to Portland?

Typically there are 4 schedules to compare for your trip to Portland. On the route to Portland 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Downeaster offers the most scheduled departures between Boston to Portland, usually offering 4 trips per day. 4 train trips per day are direct connections to Portland, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Boston to Portland, ME, which start at £0.76.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Boston to Portland

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Boston to Portland start from £18.28, and on average cost £18.28. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Portland. Amtrak in Boston leaves from North Station, And in Portland trains arrive at 100 Thompsons Pt Rd,

From Boston to Portland train travel on Amtrak takes 2 hours and 24 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Portland on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost £18.28 for a one-way weekend reservation from Boston.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 24m
Avg. Price
£18.28

Amtrak Downeaster

Amtrak Downeaster train tickets from Boston to Portland start from £18.28, and on average cost £19.13. Daily there are 4 Amtrak Downeaster schedules to Portland. Amtrak Downeaster in Boston leaves from North Station, And in Portland trains arrive at 100 Thompsons Pt Rd,

From Boston to Portland train travel on Amtrak Downeaster takes 2 hours and 29 minutes. If you are looking to get to Portland faster, Amtrak Downeaster offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 24 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Downeaster offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £18.68 for a one-way train ticket to Portland.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 29m
Avg. Price
£19.13

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Boston on their way to Portland:
  • North Station
There is one train station where trains from Boston arrive in Portland:
  • 100 Thompsons Pt Rd