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Trip Summary

There are 18 daily trains from Providence to Portland. Traveling by train from Providence to Portland usually takes around 4 hours and 25 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 3 hours and 4 minutes.

Distance140 mi (225 km)
Fastest train3h 4m
Lowest price£21.69
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Providence to Portland?

In the last month, £30.34 was the average price of a train ticket from Providence, RI to Portland, ME. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £10.65 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£33£22£11JulAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Providence to Portland will vary between £28 and £33. Planning a train trip to Portland within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Providence over the next 7 days is £30. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Providence to Portland 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 £27 whenever you decide to board the train to Portland.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Providence to Portland 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 Providence to Portland?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Providence, Rhode Island to Portland, Maine. However, there are 18 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak184h 26m£32.45
  • 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 18 Amtrak trains from Providence to Portland every day, as well as 17 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £22.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Providence to Portland 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 Providence to Portland?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Providence to Portland. 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 Providence to Portland?

The distance between Providence and Portland is approximately 140 miles, or 225 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 4 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Providence to Portland are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Providence at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 Providence to Portland?

There are 18 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Portland to Providence. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Providence to Portland for £18.80.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Providence?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Providence.

Where is the train station in Portland?

Arrival stations

Portland has one train station.

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