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About Portland

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.

What train companies travel to Portland, Maine?

Located in Maine, Portland is accessible by train from 11 other cities. You can choose from 52 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Portland on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Ferry tickets to Portland are also available. Bus trips to Portland are yet another option .

Train companies serving Portland

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak1249h 48m€139.15
Amtrak Downeaster111h 30m€18.27
  • 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.

  • 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.

Which train service has the best service to Portland?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Portland by train with Amtrak Downeaster giving them a 4.7 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Downeaster had the most comfortable train service to Portland taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Downeaster offers. They rate Amtrak Downeaster a 4.6 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Portland punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Downeaster has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Portland, rating them a 4.7 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

€1.85 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Portland, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Portland. In the last month, trains from Brunswick to Portland had the lowest average price at €3.87.

The main train station in Portland is 100 Thompsons Pt Rd. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Portland.

The closest airport to Portland is Portland Intl Jetport Airport (PWM), it is located 2.9 miles from the city center of Portland.
Portland is the most popular train destination in Maine. It also ranks number 68 in United States. Portland has the most train connections in the region. There are 51 train schedules arriving in Portland each day.
The population of Portland is 66881. Portland ranks number 2 in terms of population in Maine and number 202 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Portland range from €2 for a short trip to Portland, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Portland starts at , and a longer trip by train to Portland can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €9.
Traveling by train is very popular with those going to visit their friends in Portland. With good deals available and ability to plan last minute, a train ticket to Portland is the best way to get some facetime with your friends and with great train locations in Portland you'll arrive near the action ready to hit the town with your friends.
The closest train station to the city center of Portland is 100 Thompsons Pt Rd, located just 1.9 miles away. Select 100 Thompsons Pt Rd as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Portland. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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