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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Durham to Portland. Traveling by train from Durham to Portland usually takes around one hour and 7 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Downeaster train can make the trip in one hour and 3 minutes.

Distance50 mi (80 km)
Fastest train1h 3m
Lowest price€8.32
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Downeaster
Train lines2

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

In the last month, €8.32 was the average price of a train ticket from Durham, NH 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 €0.47 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Portland from Durham is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about €8 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Durham to Portland by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for April. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €8 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Durham to Portland in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €12 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 10 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Portland from Durham will be about €0.47 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Durham 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.

How long is the train journey from Durham to Portland?

The distance between Durham and Portland is approximately 50 miles, or 80 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 3 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Durham to Portland are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Monday 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 Durham at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Durham to Portland?

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

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

Which train should you take from Durham to Portland?

2 train services operate from Durham, New Hampshire to Portland, Maine. Amtrak Downeaster usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 9m€8.32
Amtrak Downeaster41h 8m€8.33

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 1 Amtrak trains from Durham to Portland every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €8.

Amtrak Downeaster train tickets from Durham to Portland start from €8, and on average cost €8. Daily there are 4 Amtrak Downeaster schedules to Portland. Amtrak Downeaster in Durham leaves from UNH Durham Transit Ctr - 3 Depot Rd, And in Portland trains arrive at 100 Thompsons Pt Rd,

From Durham to Portland train travel on Amtrak Downeaster takes 1 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Portland faster, Amtrak Downeaster offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 3 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Downeaster offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay €8 for a one-way train ticket to Portland.

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