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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Boston to Portland?

Lowest Price$24.00
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 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.

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

In the last month, $24.00 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 $5.00 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 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 Saturday 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 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 $11.00.

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$24.38

Amtrak Downeaster train tickets from Boston to Portland start from $24, and on average cost $24. 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 28 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 25 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Downeaster offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $25 for a one-way train ticket to Portland.

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

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Boston, MA to Portland, ME

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)




November 10, 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: Nice and quiet. Saw some wildlife on the way! Tips: You don't need to show your pass until you're onboard. Pros: Nice and quiet. Saw some wildlife on the way! Tips: You don't need to show your pass until you're onboard.



July 28, 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Downeaster

Smooth ride, very comfortable. Smooth ride, very comfortable.

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