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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Boston to Portland?

Lowest Price$29.00
Fastest Train2h 25m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1
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Boston-Portland Train Schedule

Price trends for trains from Boston to Portland

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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
November 10, 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
July 28, 2019Vacation
Pros
Smooth ride, very comfortable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Boston to Portland right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $29.00 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Boston to Portland.

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 29 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 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 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 5:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Boston to Portland?

Trains leave the station in Boston twice a day, so thre are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Portland with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

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 $1.00.

What train services are there from Boston to Portland?

Amtrak Downeaster is the one and only train line which connects Boston to Portland. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Downeaster22h 30m$29.00

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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