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Portland - New London Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 18 daily train trips available from Portland to New London. Traveling by train from Portland to New London usually takes 6 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 4 hours and 7 minutes.

Distance185 mi (298 km)
Fastest train4h 7m
Lowest price$47.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Portland to New London?

The average price for a train ticket from Portland to New London is $67.57, By booking your trip at least 11 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $8.70 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Portland to New London often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in January when the average ticket price is only $60. If you're thinking of traveling from Portland to New London during October, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $100 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in October, is to book your trip well in advance.

Which train should you take from Portland to New London?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Portland to New London. However, there are 18 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak186h 26m$77.18
  • 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 Portland to New London every day, as well as 12 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $47.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Portland and New London is approximately 185 miles, or 298 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 7 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Portland to New London on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Portland at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

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 New London to Portland.

City Information

Portland

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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.

New London

New London is a seaport in Connecticut, located at the mouth of the Thames River. Since the city's growth was fueled by shipping and whaling in the 19th century, landmarks in New London commemorate its maritime history, like the Custom House Maritime Museum. Fort Trumbull State Park and Museum reflects the military presence in New London throughout its history, from the earthwork fort in the Revolutionary War to the home of the first Coast Guard Academy in 1915.

After brushing up on your history, kick back with a day at Ocean Beach. Swim in the Long Island Sound, grab some ice cream, play mini-golf, or attend one of the many summertime events and concerts at the beach.

Most flights to the area arrive at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, which is over an hour from New London. Luckily, Amtrak train service is abundant, and many scheduled Northeast Regional and Acela trains stop in New London. Intercity buses connect New London to other Northeast cities, including New York, Providence, Atlantic City, and New Haven.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Portland?

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Main departure station: 100 Thompsons Pt Rd

The Portland Transportation Center is located at 100 Thompsons Pt Rd, about two miles from Portland's Old Port area. Concord Coach Lines buses and Amtrak's Downeaster trains en route to Boston or Brunswick stop at this station. Inside the station, you'll find plenty of seating, restrooms, vending machines, and information desks for each travel company. In addition, there is plenty of paid parking in front of the station available to passengers.

All train stations in Portland:

  • 100 Thompsons Pt Rd

Where is the train station in New London?

Main arrival station: New London Union Station

New London has one train station.

All train stations in New London:

  • New London Union Station

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