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Portland - Windsor Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Portland to Windsor. Traveling by train from Portland to Windsor usually takes 8 hours and 51 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance174 mi (280 km)
Fastest train8h 51m
Lowest price$73.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Portland to Windsor?

The average price for a train ticket from Portland, ME to Windsor, CT is $73.00, By booking your trip at least 1 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 $31.00 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during January. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Portland to Windsor, with the average price at just $71. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in August, when the average price goes up to $139. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Which train should you take from Portland to Windsor?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Portland to Windsor. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak18h 51m$83.33
  • 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 Portland to Windsor every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $73.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Portland to Windsor, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

The distance between Portland and Windsor is approximately 174 miles, or 280 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 51 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 Windsor on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Portland at 9:00am and arrives in Windsor around 8 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

City Information

Portland

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Portland, ME - POR-1

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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.

Windsor

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Outside of Hartford is Windsor, a charming Connecticut town that is known as the state's first English settlement. Due to this, the city has several historical sites and antique museums, like the Windsor Historical Society, The New England Air Museum, and Oliver Ellsworth Homestead, with pieces dating back to the 1700s. Outdoor enthusiasts will be pleased with the town's many parks and green spaces, from Northwest Park to the Windsor Center River Trail.

Visit Windsor just after a snowfall with your snowshoes or cross-country skis, and explore the beautiful Northwest Park. Hartford is only six minutes by train from Windsor, offering a weekend of fun and nightlife. Beer lovers can visit the iconic Back East Brewery and Thomas Hooker Brewery, while the Northwest Park Country Fair features competitions, live music, auctions, performances, and more. If you enjoy golf, check out the Keney Park Golf Course, dating back to 1927.

Windsor offers great transport links to and from other cities, especially when you're moving by train. Over 100 cities have train links through Amtrak, while a few buses also serve the town. Within Windsor, the CT-transit Hartford provides local bus service.

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 Windsor?

Main arrival station: 41 Central St

Windsor has one train station.

All train stations in Windsor:

  • 41 Central St

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