Cheap train tickets from Portland, ME to Boston

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How much are train tickets from Portland, ME to Boston?

Lowest Price$24.00
Fastest2h 27m
trains per day5
train companies2
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Overall score for Portland to Boston
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Users that traveled with Amtrak Downeaster report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Portland, ME to Boston?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Portland to Boston is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Portland to Boston was $24.00. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 10 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $5.06 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Portland, ME to Boston?

The distance between Portland and Boston is approximately 98.71 miles, or 158.82 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 2 hours and 33 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 27 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Portland to Boston?

On Saturday trains from Portland to Boston are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Portland to Boston?

Typically there are 5 schedules to compare for your trip to Boston. On the route to Boston 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Downeaster offers the most scheduled departures between Portland to Boston, usually offering 5 trips per day. 5 train trips per day are direct connections to Boston, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Portland, ME to Boston, which start at $1.00.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Portland to Boston

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Portland to Boston start from $31.00, and on average cost $31.84. Daily there are 10 Amtrak schedules to Boston. Amtrak in Portland leaves from 100 Thompsons Pt Rd, And in Boston trains arrive at Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St,

From Portland to Boston train travel on Amtrak takes 3 hours and 43 minutes. If you are looking to get to Boston faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 27 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $31.00 for a one-way train ticket to Boston.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 43m
Avg. Price
$31.84

Amtrak Downeaster

Amtrak Downeaster train tickets from Portland to Boston start from $24.00, and on average cost $24.43. Daily there are 5 Amtrak Downeaster schedules to Boston. Amtrak Downeaster in Portland leaves from 100 Thompsons Pt Rd, And in Boston trains arrive at North Station,

From Portland to Boston train travel on Amtrak Downeaster takes 2 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Boston faster, Amtrak Downeaster offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 27 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Downeaster offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $24.49 for a one-way train ticket to Boston.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 32m
Avg. Price
$24.43

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Portland on their way to Boston:
  • 100 Thompsons Pt Rd
There are 2 different stations where trains from Portland arrive in Boston. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving train stations in Boston:
  • North Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St