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Portland - Brunswick Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

5 trains operate daily from Portland to Brunswick. The train trip from Portland to Brunswick is usually about 45 minutes long. However, be prepared just in case your train arrives slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance23 mi (36 km)
Fastest train0h 45m
Lowest price$6.00
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Downeaster
Train lines2

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

The average price for a train ticket from Portland to Brunswick is $6.80, This is one of the best deals we’ve seen for train fares recently. By booking your trip at least 3 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 $0.33 more.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Portland to Brunswick stay pretty consistent throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $3 regardless of when you plan to travel.

Which train should you take from Portland to Brunswick?

2 train services operate from Portland to Brunswick. Amtrak Downeaster usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak10h 45m$8.00
Amtrak Downeaster40h 45m$7.04
  • 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 Brunswick every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $8.

  • The Amtrak Downeaster provides passenger rail service in New England along the northeastern seaboard. The line is especially popular in the summer months for coastal getaways, and in the fall to see the incredible foliage along the train route. Choose between Coach Class or Business Class, the latter offering more comfortable seating, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, and a more flexible ticket cancellation policy. All passengers are treated to free onboard WiFi and access to the cafe car to buy a snack or coffee. The Downeaster runs 4 trips from Portland to Brunswick each day, and with ticket prices starting at just $6, this is one of the most affordable trains in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Portland and Brunswick is approximately 23 miles, or 36 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 45 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Brunswick.

Trains from Portland to Brunswick are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Portland at 1:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Portland to Brunswick.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Brunswick 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.

Brunswick

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Brunswick is a college town in Maine, with different arts and cultural resources by Bowdoin College, like the Museum of Art, theater, and concert hall. The city is also known for its historical sites, including the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, and Pejepscot History Center. If you want some fresh air, Brunswick has outdoor sites for those who enjoy hiking, biking, and nature, like the Bradbury Mountain State Park and Androscoggin Swinging Bridge.

Brunswick is a picturesque village that does not offer a usual entertainment scene but still has a thriving arts culture with different restaurants, museums, state parks, theaters, galleries, and outdoor areas for adventures. There are also unique local retail stores and an upcoming craft beer scene. The downtown area has different restaurants, shopping, bars, and parks, for nightlife and fun during the day.

Brunswick has bus and train services from Concord Coach Lines and Amtrak. The Brunswick Link also provides public transit in the city through bus lines, and the Brunswick Station offers train lines provided by Amtrak Downeaster.

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 Brunswick?

Main arrival station: Brunswick Visitors Center

Brunswick has one train station.

All train stations in Brunswick:

  • Brunswick Visitors Center

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