background-img-buses-trains
chiku-desktop

Portland to Dover train

chiku-mobile
Available on iOS & Android
Lowest Prices

We find the cheapest bus & train tickets, so you can wander for less.

Best Travel Options

We partner with 500+ carriers to bring you the most bus & train options.

Quick & Easy Booking

Book trips quickly with a simple, hassle-free checkout – online & on our app.

Fast Customer Support

We don’t monkey around. We respond within minutes to help you out.

Portland - Dover Train Schedule

Find cheap rental carsFind great deals on cheap cars in the area.
RentalCars logotypeRentalCars logotype
from$30.00

Trip Summary

4 trains operate daily from Portland to Dover. The train trip from Portland to Dover is usually about 59 minutes long. However, be prepared just in case your train arrives slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance45 mi (72 km)
Fastest train0h 59m
Lowest price$12.00
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Downeaster
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Portland to Dover

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Donald

May 4, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Downeaster

Pros: I’m handicapped and needed assistance in boarding. A ramp was quickly provided, and I was soon aboard. The conductor asked if I needed further assistance, and notified me as we approached Dover. Cons: None. Tips: This service is an absolute bargain. It quick, safe, and reliable.

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Portland to Dover was $15.80. This is basically as cheap as train fares can get. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 10 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $0.07 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Monthly avg. prices

$25$20$15$10$5JASONDJFMAMJ
The price of a train ticket from Portland to Dover remains pretty stable, regardless of when you plan to travel. Tickets on this route usually cost $10 throughout the year.

Which train should you take from Portland to Dover?

Amtrak Downeaster is the one and only train line which connects Portland to Dover. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Downeaster40h 59m$15.86
  • 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 Dover each day, and with ticket prices starting at just $12, this is one of the most affordable trains in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Portland and Dover is approximately 45 miles, or 72 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 59 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Dover.

Trains from Portland to Dover are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Portland to Dover.

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

City Information

Portland

Portland, ME - POR-0

Image credit: Unsplash

Portland, ME - POR-1

Image credit: Unsplash

Portland, ME - POR-2

Image credit: Unsplash

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.

Dover

Dover, NH - DOV-0

Image credit: Kimberly Vardeman

Link to image attribution
Dover, NH - DOV-1

Image credit: Kimberly Vardeman

Link to image attribution
Dover, NH - DOV-2

Image credit: Kimberly Vardeman

Link to image attribution

As the 4th-largest city in New Hampshire, Dover is rich in cultural heritage and abundant in lovely attractions! One of the top attractions in the city is the Children's Museum of New Hampshire, where children will actually enjoy learning their history! Another museum worth exploring is the Woodman Institute Museum, which showcases local history and culture. If you simply wish to stroll around a scenic park, check out the Raymond & Simone Savage Wildlife Preserve, which boasts remarkable wildlife.

Dover offers a wide variety of dining experiences, with options for every palate. For incredible dishes that are available at very affordable prices, check out Christopher's Third Street Grille. If you wish to try Italian food with a twist, Patty B's, a local favorite, is the best choice around.

Amtrak trains and C&J buses offer service directly into Dover. The nearest airports are Portsmouth International Airport and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Portland?

100 Thompsons Pt Rd -{"city":"Portland","country":"US","postal":"04102","state":"ME","street1":"100 Thompsons Point"} - PORAMT-0

Image credit: Terry Ross

Link to image attribution

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 Dover?

Main arrival station: 33 Chestnut St

The Dover Transportation Center at 33 Chestnut St is a stop on Amtrak's Downeaster route between Brunswick, Maine, and Boston. Local transit buses also stop at this station, so you can easily travel within Dover after arriving by train. The train station has spacious parking and disabled access. The Dover Transportation Center leases out the first floor to Bubby's Bagel & Deli, which opens daily. The station has plenty of seats for passengers waiting for the train, and the small building is clean and well-maintained.

All train stations in Dover:

  • 33 Chestnut St

Get around town with Moovit

Find the best way to get to and from any station in Dover by public transit, courtesy of Moovit. Search now

Need a return trip from Dover to Portland?

Search Train Tickets

Plan your next adventure

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.

Book buses and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

iPhone
Android
Available on iOS & Android