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Trains from Portland to Newark

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Trip Summary

There are 24 daily trains from Portland to Newark. Traveling by train from Portland to Newark usually takes around 9 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 6 hours and 43 minutes.

Distance285 mi (458 km)
Fastest train6h 43m
Lowest price$53.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Portland, ME to Newark, NJ

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

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4.0

Christabell

July 18, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Ease of connections and only one switch

Ease of connections and only one switch

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

In the last month, $109.76 was the average price of a train ticket from Portland, ME to Newark, NJ. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $63.87 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Portland to Newark by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $79 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Portland to Newark in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $114 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 14 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Newark from Portland will be about $63.87 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Portland to Newark?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Portland, Maine to Newark, New Jersey. However, there are 24 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak249h 14m$143.47
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 24 Amtrak trains from Portland to Newark every day, as well as 30 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $53.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Portland to Newark during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Portland to Newark?

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

How long is the train journey from Portland to Newark?

The distance between Portland and Newark is approximately 285 miles, or 458 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 43 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Portland to Newark. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Friday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Portland at 3:00am 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.

Is there a direct train from Portland to Newark?

There are 24 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 Newark to Portland. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Portland to Newark for $32.00.

City Information

Newark

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Newark, NJ - NWK-1

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Portland?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Portland.

All train stations in Portland:

  • 100 Thompsons Pt Rd

Where is the train station in Newark?

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Arrival stations

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

All train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Newark Intl Airport

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