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Exeter - Portland Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

5 trains operate daily from Exeter to Portland. The train trip from Exeter to Portland is usually about one hour and 21 minutes long. However, be prepared just in case your train arrives slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance58 mi (94 km)
Fastest train1h 21m
Lowest price$10.00
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Downeaster
Train lines2

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Exeter to Portland was $16.94. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Portland if you book your train tickets at least 3 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $0.18.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the train from Exeter to Portland usually costs about the same throughout the year. In general, train ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $10 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The average price of train tickets from Exeter to Portland is pretty stable year-round. However, we still suggest buying your train tickets at least 48 hours prior to departure to avoid unexpected price hikes and the possibility of the train being sold out.

Which train should you take from Exeter to Portland?

2 train services operate from Exeter to Portland. Amtrak Downeaster usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 21m$18.08
Amtrak Downeaster51h 21m$17.01
  • 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 Exeter to Portland every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $10.

  • 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 5 trips from Exeter to Portland each day, and with ticket prices starting at just $15, this is one of the most affordable trains in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Exeter and Portland is approximately 58 miles, or 94 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 21 minutes, As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

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

The earliest train departs Exeter at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Exeter to Portland.

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

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Exeter?

Main departure station: 60 Lincoln St at Railroad Ave

There is one train station in Exeter.

All train stations in Exeter:

  • 60 Lincoln St at Railroad Ave

Where is the train station in Portland?

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Main arrival 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

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