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New York - Portland Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

10 trains operate daily from New York to Portland. The train trip from New York to Portland is usually about 7 hours and 59 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 7 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance280 mi (450 km)
Fastest train7h 10m
Lowest price$47.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from New York to Portland

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Loretta

September 26, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak

Pros: I got to sit in the quiet car which I give five stars. Cons: Feet rests would be nice on train.They were on the Concord bus line though. Tips: I often take Amtrak,which has good deals if booked far enough in advance.This was a great 3 day trip with a friend.

5.0

Jonathan

January 31, 2023- Business

Amtrak

Our seats were very comfortable and it was a lovely way to travel.

5.0

Hongzi

December 18, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: Very friends staff. Comfortable seats. Cons: Amtrak wifi connection was poor.

5.0

Nancy

December 5, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: I appreciated not having to drive. The bus and train were comfortable and service was great. Cons: Cleaner bathrooms.

5.0

Seaton

October 25, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: Fast. Cons: None.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from New York to Portland was $101.41. Tickets for this route are somewhat expensive, given the distance between New York and Portland. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Portland if you book your train tickets at least 27 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $113.54.

Average prices by travel date

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For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Portland will range from $75 to $187. If you're planning to travel by train to Portland in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from New York you can find in the next 7 days is $95. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Ticket prices for the train from New York to Portland often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in February when the average ticket price is only $109. If you're thinking of traveling from New York to Portland during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $167 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in November, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from New York to Portland on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time, you can save about $113.54 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from New York to Portland?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects New York to Portland. However, there are 10 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak108h 0m$147.44
  • 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 10 Amtrak trains from New York to Portland every day, as well as 11 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $47.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between New York and Portland is approximately 280 miles, or 450 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 10 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.

Trains departing from New York to Portland tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Tuesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs New York at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. 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 10 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 Portland to New York.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

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 New York?

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Main departure station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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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