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Trains from Philadelphia to Portland

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Trip Summary

There are 19 daily trains from Philadelphia to Portland. Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Portland usually takes around 9 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 7 hours and 34 minutes.

Distance360 mi (579 km)
Fastest train7h 34m
Lowest price$56.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Philadelphia to Portland?

In the last month, $104.82 was the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Portland, ME. 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 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $108.27 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$240$160$80OctOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Philadelphia to Portland will vary between $85 and $230. Planning a train trip to Portland within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Philadelphia over the next 7 days is $94. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Philadelphia to Portland 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 $85 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Philadelphia to Portland in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $145 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

$225$180$135$90$453020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Portland from Philadelphia will be about $108.27 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Portland?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Portland, Maine. However, there are 19 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak199h 27m$142.97
  • 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 19 Amtrak trains from Philadelphia to Portland every day, as well as 15 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $56.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Philadelphia to Portland 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 Philadelphia to Portland?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Philadelphia 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.

How long is the train journey from Philadelphia to Portland?

The distance between Philadelphia and Portland is approximately 360 miles, or 579 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 34 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?

Trains from Philadelphia to Portland are the most crowded on Thursday. 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.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Philadelphia at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. 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 Philadelphia to Portland?

There are 19 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 Philadelphia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Philadelphia to Portland for $37.98.

City Information

Philadelphia

We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Fuel up at the Reading Terminal Market or Italian Market, both offering fresh food from local vendors, to prepare for a night hitting up the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line up South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Philadelphia where you can board the train to Portland.

Train stations in Philadelphia:

  • N Phil - 2900 N Broad St

Where is the train station in Portland?

Arrival stations

Portland has one train station.

Need a return trip from Portland to Philadelphia?

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