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Westerly - Portland Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 6 daily train trips available from Westerly to Portland. Traveling by train from Westerly to Portland usually takes 5 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 4 hours and 1 minute.

Distance177 mi (285 km)
Fastest train4h 1m
Lowest price$47.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Westerly to Portland

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Timothy

December 26, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: I usually drive the 4 1/2 to my Relatives home in Minot, Maine an easy 40 minute commute to the Portland Station from their home. Just recovering from lower back surgery my back Dr. rather I still not drive for a couple of up to 3 weeks. He actually suggested the Train as I was going to be watching my cousins home and there dog while they took there 3 girls to Florida for a week. I went online and looked up the trip from the Westerly Train Station just 15 minutes from my home to Portland. The trip was $65.00 which is the same price I pay for a tank of gas if I drove one way. It was my first time on the Amtrak Train to Portland. It was a great trip to Boston Train Station South with an easy trip from South to North Station, I could of walked the mile but with a full back pack and recent back surgery I opted for a quick Cab Ride to North Station. I only had to wait 15 minutes to we departed North Station finishing up at Portland Station exactly on time at 2:20 pm where my cousin was waiting for me. I return from Portland to Westerly on January 5th I believe. Cons: Everything was satisfactory with my trip to Portland, Maine. Tips: N/A Everything was fine.

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Westerly, RI to Portland, ME was $53.00. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 5 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $46.17 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Westerly 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 $52. If you're thinking of traveling from Westerly to Portland during August, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $89 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in August, is to book your trip well in advance.

Which train should you take from Westerly to Portland?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Westerly to Portland. However, there are 6 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak65h 5m$78.91
  • 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 6 Amtrak trains from Westerly to Portland every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $47.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Westerly 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 Westerly and Portland is approximately 177 miles, or 285 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 1 minute.

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 Westerly to Portland tend to have the most passengers on Friday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Friday. 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 Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Westerly at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 6 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 Westerly.

City Information

Westerly

Westerly is famous for its gorgeous shorelines, and the beaches are just the beginning. In addition to local stores, fashionable pubs, and restaurants, Rhode Island's southernmost town has a lively downtown environment. The town enchanted Taylor Swift so much that she not only bought a house as a part-time residence but also wrote a song about it: The Last Great American Dynasty.

Give it a listen while strolling through Wilcox Park, with lovely scenery with an open meadow area surrounded by trees, a fish pond, monuments, and perennial gardens. The option to go for a trek nearby Napatree Point Conservation Area is also available. Then, finish your fun-filled day by getting a carload of friends and family and heading to the Misquamicut Drive-In for an outdoor movie.

The area's lodging options range from high-end luxury to eccentric, historic, and comfortable. Ocean House is one of only thirteen resorts in the world to receive triple 5-star certification, making it the best of the best. Perched high on the bluffs of Watch Hill and with a private beach and spa, it's hard to turn down Ocean House.

The Block Island State Airport, the Theodore Francis Green Airport in Providence, and the Westerly State Airport are all in Rhode Island, though not Westerly in particular. Amtrak, however, has trains right into the city coming from Boston, New York, Portland, New Haven, and Philadelphia.

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 Westerly?

Main departure station: 14 Railroad Ave

There is one train station in Westerly.

All train stations in Westerly:

  • 14 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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