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Burlington - Portland Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

5 trains operate daily from Burlington to Portland. The train trip from Burlington to Portland is usually about 88 hours and 15 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 72 hours and 59 minutes.

Distance2379 mi (3828 km)
Fastest train72h 59m
Lowest price$273.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Burlington to Portland?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Burlington, VT to Portland, OR was $477.13. Train tickets on this route are typically priced higher due to the distance covered. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Portland if you book your train tickets at least 2 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $59.17.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for January if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Burlington to Portland. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $395. If you're planning a trip from Burlington to Portland during November, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $672 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Burlington to Portland on Wanderu at least 2 days ahead of time, you can save about $59.17 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Burlington to Portland?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Burlington to Portland. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak53d 16h 15m$547.65
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from Burlington to Portland every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $273.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Burlington to Portland, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

The distance between Burlington and Portland is approximately 2379 miles, or 3828 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 88 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 72 hours and 59 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Burlington to Portland on Friday. Tickets for Friday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Burlington at 1:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. 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 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 Burlington.

City Information

Burlington

Burlington, VT - BTV-0

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Burlington, VT - BTV-1

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Burlington, VT - BTV-2

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Burlington is the most populous city in Vermont and also one of its most exciting cities to visit. Blessed with an amazing landscape and beautiful lakes, the city is a haven for people who enjoy immersing themselves in the great outdoors. In the winter, Burlington is definitely one of the country’s most amazing snow destinations. The best place to enjoy natural fauna in Burlington is at Green Mountain Audubon Center, full of diverse wildlife and rare birds. If you are interested in Burlington's historical and cultural significance, don't hesitate to check out the Shelburne Museum, which features old buildings, a vintage steamboat, and a railroad station. Fans of the famous Ben & Jerry's can also check out the local factory, the only factory in the U.S. that manufactures the delicious ice cream.

Burlington boasts a vibrant food scene with plenty of choices for everyone. For the best breakfast pancakes, check out The Skinny Pancake, which offers both sweet and savory options. Honey Road, with its eclectic Eastern Mediterranean menu, is another superb dining option.

Burlington's Downtown Transit Center is a hub for bus and train travel throughout New England and beyond. The Burlington Airport is about 3 miles from the city center for travelers coming from further afield.

Portland

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Portland, OR - PDX-1

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Portland, OR - PDX-2

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Portland is the largest city in Oregon and accordingly one of the state's best vacation destinations. Also known as the City of Roses, this city along the Willamette River wows visitors with its diverse street food, quirky counterculture, and sprawling bookstores such as the world-famous Powell's Books.

Portland is the 5th best city in the United States for outdoor activities, thanks in part to open-air grounds like the expansive Forest Park. Gardens are also excellent outdoor date locales for couples on a romantic getaway: stop and smell the roses at either the International Rose Test Garden or the Portland Japanese Garden.

Once you've gotten hungry from a long day wandering outside, nearly every block downtown has a plethora of food trucks waiting to tickle your taste buds. Or, kick back at one of the many breweries in the #3 best city for craft beer in the United States. Unique locations like McMenamin's brewpubs in renovated cinemas or historic hotels do their part to "keep Portland weird."

As the biggest city in Oregon, Portland is a hub for travel throughout the Pacific Northwest. Amtrak train service and various bus services operate primarily out of Union Station, conveniently-located downtown, and nearby Portland International Airport makes it easy to travel to Portland from near and far.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Burlington?

Main departure station: Downtown Transit Center - Pearl St

Intercity buses to Burlington and local Green Mountain Transit both operate through the Downtown Transit Center at the corner of Pearl Street and St. Paul Street. A covered boarding area runs the length of St. Paul Street, where passengers board local transit, Vermont Translines, Greyhound, and Amtrak Thruway buses. Although there is no indoor waiting area, there are usually staff at the station if you need information. The station is extremely convenient, located right next to Burlington's charming pedestrian mall, Church Street Marketplace, in the center of town.

All train stations in Burlington:

  • Downtown Transit Center - Pearl St

Where is the train station in Portland?

Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave - PDXAMT-0

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Main arrival station: Union Station

Located in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown area at 800 Northwest Sixth Avenue, Union Station features a glowing neon sign encouraging you to “Go By Train.” Union Station serves several iconic Amtrak routes including the Cascades through the Pacific Northwest, the scenic Coast Starlight from Los Angeles to Seattle, and the long-distance Empire Builder which travels all the way to Chicago. Along with train service, Union Station serves intercity bus service via Greyhound, and connects to the Portland Streetcar, MAX Light Rail, and several local TriMet buses. There is a restaurant and bar onsite, as well as a Metropolitan Lounge reserved for Amtrak’s first- and business-class passengers.

All train stations in Portland:

  • Union Station

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