Boston to Portland train

Cheap train tickets from Boston to Portland

Showing times and prices for Nov 27

Cheapest

25

Average

25

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Boston to Portland is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Amtrak
04:50PMBoston2h30 07:20PMPortland
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251One-way
Amtrak
02:30AMBoston2h30 05:00AMPortland
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251One-way
Amtrak
03:50PMBoston2h30 06:20PMPortland
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251One-way
Amtrak
12:50PMBoston2h30 03:20PMPortland
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251One-way
Amtrak
09:20PMBoston2h30 11:50PMPortland
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261One-way

Train schedule from Boston to Portland

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, November 27
Amtrak
02:30AMBoston2h30 05:00AMPortland
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Amtrak
12:50PMBoston2h30 03:20PMPortland
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Amtrak
03:50PMBoston2h30 06:20PMPortland
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Amtrak
04:50PMBoston2h30 07:20PMPortland
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Amtrak
07:45PMBoston2h30 10:15PMPortland
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Amtrak
09:20PMBoston2h30 11:50PMPortland
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Fastest train times from Boston to Portland

Showing times and prices for Nov 27

Fastest Journey

2 h 30 m

Average

2 h 30 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

159 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Boston for Portland every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Amtrak
03:50PMBoston2h30 06:20PMPortland
0 transfers
251One-way
Amtrak
12:50PMBoston2h30 03:20PMPortland
0 transfers
251One-way
Amtrak
09:20PMBoston2h30 11:50PMPortland
0 transfers
261One-way
Amtrak
02:30AMBoston2h30 05:00AMPortland
0 transfers
251One-way
Amtrak
07:45PMBoston2h30 10:15PMPortland
0 transfers
261One-way

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Overview: Train from Boston to Portland

distanceDistance98 miles (158 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 30 min
priceAverage train ticket price$28 (€25)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Boston to Portland cover the 98 miles (158 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 30 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $28 (€25), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $28 (€25).

Train companies: Amtrak from Boston to Portland trains

Amtrak trains will get you from Boston to Portland from $28 (€25). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey between Boston and Portland, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Train information from Boston to Portland with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 30 min
  • Average Price: $28
  • Amtrak frequency: 5 a day

Trains from Boston to Portland

Portland is the most populous city in the state of Oregon with over 600,000 people residing in the region. Many tourists visit the city of Portland to enjoy its attractions, such as iconic parks and buildings, among others. Travelers from Boston may use trains to get to the city of Portland. The distance between these two cities is 98 miles (157 kilometers). A journey by train from Boston to Portland typically takes two and a half hours, or just under. Train services on this route are offered by Amtrak. It is possible to travel on any day of the week although Mondays are the busiest. Fridays tend to be less busy compared to other days of the week. There are four trips offered on a daily basis which totals over 20 trips per week along this route. Passengers depart from North Station in Boston and arrive at Portland Transportation Center, 100 Thompson's Point Road.

Which train companies travel from Boston to Portland?

Amtrak Downeaster is the primary provider of train tickets for trains from Boston to Portland. The company provides four daily direct connections on weekdays and a total of four others during the weekend.

How long is the train ride from Boston to Portland?

The distance between Boston and Portland is 98 miles. Direct connections via train from Boston to Portland take an average of 2 hours and 24 minutes. Amtrak offers journeys without changes on the way, therefore, providing the fastest trips along this route.

How many trains are there from Boston to Portland?

Amtrak Downeaster offers the most connections between Boston to Portland on a weekly basis. There are four schedules to compare for a trip to Portland every weekday. This means that trains depart from Boston to Portland every morning, mid-morning and evening. A direct train from Boston to Portland is available twice on Saturdays and Sundays. On a regular day, the first train leaves North Station as early as 5:00 a.m. while the latest one leaves at 10:30 p.m. Passengers should note that Mondays are the busiest days of the week to travel via train from Boston to Portland while Fridays are the least active ones.

What are the departure and arrival train stations for trains from Boston to Portland?

Departure station: Trains from Boston to Portland depart from one train station; North station. It is the 23rd busiest Amtrak station in the country with more than 450,000 passengers using it every year. North Station is open every day of the week throughout the year from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. The distance between North Station and the city center of Boston is just under one mile. There is plenty of parking space in the on-site garage at the train station that even accommodates those with limited mobility. Two bike kiosks are available just outside the train terminal with a bike rack present in the North Station Garage on level P1. Facilities present in the station also include fast food restaurants such as Swissbakers, Dunkin' shops, Crazy Dough's Pizza and Emack & Bolio's. There is free WiFi, a commuter rail window, that is handicapped-accessible and ATMs are present for those who wish to make cash transactions at the train station. Travelers can get to know about more services at the main information booth that has been labeled Passenger Service Center.

Arrival station: The arrival station is located at Portland Transportation Center, 100 Thompson's Point Road to be exact. The train station opens as early as 4:30 a.m and closes shortly after midnight. There is a waiting room in the train station building. Passengers can relax in it while they organize their onward travel to the city center which is just three miles away from the train station. Bus lines near 100 Thompson's Point road include numbers 1, 5, 9A and BRZ. The bus station is located nearby making it easier to book a trip to the city center. Travelers can also walk or use a taxi to access the city center. Parking spaces are available at the train station although they work on a first-come first-served basis. The platform has been modernized and made wheelchair accessible for those with limited mobility. Other facilities in Portland Transportation Center include vending machines, restrooms and a self-service ticketing kiosk. Further assistance can be provided by Amtrak ticket agents who are available at Portland Transportation Center every weekday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. They are also available on Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to assist passengers with any issues that may arise within the station.

Travel Tips: Trains from Boston to Portland

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Portland easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Boston to Portland.
FAQs
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Portland from Boston for the next 7 days starting from $28 (€25)  one way.
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Boston to Portland train to cost on average $28 (€25)  one way.
The Boston to Portland train distance is approximately 98 miles (158 km).
The train time to Portland from Boston is on average 2 h 30 min  for the 98 miles (158 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Portland from Boston by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When taking a train from Boston to Portland, you can count on Amtrak for the best way to get you to Portland. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Portland from Boston and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Boston for Portland is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train for this route departs from Boston at 9: 20 PM. The last train leaves from Boston at 9: 20 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Boston to Portland and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
If you purchase a train ticket from Boston to Portland within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $28 (€25) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Boston to Portland are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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