How to travel from Portland to Boston

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from Portland to Boston

You can get from Portland to Boston by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Portland to Boston on Aug 18 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:58AMPortland Transportation Center2h32 10:30AMNorth Station
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07:58AMPortland Transportation Center2h32 10:30AMNorth Station
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06:33PMPortland Transportation Center2h32 09:05PMNorth Station
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08:30AMPortland Transportation Center2h44 11:14AMBack Bay Station, MA
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11:48AMPortland Transportation Center2h32 02:20PMNorth Station
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Travel Information to Boston from Portland

distanceDistance98 miles (158 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $556
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€10) • 2 h 32 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $11 (€10) • 2 h 32 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnited or Amtrak

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 98 miles (158 km) to Boston from Portland. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 32 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $11 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are United or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Portland to Boston.

Travel Tips: Travel from Portland to Boston

Travel to Boston 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 Portland to Boston.

There are 4 travel options from Portland to Boston: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Portland to Boston is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $11 (€10) compared to other travel options to Boston:

A bus is generally $545 (€507) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $556 (€517) from Portland to Boston.

Taking a bus is usually $21 (€19) less than taking a train to Boston, which costs on average $31 (€29) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Portland to Boston is by bus with an average journey time of 2 h 32 min.

There are alternative travel options to Boston that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 3 h 42 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 2 h 32 min.

You should expect to travel around 98 miles (158 km) between Portland and Boston.

The average frequency per day from Portland to Boston is:

  • Around 13 buses per day.
  • 4 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Boston from Portland as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Portland to Boston:

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Portland to Boston:

    • You can go to Boston from Portland by plane with United. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $556 (€517) with United from Portland to Boston on Omio.
    • You can take a train from Portland to Boston with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for $31 (€29) with Amtrak from Portland to Boston.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Portland to Boston with the following travel companies:

    • You can check for a direct bus to Boston with with 13 direct buses per day.
    • You'll find 4 direct trains a day to Boston with Amtrak.

    Direct services to Boston tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

    Your trip from Portland to Boston doesn't have to end in Boston. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like New York City, London or Paris. If you’d like to add New York City, London or Paris to your Portland to Boston tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Boston today!

    Before traveling from Portland to Boston, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $11 (€10) one way.
    • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $556 (€517) one way.
    • A train ticket for this trip is costing $31 (€29) one way on average.

    But we recommend booking Portland to Boston tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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