Portland

Downeaster Station
Downtown Portland
Portland harbor
Portland lighthouse
Portland rooftops

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Portland Transportation Center

100 Thompson's Point Road, Portland, ME 04102

The Portland Transportation Center (PTC) is located minutes from downtown Portland.

Ticket Agent Hours

5:15am - 5:00pm everyday

Parking

$4.00 per day. Parking lot hours 4:30am to 2:00am daily. 

Quik-Trak Ticketing Hours

4:30am to 10:30pm daily. 

Downeaster Station - Portland

Visitor Information

Maine's largest city is extremely walkable, easy to get to from the train station, and just over two relaxing hours from Boston.

Portland boasts several minor league sports franchises, dozens of galleries, a world-renowned art museum, professional theater, and venues for every kind of performance you can imagine.

Stroll Portland's cobbled waterfront streets, browse boutiques and antique shops, explore historic sites and museums, and enjoy some of the best restaurants in New England.

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Transportation Connections

It is easy to get around Maine's largest city.

ZAGSTER Bike Rentals 

Starting June 1, 2013, bike rentals will be available at the Portland Transportation Center for just $20 per day. Simply sign up at www.Zagster.com/Downeaster, get a text, unlock a bike, and ride.

METRO Bus

METRO Bus connects most Downeaster trains to destinations throughout the city, including Portland’s Waterfront, Arts District, and Old Port. Visit the Downeaster Café to obtain a FREE one-way METRO Bus ticket.

Taxis

Taxis are available on site. Fares to downtown Portland are usually under $10.

Concord Coach

Concord Coach provides transportation connections between Bangor, Augusta, Portland and Boston.

Airport

The Portland International Jetport is Maine's largest airport and is located just five miles from the heart of Portland.

PORTLAND TRANSIT MAP

Download a map of  transportation options for frequently visited areas.

Portland Transit Map

Trips We Love

Take the Train to Maine for an exciting culinary adventure! Sit back, relax and enjoy the company of family and friends without the hassle of driving and parking. While onboard, visit the Downeaster Café Car and enjoy a sneak preview of fresh local Maine food and beverages, including Amato’s Italian sandwiches, Wicked Whoopie Pies and Shipyard microbrews – just a glimpse of the delectable cuisine that waits for you in Portland. You’ll arrive in Portland relaxed and ready to experience an authentic Maine Foodie Tour.

But don’t spoil your appetite on the train ­– lunch opportunities abound upon your arrival in Portland. On a Maine Foodie Tour, you’ll experience award-winning artisan cheese, fresh lobster hors d’oeuvres, smoked seafood, Downeast Maine wild blueberry preserves, the original whoopie pie and dark chocolate truffles featuring Maine potatoes. Or explore the delicious streets on your own and follow your nose.

Enjoy the freshest seafood, Maine-grown produce, and culinary talents of Portland’s best chefs. You can dine indoors or outside on a deck or patio (when the weather is nice!) at the most popular, coffee houses, bakeries, award-winning restaurants, like Fore Street Restaurant, Five Fifty-Five Congress Street or Portland Lobster Company.

Be sure to call ahead and make a reservation for a tour of the Shipyard Brewery, located in Portland’s historic working waterfront. Shipyard offers daily tours on the hour and half hour. Take some time to end your day in Maine with a refreshing beverage of choice. This free tour concludes with a complimentary sample of their specialty ales – a sip you won’t want to miss.

Downeaster Café Car

Downeaster Café Car

Visit the Downeaster Café Car for traditional local Maine food and beverages.

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Portland Weekday Schedule
Southbound
TRAIN#TIME
680

5:20am

682

8:00am

684

12:45pm

686

2:35pm

688

6:50pm

Northbound
TRAIN#TIME
681

11:40am

683

2:05pm

685

7:35pm

687

8:10pm

689

1:45am

Portland Weekend Schedule
Southbound
TRAIN#TIME
690

5:35am

692

8:00am

694

12:45pm

696

2:50pm

698

6:50pm

Northbound
TRAIN#TIME
691

11:40am

693

2:00pm

695

7:35pm

697

9:55pm

699

1:45am

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