"The DownEaster" Portland Transportation Tip by johngayton
Portland Transportation: 15 reviews and 14 photos
For a leisurely way to get to Portland from Boston the Amtrak operated DownEaster is a great little train journey, following sporadically the Atlantic Coast as it briefly passes through New Hampshire. Passing through 8 stations this is not the quickest way to get from Boston to Portland but it certainly is the most relaxing and with the cafe-bar serving the excellent Portland-brewed Shipyard at $3.75 a bottle I sorta hoped the journey would have taken longer.
Even in standard class (coach in yankese) the seats are wide with plenty of leg-room and most have power points should you wish to do some laptop work or even just recharge the camera batteries.
When I went in April 2006 the each way fare was $22 and worth every penny of it.
Phone: 1 800 usa rail
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