"The DownEaster" Portland Transportation Tip by johngayton

Portland Transportation: 14 reviews and 12 photos

  DownEaster at North Station, Boston
by johngayton
 
 

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.

Mode: TO
Phone: 1 800 usa rail
Type: Train
Website: http://www.thedowneaster.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 20, 2006
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