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There are 11 ways to get from Portland Airport (PDX) to Boston by plane, bus, ferry, train or car

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Fly to Boston  •  5h 34m

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Boston (BOS) PDX - BOS

$124 - $260

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Fly to Manchester, bus  •  8h 56m

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Manchester (MHT) PDX - MHT
  2. Take the bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses

$265 - $780

Fly to Provincetown, ferry  •  9h 40m

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Provincetown (PVC) PDX - PVC
  2. Take the ferry from Provincetown Ferry Terminal to Boston

$466 - $1,100

Fly to Providence, train  •  9h 29m

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Providence (PVD) PDX - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to South Station

$193 - $682

Fly to Hyannis, bus  •  10h

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Hyannis (HYA) PDX - HYA
  2. Take the bus from Barnstable Airport, Hyannis, MA to South Station, Boston, MA

$224 - $663

Fly to New York JFK, train  •  10h 16m

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to New York JFK (JFK) PDX - JFK
  2. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station

$177 - $510

Fly to Newark, train  •  10h 41m

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Newark (EWR) PDX - EWR
  2. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station

$138 - $454

Train, bus  •  2 days 18h

  1. Take the train from Portland to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to New York
  3. Take the bus from New York to Boston South Buses

$330 - $440

Train  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the train from Portland to Chicago Union Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station Lake Shore Limited

$302 - $442

Bus  •  3 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Portland to Denver
  2. Take the bus from Denver to New York
  3. Take the bus from 230 W 36th St. NYC to Boston South Buses Ny

$346 - $483

Drive  •  2 days 0h

  1. Drive from Portland Airport (PDX) to Boston 3112.4 miles

$300 - $440

Portland Airport (PDX) to Boston by tram, walk, train and bus

The journey time between Portland Airport (PDX) and Boston is around 2 days 21h and covers a distance of around 3279 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 21h. Operated by Portland TriMet, Amtrak, Chicago Transit (CTA) and others, the Portland Airport (PDX) to Boston service departs from Portland Int'l Airport station and arrives in Boston South Buses. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2 days 21h
Fastest journey time:
2 days 21h
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
$330
Carbon emissions:
393 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
15:56
Last service departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Portland Airport (PDX) to Boston tram, walk, train and bus schedules

Portland Airport (PDX) → Boston
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The cheapest way to get from Portland Airport (PDX) to Boston is to fly which costs $120 - $260 and takes 5h 34m.

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The fastest way to get from Portland Airport (PDX) to Boston is to fly. Taking this option will cost $120 - $260 and takes 5h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portland Airport (PDX) to Boston. However, there are services departing from Portland International Airport and arriving at Boston South Buses via Portland, Denver and 230 W 36th St. NYC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 9h.

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No, there is no direct train from Portland Airport (PDX) station to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Portland Int'l Airport station and arriving at Boston South Station via Portland and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 21h.

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The distance between Portland Airport (PDX) and Boston is 2543 miles. The road distance is 3112.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Portland Airport (PDX) to Boston without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 18h and costs $330 - $440.

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It takes approximately 5h 34m to get from Portland Airport (PDX) to Boston, including transfers.

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Portland Airport (PDX) to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Portland station.

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Portland Airport (PDX) to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Portland station.

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The best way to get from Portland Airport (PDX) to Boston is to fly which takes 5h 34m and costs $120 - $260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $300 - $450 and takes 2 days 21h, you could also bus, which costs $340 - $490 and takes 3 days 9h.

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  • Distance: 2542.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 34m

What companies run services between Portland Airport (PDX), USA and Boston, MA, USA?

JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and five other airlines fly from Portland Airport (PDX) to Boston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Portland Airport (PDX) to Boston via Old Town/Chinatown station, Portland, and Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 21h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Portland to Boston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Portland to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Portland to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Portland to Providence via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Portland to Providence via Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Portland to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Portland to New York JFK via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Portland to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Portland to New York JFK via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Portland to New York JFK via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Portland to Newark via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Portland to Newark via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Portland to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Portland to Newark via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Portland to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Portland to Manchester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Portland to Manchester via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Portland to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Portland to Providence via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Portland to Providence via Newark
Ave. Duration
9h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Portland to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Portland to Newark via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Portland to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Portland to Newark via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Portland to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Portland to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $470
Flights from Portland to Provincetown via Boston
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Portland to Provincetown via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Boston
Ave. Duration
12h 21m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Portland to Provincetown via New York JFK, Boston
Ave. Duration
13h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Portland to Provincetown via Chicago O'Hare, Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Portland to Provincetown via Seattle, Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Portland to Provincetown via Chicago Midway, Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 59m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Portland to Hyannis via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Portland to Hyannis via Boston
Ave. Duration
11h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Portland to Hyannis via New York JFK, Nantucket
Ave. Duration
12h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Portland to Hyannis via Boston, Nantucket
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Portland to Hyannis via New York JFK, Boston
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Portland to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Portland to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Portland to Manchester via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Portland to Manchester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Portland to Manchester via Chicago Midway, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Portland to Manchester via Denver, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Portland to Manchester via Denver, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Portland to Providence via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Portland to Providence via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Portland to Providence via Chicago Midway, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Portland to Boston via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Portland to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Portland to New York JFK via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Portland to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Portland to Newark via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Portland to Manchester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
10h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Portland to Manchester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Portland to Providence via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Portland to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Portland to New York JFK via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Portland to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Portland to Provincetown via Boston
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Portland to Provincetown via Chicago O'Hare, Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Portland to Provincetown via Seattle, Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Portland to Provincetown via Chicago Midway, Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 59m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Portland to Hyannis via Boston
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Portland to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Portland to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Portland to Newark via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Portland to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
45h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$200 - $290
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$460 - $650
Train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $310
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
webstore.bostonexpressbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Barnstable Airport, Hyannis, MA to South Station, Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
D&W Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from New York to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Portland to Denver
Ave. Duration
31h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $180
Flexible
$190 - $270
Bus from Denver to New York
Ave. Duration
43h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $250
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $250
Flexible
$250 - $370
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 230 W 36th St. NYC to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
boltbus.com
Ferry operators
Boston Harbor Cruises
Phone
+1-877-733-9425
Website
bostonharborcruises.com
Ferry from Provincetown Ferry Terminal to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
bostonharborcruises.com
Adult
$64
Senior
$60
Child
$41

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The quickest flight from Portland Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 18m.

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Portland Airport (PDX) to Boston bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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Boston is 3h ahead of Portland Airport (PDX). It is currently 6:56 AM in Portland Airport (PDX) and 9:56 AM in Boston.

Portland Airport (PDX) to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portland Airport (PDX) to Boston is 3112 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 0h to drive from Portland Airport (PDX) to Boston.

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