Wait!? There is a train? Yep. The Amtrak Downeaster Train runs to Boston & back multiple times per day.  Tickets can be purchased online and students get a 15% discount.

The Downeaster features stops in most major towns between Boston, MA and Brunswick, ME including Durham, NH, Biddeford, Saco, Portland, and Freeport, ME.

Husky Line to Amtrak

To get to the train station from the METRO Husky Line in Gorham or Portland, ride to downtown Portland, get off on Congress Street and catch the Rt #1 METRO bus inbound to Portland Transportation Center (PTC). Amtrak boarding is at the Portland Transportation Center located at 10 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland, ME 04102.

Downeaster train terminal at Portland Transportation Center.

Environmental Benefits

Taking the train rather than driving a single occupancy vehicle can result in nine times less greenhouse gas emissions. Every pound of greenhouse gases reduced helps USM toward its goal to reduce transportation emissions by 20% by the year 2025.