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Arriving Portland via Amtrak

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Arriving Portland via Amtrak

We will be arriving in Portland via Amtrak and want to rent a car for sightseeing. Would it be best to go to the airport for a rental? If so, what is the best way to get there from the Amrak station?

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1. Re: Arriving Portland via Amtrak

You can take a quick and fairly inexpensive cab trip to the airport from the Amtrak station. It's been a while since I've done it, but as I recall, it was under $10. Others may be able to give a more recent price.

Of course, the airport may not have the best rental prices. I assume you will use an internet search engine to search for rental cars and prices. When you do your searching, you might consider searching the cities of Portland, South Portland and Westbrook to see what deals may be available from the airport and elsewhere in the vicinity. I know, for example, that there is an Enterprise facility in Westbrook that is pretty close to the Amtrak station and might be worth checking out.

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Relax and let someone else do the driving. Contact Norm at Maine Day Trip for a personal tour. mainedaytrip.com

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There is a city bus that runs from the Amtrak station to the Portland Jetport. If your timing is right that would be cheaper than a cab. See schedule at gpmetrobus.com/images/…2003-01-07.pdf PTC is the Portland Transportation Center (the Amtrak station)

I suspect that if you rent from the airport you'll be socked with airport taxes that you might not have to pay if the car was rented from a non-airport site. So, you might look at your non-airport options.

Enterprise advertises that they will bring a car to you. Maybe other companies will too?

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