Transportation to campus

How to find us

Located in Lewiston, Maine’s second-largest city, Bates College is accessible by car or plane.

You’re welcome on campus anytime, but we recommend that you plan ahead so that you can talk to students, join a tour, and meet with an admissions counselor.

In any case, be sure to check out our class schedule and the events calendar and Campus Life website for a listing of events and activities.

  • Major airlines serve the Portland International Jetport, 45 minutes from campus.
  • Amtrak links Portland and Boston.
  • Bus service to Lewiston is provided by Greyhound Bus Lines.
  • The Office of Campus Life provides weekly bus trips to different locations within the state of Maine and to Boston, MA.  All bus trips are free, except for bus trips to Boston, which cost $10.

To and From Portland Jetport

Bates Shuttle to Portland Jetport ($10 each way)

Shuttles to the Portland Jetport and Concord Coach Lines bus terminal are available at the beginning of Thanksgiving and winter breaks. Return shuttles are also available at the end of each of these breaks, but depart only from the Portland Jetport. The cost of each shuttle is $10. Follow the links below to purchase tickets.

(Links for Winter Recess Shuttles to be Posted Shortly)

A & S Limo

Maine Limousine Service

Mermaid Transportation

mermaidlogoMermaid Transportation offers rides discounted to Bates Students from Lewiston to the Portland Jetport.

Uber

Uber operates cars in the Portland and Lewiston-Auburn areas. It connects you with a reliable ride in minutes – one tap and a car comes directly to you. Your driver knows exactly where to go, and payment is completely cashless. For more information, please visit the Uber website.

Zipcar

Zipcar_Logo.svgZipCar is a great option for students who are able to drive but do not have access to a car. ZipCar is an easy, inexpensive car lending/ rental option for all Bates students, staff and faculty.


To and From Boston, Hartford, and NYC

Amtrak

Traveling by train? Amtrak offers a College 6Tix program. For $86, you will receive six one-way trips on the Amtrak Downeaster. That represents a 50% savings! Trains depart from Brunswick, Freeport and Portland and continue onto Boston North Station. For more information or to purchase the pass, visit http://www.amtrakdowneaster.com/multi-ride-passes.

BreakShuttle

BreakShuttle-LogoBreakshuttle is a cost-effective option for transportation to Boston, Hartford and New York City.

Via the Bus Terminal

Greyhound Lines

  • Take a taxi to the Congress Street terminal.
  • Take a bus to Lewiston.
  • Take a taxi from the Lewiston bus station to campus (23 Campus Avenue) if there is not a campus stop.
  • Tel. 800-552-8737
  • Website: www.greyhound.com