Directions, Accommodations, and Recommendations

Directions to Bates

Bates is less than one hour from Portland and two hours north of Boston. You can generate driving directions from your current location. There are several visitor parking spaces available near the Office of Admission on Wood Street. You may also park in the 141 Russell Street parking lot, located behind Merrill Gymnasium.

Several airlines serve the Portland International Jetport (45 minutes from campus), and Amtrak’s Downeaster links Boston and Portland.

From Portland, bus service to Lewiston is provided by Greyhound Bus Lines. Ground transportation from the Portland Jetport is available via taxi, rental car, or private van/car.

Area Accommodations

There are a number of area accommodations available in the Lewiston-Auburn area and beyond!


Lewiston-Auburn boasts many dining options, including cafes, restaurants, and fine dining. There are lots of things to do and see in the Lewiston-Auburn area – visit Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary, stop by Museum L-A, or check out the Bates events calendar to see what’s happening on campus! Bates is also close to the Freeport shopping outlets, the Lost Valley Ski Area and Black Mountain Ski Resort, and the Maine Mall in Portland.