To & From Campus

No car? No problem. By working with local and regional partners, Bates is able to offer students, staff, and faculty a variety of sustainable transportation options to and from campus.


Portland Area Commuter Vanpool

Bates runs a daily commuter vanpool connecting Lewiston with Portland (Maine’s largest city) and points along the way. Commuters can ride in a variety of ways that fit your schedule. It’s easy, convenient and cost effective– Bates deducts riders’ fees on a pre-tax basis , making it even more cost effective to ride together.

Bates “Commuter” Listserve

This listserve is for Bates commuters to share rides. It is intended for people to post where they are driving from and/or their route, and what they are in search of (e.g. a ride next Tuesday from/to Gray or person to carpool with 2 days a week, etc.). 


Bates Break Shuttles

Bates charters buses to shuttle students to Boston (the Alewife T stop) and the Portland Jetport at the start and end of every break. The cost is $20. See the schedule and sign up at the Student Activities Office in Chase Hall.

Regional Bus Services

There are two regional bus services with stations in Lewiston: Greyhound and Northeast Trailways.

Student Rideboard

Have a ride to offer? Need a ride?  Both students who have cars and those who don’t can post a note on the rideboard in Commons or on facebook. Share costs, reduce your environmental footprint, and meet someone new.

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