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.

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.

From June 18 – August 17, regular weekday visits will begin at Commons, 136 Central Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. If you are attending our August 10 Open House, your visit will begin at Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road, Lewiston, ME 04240. Parking for all visits will be available in the Russell Street Parking Lot at 141 Russell Street; it is about a five minute walk to registration. Accessible parking locations nearer to registration can be found here.

From May 1 – June 17, and from August 18 – December 1, regular weekday visits will begin at Lindholm House23 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. Parking will be available next to Lindholm House, along Wood Street.

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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.