Getting to Campus
Bates is located in Lewiston, the second-largest city in Maine. It’s on the Androscoggin River, about 40 miles north of Portland and two hours north of Boston. Lewiston and its twin city, Auburn, are former mill towns with French Canadian roots, a vibrant Eastern African diaspora community, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more about Lewiston and Auburn here.
Your visit will begin in the Office of Admission is located in Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240.
If you are driving, we suggest parking in the lot directly across from Lindholm House on Wood Street; you may enter 161 Wood Street into your GPS. Accessible parking and additional visitor parking lots can be found here. Street parking may also be available; please be mindful of posted parking signs.
Indicates Visitor Parking
Bates is nestled in Maine, the second-safest state in the U.S.
- 45 minutes to Portland International Jetport
- Concord Coach bus line connecting Bates, Portland, and Boston points – downtown, South Station, Logan Airport
- PORTLAND – 45 minute drive to the city’s vibrant Old Port
- BOSTON – 2 hour 20 minute drive
- NEW YORK CITY – 6 hour 15 minute drive or 1 hour 10 minute flight from Portland to NYC
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 a plethora of activities 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 the Black Mountain Ski Resort. The Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area along the Atlantic coast is a popular site for hiking and beach-going.