Break Transportation Info (Summer 2022)

Concord Coach has regular bus service to Bates College

This is a regular daily service with stops at Bates College during the semester. It is not affected by the additional trips which are offered and published during Breaks and end of semesters. Visit the Concord Coach website for the most up to date information.

IMPORTANT: Change of pick-up/drop-off location for Concord Coach is now in Merrill Lot at the circle where the walkway between Merrill Gymnasium and Underhill Arena meets the lot. Staging on the wide curbed area. (Sign has been posted). Concord Coach now ONLY makes their Bates stops at Merrill Lot! (There has been some confusion with some earlier ticket confirmations still printing out the old information in the transition).
*Meet the bus in Merrill Lot at the newly established bus stop location.*

Concord Coach has additional trips offered for ’21/’22 Year End!

The Concord Coach website will be updated with the option available to purchase these tickets and it is recommend to make those purchases online:

*Concord Coach does not go to the Portland Jetport. To get to the Jetport from the Transportation Center will require arranging a taxi or engaging with other similar private ride service (Lyft/Uber).  Some independent services are identified on the webpage link below. Portland bus metro service also has a stop on Congress St a short walk from the Transportation Center Portland METRO bus#5

*Some of the Concord Coach trips to Logan may require a bus transfer at the Portland Transportation Center

Additional transportation information is available on our website:

Greyhound Bus currently continues to use the pick-up/drop-off location on Campus Ave or at the Oak St bus station.

Bobcat Express vans normal service area does not provide trips outside the local area to Portland.  (Bobcat Express can also assist during the normal operation hours with trips to bus stations in Lewiston and Auburn when those buses aren’t running to campus. There is no other expectation given for Bobcat Express to operate outside the normal service hours and outside the service range of a couple miles from campus.)
A reservation must be made at least a day in advance. Seating is limited. Confirmation of reservation will be made through a calendar invite.