December Break (2021)

Concord Coach has returned 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.

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 December Break!

Friday (12/10) and Saturday (12/11)

  • Leaving Bates at 8:15a – Arrives in Portland (Transportation Center) at 9:20a* – Leaves Portland 9:30a traveling south toward Logan – Arrives at Logan 11:25a*
  • Leaving Bates at 10:15a – Arrives in Portland (Transportation Center) at 11:20a* – Leaves Portland 11:30a traveling south toward Logan – Arrives at Logan 1:25p
  • Leaving Bates at 2:15p – Arrives in Portland (Transportation Center) at 3:20p* – Leaves Portland 3:30p traveling south toward Logan – Arrives at Logan 5:45p*
  • Leaving Bates at 6:20p – Arrives in Portland (Transportation Center) at 7:25p* – Leaves Portland 7:45p traveling south toward Logan – Arrives at Logan 9:40p

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.

Bobcat Express vans will also make limited runs leaving Bates at 4:30a, and at 7:00a on Friday and Saturday.   *Saturday (12/11) is filled; there are no more seats available*
A reservation must be made in advance. Seating is limited. Confirmation of reservation will be made through a calendar invite.