Transportation From Portland Jetport to Bates Campus

Students arriving at the Portland Transportation Center by rail or by bus on the student arrival dates shown above skip down to dropdown #2 and follow the subsequent steps. (The Uber/Lyft/Rideshare or Taxi services listed in dropdown #1 remain as an option traveling from Portland locations to campus.)

If you need transportation from the Portland Jetport to the Bates Campus during the student arrival dates shown above, an option to get to campus is to follow the outline below:

  1. Take an Uber/Lyft/Rideshare or Taxi to the Portland Transportation Center located at 100 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland, ME 04102
  2. Take a Concord Coach Lines Bus Book in Advance to the Auburn bus station at Exit 75 or Bates Campus — You will need to visit the website link to purchase a bus ticket. (Northbound schedule)
  3.  Take the Bobcat Express (Bates Shuttle Service) — If arriving at Auburn bus station at Exit 75, the Bobcat Express will pick you up at the bus station which is less than 15 minutes away from campus.

Departures from campus during breaks or other trips would be these same steps taken in reverse, using the southbound schedule for Concord Coach. The October 2022 Schedule offers stops directly on campus (northbound and southbound buses).

Concord Coach will often schedule additional buses coinciding with breaks at Bates.

Please note that all forms of transportation are offered by third party companies and are not endorsed by or affiliated with Bates College other than the Bobcat Express Shuttle Service. This information is provided here to support students in more easily accessing local transportation resources.

1. Take an Uber/Lyft/Rideshare or Taxi

It is a 5 minute taxi ride from the Portland Jetport to the Transportation Center, bus terminal.

Options for ways to travel from the Portland Jetport to the Transportation Center are included below:

•Uber/Lyft/Rideshare App accessed via your smart phone

•A Taxi located at the airport for pickup

National Cab Maine – (207) 766-6669

Maine Airport Express – (207) 807-9250

Portland Airport Express – (207) 423-4642

Portland Cab Airport LLC – (207) 893-8294

Mermaid Transportation – (207) 885-5630

Portland METRO bus#5 (stop 9) – Public Transportation bus from Jetport to a stop near the Transportation Center – There is also an option for Public Transportation (bus) from Jetport to the Transportation Center provided by  Portland METRO bus#5 (stop 9). There is a 10 minute walk from the METRO bus stop on Congress St., using Sewell St. to reach the Transportation Center.

Please note: Some of these private taxi services will also transport directly from the Jetport to Bates as an option.

Please note that all forms of transportation listed in (1) are offered by third party companies and are not endorsed by or affiliated with Bates College.

2. Take a Concord Coach Lines Bus – Book in Advance

Departing from the Portland Transportation Center at 100 Thomas Point Road in Portland.

Concord Coach Lines usually offers trips directly to Bates multiple times a day. The October 2022 Schedule makes stops daily on campus with the bus dropping off and picking up in the Merrill Gym parking lot. (Most arrivals will use the northbound schedule, while departures will use the southbound schedule.) The schedule and ticket prices are subject to change by the bus company and may take time to update here if the company changes plans.

Please note that all forms of transportation listed in (2) are offered by third party companies and are not endorsed by or affiliated with Bates College.

3. Take the Bobcat Express from Auburn Exit 75 if you took a Concord Coach Lines Bus

Check the Bobcat Express hours of service. Please call in advance to schedule or notify the need for pick up.

The terminal is located about 15 minutes from campus.

This service is provided by Bates College to support students in arriving to campus. For any transportation questions about the Bobcat Express please call (207) 786-8300.