Transportation to and from Portland, Boston and beyond

Winter/Spring 2021 Charter Bus Shuttle Leaving Portland Terminals Going to Campus

Shuttle service will be provided via Concord Coach Line on Thursday, Feb. 11, and Friday, Feb. 12. Tickets are free, but you must reserve a seat. Buses will depart from the Portland Transportation Center and the Portland Jetport. All students will be dropped off at the Bates COVID-19 Testing Center. Note that students flying into Boston may take a bus to the Portland Transportation Center where they can then board one of the Concord Coach buses back to Bates. For questions about the shuttles, please contact the Office of Campus Life (


Bates College Transportation is not responsible for any arrangements involving 3rd party services. Content of schedules and services may periodically change. Contact the company directly to plan your trip. This information is presented in an effort to facilitate ease in making those connections. Neither bus service makes a direct stop at the Portland International Jetport; both bus services do make a stop at Boston Logan International Airport…


Bus service to/from Lewiston is provided by:

Concord Coach Lines

Departs from Bates and goes to the Portland Transportation Center & Boston. From the Transportation Center you can either take a taxi/Uber to the Portland Jetport, or you can take the Portland METRO bus#5 to the Maine Mall via the Portland Jetport.  To get to the bus stop, walk 0.3 miles (head North on Seawall and then cross to the other side Congress St.) and the bus stop is located at Congress St and Whitney St. The bus leaves Bates daily at 9:00 AM & 3:30 PM. Additional departure times of 4:30 AM & 1:00 PM available around Thanksgiving, Winter Break, February Break, and April Break. Student discount of $5 off a round trip, use Coupon Code: coupon11

To schedule a trip using Concord Trailways, visit their website:

Phone: 1-800-639-3317

Greyhound Bus Lines

Greyhound Bus Lines has a bus stop terminal in Lewiston, about a half mile from campus. In order to get to the Portland Jetport, it will require taking either a taxi/Uber connection from the Portland drop-off location.

To schedule a trip using Greyhound, visit their website:

Phone: 1-800-231-2222

Train Service 

Amtrak Downeaster   service from Freeport, Brunswick, and Portland is provided to Boston

Amtrak offers a College 6Tix program. For $86, you will receive six one-way trips on the Amtrak Downeaster. That represents a 50% savings! Trains depart from Brunswick, Freeport and Portland and continue onto Boston North Station.

To schedule a trip using Amtrak Downeaster, visit their website:

Major Airlines serve the following airports;

Portland International Jetport-

PWM  ( 45 minutes from campus).

Boston Logan International Airport-

BOS (2 hours and 45 minutes from campus).


Independent Transportation Services

Airport Express Taxi offers transportation to and from the Portland Airport

  • Phone: (207)-400-6661


Mermaid Transportation is a service which will provide one-way service to and from the Portland Jetport on an individual basis.

  • Phone:(207) 885-5630
  • Toll Free: 1-800-MY-MAINE (800-696-2463)


National Cab Maine offers rides to/from the Jetport for Bates affiliates. – This taxi service in Portland has transported students with promptness and courtesy for ten years. Students with plans to depart or return to campus outside of bus times can use them to and from Portland Jetport or the Portland Concord/Amtrak Station with their special Bates price for 1 – 4 passengers. Text or Call them at the number listed below.

  • Phone: (207) 766-6669

L/A Cab Service– Auburn, Maine

  • Phone: (207) 689-5080

Maine Limousine Service-Scarborough, Maine

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