Directions & Accommodations


If you drive to campus, best parking options can be found in the Merrill lot behind the Merrill Gymnasium, in the visitor designated sections. To locate this lot, please refer to the Bates campus map.

Bates is less than one hour from Portland and two hours north of Boston. You can generate driving directions from your current location. Your visit will begin at Chase Hall, 56 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. Parking will be available next to Chase Hall, along Campus Avenue or in the Wood Street Parking Lot. Please note that parking is restricted to one side of the street after December 1, per city regulations. Be mindful of posted parking signs.

Several airlines serve the Portland International Jetport (45 minutes from campus), and Amtrak’s Downeaster links Boston and Portland.

From Portland, bus service to Lewiston is provided by Greyhound Bus Lines. Ground transportation from the Portland Jetport is available via taxi, rental car, or private van/car.

Area Accommodations

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 lots of things to do and see 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 Black Mountain Ski Resort, and the Maine Mall in Portland.