Maps & Directions

Midway between Portland, the mountains, and the midcoast

Getting here

Bates is located in central Maine, 35 miles from Portland, 140 miles from Boston, and 340 miles from New York City.

  • Major airlines serve the Portland International Jetport (45 minutes from campus)
  • Amtrak links Portland and Boston
  • Bus service to Lewiston is provided by Greyhound Bus Lines

Google Maps & Directions

Bates is accessible by car, bus, or plane.

You’re welcome on campus anytime, but we recommend that you plan ahead so that you can talk to students, join a tour, and meet with an admissions counselor.

In any case, be sure to check out our class schedule and events calendar for upcoming campus events, or Bates Events for a listing of student activities.

Via Portland Jetport

A & S Limo

Maine Limousine Service

Mermaid Transportation

Via the Bus Terminal

Greyhound Lines

  • Take a taxi to the Congress Street terminal.
  • Take a bus to Lewiston.
  • Take a taxi from the Lewiston bus station to campus (23 Campus Avenue) if there is not a campus stop.
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