Travel information


We have a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch.  To reserve a room at the Hilton click on the link . Deadline is March 26, 2009.  You may check out other local accommodations on link below.   Please feel free to email Brenda Pelletier if you have any questions .

To view other hotels in the area, please click on link listed below

Other Area Accommodations

Travel Information

Bates College is located approximately 135 miles from Boston, MA Logan Airport, 125 miles from Manchester NH, and 40 miles from Portland, ME International Jetport. Driving directions to Bates College. From the Maine turnpike, Bates College is approximately three miles.

Northbound travelers: take Exit 80 and turn left onto Alfred A. Plourde Parkway at the stop sign at the end of the off ramp.

Southbound travelers: take Exit 80 and bear right onto Plourde Parkway.

Continue on Plourde straight to stoplight at intersection of Plourde and Pleasant; continue on Plourde .6 miles to stoplight at Webster Street. Turn left onto Webster and travel 1 mile to stoplight at Farwell Street. Turn right onto Farwell and follow .6 miles to stoplight. Continue straight across intersection onto Russell Street. Go to two stoplights and follow signs directing you to registration.
Public / Private Transportation

Greyhound Bus provides bus service throughout the country, including Maine and Massachusetts. Schedules & Fares can be found on their web page at and their phone number is: (800-231-2222).

Vermont Transit is a wholly owned subsidiary of Greyhound Lines, Inc. Greyhound schedules connect for routes in upper New England with Vermont Transit buses. Check out their web site for detailed information at

Concord Trailways provides transportation from Logan Airport, Boston to Portland, Maine. Schedules & Fares can be found on their web page at and their phone number is: (800-639-3317).

Mermaid Transportation provides transportation from Logan airport and Portland Jetport to both Colby and Bates College. Check their web site for schedules and pricing at or call (800-696-2463 / 207-772-2509).

Star Livery of Lewiston, Maine offers service to the sites from Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, Manchester Airport in New Hampshire, and Portland Jetport and Bangor International Airport in Maine. Star Livery can be contacted at (207-353-5244 / 888-353-5244).

Transportation Network Professional Livery Services provides exceptional luxury sedan, SUV, and van transportation from Portland, ME; Manchester, NH; Hanscom/Bedford, MA and Logan/Boston, MA; T.F. Greene/Providence, RI; and Bradley Field/Hartford, CT airports to any GRC conference location in New England. Visit their web site at
Car Rental:
Alamo 1-800-GOALAMO
AVIS 1-800-230-4898
Budget 1-800-527-0700
Hertz 1-800-654-3131
National       1-800-227-7368