Directions & Transportation

Getting Here

Bates is located in central Maine, 35 miles from Portland, 140 miles from Boston, and 340 miles from New York City. Generate directions from your current location

When you arrive on campus, you may park in any legal spot. The biggest campus lot is located between Underhill Arena and the Russell Street Track (141 Russell Street).

Ground Transportation Options:

Uber is available

  • Portland, Maine
  • Lewiston, Maine

Concord Coach Lines 

Greyhound Lines

  • Take a taxi/uber to the Congress Street terminal.
  • Take a bus to Lewiston.
  • Take a taxi/uber from the Lewiston bus station to campus (23 Campus Avenue) if there is not a campus stop.
  • 800-552-8737
  • www.greyhound.com

Maine Limousine Service

Mermaid Transportation

Weekend Shuttle Service

On campus, you may call or text 207-786-6377 for golf cart assistance.

*Please note: routes marked with an asterisk denote departure times. Shuttles will arrive 15 minutes prior to begin boarding.

Thursday, June 9

Hotel Shuttle (Continuous Loop)
Merrill Gymnasium, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites
The shuttle will leave from Merrill every 30 minutes.
11am-9pm

Friday, June 10

Hotel Shuttle (Continuous Loop)
Merrill Gymnasium, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites
7:30am-1:30pm & 3-11:30pm
The shuttle will leave from Merrill every 30 minutes.
(3-6pm: bus will also stop at Simard-Payne Park for John Jenkins ‘74 bridge dedication event)

*50th Reunion Museum of the Streets Shuttle
Departs Bates from Merrill Gymnasium lot at 10am; returns at noon and 1pm

*50th Reunion & Outing Club Bates-Morse Mountain Shuttle
Departs from Merrill Gymnasium lot at 10:30am; returns at 3pm 

Saturday, June 11

Hotel Shuttle (Continuous Loop)
Merrill Gymnasium, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites
The shuttle will leave from Merrill every 30 minutes.
7-10am & 2:30-11:30pm

John Jenkins ’74 Celebration of Life Shuttle (Continuous Loop)
65 Campus Ave to Lewiston Armory
1:30-2pm & 3:30-5:30pm

1977 Baxter Brewing Shuttle
Departs from Merrill Gymnasium lot at 5:30pm and returns at 9pm.

2002 Vista of Maine Shuttle
Departs from Merrill Gymnasium lot at 5:10pm and returns at 9pm.

Sunday, June 12

Auburn Bus Shuttle (Continuous Loop)
Merrill Gymnasium to Auburn Bus Stop at Exit 75
1-4:30pm

*Class of 2017 Portland International Jetport Shuttle
Merrill Gymnasium to Airport
12pm