Transportation to Portland, Boston and beyond


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 for $8-12 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,

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Phone: 1-800-639-3317

Greyhound Bus Lines

Departing from Bates daily at 7:00 AM and 1:20 PM. Greyhound stops directly in front of Chase Hall. From the Portland drop-off location, take an $8-12 Uber/Taxi to the Jetport. Returning to Bates (return trips do not stop at Chase Hall)

Phone: (800) 552-8737

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.

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 offers $65 rides to/from the Jetport for Bates affiliates. –

  • Phone: (207) 766-6669

L/A Cab Service– Auburn, Maine

  • Phone: (207) 689-5080

Maine Limousine Service-Scarborough, Maine

BreakShuttle is a direct, safe and affordable way to travel home and back during academic breaks, and proud to be serving Bates College for four years.


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