To & From Campus

No car? No problem. By working with local and regional partners, Bates is able to offer students, staff, and faculty a variety of sustainable transportation options to & from campus.


Portland Area Commuter Vanpool

Bates runs a daily commuter vanpool connecting Lewiston with Portland (Maine’s largest city) and points along the way. Commuters can ride in a variety of ways that fit your schedule. It’s easy, convenient and cost effective– Bates deducts riders’ fees on a pre-tax basis, making it even more cost effective to ride together.

Bates Student Shuttles

See the schedule and sign up at the Student Activities Office.

Regional Bus Services

There are two regional bus services with stations in Lewiston: Greyhound and Northeast Trailways.

Student Rideboard

Have a ride to offer? Need a ride?  Both students who have cars and those who don’t post notes on Bates facebook pages. Share costs, reduce your environmental footprint, and meet someone new.