There are 11 ways to get from Long Island to Maine by train, bus, car ferry, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
  3. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Portland, Me

$74 - $218

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Tanger to 3 Av & E 39 St North Fork
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Portland, ME New York

$55 - $105

9 alternative options

Bus, car ferry, train  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Smith Lane to Riverhead County Center S58
  2. Take the bus from Riverhead County Center to Orient Point Ferry Dock S92
  3. Take the car ferry from Orient Point to New London
  4. Take the train from New London Union Station to Boston South Station
  5. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Portland, Me

$117 - $309

Train  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
  3. Take the train from Boston North Station to Portland Transportation Center

$103 - $266

Bus, car ferry  •  12 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Smith Lane to Riverhead County Center S58
  2. Take the bus from Riverhead County Center to Orient Point Ferry Dock S92
  3. Take the car ferry from Orient Point to New London
  4. Take the bus from New London, Ct to Boston, Ma
  5. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Portland, Me

$55 - $134

Drive  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Centereach to Portland 348.5 miles

$30 - $50

Train to New York JFK, fly to Portland  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Central Islip to Jamaica
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Portland (PWM) JFK - PWM

$108 - $417

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Bangor  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Central Islip to Woodside
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Bangor (BGR) LGA - BGR

$125 - $525

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Portland  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Central Islip to Woodside
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Portland (PWM) LGA - PWM

$103 - $433

Bus, train to New York JFK, fly to Bangor  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Roy Drive to Suffolk Avenue
  2. Take the train from Central Islip to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Bangor (BGR) JFK - BGR

$125 - $439

Train to Newark, fly to Portland  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Central Islip to Penn Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Portland (PWM) EWR - PWM

$138 - $437

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Long Island to Maine is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Long Island to Maine is to train and fly which costs $100 - $420 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Long Island to Maine. However, there are services departing from Smith Lane and arriving at Congress St + Hampshire St via Tanger, New York, NY and Portland Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 49 min.

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The distance between Long Island and Maine is 401 miles. The road distance is 348.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Long Island to Maine without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 48 min and costs $70 - $220.

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It takes approximately 9 h 48 min to get from Long Island to Maine, including transfers.

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Long Island to Maine bus services, operated by Hampton Jitney Inc., depart from Tanger station.

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The best way to get from Long Island to Maine is to train which takes 10 h 48 min and costs $100 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $110 and takes 11 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Portland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 16 min.

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Long Island to Maine bus services, operated by Concord Coach Lines, arrive at Portland, ME station.

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Map of how to get from Long Island to Maine.
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  • Distance: 401 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 48 min

What companies run services between Long Island, NY, USA and Maine, USA?

You can take a train from Centereach to Portland via Ronkonkoma LIRR, Ronkonkoma, Penn Station, New York Penn Station, Boston South Station, South Station, Kendall/MIT, Boston North Station, and Portland Transportation Center in around 10 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Centereach to Portland via Tanger Mall Drive, Tanger, 3 Av & E 39 St, New York, NY, Portland, ME, and Portland Transportation Center in around 11 h 49 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Bangor
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Bangor
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Bangor
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Bangor via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Central Islip to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Central Islip to Woodside
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Central Islip to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
mta.info
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$45 - $160
Business Class
$85 - $200
First Class
$200 - $300
Train from New London Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$160 - $220
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston North Station to Portland Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to Portland, Me
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from New London, Ct to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Concord Coach Lines
Suffolk County Transit
Phone
+1 631.852.5200
Website
sct-bus.org
Bus from Smith Lane to Riverhead County Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
Bus from Riverhead County Center to Orient Point Ferry Dock
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
Bus from Roy Drive to Suffolk Avenue
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
Hampton Jitney Inc.
Ferry operators
Long Island Ferry
Website
longislandferry.com
Car ferry from Orient Point to New London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
longislandferry.com
Book at
longislandferry.com
Passenger
$17
Vehicle
$42

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