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There are 4 ways to get from Boston to Portland by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to Portland, ME 48 / ...

$18 - $35

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the train from Boston to Portland Downeaster

$29 - $45

Drive  •  1h 53m

  1. Drive from Boston to Portland 107.1 miles

$10 - $16

Fly  •  3h 4m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Portland (PWM) BOS - PWM

$104 - $327

Boston to Portland by bus

The bus journey time between Boston and Portland is around 1h 58m and covers a distance of around 112 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 54m. Operated by Concord Coach Lines, Amtrak, Greyhound USA and others, the Boston to Portland bus service departs from Boston South Buses and arrives in Portland, ME. Typically 158 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 58m
Fastest bus time:
1h 54m
Buses per week:
158
Cheapest price:
$18
Carbon emissions:
22 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
05:45
Last bus departs at:
22:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Boston to Portland bus schedules

Boston → Portland
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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Portland is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Portland is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Boston South Buses and arriving at Portland, ME. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston and arriving at Portland. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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The distance between Boston and Portland is 99 miles. The road distance is 107.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Portland without a car is to bus which takes 2h 10m and costs $18 - $35.

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The bus from Boston South Buses to Portland, ME takes 2h 10m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Boston to Portland bus services, operated by Concord Coach Lines, depart from Boston South Buses station.

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Boston to Portland train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Boston station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Portland is to bus which takes 2h 10m and costs $18 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $29 - $45 and takes 2h 30m, you could also fly, which costs $100 - $330 and takes 3h 4m.

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  • Distance: 99 miles
  • Duration: 2h 10m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Portland, ME, USA?

Concord Coach Lines operates a bus from Boston South Buses to Portland, ME hourly. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 2h 10m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Boston to Portland every 4 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Portland
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston to Portland
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from South Station to Portland, ME
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston to Portland
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $26
Flexible
$35 - $55
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Boston to Portland
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Portland Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Boston to Portland bus services, operated by Concord Coach Lines, arrive at Portland, ME station.

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Boston to Portland train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Portland station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Portland is 107 miles. It takes approximately 1h 53m to drive from Boston to Portland.

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Cape Air offers flights from Boston Airport to Portland Airport.

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There are 121+ hotels available in Portland. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $13.

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