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There are 3 ways to get from Boston to Portland by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  1h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Boston / South Station, MA to Portland, ME 54 / ...

$17 - $35

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Train  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the train from Boston North Station to Portland Amtrak Station Downeaster

$29 - $45

Drive  •  1h 53m

  1. Drive from Boston to Portland 107.3 miles

$10 - $16

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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 Station, MA station and arriving at Portland, ME. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston North Station station and arriving at Portland Amtrak Station station. 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 107.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Portland without a car is to bus which takes 1h 54m and costs $17 - $35.

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The bus from Boston / South Station, MA to Portland, ME takes 1h 54m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Boston to Portland bus services, operated by Concord Coach Lines, arrive at Boston / South Station, MA.

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

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The best way to get from Boston to Portland is to bus which takes 1h 54m and costs $17 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $29 - $45 and takes 2h 30m.

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  • Distance: 99.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 54m

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

Concord Coach Lines operates a bus from Boston to Portland hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 1h 54m. Greyhound USA also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Boston to Portland every 4 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston North Station to Portland Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
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
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55

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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 Amtrak 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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