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

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  •  2 h 9 min

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

$68 - $113

Cheapest option

Bus, shuttle  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Wells 3522 / ...
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Wells Regional Transportation Center to School St. Parking Orange 5

$16 - $33

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Sanford 89.3 miles

$8 - $13

Questions & Answers

The distance between Boston and Sanford is 77 miles. The road distance is 89.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Sanford without a car is to train which takes 2 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to get from Boston to Sanford, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Sanford is 89 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to drive from Boston to Sanford.

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There are 96+ hotels available in Sanford. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Sanford.
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  • Distance: 76.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 9 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Boston to Sanford 5 times a day. Tickets cost $28 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 48 min.

Train operators

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
+1 1-800-872-7245
Train from Boston North Station to Wells Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
$150 - $210
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
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Bus from Boston, Ma to Wells
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Estimated price
$14 - $35
$14 - $21
$24 - $35
Shoreline Explorer
800 965 5762
Shuttle from Wells Regional Transportation Center to School St. Parking
Ave. Duration
40 min
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
Schedules at

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