Directions from Portland to Amherst

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Recommended option

Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Me to Boston, Ma 3525 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Springfield, Ma 277 / ...

$41 - $88

3 alternative options

Bus via Logan Airport  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Logan Airport Southbound
  2. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Springfield, Ma 277 / ...

$46 - $88

Train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Transportation Center Amtrak to Boston North Station Amtrak Downeaster
  2. Take the train from Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$73 - $153

Drive  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Portland to Amherst 176.2 miles

$17 - $25

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

You can take a bus from Portland to Amherst via Boston, Ma, Springfield, Ma, and Springfield, MA in around 6 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Portland to Amherst via Boston North Station Amtrak, North Station, Back Bay, Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak, Springfield Amtrak, and Springfield, MA in around 7 h 45 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Transportation Center Amtrak to Boston North Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Portland, Me to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Boston, Ma to Springfield, Ma
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Concord Coach Lines
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Springfield, MA
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Portland and Amherst is 234 km. The road distance is 282 km.

The cheapest way to get from Portland to Amherst is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 18 min.

The quickest way to get from Portland to Amherst is to drive which takes 3 h 18 min and costs $17 - $25.

No, there is no direct bus from Portland to Amherst. However, there are services departing from Portland, Me and arriving at Amherst, MA - 79 South Pleasant Street via Boston, Ma and Springfield, MA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to get from Portland to Amherst, including transfers.