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There are 6 ways to get from Portland to Amherst by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Boston, MA - South Station Auburn - Portland - Boston South Station / ...
  2. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Amherst Town Commons, Amherst Center, MA Peter Pan

$40 - $63

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Train, bus  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Portland Amtrak Station to Boston North Station Downeaster
  2. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Amherst Town Commons, Amherst Center, MA Peter Pan

$49 - $100

Train  •  7h 56m

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

$76 - $153

Drive  •  3h 18m

  1. Drive from Portland to Amherst 176.2 miles

$17 - $25

Bus to Augusta, fly, bus  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Augusta, ME
  2. Fly from Augusta (AUG) to Boston (BOS) AUG - BOS
  3. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Amherst Town Commons, Amherst Center, MA

$112 - $215

Amtrak Thruway to Rockland, fly, bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Portland, ME to Rockland, ME
  2. Fly from Rockland (RKD) to Boston (BOS) RKD - BOS
  3. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Amherst Town Commons, Amherst Center, MA

$133 - $281

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Portland to Amherst. However, there are services departing from Portland, ME and arriving at Amherst Town Commons, Amherst Center, MA via South Station, Boston, MA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 25m.

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The distance between Portland and Amherst is 146 miles. The road distance is 176.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Portland to Amherst without a car is to bus which takes 5h 25m and costs $35 - $65.

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It takes approximately 5h 25m to get from Portland to Amherst, including transfers.

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Portland to Amherst bus services, operated by Concord Coach Lines, depart from Portland, ME station.

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The best way to get from Portland to Amherst is to bus which takes 5h 25m and costs $35 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $160 and takes 7h 56m.

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The quickest flight from Augusta Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 8m.

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Portland to Amherst bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Amherst Town Commons, Amherst Center, MA station.

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Map of how to get from Portland to Amherst.
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  • Distance: 146 miles
  • Duration: 5h 25m

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

You can take a bus from Portland to Amherst via Boston, MA - South Station and South Station, Boston, MA in around 5h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Portland to Amherst via Boston North Station, North Station, Back Bay, Boston Back Bay Station, Springfield Amtrak Station, and Union Station, Springfield, MA in around 7h 56m.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Augusta to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Flights from Rockland to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $350
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 Portland Amtrak Station to Boston North Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
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
Train from Boston Back Bay Station to Springfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
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
Concord Coach Lines
Website
concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Portland, ME to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Portland, ME to Augusta, ME
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Portland, ME to Rockland, ME
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Amherst Town Commons, Amherst Center, MA
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Portland, ME to Augusta, ME
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Portland, ME to Rockland, ME
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Portland to Amherst is 176 miles. It takes approximately 3h 18m to drive from Portland to Amherst.

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Cape Air offers flights from Augusta Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Amherst. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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