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There are 7 ways to get from Portland to Charlottetown by car ferry, bus, car, bus and ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Car ferry, bus  •  18 h 21 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Portland, ME to Yarmouth
  2. Take the bus from Yarmouth to Halifax
  3. Take the bus from Dartmouth to Amherst, NS
  4. Take the bus from Amherst, NS to Charlottetown

$167 - $264

Cheapest option

Car ferry, drive  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Portland, ME to Yarmouth
  2. Drive from Yarmouth to Caribou, NS
  3. Take the car ferry from Caribou, NS to Wood Islands, PEI
  4. Drive from Wood Islands, PEI to Charlottetown

$134 - $231

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Bus, drive, bus and ferry  •  18 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Bangor, ME
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Maine - Concord Coach to Caribou, Maine
  3. Drive from Caribou, Maine to Edmunston - 100 Grey Rock rd Shell truck stop
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Edmunston - 100 Grey Rock rd Shell truck stop to Charlottetown - 80 Buchanan drive

$237 - $247

Drive  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Portland to Charlottetown 530.5 miles

$70 - $110

Bus to Boston, fly to Charlottetown  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Logan Airport
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Charlottetown (YYG) BOS - YYG

$287 - $1,134

Fly Portland to Charlottetown  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PWM) to Charlottetown (YYG) PWM - YYG

$396 - $1,607

Bus to Boston, fly to Halifax, bus  •  11 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Logan Airport
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Halifax (YHZ) BOS - YHZ
  3. Take the bus from Halifax Airport, NS to Amherst, NS
  4. Take the bus from Amherst, NS to Charlottetown

$164 - $425

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The cheapest way to get from Portland to Charlottetown is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 8 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to Charlottetown is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 8 h 53 min.

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The distance between Portland and Charlottetown is 393 miles. The road distance is 530.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Portland to Charlottetown without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 18 h 21 min and costs $160 - $270.

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It takes approximately 18 h 21 min to get from Portland to Charlottetown, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Boston Airport to Charlottetown Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 3 min and has one stopover.

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Charlottetown is 1 h ahead of Portland. It is currently 2:08 PM in Portland and 3:08 PM in Charlottetown.

Yes, the driving distance between Portland to Charlottetown is 530 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 53 min to drive from Portland to Charlottetown.

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WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Boston Airport to Charlottetown Airport.

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There are 85+ hotels available in Charlottetown. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Portland to Charlottetown.
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  • Distance: 393.2 miles
  • Duration: 18 h 21 min

What companies run services between Portland, ME, USA and Charlottetown, PE, Canada?

United Airlines, Air Canada and four other airlines fly from Portland to Charlottetown hourly.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to Charlottetown via Montreal
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,200
Flights from Boston to Charlottetown via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from Boston to Charlottetown via Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,100
Flights from Boston to Charlottetown via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,200
Flights from Boston to Charlottetown via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $2,200
Flights from Boston to Charlottetown via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$360 - $2,400
Flights from Boston to Charlottetown via Toronto, Ottawa
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from Boston to Charlottetown via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from Boston to Charlottetown via Ottawa, Halifax
Ave. Duration
9 h 1 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,200
Flights from Portland to Charlottetown via Newark, Halifax
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,100
Flights from Portland to Charlottetown via Newark, Ottawa
Ave. Duration
10 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $3,300
Flights from Portland to Charlottetown via Newark, Montreal
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $3,200
Flights from Portland to Charlottetown via Newark, Toronto
Ave. Duration
11 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $3,400
Flights from Portland to Charlottetown via Newark, Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
10 h 41 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $3,300
Flights from Portland to Charlottetown via Washington Dulles, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $3,500
Flights from Portland to Charlottetown via Baltimore, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,400
Flights from Boston to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Boston to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Charlottetown via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Portland to Charlottetown via New York La Guardia, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from Portland to Charlottetown via Detroit, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 47 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Portland to Charlottetown via Washington Dulles, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Flights from Boston to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Charlottetown via Montreal
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,200
Flights from Portland to Charlottetown via Washington Dulles, Montreal
Ave. Duration
11 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $3,400
Flights from Boston to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Boston to Charlottetown via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Portland to Charlottetown via New York La Guardia, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from Portland to Charlottetown via Washington Dulles, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Flights from Boston to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Bus operators
Amero Shuttle
Website
ameroshuttle.tripod.com
Bus from Yarmouth to Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
ameroshuttle.tripod.com
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Dartmouth to Amherst, NS
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Amherst, NS to Charlottetown
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Halifax Airport, NS to Amherst, NS
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
maritimebus.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Portland, ME to Bangor, ME
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Cyr Bus Line
Website
johntcyrandsons.com
Bus from Bangor, Maine - Concord Coach to Caribou, Maine
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
johntcyrandsons.com
Autobus Les Sillons
Phone
+1(418) 986 3886
Email
info@autobuslessillons.com
Bus and ferry from Edmunston - 100 Grey Rock rd Shell truck stop to Charlottetown - 80 Buchanan drive
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$171
Schedules at
autobuslessillons.com
Ferry operators
Northumberland Ferries
Phone
+1 877-762-7245
Website
ferries.ca
Car ferry from Portland, ME to Yarmouth
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
ferries.ca
Book at
ferries.ca
Adult Off-Peak
$80
Adult Peak (July1 - Sept14)
$107
Vehicle Off-Peak
$149
Vehicle Peak (July1 - Sept14)
$199
Car ferry from Caribou, NS to Wood Islands, PEI
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ferries.ca
Book at
ferries.ca

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The best way to get from Portland to Portland Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 16 min and costs $1 - $3.

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