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There are 5 ways to get from Portland to Saint John by bus, car or plane

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Bus, drive  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Augusta, ME
  2. Take the bus from Augusta, ME to Bangor, ME
  3. Take the bus from Bangor, ME to Perry, ME
  4. Drive from Perry, ME to Saint John

$73 - $91

4 alternative options

Bus  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Bangor, ME
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Maine - Concord Coach to Houlton, Maine
  3. Take the bus from Woodstock, NB to Fredericton, NB
  4. Take the bus from Fredericton, NB to Saint John, NB

$86 - $115

Drive  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Portland to Saint John 297.9 miles

$35 - $60

Bus, fly to Saint John  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Logan Airport
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Saint John (YSJ) BOS - YSJ

$249 - $811

Bus, fly to Bar Harbor, drive  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Logan Airport
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Bar Harbor (BHB) BOS - BHB
  3. Take the bus from Hancock, ME to Perry, ME
  4. Drive from Perry, ME to Saint John

$186 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Portland to Saint John is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to Saint John is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The distance between Portland and Saint John is 236 miles. The road distance is 297.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 9 h 14 min to get from Portland to Saint John, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Boston Airport to Saint John Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Saint John is 1 h ahead of Portland. It is currently 9:09 AM in Portland and 10:09 AM in Saint John.

Yes, the driving distance between Portland to Saint John is 298 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to drive from Portland to Saint John.

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Porter Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Boston Airport to Saint John Airport.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Saint John. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Portland to Saint John.
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  • Distance: 235.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 14 min

What companies run services between Portland, ME, USA and Saint John, NB, Canada?

You can take a bus from Portland to Saint John via Bangor, ME, Bangor, Maine - Concord Coach, Houlton, Maine, Woodstock, NB, and Fredericton, NB in around 10 h 33 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to Saint John via Montreal
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Saint John via Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Saint John via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Saint John via Ottawa, Montreal
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Saint John via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Saint John via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Saint John via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Saint John via Ottawa, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Saint John via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
9 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Bar Harbor
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Boston to Saint John via Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ottawa
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Boston to Bar Harbor
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Bus operators
Concord Coach Lines
Website
concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Portland, ME to Augusta, ME
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Augusta, ME to Bangor, ME
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Portland, ME to Bangor, ME
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Portland, ME to Logan Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
West Transportation
Phone
1-800-596-2823
Email
info@westbusservice.com
Website
westbusservice.com
Bus from Bangor, ME to Perry, ME
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $28
Schedules at
westbusservice.com
Bus from Hancock, ME to Perry, ME
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Schedules at
westbusservice.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 Houlton, Maine
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $29
Schedules at
johntcyrandsons.com
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Woodstock, NB to Fredericton, NB
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Fredericton, NB to Saint John, NB
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Book at
maritimebus.com

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