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

Recommended option

Bus, drive  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Bangor, ME
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, ME - Concord Coach to Perry, ME
  3. Drive from Perry, ME to Saint John

$58 - $76

4 alternative options

Bus  •  10 h 13 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 Oromocto, NB 708 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Oromocto, NB to Saint John, NB 501

$79 - $112

Drive  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Portland to Saint John 297.9 miles

$35 - $60

Bus, fly to St John  •  8 h 36 min

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

$246 - $809

Bus, fly to Bar Harbor, drive  •  9 h 49 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 Ellsworth, Maine to Perry, ME
  4. Drive from Perry, ME to Saint John

$171 - $401

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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 8 h 14 min to get from Portland to Saint John, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Portland to Saint John.
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  • Distance: 235.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 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 Oromocto, NB in around 10 h 13 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to St John via Montreal
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to St John via Halifax
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to St John via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to St John via Ottawa, Montreal
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to St John via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to St John via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to St John via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to St John via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Boston to St John via Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ottawa
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Boston to Bar Harbor
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Bar Harbor
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Bus operators
West Transportation
Phone
1-800-596-2823
Email
info@westbusservice.com
Website
westbusservice.com
Bus from Bangor, ME - Concord Coach to Perry, ME
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
westbusservice.com
Bus from Ellsworth, Maine to Perry, ME
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Schedules at
westbusservice.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 Oromocto, NB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Book at
maritimebus.betterez.com
Bus from Oromocto, NB to Saint John, NB
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Book at
maritimebus.betterez.com

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