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There are 4 ways to get from South Portland to Boston by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the train from Portland to Boston Downeaster

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Bus  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Boston / Logan Airport 51 / ...

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Bus via Boston South Buses  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Portland, ME to Boston South Buses 53 / ...

Drive  •  1h 56m

  1. Drive from South Portland to Boston 108.1 miles
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The cost-effective way to get from South Portland to Boston is to drive, which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from South Portland to Boston is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Portland to Boston. However, there are services departing from Danforth St + High St and arriving at Boston / Logan Airport via Congress St + Forest Ave and Portland, ME. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 2m.

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The distance between South Portland and Boston is 98 miles. The road distance is 108.1 miles.

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The best way to get from South Portland to Boston without a car is to train which takes 2h 39m and costs $45 - $65.

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It takes approximately 2h 39m to get from South Portland to Boston, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from South Portland to Boston is to train which takes 2h 39m and costs $45 - $65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $15 - $45 and takes 3h 2m.

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South Portland to Boston bus services, operated by Concord Coach Lines, arrive at Boston / Logan Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Portland to Boston is 108 miles. It takes approximately 1h 56m to drive from South Portland to Boston.

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  • Distance: 98.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 39m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Portland to Boston every 4 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 32m. Alternatively, Concord Coach Lines operates a bus from Portland, ME to Boston / Logan Airport hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $35 and the journey takes 1h 50m.

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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Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland to Boston
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Bus operators
Concord Coach Lines
Phone
+1 800-639-3317
Email
info@concordcoachlines.com
Website
concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Portland, ME to Boston / Logan Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Children ages 5-11
$11 - $16
Adult
$22 - $35
Bus from Portland, ME to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Children ages 5-11
$11 - $16
Adult
$22 - $35
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Portland, ME to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Amtrak

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