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Journey Information

Boston to Portland coach - cost & duration

Cheapest priceUS$1.00
Shortest Duration1h 54m
Trips per day6
Coach lines2
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Boston-Portland Coach Timetable

Price trends for coaches from Boston to Portland

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Boston to Portland
4.8
Based on 28 reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Concord Coach Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 93 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.5
Value
3.8
Condition
4.6
Dione
5.0
21 March 2020Solo travel
Pros
It was easy !!
Cons
My seat was taped with electric tape to secure a tear . Kinda gross
Tips
All in all a nice experience
Emily
5.0
3 January 2020Visiting friends
Pros
comfy seats, internet worked! also very helpful and friendly drivers
Cons
n/a
Tips
I will travel via bus much more often after this experience; it was lovely and I was able to get a lot of work done!
Rebecca
5.0
24 December 2019Solo travel
Pros
Relaxing
Cons
Some sort of holder for phones even though they are different sizes. I couldn’t figure out the tray table
Mei
4.0
5 October 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I could eat a delicious lobster roll! I enjoyed looking at museum.
Cons
I could know Portland shops.
Tips
Most of the shops are closed at 4 or 5 pm. So, you could not look at so many shops.
Jacob
4.0
6 October 2019Business
Pros
Wanderu is the best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best ...More
Cons
Printed tickets for all.
Tips
Hi Scooter! Hi Kate! Hi P! Hi Igor! Hi Chris! HI DANO! No hi to Mattw. Trip was 🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑 and 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋 :) - Jake

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.5
Condition
5.0
Santo
4.0
19 September 2019Visiting family
Pros
Not having to drive.
Cons
I don’t have a comment
Tips
Won’t be disappointed.
Fred
4.0
28 July 2019Visiting family
Pros
Ease of booking.
Cons
I booked a Greyhound but found myself with Concord. This meant that the rendezvous station was different from the one I, and those who came to pick me up, was not as expected. This might have been expensive had I pre-booked a taxi to meet me. Please improve communica...More

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.6
Value
4.1
Condition
4.6
Cemre
4.0
2 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Despite leaving a few minutes after the said departure time, we arrived pretty much on time.
Cons
The bus arrived a few minutes after the departure time, but there was no one or no way for us to be informed about it. Also I wasn’t able to adjust my seat, which was a little inconvenient.
Annalena
5.0
3 November 2019Vacation
Pros
portland is simply awesome
Cons
can’t think of anything
Jennifer
5.0
6 August 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was very easy to book and very cheap!! There was a free shuttle from the airport in Boston to the bus terminal and people were very helpful when I got lost!!
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Use wanderu!!
Amy
5.0
11 July 2019Visiting family
Pros
Family didn’t have to travel 2 hours to pick us up. Easy and comfortable.
Cons
Signs at South Station directing to bus terminal
Tips
Bus station is a separate building at South Station in Boston. Signs were not clear but walk along track 1 from South Station to enter bus terminal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Boston to Portland a good day-trip?

Yes, a trip to Portland, Maine, from Boston is a very doable day-trip. The average travel time is just two hours, meaning you can pack in a full day before returning home. The earliest bus departs for Portland at 5:00 a.m., and the last bus returning to Boston leaves Portland at 7:00 p.m.

Is there a train that goes from Boston to Portland?

Yes, the Amtrak Downeaster provides service from Boston to Portland. Tickets average about $24, and the travel time is 2 hours and 30 minutes, which is slightly longer than most bus trips. There are 4 trains per day that cover this route, all of them direct.

What is the cheapest bus from Boston to Portland?

The cheapest bus from Boston to Portland is a toss-up between Megabus and Greyhound. Both companies provide tickets that cost around $19 on average. The primary difference between the two is that Megabus offers 10 daily schedules, while Greyhound only offers 1. A trip on Greyhound will take approximately 2 hours and 26 minutes, while a trip on Megabus takes about 2 hours flat.

Is it safe to travel by coach from Boston to Portland right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most coach companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, coach companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a coach ticket from Boston to Portland?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, US$6.93 was the low point for coach fares from Boston to Portland. Coaches from Portland to Boston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than US$6.93 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you could save US$20.54 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 2 hours and 1 minute to cover the 99 miles (159 kilometers) from Boston to Portland. However, the fastest coach only takes 1 hour 54 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for coach travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Boston?

The first coach leaves at 05:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Boston to Portland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled coaches that travel from Boston to Portland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to Portland; ticket prices start at US$29.00.

What coach companies travel from Boston to Portland?

There are a couple of coach lines that have daily service from Boston to Portland. Of these two services, Megabus usually offers more choice, with 11 coach trips per day.
CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound12h 25mUS$19.16
Megabus111h 58mUS$7.66

Where does the coach leave from in Boston?

Boston, Massachusetts has two coach stations with service to Portland, Maine:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

Where does the coach arrive in Portland?

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Portland, Maine:

  • 100 Thompsons Pt Rd
  • Bus Terminal - 950 Congress St

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