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Journey Information

Portland to Boston coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£11.77
Shortest Duration1h 55m
Trips per day14
Coach lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

What buses go from Portland to Boston?

Three bus companies offer service between Portland, Maine, and Boston: Concord Coach Lines, Greyhound and Megabus.

Concord Coach Lines offers 21 daily trips, which is the most offered by a carrier. The average travel time on a Concord bus is 2 hours, with tickets costing an average of $26.

Greyhound offers 2 daily trips, at an average travel time of 2 hours and 20 minutes. A ticket through Greyhound is around $18, which is the cheapest of the bus companies covering this route.

Megabus offers 9 daily trips, at an average travel time of 1 hour and 57 minutes, the fastest of any bus company covering this route. A bus ticket through Megabus costs an average $18.

Is there a train from Portland to Boston?

Yes, the Amtrak Downeaster travels between Portland and Boston. There are 5 daily routes to Boston from Portland, and tickets average about $24. (For comparison, bus tickets average $13.) Travel time on the Downeaster is about 2 hours and 32 minutes, with the first train of the day departing at 3:00 a.m. and the last train of the day departing at 6:00 p.m.

What is the best way to get from Portland to Boston?

The best way to get from Portland to Boston is probably by bus. The average travel time for a bus is around 2 hours, which is actually faster than the Amtrak Downeaster, and tickets average $10 less per person. There are 33 buses that cover this route per day, all direct, meaning you have plenty of options to fit your schedule.

Is it safe to travel by coach from Portland to Boston 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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 Portland to Boston?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £18.83 was the low point for coach fares from Portland to Boston. Coaches from Boston to Portland are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £18.83 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £2.25 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 2 hours and 4 minutes to cover the 99 miles (159 kilometers) from Portland, ME to Boston, MA. However, the fastest coach only takes 1 hour 55 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?

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Boston. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Portland?

The first coach leaves at 04:00 and the last coach leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all coaches from Portland to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 14 scheduled coaches that travel from Portland to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Maine to Massachusetts without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Portland to Boston; ticket prices start at £18.83.

What coach companies travel from Portland to Boston?

There are a couple of coach lines that have daily service from Portland, Maine to Boston, Massachusetts. Of these two services, Concord Coach Lines usually offers more choice, with 14 coach trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Concord Coach Lines142h 4m£20.91
Greyhound12h 20m£19.66

Where does the coach leave from in Portland?

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

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

Where does the coach arrive in Boston?

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • Logan Intl Airport - Term A
  • South Station Bus Terminal

Price trends for coaches from Portland to Boston

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 coaches from Portland, ME to Boston, MA
4.9
Based on 16 ratings and reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Concord Coach Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
4.9
Value
4.2
Condition
4.9
Haley
5.0
15 February 2020Couples trip
Pros
First NHL game!
Cons
The wifi connection.
Tips
Bring a phone charger, there is plugs on the bus!
Cynthia
5.0
19 October 2019Solo travel
Pros
driver was super respectful and kind. bus didn't fill up so everyone had lots of space. there were trays, cupholders, and wifi outlets
Cons
kind of old
Susan
5.0
7 October 2019Solo travel
Pros
Portland and the surrounding area
Cons
Driver was a little brusk with me when I didnt see they were loading.
Tips
bring your own snacks. they have water and pretzels...good but if you want more, it on you.
Jennifer
5.0
18 September 2019Visiting family
Pros
Ease Staff kindness Promptness when traffic is a real crap shoot!!
Cons
If Portland was 55 minutes closer to Boston.... 🤗
Tips
Do this!!!
Paul
4.0
20 August 2019Visiting family
Pros
convenient going to Logan

Based on 5 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
4.4
Staff
4.4
Value
4.2
Condition
4.6
Carolyn
5.0
16 November 2019Visiting friends
Pros
On time and fast moving line. I appreciate not needing a printed ticket.
Katie
5.0
24 October 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was convenient and I couldn't have found a better price elsewhere.
Olga
5.0
4 September 2019Visiting family
Pros
Concord bus is always comfy offers water, pretzels, movie and headphones for free.

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