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About Portland

Portland is Maine's largest city and, because of that, the main transportation hub in the state. From Portland, travelers can easily reach destinations such as Boston, Albany, and even Gainesville, Texas, by a combination of buses, trains, and ferries. And there’s plenty to do in the city, even if you’re traveling solo.

Since its foundation in 1786, Portland has recovered from no less than four major fires, creating a fascinating blend of old and new. The dedicated Arts District around upper Congress Street has a smattering of important museum collections, including the Portland Museum of Art, the state's oldest public art institution.

The West End hosts the majority of Portland's historic buildings, creating an olde worlde feel. However, the presence of several well-regarded schools and colleges ensures Portland remains one of the most vibrant small cities in the U.S.

After several years of hardship, the Old Port district has once again become the center of the action. Its attractive cobblestone streets and 19th-century red-brick warehouses now contain a selection of on-trend cafes, bars, and boutique stores. At the same time, it's still possible to watch the time-honored tradition of fishermen unloading their lobster pots onto the foreshore.

East of the downtown area, you'll find Munjoy Hill. It's a district with strong Irish and Italian roots, making it one of the best places in Portland to enjoy the authentic cuisine of Italy. It’s no wonder we named Portland one of our top vacation destinations in Maine.

What bus companies travel to Portland, Maine?

Located in Maine, Portland is accessible by bus from 37 other cities. You can choose from 138 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Portland on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Portland are also available. Ferry trips to Portland are yet another option .

Bus companies serving Portland

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US1931d 10h 26m€139.72
Greyhound2110h 5m€43.93
Concord Coach Lines171h 58m€25.05
Megabus11h 58m€24.22
Concord Coach Lines16h 0m€79.76
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

Which bus service has the best service to Portland?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Portland by bus with Concord Coach Lines giving them a 4.9 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Concord Coach Lines had the most comfortable bus service to Portland taking into account the seats and amenities that Concord Coach Lines offers. They rate Concord Coach Lines a 4.8 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Portland punctually, travelers suggest that Concord Coach Lines has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Portland, rating them a 4.9 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

€4.68 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Portland, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Portland. In the last month, buses from Auburn to Portland had the lowest average price at €11.26.

The busiest bus station in Portland is Park & Ride - 274 Marginal Way. As Portland's main station, it has the most buses coming and going. However, a popular alternative is 100 Thompsons Pt Rd.

The closest airport to Portland is Portland Intl Jetport Airport (PWM), it is located 2.9 miles from the city center of Portland.
Among bus travelers Portland is the second most popular destination in the region. It also ranks number 96 in United States. Portland has the most bus connections in the region. There are 77 bus schedules arriving in Portland each day.
The population of Portland is 66881. Portland ranks number 4 in terms of population in Maine and number 335 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Portland range from €11 for a short trip to Portland, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Portland starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Portland can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €5.
People who take the bus to Portland are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Portland easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest bus station to the city center of Portland is Park & Ride - 274 Marginal Way, located just 0.4 miles away. Select Park & Ride - 274 Marginal Way as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Portland. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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