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Bus Route Overview: Boston to Portland

There is one daily bus from Boston to Portland. Traveling by bus from Boston to Portland usually takes around 2 hours and 25 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance99 mi (159 km)
Shortest duration2h 25m
Cheapest price€14.61
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston to Portland

(Based on 48 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Mayu

16 June 2022- Solo travel

Concord Coach Lines

Service was easy and bus was on time. It was comfortable and the time flew by. Thanks again.

Service was easy and bus was on time. It was comfortable and the time flew by. Thanks again.

5.0

Jean Bosco

6 June 2022- Visiting friends

Concord Coach Lines

Pros: I liked the punctuality: the departure was on time and the arrival was on time; I was really impressed. Keep it up, you are the best! Cons: All seemed perfect to me! Tips: If you believe that time is money, travel with Concord Buses!

Pros: I liked the punctuality: the departure was on time and the arrival was on time; I was really impressed. Keep it up, you are the best! Cons: All seemed perfect to me! Tips: If you believe that time is money, travel with Concord Buses!

4.0

Jesse

5 June 2022- Solo travel

Concord Coach Lines

Pros: Movie on bus. Cons: Better seat-back trays.

Pros: Movie on bus. Cons: Better seat-back trays.

5.0

Susan

28 May 2022- Visiting family

Concord Coach Lines

Pros: Friendly staff. On time despite big storm. Tips: Seems a good bargain with excellent drivers.

Pros: Friendly staff. On time despite big storm. Tips: Seems a good bargain with excellent drivers.

5.0

nancy m

18 May 2022- Visiting friends

Concord Coach Lines

Pros: Driver was excellent. Cons: Wish everyone had mask on.

Pros: Driver was excellent. Cons: Wish everyone had mask on.

Boston to Portland Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Portland?

€18.51 is the average price of a bus ticket from Boston to Portland. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

€29€19€10JulJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Boston to Portland is expected to range from €18 to €28. If you are looking to travel to Portland within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €19. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €18 and can be found on 21 July 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Boston to Portland by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around €24 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €9.38 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Portland?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Boston to Portland. Greyhound is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound12h 26m€22.16
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach 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 performs about 1 bus trips from Boston to Portland every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 26 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Portland usually start from €15.

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 bus from Boston to Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Boston to Portland?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 159 kilometers from Boston to Portland. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

Buses from Boston to Portland are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your bus tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?

There is usually only one bus per day from Boston to Portland. It leaves the station in Boston at 17:00 each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Boston to Portland. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to Portland; ticket prices start at €23.38.

City Information

Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.

Portland

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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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

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Main departure station: South Station Bus Terminal

The South Station Bus Terminal is Boston's primary intercity bus station, and a major hub for bus companies like Greyhound, OurBus, Concord Coach Lines, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and more. The bus station is directly adjacent to the South Station Train Terminal, making it easy to access the local MBTA public transit, commuter rail, and connections to the airport. At the bus station, you'll find an on-site parking garage, a food court, and free WiFi. Nestled between the Financial District, Chinatown, and the Seaport, South Station is within a short walk from some of Boston's top sights and it is easily accessible by any mode of transportation.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

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