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Boston to Portland bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€9.05
Shortest Duration1h 55m
Trips per day7
Bus lines2

Boston to Portland Route Map

Boston Portland

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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 much is a bus ticket from Boston to Portland?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €11.25 was the low point for bus fares from Boston to Portland. Buses from Portland to Boston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €11.25 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 bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 17 days in advance. By doing so, you could save €10.36 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 99 miles (159 kilometers) from Boston, MA to Portland, ME. However, the fastest bus 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 bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Portland at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 bus 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 buses leave Boston?

The first bus leaves at 07:00 and the last bus leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Portland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Portland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 13 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to Portland; ticket prices start at €19.75.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Portland?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Boston, Massachusetts to Portland, Maine. Of these two services, Concord Coach Lines usually offers more choice, with 8 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Concord Coach Lines82h 9m€21.94
Greyhound12h 26m€12.49

Book Concord Coach Lines from Boston to Portland from €20. There are 8 Concord Coach Lines schedules from Boston to Portland and you can expect on average to pay €22 for a Concord Coach Lines ticket to Portland. In Boston, Concord Coach Lines departs to Portland from South Station Bus Terminal and 1 other station. In Portland, Concord Coach Lines arrives at 100 Thompsons Pt Rd and no other station. An average trip on Concord Coach Lines from Boston to Portland takes 2 hours and 9 minutes, while the fastest available Concord Coach Lines trip will get you to Portland in 1 hours and 55 minutes, On weekends, Concord Coach Lines offers 16 trips per day and you could expect to pay €22 for a weekend getaway trip to Portland.

Book Greyhound from Boston to Portland from €9. There are 1 Greyhound schedules from Boston to Portland and you can expect on average to pay €12 for a Greyhound ticket to Portland. In Boston, Greyhound departs to Portland from South Station Bus Terminal and no other station. In Portland, Greyhound arrives at International Market and no other station. An average trip on Greyhound from Boston to Portland takes 2 hours and 26 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Portland in 1 hours and 55 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay €14 for a weekend getaway trip to Portland.

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

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

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

Where does the bus arrive in Portland?

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

  • 100 Thompsons Pt Rd
  • International Market

Price trends for buses from Boston to Portland

Average prices by travel date

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston, MA to Portland, ME

(Based on 29 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Dione

21 March 2020 - Solo travel

Concord Coach Lines

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. 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.

4.0

Cemre

2 February 2020 - Visiting friends

Megabus

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 w... 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.More

5.0

Emily

3 January 2020 - Visiting friends

Concord Coach Lines

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! 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!

5.0

Rebecca

24 December 2019 - Solo travel

Concord Coach Lines

Pros: Relaxing. Cons: Some sort of holder for phones even though they are different sizes. I couldn’t figure out the tray table. Pros: Relaxing. Cons: Some sort of holder for phones even though they are different sizes. I couldn’t figure out the tray table.

5.0

Annalena

3 November 2019 - Vacation

Megabus

Pros: portland is simply awesome. Cons: can’t think of anything. Pros: portland is simply awesome. Cons: can’t think of anything.

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