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Journey Information

There are 42 intercity buses per day from Boston to Portland. Traveling by bus from Boston to Portland usually takes around 2 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Megabus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 55 minutes.

Distance99 mi (159 km)
Shortest duration1h 55m
Cheapest price€4.70
Trips per day42
Most frequent serviceConcord Coach Lines
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston to Portland

(Based on 83 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Sarbjit

18 January 2024- Regular commuter

Concord Coach Lines

Pros: Everything is very good. Cons: All is well.

5.0

Margaret

7 January 2024- Visiting friends

Concord Coach Lines

Just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who worked during the snowstorm this past weekend! I was stranded in NY and the buses were my savior way of getting home. You are all greatly appreciated.

5.0

Gina

26 December 2023- Visiting family

Concord Coach Lines

Comfortable, very affordable, relaxing trip

5.0

Bhekinhlanhla

22 December 2023- Solo travel

Concord Coach Lines

Pros: Excellent driver. Cons: Snacks on board.

5.0

Abdallah

24 October 2023- Solo travel

Concord Coach Lines

Pros: It’s nice and safety. Tips: Bring some water.

Boston to Portland Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Portland?

€18.79 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

€28€19€9AprApr

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Boston to Portland is expected to range from €14 to €28. If you are looking to travel to Portland within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €24. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €14 and can be found on 4 May 2024.

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 €26 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €9.36 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Portland?

There are 3 bus lines from Boston to Portland available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 27 daily trips, Concord Coach Lines usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Concord Coach Lines272h 3m€27.23
Greyhound22h 15m€24.66
Megabus141h 58m€24.20
  • Book Concord Coach Lines from Boston to Portland from €25. There are 27 trips per day offered by Concord Coach Lines from Boston to Portland and you can expect on average to pay for a Concord Coach Lines ticket to Portland. In Boston, Concord Coach Lines departs to Portland from South Station and one other station. In Portland, Concord Coach Lines arrives at 100 Thompsons Pt Rd .

    An average trip on Concord Coach Lines from Boston to Portland takes 2 hours and 3 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 27 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Portland.

  • 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 2 bus trips from Boston to Portland every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Portland usually start from €22.

  • Book Megabus from Boston to Portland from €5. There are 14 trips per day offered by Megabus from Boston to Portland and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Portland. In Boston, Megabus departs to Portland from 680 Atlantic Ave . In Portland, Megabus arrives at 100 Thompsons Pt Rd .

    An average trip on Megabus from Boston to Portland takes 1 hours and 58 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Portland in 1 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 14 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Portland.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
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.

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 159 kilometers from Boston to Portland. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 55 minutes. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Boston to Portland at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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.

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

There are 42 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Portland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Boston to Portland without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to Portland; ticket prices start at €22.62.

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 tasting 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

South Station is the largest and busiest train station in Boston, and a major transportation hub for the greater New England area. South Station's 13 tracks are used by Amtrak, Acela, the MBTA commuter rail, and the MBTA subway system (a.k.a. the "T") with connections to the Boston Logan International Airport. You can also access intercity bus service in the adjacent South Station Bus Terminal. South Station's historic train terminal opened in 1899 right in downtown Boston, and is close to many points of interest like the Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, and the hip Seaport district. At the terminal, you'll find free WiFi, luggage storage, a 24-hour information booth, and 14 dining options, including that New England favorite, Dunkin'.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • South Station

  • 680 Atlantic Ave

  • Boston Logan Airport

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in Portland?

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Main arrival station: 100 Thompsons Pt Rd

The Portland Transportation Center is located at 100 Thompsons Pt Rd, about two miles from Portland's Old Port area. Concord Coach Lines buses and Amtrak's Downeaster trains en route to Boston or Brunswick stop at this station. Inside the station, you'll find plenty of seating, restrooms, vending machines, and information desks for each travel company. In addition, there is plenty of paid parking in front of the station available to passengers.

Bus stations in Portland:

  • 100 Thompsons Pt Rd

  • Park & Ride - 274 Marginal Way

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