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Bus Route Overview: Boston to Portland

There are 27 intercity buses per day from Boston to Portland. Traveling by bus from Boston to Portland usually takes around 2 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest Concord Coach Lines bus can make the trip in just one hour and 55 minutes.

Distance99 mi (159 km)
Shortest duration1h 55m
Cheapest price$15.00
Trips per day34
Most frequent serviceConcord Coach Lines
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston to Portland

(Based on 41 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Hung

April 29, 2022- Visiting family

Concord Coach Lines

Pros: It was a comfortable and safe trip with very hospitable employees. Cons: Movies still use plug in earphones.

Pros: It was a comfortable and safe trip with very hospitable employees. Cons: Movies still use plug in earphones.

5.0

Emily

April 25, 2022- Visiting family

Concord Coach Lines

Pros: The driver was friendly and enforced the no-talking-on-the-phone policy well. Cons: Nothing that I can think of. Tips: Don't talk loudly on the phone!

Pros: The driver was friendly and enforced the no-talking-on-the-phone policy well. Cons: Nothing that I can think of. Tips: Don't talk loudly on the phone!

5.0

Brandon

April 21, 2022- Vacation

Concord Coach Lines

Pros: Got me to where I had to go in a timely manor. Cons: Nothing.

Pros: Got me to where I had to go in a timely manor. Cons: Nothing.

5.0

Brianna

March 21, 2022- Vacation

Concord Coach Lines

The driver was a character

The driver was a character

5.0

Nicole

March 10, 2022- Vacation

Concord Coach Lines

Pros: I did not have to drive. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Take the bus to Boston.

Pros: I did not have to drive. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Take the bus to Boston.

Boston to Portland Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Portland?

$20.80 is the average price of a bus ticket from Boston to Portland. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Boston to Portland is expected to range from $21 to $26. If you are looking to travel to Portland within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $25. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $21 and can be found on June 4, 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 $25 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 24 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $5.82 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 19 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 Lines192h 7m$26.40
Concord Coach Lines151h 57m$24.00
Greyhound12h 25m$19.10
  • Concord Coach Lines

    Concord Coach Lines

    Book Concord Coach Lines from Boston to Portland from $24. There are 19 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 Bus Terminal 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 7 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 26 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Portland.

  • Concord Coach Lines

    Concord Coach Lines

    Book Concord Coach Lines from Boston to Portland from $24. There are 15 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 . In Portland, Concord Coach Lines arrives at 100 Thompsons Pt Rd .

    An average trip on Concord Coach Lines from Boston to Portland takes 1 hours and 57 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 15 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Portland.

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 performs about 1 bus trips from Boston to Portland every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 25 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Portland usually start from $15.

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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 long is the bus ride from Boston to Portland?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 7 minutes to cover the 99 miles 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.

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

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Portland, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Portland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Portland are there per day?

There are 27 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Portland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 34 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 $24.00.

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

  • South Station

Where does the bus arrive in Portland?

Main arrival station: 100 Thompsons Pt Rd

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Portland.

All bus stations in Portland:

  • 100 Thompsons Pt Rd

  • Park & Ride - 274 Marginal Way

Need a return trip from Portland to Boston?

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