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Bus Route Overview: Boston to Portland

There are 33 intercity buses per day from Boston to Portland. Traveling by bus from Boston to Portland usually takes around 2 hours and 4 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$27.00
Trips per day32
Most frequent serviceConcord Coach Lines
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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Boston to Portland

(Based on 65 ratings and reviews)




May 6, 2023- Visiting family

Concord Coach Lines




April 3, 2023- Solo travel

Concord Coach Lines

I was able to take an earlier bus with no problems



November 23, 2022- Solo travel

Concord Coach Lines

Pros: First time ever on a full bus so had a seat mate. I felt cramped and unable top dig in my bag for my ear buds etc. I should have had them out. Also first seat behind driver doesn’t provide much leg room. No more chargers? Bluetooth? Cons: I would like outlet and USB port. Tips: Make sure your devices are charged.



November 20, 2022- Visiting friends

Concord Coach Lines

Pros: Friendly attendants, clean bus, arrived early, orderly boarding process, good atmosphere. Cons: Wifi could be faster :) But it's not a big deal. Tips: Please wear a mask in closed spaces! The risks of long COVID are real.



October 2, 2022- Visiting friends

Concord Coach Lines

Pros: From New Zealand so the bus terminal looked pretty big and daunting but the whole process - from buying the tickets online, asking staff for advice, boarding and the trip- all so easy. Thank- you. Cons: Nothing to suggest. Tips: I think I have covered it all.

Boston to Portland Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Portland?

Bus tickets for a trip from Boston to Portland cost $27.78 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date


If you're planning to travel by bus from Boston to Portland in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $29 to $30. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on June 6, 2023.

If you’re looking to travel to Portland this week, bus tickets are available starting at $29.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Boston to Portland by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $28 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. Booking in advance, even by a few days, is the best way to find cheap bus tickets.

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. Concord Coach Lines connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Concord Coach Lines332h 4m$29.16
  • Book Concord Coach Lines from Boston to Portland from $27. There are 33 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 4 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 33 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.

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.

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 4 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.

Buses departing from Boston to Portland tend to have the most passengers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. If you are trying to snag a cheap bus tickets or just want an emptier bus you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

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.

There are 33 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Portland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 32 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 $22.00.

City Information


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.


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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

  • Boston Logan Airport

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.

All bus stations in Portland:

  • 100 Thompsons Pt Rd

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