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Boston to Portland, ME bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration1h 54m
Trips per day43
bus carriers3
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Overall score for Boston to Portland
4.7
Based on 27 reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Concord Coach Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 93 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.4
Value
3.8
Condition
4.6
Emily
5.0
January 3, 2020Visiting friends
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!
Rebecca
5.0
December 24, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Relaxing
Cons
Some sort of holder for phones even though they are different sizes. I couldn’t figure out the tray table
Mei
4.0
October 5, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I could eat a delicious lobster roll! I enjoyed looking at museum.
Cons
I could know Portland shops.
Tips
Most of the shops are closed at 4 or 5 pm. So, you could not look at so many shops.
Jacob
4.0
October 6, 2019Business
Pros
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Cons
Printed tickets for all.
Tips
Hi Scooter! Hi Kate! Hi P! Hi Igor! Hi Chris! HI DANO! No hi to Mattw. Trip was 🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑 and 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋 :) - Jake
Kaileigh
5.0
October 5, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I enjoy how the bus leaves on time and arrives on time. They are always clean and the seats are not bad for a bus. The staff is always polite and courteous.
Cons
Movie selections.
Tips
Just be a good passenger. Do not talk on the phone the whole ride or listen to movies/videos without headphones. Be mindful of your space when sitting next to another passenger.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.5
Condition
5.0
Santo
4.0
September 19, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Not having to drive.
Cons
I don’t have a comment
Tips
Won’t be disappointed.
Fred
4.0
July 28, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Ease of booking.
Cons
I booked a Greyhound but found myself with Concord. This meant that the rendezvous station was different from the one I, and those who came to pick me up, was not as expected. This might have been expensive had I pre-booked a taxi to meet me. Please improve communica...More

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.6
Value
4.1
Condition
4.6
Cemre
4.0
February 2, 2020Visiting friends
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.
Annalena
5.0
November 3, 2019Vacation
Pros
portland is simply awesome
Cons
can’t think of anything
Jennifer
5.0
August 6, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was very easy to book and very cheap!! There was a free shuttle from the airport in Boston to the bus terminal and people were very helpful when I got lost!!
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Use wanderu!!
Amy
5.0
July 11, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Family didn’t have to travel 2 hours to pick us up. Easy and comfortable.
Cons
Signs at South Station directing to bus terminal
Tips
Bus station is a separate building at South Station in Boston. Signs were not clear but walk along track 1 from South Station to enter bus terminal.

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.

How much does a bus ticket from Boston to Portland, ME cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Boston to Portland were $18.09.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Boston to Portland is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 28 days out, tickets are on average $7.51 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Boston to Portland, ME?

The distance between Boston and Portland is approximately 98.71 miles, or 158.82 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 2 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 54 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Boston to Portland?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Boston to Portland, ME by bus is usually on Wednesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Sunday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Portland?

On average there are 43 scheduled bus trips per day. Concord Coach Lines has the most regularly scheduled departures from Boston to Portland, ME, with an average of 31 trips per day and 632 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers serve the route from Boston to Portland. Of the 43 trips there are 43 trips that are direct connections to Portland.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Boston to Portland, ME start at $24.00.

3 carriers offer Boston to Portland, ME bus trips

Concord Coach Lines

Book Concord Coach Lines from Boston to Portland from $24.00. There are 31 trips per day offered by Concord Coach Lines from Boston to Portland and you can expect on average to pay $26.45 for a Concord Coach Lines ticket to Portland. In Boston, Concord Coach Lines departs to Portland from Logan Intl Airport - Term A 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 54 minutes,

On weekends, Concord Coach Lines offers 32 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $26.44 for a weekend trip to Portland.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 3m
Avg. Price
$26.45

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Boston to Portland from $10.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Boston to Portland and you can expect on average to pay $15.68 for a Greyhound ticket to Portland. In Boston, Greyhound departs to Portland from South Station Bus Terminal, In Portland, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 950 Congress St,

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 54 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $17.30 for a weekend trip to Portland.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 26m
Avg. Price
$15.68

Megabus

Book Megabus from Boston to Portland from $1.00. There are 10 trips per day offered by Megabus from Boston to Portland and you can expect on average to pay $17.24 for a Megabus ticket to Portland. In Boston, Megabus departs to Portland from South Station Bus Terminal, 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 54 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 10 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $17.92 for a weekend trip to Portland.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 58m
Avg. Price
$17.24
There are 2 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Portland will depart from these stations in Boston:
  • South Station Bus Terminal
  • Logan Intl Airport - Term A
Buses arrive in Portland at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Portland for trips arriving from Boston:
  • 100 Thompsons Pt Rd
  • Bus Terminal - 950 Congress St