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Worcester - Portland Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Worcester to Portland. Traveling by bus from Worcester to Portland usually takes around 4 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance124 mi (200 km)
Shortest duration4h 45m
Cheapest price$14.48
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
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How much is a bus ticket from Worcester to Portland?

Bus tickets for a trip from Worcester to Portland cost $19.65 on average. This is an excellent value for the 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

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Worcester to Portland in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $19 to $36. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 9, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Portland this week, bus tickets are available starting at $19.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Worcester to Portland is usually cheapest in September, when the average ticket price is only $27. If you're planning to take the bus from Worcester to Portland during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $36. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 20 days in advance to save up to $22.36.

What bus companies travel from Worcester to Portland?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Worcester to Portland. Greyhound is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound14h 52m$27.37
  • 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 Worcester to Portland every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 52 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Portland usually start from $14.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 52 minutes to cover the 124 miles from Worcester to Portland. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 45 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Worcester to Portland for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

There is usually only one bus per day from Worcester to Portland. It leaves the station in Worcester at 3:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from Worcester to Portland. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

City Information

Worcester

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We dare you to pronounce it right on the first try. Named after Worcester in England, Worcester is the second-most populous city in Massachusetts. The city boasts an extensive history, particularly because of its industrial and weaponry prowess during World War II; take your dad (or your dad friend) to the Worcester Historical Museum to learn more.

For those more interested in science and nature, visit the popular EcoTarium, which includes hands-on exhibits and an outdoor campus featuring forest and meadow trails. Then, to apply your newfound natural knowledge, take a relaxing stroll through Green Hill Park to try to identify the lake's wildlife. In the evening, visit The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts to catch anything from a burlesque show, Broadway performance, or even a silent film.

Worcester's location at the heart of the state makes it easy to travel to this bustling city. Worcester has its own regional airport, or head to Boston's Logan Airport for a wider variety of flights. Amtrak trains provide daily services from Boston, and bus service is available on Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, OurBus, and Peter Pan.

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 Worcester?

Main departure station: Union Station

Most buses depart from the main station in Worcester.

All bus stations in Worcester:

  • Union Station

Where does the bus arrive in Portland?

Main arrival station: Park & Ride - 274 Marginal Way

Greyhound and FlixBus routes to Portland arrive at a Park & Ride lot off I-295 in the East Bayside area of the city. The Park & Ride lot has 200 free parking spaces but no station building. So make sure to use the restroom before heading to the bus stop, and pack any snacks you'll want on the ride. Luckily, there are a handful of coffee shops and bars in the area around the Park & Ride, so you can enjoy a beverage of your choice if you are waiting a while for your bus.

All bus stations in Portland:

  • Park & Ride - 274 Marginal Way

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