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Portland-Boston Bus Schedule
Portland to Boston bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||1h 55m|
|Trips per day||16|
Frequently Asked Questions
What buses go from Portland to Boston?
Three bus companies offer service between Portland, Maine, and Boston: Concord Coach Lines, Greyhound and Megabus.
Concord Coach Lines offers 21 daily trips, which is the most offered by a carrier. The average travel time on a Concord bus is 2 hours, with tickets costing an average of $26.
Greyhound offers 2 daily trips, at an average travel time of 2 hours and 20 minutes. A ticket through Greyhound is around $18, which is the cheapest of the bus companies covering this route.
Megabus offers 9 daily trips, at an average travel time of 1 hour and 57 minutes, the fastest of any bus company covering this route. A bus ticket through Megabus costs an average $18.
Is there a train from Portland to Boston?
What is the best way to get from Portland to Boston?
Is it safe to travel by bus from Portland to Boston right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
Does the bus take you directly from Portland to Boston?
How much is a bus ticket from Portland to Boston?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $22.45 was the low point for bus fares from Portland to Boston. Buses from Boston to Portland are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $22.45 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $4.40 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 5 minutes to cover the 99 miles (159 kilometers) from Portland, ME to Boston, MA. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 55 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Because many passengers travel from Portland to Boston 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Portland?
The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Portland to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 16 scheduled buses that travel from Portland to Boston 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 Maine to Massachusetts without transferring.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Portland to Boston; ticket prices start at $24.00.
What bus companies travel from Portland to Boston?
Where does the bus leave from in Portland?
Portland, Maine has two bus stations with service to Boston, Massachusetts:
- 100 Thompsons Pt Rd
- Bus Terminal - 950 Congress St
Where does the bus arrive in Boston?
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Boston, Massachusetts:
- South Station Bus Terminal
- Logan Intl Airport - Term A
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