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Ferries from Yarmouth to Portland

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Yarmouth - Portland Ferry Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily ferry from Yarmouth to Portland. Traveling by ferry from Yarmouth to Portland usually takes around 6 hours, but some ferries might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance207 mi (333 km)
Shortest duration6h 0m
Cheapest price$82.11
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceBay Ferries Limited
Ferry lines1

What ferry companies travel from Yarmouth to Portland?

There is one ferry company that operates from Yarmouth to Portland. Bay Ferries Limited is the only company to provide ferry transportation at the moment. It only operates one ferry trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

FerryDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Bay Ferries Limited15h 30m$82.11
  • Bay Ferries Limited

    Bay Ferries Limited

    Book Bay Ferries Limited from Yarmouth to Portland from $82. Typically there is one Bay Ferries Limited schedule per day from Yarmouth to Portland and you can expect on average to pay for a Bay Ferries Limited ticket to Portland. In Yarmouth, Bay Ferries Limited departs to Portland from Ferry Terminal . In Portland, Bay Ferries Limited arrives at Ferry Terminal .

    An average trip on Bay Ferries Limited from Yarmouth to Portland takes 5 hours and 30 minutes .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by ferry from Yarmouth to Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our ferry 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, ferry 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 ferry 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 ferry.

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 ferry ride from Yarmouth to Portland?

The ferry usually takes around 6 hours to cover the 207 miles (333 kilometers) from Yarmouth, NS to Portland, ME. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the ferry. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day to travel by ferry from Yarmouth to Portland?

The busiest day of the week to travel by ferry from Yarmouth to Portland is on Monday. 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, Thursday is typically when ferries are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a ferry on Thursday is the way to go.

When do the earliest ferry and latest ferry leave Yarmouth?

There is usually only one ferry per day from Yarmouth to Portland. Therefore, the 8:00am ferry is both the earliest and latest ferry.

How many ferry trips to Portland are there per day?

There is usually only one ferry per day from Yarmouth to Portland. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct ferry, meaning that you do not have to get on a different ferry at any point during your trip.

City Information


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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 ferry leave from in Yarmouth?

Main departure station: Ferry Terminal

Most ferries depart from the main station in Yarmouth.

All ferry stations in Yarmouth:

  • Ferry Terminal

Where does the ferry arrive in Portland?

Main arrival station: Ferry Terminal

All ferries from Yarmouth arrive at one main station in Portland.

All ferry stations in Portland:

  • Ferry Terminal

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