20 responses to “Portland to Boston: Bus or train?”

  1. Train Games

    As a train fan I would have always chosen a train no matter what. The fact that you can stand up and walk around and not being glued to the seat is the crucial difference!

  2. Stillman Rogers

    The problem that I have is getting from southwest NH to Portland to get the train or bus. Seems that NH does not believe in public transportation. Monorail from Brattleboro Vt, through Keene to Concord or manchester to Portsmouth anyone?

  3. Jayne Ashworth

    I recently took the bus from Bangor to Portland and then Portland to Boston. Great trip! Reasonably priced. Am going to use this option again in the future.

  4. Jenifer Lewis

    “I wish the train ran more frequently, because I would take it more often.”

    Me too, also. So often the train is one’s first choice, and then a look at the schedule rules it right out. Just one more northbound train between 5 pm and 11:20 pm would make all the difference!

  5. Martha

    I need to takea bus or train to Logan but am traveling with dog in carrier. Bus will not allow. Why? Any suggestions ?

  6. Patty

    They need one more later train out of North Station to Portland, ME for those who want to go to concerts, sports, etc.. at TD Garden… They just get out too late to get to the train :(

  7. Alex-Wanderlust Marriage

    Thanks for this breakdown! We’re new to Boston and looking forward to our first trip to Portland soon!

  8. Celia Barron

    Emailing from England. Planning New England trip for Sept/Oct. Will be hiring car most of time but thought might use bus or train from Boston to Portland before we head for hills. Which is better to see coastal scenery (if either) or do you recommend we hire the car in Boston?

  9. Steve

    hi, looking for a car service for ride to Boston Logan from kennebunk me. Any ideas. Thanks

  10. Karen

    Hi. Looking to make a trip to Ct from here in Wells, Maine. I find that the bus and train don’t go straight through. Is it easy to navigate and change trains or busses once at the station.

  11. Heather

    I am flying into Logan on July 18 from the UK. We land at 1.30pm and I need to travel on to Rockland that day. The Concord coastal bus seems to have cut its service and now there is only one a day which leaves at 11.15am, so no use. I do not want to hire a car. Does anyone have any suggestions?

  12. MJPerkins

    This was immensely helpful insight for my out-of-towner self, thank you! You enabled me to save serious $$$ on a rental car. I’m flying into Boston for the glory of New England fall foliage, taking the train to Portland, and renting a car from there for two weeks. It saved no less than $400 vs renting a car @ BOS!

  13. Linda salmon

    Hi we r traveling to Logan airport from the UK on 19th august then to brunswick ma by bus Do we need to book our tickets for the bus before we leave the uk or is it OK to get them when we arrive at airport?

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