Travelling to/from Portland


By plane:

Best Option for International Travelers:

Boston International Airport (BOS)
• Most international airlines
• Bus Transportation to Portland (info below)
• Amtrak Downeaster (info below)
• Car Rental


Best option for travelers within the US:

Portland International Jetport 

It has direct flights and connections to most major airports throughout the United States, and non-stop international flights to Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Korea and Iceland. The airport is a hub for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.


Important Notice: We encourage participants to book their airline tickets as soon as possible, as some airline routes have limited service, and because of high demand, ticket prices can increase dramatically over a short period of time.


To and from the airport:

From Boston airport:

By Train:

The Amtrak Downeaster is your car-free connection from Brunswick, Maine to Boston, Massachusetts and points in between.

By bus:

Concord Coach Lines operates a bus from Portland, ME to Boston / Logan Airport hourly. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 1h 50m.


From Portland airport:

By bus:

Bus Route #5 travels to and from the Portland Jetport into downtown Portland. Ticket is 2-4 dollars.

By Taxi:

Taxi service is available from the first flights in the morning to the last flights in the evening. For more information, please see the Taxi Published Flat Rate Guide or call 207-879-1903. Effective January 01, 2010 a $1.50 surcharge will be applied to all originating Jetport taxi fares.


Getting around Portland


Local Transportation:

  • GOMaine Ride Share: Commuters in Cumberland and York County can call 800-280-RIDE to receive a free “match list” which is a list of neighbors who have similar commutes and want to share a ride. The Safety Net, A Guaranteed Ride Home - Rideshare will reimburse you for the cost of your cab ride home as many as eight nights per year. Don’t delay, call today. 775-RIDE, or 1-800-280-RIDE.
  • METRO Bus : Find information on using the METRO Bus in the city.
  • Utilize a Transportation Network Company (TNC) service such as Uber or Lyft or take a taxi (REMEMBER TO DOWNLOAD THE APPS ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE!)

Useful Resources:

Visit Portland Maine | Travel Planning | Tourism Information

Notes: Travel visa - Invitation Letter: If for visa purposes you require a formal Invitation Letter to attend the Assembly meeting, then please go to our Travel Visa web-page for details.


For Pre-Conference Event Attenders: Getting to Portsmouth from Boston

Portsmouth is located less than one hour north of Boston, MA.

By Bus:

C & J Bus Lines offers regularly scheduled motorcoach service from Boston’s Logan Airport and South Station to Portsmouth.