Travelling to/from Portland:

Best Option for International Travelers
• Boston International Airport (BOS)
• Most international airlines
• Bus Transportation to Portland
• Amtrak Downeaster
• Car Rental

By plane:

Portland International Jetport 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:

There are a number of ways to get to and from the Portland Airport. The most popular is the MAX light rail, which has a station in the airport's lower level. The Red Line takes riders from the airport to downtown in approximately 38 minutes. Other options include taxicabs, ride-share services, and shuttles.

By Train:

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

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

Useful Resources:

Visit Portland Maine | Travel Planning | Tourism Information