Your stress-free journey starts here. Discover the seamless ease of reaching and navigating Greater Portland, Maine. This guide unveils the simplicity of getting to this picturesque coastal destination and exploring the regions wonder’s by train, plane, or motor vehicle. Let this comprehensive handbook be your invitation to an enchanting travel experience to Portland (and beyond)—your New England adventure waiting to unfold.
Begin by choosing your preferred method of travel. Fly into the Portland Jetport, PMW, or Boston at the Logan Airport. From Boston, take the Amtrack Downeaster, a scenic rail, which goes from Boston to Brunswick and makes stops in Old Orchard, Portland, and Freeport. The Downeaster has been a reliable transportation service since it opened in 2001, transporting over half a million riders safely every year. They also conveniently offer around five daily trains to Maine!
After getting off at some stops along the way on the Downeaster – you can even walk to your hotel. The Lincoln Hotel, in Biddeford, is about a 15 minute walk from the Saco train stop (and a 15 minute drive from Old Orchard Beach). The Clarion Hotel is a five minute walk from the Portland stop and a ten minute drive to Downtown Portland. The Brunswick Hotel is just a five minute walk from the Brunswick train stop which is known for Bowdoin College and their art + culture in the town.
Let your exploration of Greater Portland be as immersive as the region itself. Dive into local living with the Greater Portland Metro, offering convenient bus services throughout the Old Port and connections to neighboring towns like South Portland, Yarmouth, and Westbrook. Or opt for a scenic and active experience with services like Portland EnCYCLEpedia providing full-day bike rentals or guided bike tours showcasing landmarks across Portland.
For those that want to be chauffeured and shown the beautiful sights in style, charter companies such as: VIP Tour and Charter, Custom Coach and Limo, or Northeast Charter and Tour will show you vacationland in style. The only thing left to do is book your ticket to visit Portland, Maine.
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