Links to other transit options
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The Explore Maine website provides information and links to all of the public transit options in the state by region.
Visiting the Greater Portland area without a Car?
METRO bus service offers a variety of routes around Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth and the Maine Mall area of South Portland.
Visitors can also connect to the South Portland City Bus (Willard Beach, Spring Point and SMCC), ZOOM-ShuttleBus (Old Orchard Beach, Biddeford, Scarborough & Saco) and Casco Bay Lines. All buses include bike racks (for two bikes). All buses are wheelchair accessible.
• Is is possible to visit Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth without a car?
You can use a combination of public transportation, walking and/or biking. Hop on South Portland City Bus (Rte. #21) in Portland (on Congress Street) to the Pillsbury and Cottage Street stop. The entrance to Fort Williams, where Portland Head Light is located, is approximately 1.5 miles south on the left -- Cottage Road turns into Shore Road. There are several great places to grab lunch or a snack near the bus stop.
• Is it possible to go to the beach using public transportation?
METRO #1 travels up Munjoy Hill to East End Beach. METRO #8 stops at Casco Bay Lines--take a ferry to any of the islands for a beach getaway. Or, take South Portland Bus to Willard Beach, Spring Point Lighthouse or Bug Light (for a great view of Portland ).
• Connecting to buses, ferry service, trains and planes......
If you are traveling on the *DownEaster or Concord Coach or flying into the Portland International JetPort, the METRO #5 bus can bring you intown for accommodations, dining and shopping. Amtrak/Downeaster and Concord Coach connects to Route #5 at the Portland Transportatin Center (PTC). Travel to downtown Portland (inbound) or the Maine Mall and Jetport (oubound) from the PTC.
METRO Routes #1, #3 & #5 provide transportation to the Greyhound Bus terminal, located on the corner of St. John and Congress Streets.
Passengers can connect to other METRO buses at Elm Street in downtown Portland, also known as the METRO Pulse (METRO's downtown Portland hub), the location of the METRO Downtown Transportation Center ("METRO PULSE") or Monument Square.
*Taking Amtrak/Downeaster? Ask for your free bus ride ticket (one way from the PTC) in the train's Cafe Car on your way to Portland.
For cruise ship passengers, METRO's Route #8 provides service from the Portland Ocean Terminal and Ocean Gateway.
Check out information on our Bus & Buy and Park & Shop partners for a FREE ride "home" on METRO.