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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. METRO BREEZ express service travels between Portland (PTC), Yarmouth, Freeport and  Brunswick.
Several roundtrips daily, Monday - Saturday.

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.

Purchase a TenRide ticket for METRO or South Portland Bus Service to use on both systems for Local service.

• 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, METRO #1  can bring you intown for accommodations, dining and shopping. Amtrak/Downeaster and Concord Coach connects to Route #1 at the Portland Transportation Center (PTC). Travel to downtown Portland (inbound) or connect to Route #5 (walk down Sewall Street and cross Congress Street) for outbound service to the Portland Jetport.

METRO Routes #1, #5 and #9  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.

METRO #8 connects to the Old Port area and Casco Bay Ferry Terminal, providing island residents and visitors transportation throughout the Greater Portland region.

For cruise ship passengers, METRO's Route #8 provides service from the Portland Ocean Terminal and Ocean Gateway.

Call 207-774-0351 for personal assistance in planning your trip using METRO or contact us via e-mail
Office hours: M-Th, 8a.m.-4:30 p.m.; F- 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m