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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.

For METRO map and Route info, please click here.
For sample trips from Westbrook and Falmouth.

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.


For map of available transit options in the Greater Portland area, please click here.
New map available - January 2010!


•Is is possible to visit Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth without a car?

The adventerous traveler can  use a combination of public transportation, walking and/or biking --  hop on South Portland City Bus (Rte. #1) in Portland and get off at Willard Square. 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 (free ride with same day ticket from PTC) or Concord Coach or flying into the Portland International JetPort, the METRO #5 bus can bring you intown for accommodations, dining and shopping or riders can connect to other METRO buses at Elm Street in downtown Portland, the location of the METRO Downtown Transportation Center ("the PULSE").

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

For cruise ship passengers,  METRO #8A's Peek at Portland Hop/On - Hop/Off Bus offers a convenient bus loop and $5 day pass.

 Check out information on our Bus & Buy and Park & Shop partners for a FREE ride "home" on METRO.


Call 207-774-0351 for personal assistance
in planning your trip using METRO or 
contact us via e-mail.
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