Directions

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Driving Directions

From Points South

  • Take the Maine Turnpike (I-95) to Exit 44
  • Take I-295 to Exit 7 (Franklin Street)
  • Follow Franklin Street to the end and go straight across the intersection

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  • Take Route 1 North to Portland
  • After crossing Veterans’ Bridge, turn right at the light onto Commercial Street (Route 1A North)
  • Turn right at the third traffic light (corner of Franklin Street)

From Points North

From Bangor and Augusta:

  • Take the Maine Turnpike (I-95) South to Exit 103
  • Take I-295 to Exit 7 (Franklin Street)
  • Follow Franklin Street to the end and go straight across the intersection

From Lewiston-Auburn:

  • Take the Maine Turnpike (I-95) to Exit 52 (Falmouth)
  • Take I-295 to Exit 7 (Franklin Street)
  • Follow Franklin Street to the end and go straight across the intersection

Public Transportation

METRO provides daily bus service throughout the Greater Portland Region.

METRO Route #8 (click to download schedule) with direct service to Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal and Commercial Street.

Route #8 (Outbound) leaves Casco Bay Ferry Terminal and travels to Marginal Way and Hannaford Supermarket with stops along India Street and Cumberland Avenue.

Route #8 (Inbound) travels to the historic West End of Portland, Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital before heading back to Congress Street and the Arts District via Danforth, State and High Streets returning to Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal, via the Old Port.

Connect to other METRO Routes at the METRO Pulse at Elm Street, downtown transit hub located across from the Portland Library, one block from Cumberland (nearest bus stop for Route #8) and Congress Street.

METRO Pulse Connections: #2 (Forest Avenue) , #4 (USM/Westbrook) , #5 (Maine Mall, Portland Jetport) and #7 (Falmouth)
Connections along Congress Street: Route #1 (Munjoy Hill/PTC – Amtrak/Concord Coach) & Route #9 (North Deering).

METRO Bus (service throughout Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth and the Maine Mall area of South Portland)

South Portland Bus Service (service throughout South Portland and intown Portland): www.southportland.org
Connect along Congress Street at Monument Square or on Temple Street.

ZOOM/ShuttleBus (service to Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach to/from Portland and the Maine Mall area): www.shuttlebus-zoom.com
Connect along Congress Street at City Hall or Monument Square.

Guides are available at Casco Bay Ferry Terminal, METRO Buses and online at www.gpmetrobus.com