Bowdoin is located in Brunswick, Maine, a midcoastal town of 21,500 people, 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston.

By car

Get a map to Bowdoin

Pick up a visitor parking permit at the Communications Center, 13 Bath Rd. Brunswick, ME 04011

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To reach Brunswick

From the south: Take the Maine Turnpike to Exit 52 (formerly Exit 9; 295 to Coastal Route 1). Continue on 295 to Exit 28 (formerly Exit 22; Route 1 North: Coastal Route, Brunswick/Bath).

From the north via the Maine Turnpike: Take Exit 103 (formerly Exit 14), then I-295 to Exit 28 (formerly Exit 22; Topsham-Brunswick, Route 1 North).

To reach the main campus and admissions

From I-295, take Route 1 North/Pleasant Street. Proceed to the third traffic light. Go straight ("To 201/123/24/Maine Street"). Continue straight for approximately 1/2 mile to the second traffic light. Turn right on Maine Street. Continue on Maine Street for approximately 1/2 mile. The Bowdoin campus begins at the intersection of Maine Street and Bath Road, near a large UCC Church.

To find the admissions parking area, continue on Maine Street past Bath Road. Turn left on College Street. Turn right at the second street (you'll see signs for "Tower Drive Parking" and "Admissions Visitor Parking") and follow signs to the Admissions parking lot.

To reach the McLellan Building (human resources, communications and public affairs, controllerís office, Upward Bound, and some art studios)

From I-295, take Route 1 North/Pleasant Street, proceed straight through 3 sets of lights, and at the 4th set of lights take a right onto Union Street. Travel 2 blocks to 85 Union Street, (3 story building on the left, immediately after the railroad tracks). Take a left into the parking lot, Human Resources is the first office on your right upon entering the building.

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By Bus

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By Plane

The Portland International Jetport which is served by most major airlines. Please visit the Portland International Jetport web site for a list of airlines serving Portland and lists of cities with daily direct flights.

Mermaid Transportation Co., Inc. provides daily service to and from the Portland Jetport and Boston's Logan Airport. Coastal Transportation provides limited door-to-door bus service and a shuttle bus service operates in between Bath-Brunswick-Topsham.

Rental cars are available at the airport (Avis, Budget, Hertz and National), and in Brunswick (Enterprise) and other regional locations.

Private airports in Bowdoinham and Wiscasset offer charter flights and service to small, commuterplanes.

Map from PWM - Portland Jetport

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By Train

Rail service to Portland Maine via Boston is provided by the Downeaster Amtrak Train. Rail service to Boston iscurrently available through AMTRAK.

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