Travel Information

Directions to Bowdoin

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 Route 1 North: Coastal Route, Brunswick/Bath).
  • From the north via the Maine Turnpike: Take Exit 14, then I-295 to Exit 28 Route 1 North.
To reach the main campus
  • 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. (Google Map)

Visitor Parking

Campus Map

  • Find your way around Bowdoin with a campus map (PDF).


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.

Transportation to/from the airport:

  • Outward Express (Pete Harrison) (207) 865-0890 $50 each way from airport - will combine rides to split costs.
  • Mermaid Transportation Co., Inc. provides daily service to and from the Portland Jetport and Boston's Logan Airport.
  • Mid-Coast Limo provides service to the Portland Jetport. For more information and reservations call 1-800-937-2424 or 207-236-2424.
  • Rental cars are available at the airport (Avis, Budget, Hertz and National), and in Brunswick (Enterprise) and other regional locations.

Amtrak Downeaster

  • Amtrak now offers daily service between Boston’s North Station and Brunswick and points in between. The Brunswick train station is located on Station Avenue approximately five hundred yards from campus. There’s a special discount for Homecoming Weekend and Inauguration travelers. Go to Reference promotion code V405 to receive 15 percent off the regular (full) adult fare. (The offer is valid for travel only on Downeaster trains October 13–20, 2015, and three days’ advance purchase is required. Other restrictions may apply.)

By Bus

Greyhound/Vermont Transit from Brunswick:
Offers daily trips to and from Brunswick, Maine. Schedules and rates are available from the office at 206 Maine Street, Brunswick (1-800-537-3330). Buses stop at the 7-11 store on the corner of Maine and Elm streets, two blocks from campus. Limited service may be available from Bowdoin College. Call 1-800-231-2222 for more information.

Concord Coach Lines
Now offering service from Boston and New York City. The coach stops at Maine Street Station within walking distance to downtown and the college.