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You can use a combination of public transportation, walking, and/or biking. Hop on South Portland City Bus (Route #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. Please note that Cottage Road turns into Shore Road. There are several great places to grab lunch or a snack near the bus stop.
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The METRO bus service offers a variety of routes around Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth, and the Maine Mall area of South Portland seven-days-a-week. The METRO BREEZ express service travels between the Portland Transportation Center (PTC), Yarmouth, Freeport, and Brunswick Monday through Saturday. These services make several trips daily.
Visitors can also connect to:
All buses include bike racks (for two bikes) and are wheelchair accessible.
Purchase a TenRide ticket for METRO local and South Portland Bus Service.
METRO #1 travels up Munjoy Hill to East End Beach. METRO #8 stops at Casco Bay Lines where you can 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).
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 the METRO PULSE (METRO's downtown Portland hub) in downtown Portland located at:21 Elm StreetPortland, ME 04102
If you are taking Amtrak / Downeaster, ask for your free bus ride ticket (one way from the Portland Transportation Center-PTC) in the train's Cafe Car on your way to Portland. If you are traveling on the DownEaster or Concord Coach, the METRO #1 can bring you in town for accommodations, dining, and shopping. Amtrak / Downeaster and Concord Coach connect to Route #1 at the 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 and Maine Mall shopping.
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.
Contact your school directly as they are handling the Metro pass program individually. Portland High School - Ann Marie Bryce; Deering High School - Krista Simonis; Casco Bay High School - Gloria Leberman.