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Maine's Southern Coast is famous for vast expanses of white sandy beaches, quaint coastal towns and impressive cultural offerings. Travelers here also have a variety of choices for exploring this popular region - from town trolleys to the Downeaster's sleek passenger train - there is no shortage of comfortable transportation options.

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Old Orchard Beach at SunsetOcean ViewsCaponier Fort McCray - KitterySeashore Trolley Musuem - KennebunkportSayward Wheeler House-1718  - York HarborFoot BridgeCape PorpoiseWells Transportation Center - Bike Racks

 

Air Travel

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Sanford Regional Airport (KSFM)

The Sanford Regional Airport is located in southern Maine in York County. It is just 12 miles west of I-95, 35 miles from the culturally-diverse cities of Portland, Maine, and Portsmouth, NH, and only 90 miles north of Boston. The airport has a 6,000 foot and a 5,000 foot lighted runway, an ILS, and is capable of handling all executive, charter and freight aircraft.

Website | 207-432-0596

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Biking

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Maine Beaches by Bike

Spectacular coastal scenery, expansive sandy beaches and charming New England villages mark the Southern Maine Coast. Cyclists will travel through the historic coastal towns of Wells, The Kennebunks and Old Orchard Beach.

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Bus Transportation

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BusBank

The BusBank is a nationwide charter bus service that is able to offer a wide variety of options from mini bus service to full size coach buses. The BusBank can handle groups from 15 passengers up to large events of tens of thousands. The BusBank services all regions of Maine.

Website | 1-866-428-7226

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Custom Coach and Limousine

Custom Coach and Limousine's fleet consists of executive sedans, vans, stretch limousines, SUVs, mini coaches, school buses, 29, 49 and 57 passenger Motorcoaches and our all new 20 passenger Limousine-Party Coach.

Website | 1-800-585-3589

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GO Maine Commuter Connections

This free commuter assistance program provides services to commuters who live, work, or travel throughout the State of Maine. Emergency Ride Home Guarantee.

Website | 1-800-280-RIDE (7433)

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Greater Portland Transit Guide

The Greater Portland Transit Guide is a collaborative effort of the Greater Portland transit agencies including: - Amtrak Downeaster - Biddeford, Saco, OOB ShuttleBus – Zoom - Casco Bay lines - Greater Portland Transit District – METRO Bus - Regional Transportation Program – RTP - South Portland Bus Service - York County Community Action Corporation On the site, you will find maps, schedules and links to area agencies.

Website | 207-774-9891 | 1-800-649-1304

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Maine Charter Bus Rental Services - US Coachway Inc.

US Coachway Inc. offers charter bus service nationally and throughout Maine.

Website | 1-800-359-5991

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Northeast Charter & Tour

Northeast Charter & Tour Co., Inc. offers extensive passenger transportation services, ranging from passenger vans for airport shuttle service, minibus, to a full 56-passenger charter bus.

Website | 1-888-593-6328

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ShuttleBus

Inter-city service between Biddeford and Portland, via Old Orchard Beach, Scarborough and the Maine Mall (South Portland).

Website | 207-282-5408

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VIP Charter Coach

Established in 1985, V.I.P. specializes in motorcoach tours and charters of all kinds serving the United States and Canada. VIP also services USM Portland-Gorham.

Website | 207-772-4457

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York County Community Action Corporation (YCCAC - York County WAVE)

A non-profit corporation providing public transportation service in York County and a portion of Oxford County (Porter, Hiram, Brownfield, Denmark, Sweden, Fryeburg, Lovell, Stow and Stoneham). YCCAC operates My Bus weekday bus service between Springvale and Sanford, and the WAVE daily van service. YCCAC also offers seasonal service along the coast with the Shoreline Explorer trolley (www.shorelineexplorer.com) and bus routes and year-round service with the Orange Line between Sanford and Wells. Trolley charters are also available.

Website | 207-324-5762 | 1-800-965-5762

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Car & Driving

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Explore Maine by Car

Sometimes, the only way to get to your destination is by car. In fact, some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the state can only be reached by driving. Make the most of the ride by traveling along one of many scenic byways that wind through the state. And if you need directions or lodging along the way, checkout our information on Maine's Visitor Information Centers.

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Ferry Service

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Train Travel

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Downeaster, The

The Amtrak Downeaster is your car-free connection to exciting destinations, from Brunswick to Boston and points in between. One-way fares range from $6-$29. Start planning your trip today!

Website | 1-800-USA-RAIL - Train info | 207-780-1000 - Office

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