Colby College, located in Central Maine, is easily reached by car, plane, or bus. Colby is 78 miles northeast of Portland and 180 miles from Boston.
Mileage from Eastern Cities
- Portland - 78 miles
- Boston - 180 miles
- Hartford - 270 miles
- New York - 390 miles
- Philadelphia - 490 miles
- Washington - 630 miles
Take Interstate 95 to Exit 127 Waterville/Oakland (formerly Exit 33). Turn toward Waterville (east) on Kennedy Memorial Drive (Rt. 137) and follow the blue signs to Colby. After nine-tenths of a mile on Kennedy Memorial Drive you will turn left onto First Rangeway, opposite Inland Hospital. Proceed 1.1 miles on First Rangeway, to the first stop sign, and turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive. In a half mile you will arrive on campus, where the Admissions Office is in the second building on the right, Lunder House.
Rental cars are available from Budget Rent-A-Car near I-95 Exit 130 (formerly Exit 34) on upper Main Street. Enterprise rents cars on Kennedy Memorial Drive. Keep in mind that most automobile rental agencies have age restrictions that prohibit many students from renting cars. Budget Rent-A-Car can be reached ext. 3456, Option 3 on campus, or 888-873-1188 toll free.
Waterville's LaFleur Airport offers landing for private and charter planes and freight services. Portland Jetport, a 75-minute drive south, and Bangor International Airport, about an hour north, offer commercial air service from most major airlines, with connections from many major cities. Augusta State Airport, 25 minutes south, offers commuter air service on U.S. Air Express. Car rentals are available at the Portland, Bangor, and Augusta airports.
Vermont Transit/Greyhound provides daily service to Boston and beyond. The Waterville terminal is on Airport Road at the Waterville airport, about two miles from campus. Call 207-872-5000 or 800-231-2222.
Concord Trailways provides service from Logan Airport to Portland and Bangor; for schedules, call 800-639-3317.