METRO Route #7 provides hourly service, Monday â Saturday, from downtown Portland, via Washington Avenue and Veranda Street, to Falmouth locations, including Martinâs Point Healthcare, shops along Route 1 Falmouth, Maine Audubon Society, Foreside Common, Foreside Estates, The Shops at Falmouth Village, Wal-Mart, Regal Cinemas, Shawâs, Goodwill, OceanView, Town Landing Market and Foreside Harbor.
Several businesses in Falmouth, serviced by METRO Route #7, participate in METROâs Bus & Buy promotion. Bus riders pay regular fare, ask for a transfer, then visit participating businesses for a Bus & Buy stamp for a free ride home. Current participating businesses in Falmouth include:
Shawâs Supermarket â Shawâs Plaza
Goodwill â Shawâs Plaza
Foreside Antiques - 48 US Route 1, Falmouth
Waldo's - 178 US Route 1, Falmouth
UPS - 190 US Route 1, Falmouth
Galeyrie - 190 US Route 1, Falmouth
Forget Me Nots - 190 US Route 1, Falmouth
Leavitt & Sons - 37 Depot Road, Falmouth
Lamey Wellahan - 251 US Route 1, Falmouth
Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, 202 US Route 1, Suite 100
TrueNorth Health Care Center, 202 US Route 1
Maine Audubon, Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd.
Falmouth Schools also participate in METROâs Student Discount Ticket to Ride program, which provides discounts for student in grades K-12 throughout the school year. METRO Student Fare Cards are available at Falmouth High School.
For information on fares, map, schedules and special promotions, visit www.gpmetrobus.com or call 774-0351. Updates available on FaceBook at METRO (Greater Portland Transit District).
METRO, with bus ridership averaging 1.4 million annually, is Maineâs largest public transportation carrier, providing bus service to Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth and the Maine Mall area of South Portland.
âRide the BusâItâs for Us!â
The Falmouth Flyer Bus (Portland Metro # 7) runs between Falmouth and Portland on Rt. 1. All Falmouth residents have access to this safe, convenient transportation choice for commuting and excursions to Portland, as well as for travel between the Foreside loop and shopping in central Falmouth along Rt 1.
Falmouth Flyer riders save money, ride safely (a bus trip is 79% safer than a car trip), enjoy beautiful views of the town and easy access to local businesses, improve the quality of Falmouthâs air and environment, and enjoy the freedom of transportation choices. Transfer at Metro Pulse, on Elm St. just opposite the newly renovated Portland Library, to connect to the Portland area and the world.
This page provides links, basic schedule and fare information, and some ideas to help residents get started riding the Falmouth Flyer. No matter where you live in Falmouth, you can use the Falmouth Flyer to get around Falmouth and into Portland.
WHO SHOULD RIDE
Falmouth citizens of all kinds can benefit by riding the Falmouth Flyer.
enjoy the convenienceâsave moneyâquiet time on the bus to work or readâstart your day relaxedâGoMaine.org provides free taxi or van home If needed
Families with kids
Share quality time togetherâ79% safer than drivingâno carseat or parking hasslesâteach kids to be greenâkids love riding the busâkids under 5 free
Middle school and high school kids
Enjoy the independenceâexplore the Old Port, beach, and Portlandâitâs cool to be greenâyouth pass $20 all summer for kids 18 and under
Half price fareâEnjoy excursions to Portland and beyondâfriendly driversâconvenient to all Falmouth errandsâstops at Maine Medical Center on demand
Save gas moneyâenjoy the viewârelaxâincrease your transportation choicesâexplore with family and friendsâ unlimited monthly pass $40
Go anywhere with your bikeâ bikeracks at Shaws parking lotâeasy-to-use racks on front of every Flyer busâ
People who Love Falmouth
Support local businessesâ enjoy riding with your neighborsâexplore walkable Central Falmouth/Rt 1ââkeep Falmouth clean and green!
Give the Flyer a Tryâitâs time! See you on the bus!
HOW TO RIDE
Have you been waiting to try the Flyer? Nowâs a great time! Here are some ideas for bringing this safe, clean, convenient Falmouth transportation choice into your schedule:
Click here if you live in the Foreside and want to start using the Flyer for trips to Portland and Central Falmouth/Rt 1.
Click here if you live anywhere in Falmouth and want to use Park âN Ride (or Bike âN Ride) to enjoy proximity to Portland
Click here if you live anywhere in Falmouth and want to use the Flyer for enhancing your shopping and errands in the Central Falmouth/Rt 1 area, exploring local businesses, and enjoying the walkable character of Central Falmouth.
First time riders, remember that, unless you have a bus pass, you will need exact change (bills or coins). Other useful things to bring: a watch so you will catch the return bus, and a tote bag if you are planning errands and shopping. The Flyer stops at numerous stops along Rt 1 and Rt 88 (marked with yellow-and-red signs) whenever someone wants to get on or off there, but only the stops named on the schedule are regular âtime points.â You will find the driver is happy to help you with estimating the time of your return bus or choosing the closest yellow-and-red stop to your destination. There are also some stops such as Maine Medical Center on Bucknam Rd. that are âon demand,â meaning the driver doesnât normally go there but will do so at a riderâs request. To be picked up at an âon demandâ stop, you may arrange with the
driver on board, or phone Metro at 774-0351.
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Thanks for your interest in the Falmouth Flyer for your transportation needs. See you on the Flyer!