DIRECTIONS TO BAR HARBOR
ROAD - AIR - BUS - INTERNATIONAL
NORTHBOUND- From the Maine / New Hampshire border it is approximately 3 3/4-hours to Bar Harbor. Take I-95 north to I-295 through Portland (The Old Port in Portland is a great place to stop for lunch, also a nice 3.5 mile run on gravel running path around Baxter Blvd./Back Bay at the Forest Ave (north) exit. (Helps get rid of "car legs!"). Back on I-295 North, which leads back to I-95 North. Go north through Augusta to Bangor. Exit at I-395 East toward Brewer/Ellsworth. Exit to Route 1-A east toward Ellsworth. Straight through High Street Ellsworth to Rt. 3, Bar Harbor Road. Watch for signs for Acadia National Park. At traffic light just past bridge to Mount Desert Island bear left on Route 3 which leads straight into Bar Harbor.
SOUTHBOUND- From Houlton Maine/New Brunswick, Canada border it is approximately 3-hours to Bar Harbor. Take Interstate 95 South to Bangor exit at I-395 East toward Brewer/Ellsworth. Exit to Route 1-A east toward Ellsworth. Straight through High Street Ellsworth to Route 3/Bar Harbor Road. Watch for signs for Acadia National Park. At traffic light just past bridge to Mount Desert Island bear left on Route 3 which leads straight into Bar Harbor.
WESTBOUND- From other points in Canada and all points west refer to many available routes via Dover Foxcroft, The Sugarloaf Mountain region or other points in Vermont and New Hampshire. Route 2 is extremely scenic and comes to Bangor then follow directions as above.
BAR HARBOR (BHB)- Fly into the Bar Harbor-Hancock County Airport in Trenton, ME. Approximately 15-minute drive to Bar Harbor. It is a small commuter airport with daily service to Boston and points beyond. Easy and in some cases VERY convenient! Major Car Rentals and Taxis are available.
BANGOR (BGR)- Fly into Bangor International Airport, approximately 1-hour and 15-minute drive to Bar Harbor. It is served by several major airlines, and car rentals available. Shuttle service is available from Bangor to Bar Harbor using Bar Harbor Shuttle.
(A new discount airline, Allegiant Air, is providing non-stop flights from Florida, to BGR.)
PORTLAND (PWM)- Fly into Portland International Jetport, approximately 3 hour, 15 minute drive to Bar Harbor. Many carriers service Portland, including discount carriers jetBlue and airTran. Major Car Rentals are available.
We recommend Concord Trailways from Boston, MA and Portland, ME. They show movies and are very clean and comfortable. Shuttle service is available from Bangor to Bar Harbor Shuttle.
From Europe and the United Kingdom, we recommend flying into Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, Massachusetts. You may rent a car and drive along the scenic New England coastline, or you may take a bus or commuter flight to Bar Harbor. (See above for options to get to Bar Harbor.)