|Bar Harbor, Maine Transportation|
If you're driving, follow US 1 to Ellsworth, then ME Route 3 south to Bar Harbor. Unfortunately, there's no intercity bus or train connection to Bar Harbor
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Bangor International Airport (BGR), in Bangor ME 52 miles (84 km) northwest of Bar Harbor (map), just over an hour by rental car, handles flights by Allegiant, American, Delta, and United Airlines to/from Chicago, Detroit, New York City (LaGuardia and Newark), Philadelphia, Sanford/Orlando FL, Tampa/St Petersburg FL, and Washington DC (Reagan National).
Bus & Train
Unfortunately, neither Concord Coach Lines nor Greyhound Lines offers intercity bus service to Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, or indeed to any town or village on or near Mount Desert Island; and Amtrak's Downeaster trains go only as far as Brunswick ME, 120 miles (193 km) to the southwest. The only ways to reach Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are by car, plane, and guided tour.
Within Hancock County, limited bus and shuttle service is operated by Downeast Transportation, Inc. Their Island Explorer shuttle service is helpful for getting around Mount Desert Island, among hotels, inns, towns and the National Park sites. More...
Frenchman Bay Ferryboat
Bangor ME: 46 miles (74 km) NW, 1.25 hours
Boston MA: 285 miles (459 km) SW, 6 hours
Ellsworth ME: 20 miles (32 km) NW, 40 minutes
Kittery ME: 211 miles (340 km) SW, 5 hours
Montréal QC: 425 miles (684 km) W, 8 hours
New York City: 500 miles (805 km) SW, 9 hours
Portland ME: 161 miles (260 km) SW, 4 hours
Québec City QC: 275 miles (443 km) N, 6 hours
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