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If you're driving, follow US 1 to Ellsworth, then ME Route 3 south to Bar Harbor.





Cape Air offers flights several days per week from Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS) to Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (BHB), 12 miles (19 km) from Bar Harbor (map).

Silver Airways offers seasonal flights between Boston-Logan to Bar Harbor from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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

Bar Harbor has limited intercity bus service. There is no intercity train service nearby, (although you can take Amtrak's Downeaster between Boston MA and Portland, Freeport and Brunswick ME).

Frenchman Bay Ferryboat

The Bar Harbor Ferry crosses Frenchman Bay daily from mid-June through September to give visitors a chance easily to visit the "other" side of Acadia National Park: the Schoodic Peninsula. More...

Maine-to-Canada Ferryboat

In 2021, the international ferry service between Bar Harbor and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, was suspended due to COVID19 and the closing of the US-Canadian border. In 2022, when the ferry service begins again (we hope), it will be a delightful way to have a Two-Nation Vacation. More...


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

—by Tom Brosnahan

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