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Car is the best way to get to Boothbay Harbor, as it is well off the main highway.



Wiscasset is a prime tranportation point for reaching Boothbay Harbor: in a car, you turn south at Wiscasset. Coming by bus, Wiscasset is the closest stop. And Wiscasset has the nearest airport.


Follow I-95 or US 1 to Brunswick, then US 1 to Bath and Wiscasset.

East of Wiscasset take ME Route 27 south to Boothbay Harbor (map).

Distances from Boothbay Harbor

Bar Harbor ME: 118 miles (190 km) NE, 2.75 hours

Boston MA: 164 miles (264 km) NE, 3 hours

Brunswick ME: 32 miles (51 km) W, 45 minutes

Camden ME: 46 miles (74 km) NE, 1 hour

Portland ME: 59 miles (95 km) SW, 1.25 hours

Wiscasset ME: 13 miles (21 km) N, 20 minutes


Concord Coach Lines runs buses from Boston and Logan International Airport along the Maine coast stopping at Portland, Brunswick and Bowdoin College, Bath and Wiscasset, then continuing along the coast to nine other towns including Rockland, Camden and Bangor before ending its journey at Orono.

From Wiscasset you must take a taxi to Boothbay Harbor.


Amtrak's Downeaster train travels between Boston (North Station) and Portland, Freeport and Brunswick ME, but does not go beyond Brunswick. You must transfer to a Concord Coach Lines bus at Portland, travel to Wiscasset, then take a taxi to Boothbay Harbor.


The nearest airport is the small, general-aviation Wiscasset Municipal Airport, with no scheduled service. The closest airports with scheduled service are Augusta State Airport, Knox County Regional Airport and Portland International Jetport.

Note that Concord Coach Lines buses can take you directly from Boston's Logan International Airport to Wiscasset.

—by Tom Brosnahan

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