If you're driving north and east from Massachusetts or New
Hampshire, be aware that the Maine
Turnpike (I-95) is a toll
its scenic alternate route, US 1A,
parallels the Maine Turnpike all
the way from Kittery to Brunswick,
and while it's substantially slower,
it costs nothing.
Several bus companies, including Greyhound
Coach Lines and Cyr
Bus Lines connect Maine cities
and towns with Boston MA, Logan
Airport, and coastal New
Amtrak's Downeaster connects Boston MA
with Portland, Freeport and Brunswick ME
five times daily. More...
Maine's major airport is the Portland
International Jetport, served by
several major airlines.
Augusta State Airport serves Maine's capital city and surrounding communities, with flights by
Bangor International Airport serves that city as well as coastal towns to the south such as Rockland, Camden and Bar Harbor.
Knox County Regional Airport near Rockland ME serves the Penobscot Bay region including Camden.
County-Bar Harbor Airport near Bar Harbor and Acadia
National Park is served by
Ferryboats serve Maine's islands, and an international ferry cruises daily between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada in the warm months. More...
A Maine windjammer sailing ship is not public transportation, but it's a fine and memorable way to spend some days along the wonderful Maine coast. More...
—by Tom Brosnahan