Plan Your Trip

Travel resources to plan your DownEast Acadia adventure.

Commercial Airports

Augusta Airport - 207-626-2306

Bangor International Airport - 207-947-0384

Bar Harbor Airport - 207-667-7329

Portland International Jetport - 207-772-0690

Northern Maine Regional Airport - 207-764-2550

Knox County Regional Airport - 207-594-4131

Car Rental Car rental agencies are located at both international airports and in larger cities, with limited service in some smaller towns. It is advisable to reserve a car online or with your travel agent in advance.

Alamo 1-800-GO-ALAMO or 207-775-0855
Serving Bangor International Airport and Portland International Jetport.

Avis 1-800-331-1212 or 207-874-7500
Serving Bangor International Airport, Portland International Jetport, and Northern Maine Regional Airport.

Budget 1-800-527-0700
Serving Augusta Airport, Bangor International Airport, Portland International Jetport, Northern Maine Regional Airport, and Knox County Regional Airport.

Enterprise 1-800-261-7331
Serving Augusta Airport, Bangor International Airport, Knox County Regional Airport and Portland International Jetport.

Hertz 1-800-654-3131
Serving Bangor International Airport, Bar Harbor Airport, and Portland International Jetport.

National 1-800-227-7368 or 207-773-0036
Serving Bangor International Airport and Portland International Jetport.

Bus Service

Maritime Bus 1.800.575.1807
Service between Bangor and the Canadian Maritime Provinces.

Concord Trailways 800-639-3317
Service to Bangor, Bath, Belfast, Brunswick, Camden, Damariscotta, Lincolnville, Portland, Rockland, Searsport, Waldoboro, and Wiscasset.

Cyr Bus Lines 1-800-244-2335
Service to Bangor, Caribou, Houlton, Howland, Limestone, Mars Hill, Medway, Oakfield, Old Town, Orono, and Sherman.

Greyhound Bus Lines 1-800-231-2222 or 214-849-8100
Service to Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Belfast, Bridgewater, Brunswick, Camden, Caribou, Damariscotta, Houlton, Howland, Lewiston, Limestone, Lincolnville, Mars Hill, Medway, Monticello, Oakfield, Old Town, Orono, Portland, Presque Isle, Rockland, Searsport, Sherman, Waldoboro, Waterville, and Wiscasset.

West Bus Service 800-596-2823 Service to Bangor Airport, Bangor Greyhound Station, Calais, Ellsworth, Machias, and Perry.

Island Explorer
Seasonal service to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor Airport, Bar Harbor, and Southwest Harbor.

Take the Train to Maine

Amtrak Downeaster 800-USA-RAIL

Service from Boston's North Station to Wells, Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Freeport, and Brunswick. Bus connections available to DownEast Acadia region. (See above)


Bar Harbor Ferry 207-288-2984
Service to and from Winter Harbor.

Beal & Bunker Mail Boat 207-244-3575 Passenger ferry service between Northeast Harbor and Cranberry Islands

Cranberry Cove Ferry 207-244-5882 Seasonal passenger ferry service between Southwest Harbor/Manset to Cranberry Islands.

East Coast Ferry, Ltd. 506-747-2159 Deer Island - Campobello Cara Ferry. Discover The Road of the Isles

Eastport Ferry 207-546-2927 DownEast Windjammer between Eastport and Lubec (seasonal).

Isle au Haut Mail Boat 207-367-5193 Seasonal passenger ferry service between Stonington and Isle au Haut.

Maine State Ferry Service: 207-596-2202
-Bass Harbor to Swans Island: 207-526-4273
-Bass Harbor to Frenchboro: 207-244-3254

Make it a Two-Nation Vacation

To enter Canada, a passport is not required but is strongly recommended. Alternatively, you will need other documentation that shows proof of American citizenship such as a birth certificate, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization or a Certificate of Indian Status, plus a photo ID. BUT, you will need a valid passport to re-enter the U.S.

Learn more about border crossing.