Hancock County & Bar Harbor Airport
Provides daily scheduled airline service to and from Boston. Just 12 miles from downtown Bar Harbor. Call to inquire about ground transportation options. 207-667-7171 or 800-428-4322.
Located at the Hancock County & Bar Harbor Airport, Cape Air (capeair.com 866-227-3247) or PenAir (penair.com 800-448-4226) provide daily scheduled airline service to and from Boston.
Bangor International Airport currently served by Delta Air Lines, US Airways, Continental Airlines, and Allegiant Air. Approximately 50 miles from Bar Harbor. Limousine and cab services available.
From Boston follow Interstate 95 through to Bangor (exit 182-A, 395), then pick up Rt. 1A to Ellsworth and follow Rt. 3 to Bar Harbor.
Rentals are available at the Hancock County Airport. Hertz (207-667-5017) is open year-round.
The Island Explorer offers free transportation to hiking trails, beaches, and downtown centers via propane-powered shuttle buses. Stops include many motels, inns, and campgrounds. 207-667-5796.
Local taxi service
At Your Service, Inc. 207-288-9222.
Bar Harbor Coastal Cab 207-288-1222.
Bar Harbor's island location makes it a popular place for travel by water you can sail in, or come by power boat. Call the Harbormaster's Office to inquire about moorings. 207-288-5571.
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While renting a car may seem to give you freedom and flexibility during your stay on Mount Desert Island, if you are traveling during the summer season you will find once you arrive in Bar Harbor parking anywhere other than in your hotel parking lot is nearly impossible.
FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE is offered daily from June 23rd to Columbus Day throughout Acadia National Park by the Island Explorer and is highly recommended to reduce congestion on the island.