PLAN YOUR RACE: Travel


Driving

Northbound ➤Driving

From the Maine / New Hampshire border it is approximately 3.75-hours to Bar Harbor.

  • Take I-95 North to I-295 through Portland.
    • The Old Port in Portland is a great place to stop for lunch.
    • There is also a nice 3.5-mile running path around Back Cove.
  • Continue on I-295 North, which leads back to I-95 North.
  • Continue North through Augusta to Bangor.
  • Exit to I-395 East toward Brewer / Ellsworth.
  • Exit to Route 1-A East toward Ellsworth.
  • Stay straight through High Street in Ellsworth to Route 3 / Bar Harbor Road. (Watch for signs for Acadia National Park.)
  • At the intersection at the head of Mount Desert Island (just beyond the bridge) bear left on Route 3, which leads straight into Bar Harbor.

Southbound ➤Driving

From Houlton, Maine / New Brunswick, Canada border it is approximately 3-hours to Bar Harbor.

  • Take I-95 South to Bangor.
  • Exit at I-395 East toward Brewer / Ellsworth.
  • Exit to Route 1-A East toward Ellsworth.
  • Stay straight through High Street in Ellsworth to Route 3 / Bar Harbor Road. (Watch for signs for Acadia National Park.)
  • At the intersection at the head of Mount Desert Island (just beyond the bridge) bear left on Route 3, which leads straight into Bar Harbor.

Westbound ➤Driving

From other points in Canada and all points west refer to many available routes via Dover Foxcroft, the Sugarloaf Mountain region or other points in Vermont and New Hampshire.

  • Route 2 is extremely scenic and deposits in Bangor.
  • Follow the directions from Bangor to Bar Harbor as outlined above.

Flying

Bar Harbor (BHB) ➤Flying

Bar Harbor-Hancock County Airport - Trenton, Maine.

  • Approximately 12-miles / 20-minute drive to Bar Harbor.
    • BHB is a small commuter airport with daily service to Boston, and points beyond.
    • Airlines: Cape Air & Pen Air.
    • Car rentals: Enterprise and Hertz.
    • Several taxi services are also available.

Bangor (BGR) ➤Flying

Bangor International Airport - Bangor, Maine.

  • Approximately 50-miles / 1-hour, 20-minute drive to Bar Harbor.
    • BGR offers a broad range of convenient and affordable jet service to New York, Philadelphia, and beyond.
    • Airlines: Allegiant, Delta, United, and U.S. Airways.
    • Car rentals: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National.
    • Bus service available via Bar Harbor Shuttle.
    • Shuttle Wizard can also help to get you to and from MDI!
    • Several taxi services are also available.

Portland (PWM) ➤Flying

Portland International Jetport - Portland, Maine.

  • Approximately 180-miles / 3-hour drive to Bar Harbor.
    • PWM is Maine's largest aiport!
    • Airlines: Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and U.S. Airways.
    • Car rentals: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National.
    • Shuttle Wizard can also help to get you to and from MDI!

Bus Service

Concord Trailways ➤Bus Service

We recommend Concord Trailways from either Boston or Portland. Both serve Bangor, Maine.


International travel

From Europe we recommend flying into Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, Massachusetts.

You may rent a car and drive along the scenic New England coastline, or you may take a bus or commuter flight to Bar Harbor. (See above for options to get to Bar Harbor.)