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<p><strong>Airports</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.augustaairport.org/" target="_blank">Augusta Airport</a>  207-626-2306</li>
<li><a href="http://www.flybangor.com" target="_blank">Bangor International Airport</a>  207-947-0384</li>
<li><a href="http://www.bhbairport.com" target="_blank">Bar Harbor Airport</a>  207-667-7329</li>
<li><a href="http://www.portlandjetport.org" target="_blank">Portland International Jetport</a>  207-772-0690</li>
<li><a href="http://www.flypresqueisle.com" target="_blank">Northern Maine Regional Airport</a>  207-764-2550</li>
<li><a href="http://knoxcounty.midcoast.com" target="_blank">Knox County Regional Airport</a>  207-594-4131</li>
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<p><strong>Car Rentals<br /></strong>You will find major worldwide car rental agencies at both international airports and in larger cities, but it is advisable to reserve a car online or with your travel agent in advance.</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.goalamo.com" target="_blank">Alamo</a> 1-800-GO-ALAMO or 207-775-0855<br />Serving Bangor International Airport and Portland International Jetport.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.avis.com" target="_blank">Avis</a> 1-800-331-1212 or 207-874-7500<br />Serving Bangor International Airport, Portland International Jetport, and Northern Maine Regional Airport.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.drivebudget.com" target="_blank">Budget</a> 1-800-527-0700<br />Serving Augusta Airport, Bangor International Airport, Portland International Jetport, Northern Maine Regional Airport, and Knox County Regional Airport.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.enterprise.com" target="_blank">Enterprise</a> 1-800-261-7331<br />Serving Augusta Airport, Bangor International Airport, Knox County Regional Airport and Portland International Jetport.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.hertz.com" target="_blank">Hertz</a> 1-800-654-3131<br />Serving Bangor International Airport, Bar Harbor Airport, and Portland International Jetport.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.nationalcar.com" target="_blank">National</a> 1-800-227-7368 or 207-773-0036<br />Serving Bangor International Airport and Portland International Jetport.</li>
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<p><strong>Bus Services</strong></p>
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<li><a href="http://www.smtbus.com" target="_blank">Acadian Lines</a> 1-800-567-5151 <br />Service between Bangor and the Canadian Maritime Provinces.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.concordtrailways.com" target="_blank">Concord Trailways</a> 800-639-3317<br />Service to Bangor, Bath, Belfast, Brunswick, Camden, Damariscotta, Lincolnville, Portland, Rockland, Searsport, Waldoboro, and Wiscasset.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cyrbustours.com/cyrbuslines-schedule.htm" target="_blank">Cyr Bus Lines</a> 1-800-244-2335 <br />Service to Bangor, Caribou, Houlton, Howland, Limestone, Mars Hill, Medway, Oakfield, Old Town, Orono, and Sherman.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.exploreacadia.com" target="_blank">Island Explorer</a><br />Seasonal service to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor Airport, Bar Harbor, and Southwest Harbor.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.greyhound.com" target="_blank">Greyhound Bus Lines</a> 1-800-231-2222 or 214-849-8100<br />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.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.vermonttransit.com" target="_blank">Vermont Transit Lines</a> 1-800-552-8737<br />Service to Augusta, Bangor, Bar Harbor, Brunswick, Ellsworth, Lewiston, Portland, Wells and Waterville.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.westbusservice.com/" target="_blank">West Bus Service</a> 800-596-2823<br />Service to Bangor Airport, Bangor Greyhound Station, Calais, Ellsworth, Machias, and Perry.</li>
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<p><strong>Take the Train to Maine</strong></p>
<p><a href="http://www.thedowneaster.com" target="_blank">Amtrak Downeaster</a> 800-USA-RAIL<br />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)</p>
<p><br /><strong>Ferries</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cranberryisles.com/ferry_b_and_b.html" target="_blank">Beal & Bunker Mail Boat</a> 207-244-3575<br />Passenger ferry service between <a href="http://www.downeastacadia.com/region/mount_desert_island/northeast_harbor/">Northeast Harbor</a> and <a href="http://www.downeastacadia.com/region/mount_desert_island/cranberry_isles/">Cranberry Islands</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.downeastwindjammer.com/cranberry-cove-ferry/" target="_blank">Cranberry Cove Ferry</a> 207-244-5882<br />Seasonal passenger ferry service between Southwest Harbor/Manset to Cranberry Islands.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.eastcoastferries.nb.ca" target="_blank">East Coast Ferry, Ltd.</a> 506-747-2159<br /><a href="http://www.downeastacadia.com/region/way_downeast/eastport/">Eastport</a>, Maine to Deer Island, New Brunswick (seasonal).</li>
<li><a href="http://www.isleauhaut.com" target="_blank">Isle au Haut Mail Boat</a> 207-367-5193<br />Seasonal passenger ferry service between Stonington and Isle au Haut.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.maine.gov/mdot/msfs/index.htm" target="_blank">Maine State Ferry Service</a>: 207-596-2202<br />Bass Harbor to Swans Island 207-526-4273<br />Bass Harbor to Frenchboro 207-244-3254</li>
<li><a href="http://www.downeastwindjammer.com/bar-harbor-ferry/" target="_blank">Bar Harbor Ferry</a> 207-288-2984<br />To and from Winter Harbor.</li>
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<p><strong>Why not make it a Two-Nation Vacation?</strong></p>
<p>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.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.ezbordercrossing.com/the-inspection-experience/documentation-needed-to-cross-border/">To learn more click here.</a></p>
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Plan Your Trip

Please use the following list of resources as you plan your trip to DownEast Acadia.

Airports

Car Rentals
You will find major worldwide car rental agencies at both international airports and in larger cities, but 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 Services

  • Acadian Lines 1-800-567-5151 
    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.
  • Island Explorer
    Seasonal service to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor Airport, Bar Harbor, and Southwest Harbor.
  • 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.
  • Vermont Transit Lines 1-800-552-8737
    Service to Augusta, Bangor, Bar Harbor, Brunswick, Ellsworth, Lewiston, Portland, Wells and Waterville.
  • West Bus Service 800-596-2823
    Service to Bangor Airport, Bangor Greyhound Station, Calais, Ellsworth, Machias, and Perry.

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)


Ferries

Why not 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.

To learn more click here.

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