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PLAN 7: STOPOVER IN PORTLAND
If you arrive in Boston too late for a direct bus ride to Bar Harbor, you may want to consider an overnight stopover in Portland. Overnight accommodations in Portland are considerably less expensive than Boston.

There are a variety of lodging choices in Portland. The Inn at St. John is located directly across the street from the Greyhound terminal.

Bus service between Boston and Portland is fast and frequent. Service is provided by Concord Coach and Greyhound. Both intercity bus companies offer daily service from Portland to Bangor. See below for travel between Bangor and Bar Harbor.


Bangor to Bar Harbor
There are various strategies for traveling from Bangor to Bar Harbor. Here are some ways to do this, starting with the least expensive:

1. Downeast Transportation departs Bangor for Bar Harbor year-round on Mondays and Fridays only. This bus does not operate on Monday holidays. It departs Greyhound at 1:40 p.m. and Concord Coachat 2:30 p.m. Visit DowneastTrans.org for detailed schedule and fare information.

2. The Bar Harbor-Bangor Shuttle offers up to five trips a day from Bangor to Bar Harbor. Advance reservations are required.

3. Rental cars and taxis are available at the Bangor airport. The local BAT Community Connector transit service links Bangor bus terminals and the airport.



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