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AMTRAK TO PORTLAND

Ride Amtrak's Downeaster to Portland.
Amtrak operates the Downeaster passenger train service between Boston's North Station and the Portland Transportation Center. Remember that the train to Portland operates to and from North Station. All other Amtrak trains arrive and depart Boston at South Station.

Travel from Portland to Bangor.
To reach Bangor, transfer to Concord Coach at the Portland terminal. If your train arrives in the afternoon, you can stay overnight in Portland and continue north the next day. To make connections with Downeast Transportation in Bangor (Monday through Friday), catch the Concord Coach bus that departs Portland at 10:00 a.m.

Travel from Bangor to Bar Harbor.
Downeast Transportation departs the Bangor bus terminal for Bar Harbor year-round Monday through Friday at 1:50 p.m. This bus does not operate on weekends or on Monday holidays.

The connections shown below were in effect on January 7, 2021. Check with Concord Coach for an updated schedule.

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BOSTON South Station 8:00 a 5:25 p
PORTLAND Bus & Rail Station 10:00 a 3:30 p
BANGOR Concord Coach 12:10 p 1:00 p
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BANGOR Concord Coach 1:50 p 10:00 a
BAR HARBOR Village Green 3:18 p 8:00 a

For travel on weekends, try the Bar Harbor-Bangor Shuttle. This is a private company that for many years has operated through the summer season. We don't know for sure if they will operate in 2021. We will add a link here when one becomes available.

Taxis are available at the bus terminal and rental cars are available at the nearby Bangor Airport.