Getting to Acadia National Park
Most people come from the south. Take I-95 north to the city of Augusta, then take ME-3 east through Ellsworth to Mount Desert Island, where most of the park is located. For another route, continue on I-95 north to Bangor, then take ME-1A east to Ellsworth, then join ME-3 as above on to the park.
Below you will find an interactive map showing the location of the Hulls Cove Visitor Center in Acadia. You can click on the map marker to get directions from wherever you are. Following this is the official park map provided by the National Park Service. You can view either the original PDF file (sometimes very large files) or a simple image file. The map links will open in a new tab. Note that while this map is useful for general navigation around the park, if you are planning to do any hiking, you should really have a proper Acadia Trail Map.
Below you will find a list of airports most convenient for a trip to Acadia, listed in order of distance. For each airport we give useful links for further information on the airport, as well as flight and rental car bookings. These links already have the destination airport selected for your convenience. For price searches, simply enter your origin and dates.
- Bangor, ME (BGR): 46 miles by car to Acadia
– Visit TripAdvisor for multi-site airfare search and BGR airport information
– Visit Expedia to search all available rental cars at BGR
- Portland, ME (PWM): 173 miles by car to Acadia
– Visit TripAdvisor for multi-site airfare search and PWM airport information
– Visit Expedia to search all available rental cars at PWM