Traveling By Plane...
Eastport has a small airport. Charter flights can be arranged
from Boston, Portland and Bangor to Eastport.
For more information, call Quoddy Air at 207-853-0997.
Fly into Bangor International Airport. From here you have
two options: The first is to rent a car, which can be arranged at the airport;
and the second is to take public transportation. The airport is approximately
1 1/2 hours away from Eastport.
Bangor International Airport: 207-947-0384
Option #1: Driving Yourself
Exit the airport on Godfrey Boulevard. At the second light,
make a right turn onto Maine Avenue. Follow Maine Avenue straight through
the downtown intersection. Continue to follow Maine Avenue and cross over
the Bangor-Brewer Bridge. Continue straight and look for signs for either
Route 9, or Route 1.
Route 9 is the shorter, but less enjoyable route. 18-wheeler
trucks share the road with you, and the scenery is sparse. But, if you
want to get to Eastport in a hurry and avoid any summer traffic, this is
definitely the route to choose. Follow Route 9 North towards Calais. Stay
on it until it deadends into Route 1 - about an hour and a half after leaving
Bangor. Turn right onto Route 1 South. Go through the town of Calais and
continue on Route 1 South for 1/2 hour. Look for signs for Eastport and
turn left onto Route 190. Downtown Eastport is 7 miles from this turn.
Route 1 is the more scenic of the two routes but a bit longer,
expecially in the summertime, being the tourist's route of choice. If you
would like to experience the small towns and lovely coastal views along
the way, however, you may not mind the extra 1/2 hour to an hour that Route
1 takes. Get onto Route 1 North. You will go through Ellsworth, and eventually,
Machias. Eastport is 45 minutes North of Machias. Look for signs for Eastport
and turn right onto Route 190. You will arrive in Downtown Eastport 7 miles
Option #2: Taking Public Transportation
"West Coastal Connections" is a small bus service
that comes to the airport once daily to bring travelers to Eastport. If
you plan to take advantage of theis service, be sure to call them ahead
of time to find out the singular departure time so you can synchronize
your flight and prevent from being stranded for 24 hours. It usually leaves
Bangor in the early afternoon.
The bus will drop you off at the junction of Route 1 and
the turn-off for Eastport, Route 190. There is a small gas station here
and convenience store called "The Wabanaki Mall". Eastport is
7 miles from this point and has a taxi service who frequently picks up
Call Sunrise Taxi to bring you onto Moose Island and into
Eastport, where most everything else is accessible by walking.
West Coastal Connections: 207-853-6162
Sunrise Taxi: 207-853-6162
If You Come By Car
If You Come By Bus
167 Water Street, Eastport, Maine 04631
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