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There are 7 ways to get from New York to Mount Desert Island by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly New York La Guardia to Bangor, bus  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Bangor (BGR) LGA - BGR
  2. Take the bus from Bangor Airport to Ellsworth, Maine

$132 - $529

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Bus  •  12h 25m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA
  2. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Bangor, ME
  3. Take the bus from Bangor International Airport to Bar Harbor - Hannaford's Supermarket

$73 - $99

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Fly Newark to Bar Harbor  •  8h 2m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Bar Harbor (BHB) EWR - BHB

$187 - $917

Fly Newark to Bangor, bus  •  6h 11m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Bangor (BGR) EWR - BGR
  2. Take the bus from Bangor Airport to Ellsworth, Maine

$164 - $736

Train, bus  •  11h 55m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
  2. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Bangor, ME
  3. Take the bus from Bangor International Airport to Bar Harbor - Hannaford's Supermarket

$181 - $407

Bus via W 4 St  •  13h 14m

  1. Take the bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station Ny
  2. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Bangor, ME
  3. Take the bus from Bangor International Airport to Bar Harbor - Village Green

$76 - $135

Drive  •  8h 46m

  1. Drive from New York to Bar Harbor 492.5 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Mount Desert Island is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Mount Desert Island is to fly and bus which costs $130 - $550 and takes 6h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Mount Desert Island. However, there are services departing from New York, NY and arriving at Bar Harbor - Hannaford's Supermarket via Boston, MA - South Station and Bangor International Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 25m.

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The distance between New York and Mount Desert Island is 383 miles. The road distance is 492.5 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Mount Desert Island without a car is to train and bus which takes 11h 55m and costs $180 - $410.

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It takes approximately 6h 10m to get from New York to Mount Desert Island, including transfers.

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New York to Mount Desert Island bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from New York, NY station.

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The best way to get from New York to Mount Desert Island is to fly which takes 8h 2m and costs $180 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $100 and takes 12h 25m.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Bangor Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 26m.

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New York to Mount Desert Island bus services, operated by Downeast Transportation Inc., arrive at Bar Harbor - Hannaford's Supermarket station.

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Map of how to get from New York to Mount Desert Island.
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  • Distance: 383.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 10m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Mount Desert Island, ME, USA?

JetBlue Airways, Cape Air and four other airlines fly from New York to Somesville every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York to Bar Harbor via Boston, MA - South Station, Bangor, ME, and Bangor International Airport in around 12h 25m.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Bar Harbor via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Bangor
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Bangor
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Newark to Bar Harbor via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Newark to Bar Harbor via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Bar Harbor via Washington Dulles, Boston
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Bangor
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Bus operators
West Transportation
Phone
1-800-596-2823
Email
info@westbusservice.com
Website
westbusservice.com
Bus from Bangor Airport to Ellsworth, Maine
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Schedules at
westbusservice.com
Downeast Transportation Inc.
Phone
(207) 667-5796
Website
downeasttrans.org
Bus from Bangor International Airport to Bar Harbor - Hannaford's Supermarket
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
downeasttrans.org
Bus from Bangor International Airport to Bar Harbor - Village Green
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
downeasttrans.org
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Mount Desert Island is 492 miles. It takes approximately 8h 46m to drive from New York to Mount Desert Island.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Bangor Airport.

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There are 97+ hotels available in Mount Desert Island. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New York to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $17.

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