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Offline Itinerant Harper

Transportation options from Bar Harbor
« on: August 04, 2012, 09:43:26 am »
So my Northern Tier is wrapping up and I've been looking into how to get out of Bar Harbor. I want to get on the train which looks like Portland, MN is the closest stop. Anyway good ways to get there? Public Transit? Shuttle Bus? Etc.  Other options of interest as well - what do most people do?

Offline Itinerant Harper

Re: Transportation options from Bar Harbor
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012, 10:11:15 am »
So it looks like you have to take the Bangor Shuttle http://www.barharborbangorshuttle.com/ to Bangor and from there you can take Concord Coachline http://www.concordcoachlines.com/ directly to Boston whe one can take trains anywhere or to Portland where one can catch the Downeaster. Sort of a PITA - any better options out there?
« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 10:23:34 am by Itinerant Harper »

Offline indyfabz

Re: Transportation options from Bar Harbor
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2012, 09:40:28 am »
Where are you trying to get to?

Twelve years ago, I had the luxury of time to ride home to Philadelphia. One person in our group took the bus back to Chicago.

Assume you mean Portland, Maine (postal abbr. ME), not Portland Minnesota (postal abbr. MN). In case you don't know, if you will be travelling with your bike, you need bike reservations for the Downeaster. And when you arrive in Boston you will have to get yourself from North Station to South Station.

Offline Itinerant Harper

Re: Transportation options from Bar Harbor
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 11:11:51 am »
Hey thanks for the info. I decided to just ship my bicycle out from the Bar Harbor Bike Shop (good guys) and fly out via the BH Airport. There are plenty of other options but this seemed the easiest. Had a hard time getting train tickets and getting to places I can check baggage and the like. Would have rather done the train but what can you do?  Anyway I'm sort of surprised there isn't a page on the ACA website for transportation options at the start/end points of the various routes. I've got most of the info gathered for Bar Harbir if they want to start one  ;D