Flying to Down East Maine:
- Bangor, Maine: Bangor International Airport is the closest major airport — a small airport about a 90-minute rural drive from Machias. Although small, it is regularly serviced by several major airlines such as American, United, Allegiant and Delta. There are also several major car rental agencies here including Hertz, National, Budget, and Enterprise.
- Portland, Maine: The Portland International Jetport is approximately a four hour drive from the Machias area and a stop of many major airlines. Airlines that fly into Portland include American, Delta, Elite, JetBlue, Southwest, and United. Non-stop flights originate in Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Orlando, Sarasota, Melborne, Charlotte, Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Newark, and NYC. (Subject to change. Some markets seasonal). Car rental companies include Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, and Dollar
- Boston, Massachusetts: Logan International Airport is approximately a five hour drive from the Machias area, and our usual recommendation for guests — flights are inexpensive, rentals cars are plentiful and the drive up into Maine allows for the quick progression through 3 states (Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine). If you’re so inclined, New Hampshire offers several discount liquor stores right off the freeway.
- Bar Harbor: Book a flight from Cape Air or PenAir directly from Boston to Bar Harbor or coordinate a flight with Cape Air and Jet Blue.
Chambers of Commerce: On Rt 1, in the boxcar, you will find the Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce office. They have brochures for all of the things to do in the area. It’s worth a visit there to get ideas, brochures, ferry timetables, etc. You can call them at (207) 255-4402.
Other Nearby Chambers of Commerce:
And those of our Canadian neighbors:
Downeast and Acadia Regional Tourism Association: www.downeastacadia.com