Getting Here


Camden is on Route 1, about four hours by car from Boston, less than two hours from Portland or Bangor, a half-hour north of Rockland Airport, and a half hour south of Belfast. Additional information is available in our FAQs, but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions sail@mainewindjammercruises.com (800) 736-7981 or (207) 236-2938

Map Mid Coast Maine

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AIR - PORTLAND

The majority of our passengers find it convenient to fly to Portland International Jetport, which is a 1½ -2 hour drive from Camden. You can arrange for a rental car or ride with Mid-Coast Limo.

 
AIR - BOSTON

From Logan International Airport, it’s a 4½ to 5 hour drive north to Camden. It can take a bit longer if traffic is heavy.

 
AIR - BANGOR

You can fly into Bangor International Airport, which is about 1½ hours north of Camden. Bangor is a less active airport than Portland, and limo, van and bus service to Camden is limited. You can arrange for a rental car.

 
AIR - ROCKLAND

Connections with Boston are available through Knox County Regional Airport via Colgan Air/Telford Aviation, an affiliate of US Air(800) 428-4322. You should arrange for rental car in advance. Taxis are usually available with a phone call, and a cab ride from the airport to Camden Harbor costs approximately $25.

 

BUS - BOSTON TO CAMDEN

Concord (N.H.) Trailways (800) 639-3317 or (603) 228-3300 operates scheduled service between Boston and Camden. They pick up passengers at South Station and the terminals at Logan Airport. The bus is express to Portland, but between Portland and Camden, it follows their "Maine Coastal Route" and makes frequent stops. From Logan the ride is approximately 5 ¼ hours, and from South Station, it is approximately 4 ½ hrs. They do not take reservations, so you are asked to be at the station 15-30 minutes before travel time. The Camden terminal is just over a mile from the public landing. Taxis are usually available.

 

BUS - BANGOR TO CAMDEN

Concord (N.H.) Trailways (800) 639-3317 or (603) 228-3300 operates scheduled service between Bangor and Camden. It follows their "Maine Coastal Route" and makes stops in Searsport, Belfast, and Lincolnville before arriving in Camden. The trip from Bangor to Camden is approximately 1 ½ hours. They do not take reservations, so you are asked to be at the station 15-30 minutes before travel time. The Camden terminal is just over a mile from the public landing. Taxis are usually available.

 
BUS - PORTLAND TO CAMDEN

Concord (N.H.) Trailways (800) 639-3317 or (603) 228-3300 operates scheduled service between Portland and Camden. The bus leaves from the Amtrak station in Portland, so if you arrived in the city by air, you’ll need to take a short taxi ride to the train station. This bus follows their "Maine Coastal Route" and makes frequent stops. The trip from Portland to Camden is approximately 2 ½ hours with stops. They do not take reservations, so you are asked to be at the station 15-30 minutes before travel time. The Camden terminal is just over a mile from the public landing. Taxis are usually available.

 
CAR - DIRECTIONS
Maine Interstate Changes (Revised spring 2004)

The entire length of the Maine Turnpike from Kittery to Augusta via Lewiston (an inland route) is now designated I-95. Also, the entire section of interstate roadway from Scarborough to Gardiner via Brunswick (a coastal route) is now designated I-295.

Exits and interchanges on both routes have been renumbered to reflect distances from Kittery at the New Hampshire border.

 
Northbound (From Kittery, Maine)
  • Follow Route I-95 North (Maine Turnpike) to Exit 44
  • Take Route I-295 Northeast toward Portland, Freeport, Brunswick
  • Take Exit 28 and follow coastal Route 1 northbound.
  • To save about half an hour, take Maine Route 90 at the flashing yellow traffic signal in Warren. Route 90 meets Route 1 again in Camden. Take a left at the traffic light there, and you’ve only got a few miles to go.

    (Note that if you miss the turn in Warren and stay on Route 1, you’ll go through downtown Thomaston and Rockland, but you’ll get here nevertheless.)

     
  • As you enter Camden from the south, note that Stop sign! Then watch for Camden National Bank. Turn right onto Bay View Street with the brick bank to your right and Cappy’s restaurant to your left. Immediately head straight down the ramp to the public landing. Many pedestrians walk on this short, paved roadway, so extra caution is needed. Our loading area is straight in front of you, to the left of the harbormaster’s office.
  • Please note: Maine law requires vehicles to stop for pedestrians within any part of a marked crosswalk that is not regulated by a traffic control device. When you’re walking in Camden, we suggest that you stop at the curb, wait until traffic stops for you and then follow the local tradition of a quick and friendly wave for the driver.

 

Southbound (From Belfast, Maine)
  • Take Route 1 south from Belfast. A blinking yellow traffic signal at the north end of Camden indicates that you are almost here. Don’t miss the view of the harbor on your left as you pass the library. Continue past one long block of village stores to the first intersection.
  • Take a left onto Bay View Street with Cappy’s restaurant to your left and the brick Camden National Bank on your right. The ramp to the public landing will be immediately on your left. Many pedestrians walk on this short, paved roadway, so extra caution is needed. Our loading area is straight in front of you, to the left of the harbormaster’s office.
  • Please note: Maine law requires vehicles to stop for pedestrians within any part of a marked crosswalk that is not regulated by a traffic control device. When you’re walking in Camden, we suggest that you stop at the curb, wait until traffic stops for you and then follow the local tradition of a quick and friendly wave for the driver.

 

Eastbound (From Augusta, Maine)
  • Take Maine Route 17 to the traffic signal at Maine Route 90 in Rockport, where you should take a left. Continue to Route 1 in Camden. Follow directions above for entering Camden northbound.
  • Please note: Maine law requires vehicles to stop for pedestrians within any part of a marked crosswalk that is not regulated by a traffic control device.
    (When you’re walking in Camden, we suggest that you stop at the curb, wait until traffic stops for you and then follow the local tradition of a quick and friendly wave for the driver.

 

Driving Distances
  • Distances (in miles)
  • 300 Hartford, CT
  • 350 Montreal, PQ Canada
  • 400 New York, NY
  • 500 Philadelphia, PA
  • 580 Baltimore, MD
  • 635 Halifax, NS
  • 650 Washington, DC
  • 660 Toronto, Ontario
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Camden to other points in Maine
  • 07 Rockland
  • 42 Augusta
  • 48 Boothbay
  • 54 Bangor
  • 78 Bar Harbor
  • 85 Portland

 

Car Rentals
Budget (888) 594-0842 or 207-594-0822 is available by reservation from nearby Knox County Regional Airport. National Car Rental (207) 594-8424 or (800) 698-8424 is available from Rockland. U-Save (207) 236-2320 is locally owned and operated and offers free local pickup and delivery.
(Please note) Maine law requires vehicles to stop for pedestrians within any part of a marked crosswalk that is not regulated by a traffic control device.)

 

TRAIN - AMTRAK TO PORTLAND
Amtrak runs the "Downeaster" (800) 872-7245 or (207) 780-1000 between Boston and Portland. You can then rent a car, take the Concord Trailways bus via the "Maine Coastal Route" or reserve a ride from Camden’s Mid-Coast Limo.

 

LIMO-VAN - PORTLAND TO CAMDEN
Camden’s Mid-Coast Limo (800) 937-2424 or (207) 236-2424 recommends that you make reservations no later than noon the day prior to traveling, and they note that most people call as soon as they know their travel itinerary.