Buses on Mt. Desert Serving the Cranberry Isles

FREE to Bar Harbor and Trenton
(Summer only)

Save BIG BUCKS on gas!

Island Explorer bus lines 5 and 6 both stop near the Northeast Harbor town pier where the Beal & Bunker ferry stops.

Island Explorer bus line 7 stops near the Town of Cranberry Isles dock in Manset, and also the Southwest Harbor Upper Town Dock, two places where the Cranberry Cove ferry stops.

A grant from L.L. Bean pays for these buses, to keep the air clean and the roads less choked.

These free seasonal buses run between popular park sites and MDI towns, with the Village Green in Bar Harbor as the focal point of the system.  You can even go free as far as the Bar Harbor Airport and the IGA food store in Trenton.

These free buses are the best deal in town!  They run every day including weekends.

website with bus schedules

Paid to Ellsworth and Bangor

Downeast Transportation, the company running the free buses (left), also offers paid bus service from Bar Harbor to Bangor and Ellsworth.  Call them at (207) 667-5796 for details.

website with schedules