Taking a flight to Maine is one of the best ways to guarantee you’ll spend as much time as possible enjoying all that the state has to offer. Fortunately there are airports all around Maine that offer flights to popular hubs, making it easy for you to arrive near your destination – no matter where you’re starting your trip!
Read on for information about your airport options in Maine (and beyond).
Portland International Jetport (PWM)
Land just a few miles from Maine’s largest city! Portland’s known around the country as a foodie paradise with amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and great entertainment options. Take a quick drive to Freeport to visit L.L. Bean, head a half an hour south to beautiful Old Orchard Beach, or explore the many islands in Casco Bay.
There are non-stop flights to Portland via many major airlines and the following destinations:
- American: Charlotte (CLT), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Miami (MIA), NYC LaGuardia (LGA), Philadelphia (PHL), and Washington Reagan National (DCA)
- Cape Air: Boston (BOS)
- Delta: Atlanta (ATL), Detroit (DTW), Minneapolis (MSP), NYC JFK (JFK), and NYC LaGuardia (LGA)
- Elite Airways: Orlando/Melbourne (MLB), Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ), and Vero Beach (VRB)
- Frontier: Atlanta (ATL), Fort Meyers (RSW), Miami (MIA), Myrtle Beach (MYR), Orlando (MCO), Philadelphia (PHL), Raleigh/Durham (RDU), and Tampa/St. Pete (PIE)
- JetBlue: NYC JFK (JFK)
- Southwest: Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Chicago Midway (MDW), and Nashville (BNA)
- Sun Country Airlines: Minneapolis (MSP)
- United: Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Cincinnati (CVG), Cleveland (CLE), Columbus (CSG), Denver (DEN), Indianapolis (IND), Milwaukee(MKE), Newark (EWR), Pittsburgh (PIT), and Washington Dulles (IAD)
For more information, visit the Portland Jetport site.
Bangor International Airport (BGR)
Take a plane to the heart of Maine! Bangor serves as the hub of northern and eastern Maine. An arts, entertainment, and dining destination of its own, Bangor also sits in the center of some of Maine’s most popular attractions. Drive a little over an hour to reach Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park on the Maine coast, or take a two-hour drive to Baxter State Park and Mount Katahdin. And on top of that, there are tremendous outdoor opportunities at Moosehead Lake, the Lincoln Lakes region, and more!
Bangor welcomes flights from these airlines and hubs:
- American: Philadelphia (PHL), Washington Reagan National (DCA), and seasonal service to Charlotte (CLT)
- Allegiant: Orlando/Sanford (SFB) and Tampa/St. Pete (PIE)
- Delta: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Detroit (DTW), and NYC JFK (JFK)
- United: Newark (EWR) and seasonal service to Chicago O’Hare (ORD)
For more information, visit flybangor.com.
Small Maine airports
Maine has a number of smaller regional airports that offer commercial flights to Boston and Newark.
- Knox County Regional Airport, Rockland (RKD): Fly to Maine’s mid-coast to visit Rockland, Camden, Belfast, Wiscasset, and the islands of Penobscot Bay. Cape Air offers service from Boston.
- Presque Isle International Airport (PQI): Planning a trip to Aroostook County in northern Maine? Reach the crown of Maine with flights from Newark on United.
- Hancock County – Bar Harbor Airport, Trenton (BHB): Located just inland from Mount Desert Island, BHB is the closest airport to Acadia National Park. Cape Air flies from Boston.
- Augusta State Airport (AUG): Visit Maine’s state capital with flights from Boston on Cape Air.
Other airport options
- Boston Logan Airport (BOS): As one of the largest airports in the country, Logan has daily flights from around the country and the world. Logan’s located about two hours from Portland and about four hours from Bangor. Even better, there are easy bus connections to both cities right from the airport, and the Amtrak Downeaster train to Portland, Freeport, and Brunswick leaves from North Station, a short subway ride from the airport.
- Portsmouth International Airport (PSM): Located just across the border in New Hampshire, Portsmouth has flights on Allegiant and is a convenient option if you’re traveling to points in southernmost Maine.
No matter how you arrive, one thing’s for sure: you may never want to leave once you’re here!
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