Getting to Castine

Sunrise over Castine

Bangor International Airport

Castine and Maine Maritime Academy are approximately one hour from Bangor International Airport (BGR), servicing Allegiant, Delta and U.S. Airways. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz and National rental cars are available at Bangor International.

Driving Directions

GPS Address: 70 Pleasant Street, Castine, ME 04420

From the East (coastal)

  • Take Route 1 South through Ellsworth..
  • About 18 miles from downtown Ellsworth, turn left on Route 175.
  • After 8 miles, pick up Route 166 to Castine, another 7 miles.
  • Take first left after the Maine Maritime sign (Pleasant Street) to the Admissions House.

From the East (via Route 9)

  • Take Route 9 to Route 46, Eddington, 77 miles.
  • Follow Route 46, across Route 1A, to Bucksport, 19 miles.
  • Take left on Route 1 North/Route 3 for 1/2(half) mile.
  • Turn right on Route 175.
  • After 8 miles, pick up Route 166 to Castine, another 7 miles.
  • Take first left after the Maine Maritime sign (Pleasant Street) to the Admissions House.

From the North

  • Take Interstate 95 to Bangor, Exit 182A (Old Exit 45), I-395.
  • Take I-395 to Exit 4, Route 15 South to Bucksport
  • Follow Route 15 South to Bucksport, 18 miles, which merges with Route 1 North/Route3.
  • One mile past Bucksport McDonald's, turn right on Route 175.
  • After 8 miles, pick up Route 166 to Castine, another 7 miles.
  • Take first left after the Maine Maritime sign (Pleasant Street) to the Admissions House.

From the South and West (2 options)

  • Option #1** - Take Interstate 95 to Exit 113 in Augusta.
  • Follow signs to Route 3, Belfast.
  • Follow Route 3 East to Belfast, 43 miles. Route 3 merges with Route 1 North.
  • Continue on Route 1 North/Route 3 to Bucksport , 18 miles.
  • One mile past Bucksport McDonald's, turn right on Route 175.
  • After 8 miles, pick up Route 166 to Castine, another 7 miles.
  • Take first left after the Maine Maritime sign (Pleasant Street) to the Admissions House.

-OR-

  • Option #2 - Take Interstate 95 to Bangor, Exit 182A (Old Exit 45), I-395.
  • Take I-395 to Exit 4, Route 15 South to Bucksport
  • Follow Route 15 South to Bucksport, 18 miles, which merges with Route 1 North/Route3.
  • One mile past Bucksport McDonald's, turn right on Route 175.
  • After 8 miles, pick up Route 166 to Castine, another 7 miles.
  • Take first left after the Maine Maritime sign (Pleasant Street) to the Admissions House. Option #2 has more interstate highway driving but is 35 miles longer than Option #1.
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