How to Get to Deer Isle, Maine

When you plan a trip to Pilgrim’s Inn, how to get to Deer Isle, Maine, is one of the essential things to know! Luckily, it’s an easy drive. Fly into one of the surrounding airports then rent a car to reach us, or drive directly from home! Our Downeast Maine oasis awaits.

Now that you know how to get to Deer Isle, Maine, it’s time to start planning your trip. Our complimentary Vacation Guide is here to help! We know that planning a vacation can be challenging, so we created a list of things to do in Deer Isle, Maine, and the surrounding area to save you from hours of research! In our free guide, you’ll find:

  • The best restaurants in the area
  • Outdoor activities for all skill levels
  • Cultural events, museums, and entertainment
  • Festivals and attractions you won’t want to miss


How to Get to Deer Isle, Maine

By Plane

If you’re visiting Deer Isle from far away, your best bet is to fly into one of the surrounding airports. The surrounding airports include Boston, Bar Harbor, Portland, and Bangor. From there, you can rent a car and travel to Deer Isle! Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport and Bangor International Airport are the closest, but the drive is doable from any listed above.

By Car

Whether you’re flying part way or coming directly from home, you will have to reach Deer Isle by car. If you’re coming from somewhere south of Deer Isle like Boston, your route is mostly on 2 main highways for incredibly easy driving. Plus, the scenic views you’ll get as you drive will make the time fly!

Driving from Portland, ME

If you’re driving from Portland, your route will be quite easy! It will take about 3 hours, the perfect distance for a relaxing getaway. Plug it into your GPS, or use these easy directions:

  • Interstate 95 (N) to Augusta
  • Take Route 3 (E) to Belfast
  • Take Route 1 (N) to Route 15 (S), which travels to Deer Isle down the Blue Hill Peninsula.
  • You will cross a large green suspension bridge onto Little Deer Isle.
  • 0.9 miles further you will begin to cross a causeway onto Deer Isle.

Getting to Pilgrim’s Inn

Once you’re in Deer Isle, directions to Pilgrim’s Inn are easy! Just drive 4 miles to Deer Isle Village. Turn right onto Main St, then you will come across our bed and breakfast on your left in just .1 miles!