• Tips For Parking in Bar Harbor 

    • The downtown of Bar Harbor is comprised of a network of four main streets and several narrow side roads.

    • If you choose to bring your vehicle into town, note that from May 15th to October 30th downtown Bar Harbor utilizes a paid parking program which is enforced between the hours of 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, Monday through Saturday, and 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Sunday.

    • The parking rates range from $2.00 per hour to $4.00 per hour (depending on location) with certain high-demand areas having 4-hour limits and other areas with no limits.

    • More details about the program, including how you can acquire parking tokens, can be found on the Town of Bar Harbor’s parking information web page.

    • All major credit/debit cards are accepted as well as US quarters and Town of Bar Harbor tokens, but no paper money. For the best experience, be sure to download the Park Mobile app before you arrive so you can quickly and easily pay for your parking space right from your phone.


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  • Or…Leave Your Vehicle Behind!

    Bar Harbor, like many New England towns, is best experienced on foot. Park your car and stroll through our downtown or walk along the waterfront for the full Bar Harbor experience.

    • In the summer and fall, the Island Explorer buses link hotels, inns, and campgrounds with destinations in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and neighboring village centers. This fare-free service is a great way to explore the area while leaving your car behind.

    • If possible, leave your vehicle at your hotel or lodging establishment when you travel into downtown Bar Harbor to help minimize the number of cars on our roadways. 

    • Those cycling into town will find bike racks conveniently located throughout the village. 

    • Additional transportation options can be found here!