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Which airport is easier for rental car and hotel shuttles

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Which airport is easier for rental car and hotel shuttles

We are picking flights for a trip to Maine this summer. There are pros and cons to flying in to Portland or Bangor. Can anyone tell me which airport is easier? We will have to do various combinations of shuttling to a hotel and/or shuttling to the rental cars. For either of these, are rental cars or hotels within walking distance? Or am I right to assume that for either airport, we would have to shuttle to both the hotels and the rental cars?

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1. Re: Which airport is easier for rental car and hotel shuttles

Bangor has one on-airport hotel that is connected to the airport terminal via a pedestrian skyway. Portland has several nearby hotles, but all will require a shuttle. Most of Portland's car rentals are on-airport in the parking garage directly across the street from the baggage claim area -- definitely walkable. Have not been to the Bangor terminal recently enough to know where their car rentals are located....

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We fly into Bangor every visit to the area and it is incredibly easy as it is a small airport. In fact, we would pay extra to fly into Bangor as there is so little hassle flying into and out of the airport. The baggage claim and car rental desks are down one floor from the gates. The rental cars are parked right next to the hotel that MainerOnTheGo mentioned and that is a very short walk from the terminal. We have never stayed in the hotel as Acadia NP and Bar Harbor are only an hour away.

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3. Re: Which airport is easier for rental car and hotel shuttles

Check the car rental prices as sometimes one is $250 per week higher than the other.

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4. Re: Which airport is easier for rental car and hotel shuttles

As for the hotel that is attached by a walkway to the Bangor Airport -- it is very, very nice, including the restaurant. We've stayed there because of an early morning flight or arriving very late and just not being up to the admittedly short drive to Bar Harbor. We also stayed there a few nights because of eye surgery in the winter, when driving back to Bangor for a morning-after-surgery appointment was more driving than we wanted to do. We've always been quite pleased with both the lodging and the food.

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