Bangor travel guide

Bangor Tourism | Bangor Guide

You're Going to Love Bangor

With a population of 33,039, Bangor is a must-see destination in Maine, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Bangor deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Bangor

If you’re looking for affordable options, Blaze - Bangor (18 Broad St.) and Novio's (130 Hammond St) are great picks.

When to visit Bangor

Bangor in January
Estimated hotel price
$122
1 night at 3-star hotel
Bangor in January
Estimated hotel price
$122
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Bangor in July, when the average temperature is 68 °F, and the highest can go up to 78.8 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 6.8 °F, with an average temperature of 17.6 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in October, when precipitation is around 4.2″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Bangor, with an average rainfall of 2.5″.

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How to Get to Bangor

Plane

When flying to Bangor, you’ll arrive at Bangor (BGR), which is located 2 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Bangor include United Airlines, American Airlines and Allegiant Air. The shortest domestic flight to Bangor departs from Tampa and takes around 3h 11m.

Car

Another option to get to Bangor is to pick up a car rental from Portland, which is about 107 miles from Bangor. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Budget, among others, in Portland.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Bangor, including Concord Coach Lines, Greyhound and FlixBus. From Portland, the bus ride to Bangor takes 130 miles and will cost you around $62. From Boston, the ticket costs about $98 for a journey of 240 miles. The most popular bus station is Bangor Bus Station, located 1.9 miles from downtown Bangor. Bangor Odlin Rd Parking is also a commonly used station, and is 1.9 miles from the city center.

Plane

When flying to Bangor, you’ll arrive at Bangor (BGR), which is located 2 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Bangor include United Airlines, American Airlines and Allegiant Air. The shortest domestic flight to Bangor departs from Tampa and takes around 3h 11m.

Car

Another option to get to Bangor is to pick up a car rental from Portland, which is about 107 miles from Bangor. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Budget, among others, in Portland.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Bangor, including Concord Coach Lines, Greyhound and FlixBus. From Portland, the bus ride to Bangor takes 130 miles and will cost you around $62. From Boston, the ticket costs about $98 for a journey of 240 miles. The most popular bus station is Bangor Bus Station, located 1.9 miles from downtown Bangor. Bangor Odlin Rd Parking is also a commonly used station, and is 1.9 miles from the city center.

Airports near Bangor

Airlines serving Bangor

KLM
Good (839 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,445 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,937 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,352 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,933 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,543 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (767 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,631 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (318 reviews)
WestJet
Good (2,031 reviews)
Allegiant Air
Good (422 reviews)
Breeze Airways
Good (60 reviews)
Cape Air
Excellent (14 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Bangor

Most booked hotels in Bangor

Country Inn at The Mall
2 stars
Excellent (8.8, 2043 reviews)
$142+
Milford Motel on the River
2 stars
Excellent (8.6, 162 reviews)
$152+
Hollywood Casino Bangor
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, 1023 reviews)
$160+
Bangor Inn & Suites
2 stars
Excellent (8.1, 979 reviews)
$141+
Black Bear Inn Ascend Hotel Collection
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, 308 reviews)
$191+
Super 8 by Wyndham Bangor
2 stars
Good (7.2, 965 reviews)
$96+

Renting a car in Bangor

Renting a car in Bangor costs $96 per day, on average, or $192 if you want to rent if for 2 days. Alamo, Budget and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Bangor is the Budget branch at 299 Godfrey Boulevard, which is 2 miles from the city center.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 6% cheaper than airport locations in Bangor.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Bangor (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Bangor is Economy (Kia Rio or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Honda Civic or similar) are, on average, 41% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Bangor costs $96 per day, on average, or $192 if you want to rent if for 2 days. Alamo, Budget and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Bangor is the Budget branch at 299 Godfrey Boulevard, which is 2 miles from the city center.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 6% cheaper than airport locations in Bangor.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Bangor (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Bangor is Economy (Kia Rio or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Honda Civic or similar) are, on average, 41% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.