Most people arrive in Bethel in their vehicles...and it is easy to do that! From the greater Boston area, take Interstate 95 north to the Maine Turnpike, at mile 63, take Exit 63, Gray, Maine. Then follow Route 26 north for approx. 50 miles. Bethel is located at the intersection of Route 26 and Route 2, which is the major northern New England east/west highway corridor.
Check traffic, construction & road conditions: Maine DOT Highway Information
Electric car charging stations are available behind the chamber's Visitors' Center (next door to The Gem Theater), Sunday River, Mt. Abram, Stony Brook Recreation, Camping, & Variety Store, and the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum. Contact individual locations for details.
BY COMMERCIAL AIR
The closest major airports are:
PWM Portland International Jetport (Portland, ME): 1-1/2 hour drive
MHT Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (Manchester, NH): 3 hour drive
BOS Boston Logan International Airport (Boston, MA): 3-1/2 hour drive
BY RENTAL CAR OR SHUTTLE
Getting from airports to Bethel requires a private shuttle or rental car. Car rental agencies are available at airports listed above.
See this list for transportation to or around Bethel once you get here via private bus, van, car, or limousine.
Public transportation around Bethel is limited to winter only. The Mountain Explorer provides free shuttle service between the village of Bethel and Sunday River resort in winter.
BY YOUR OWN PLANE
The Bethel Regional Airport has a 3,818 foot long, 75 foot wide paved runway, where Visual Flight Rules apply. This facility is open year-round and offers tie-downs, engine heater plug-ins, hangar storage, and self-serve fuel system. The terminal building was new in 2014 and features a meeting room, restrooms, pilots' lounge, WIFI, vending machines, 24/7 surveillance cameras, and more. For info, visit the Bethel Regional Airport's website, call the Airport Info Line at (207) 512-5552, or email.