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Q: Do your buses have wheelchair lifts?
A: Yes, all Downeast Transportation buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts.

Q: Are your buses equipped with child seats?
A: No, passengers must bring their own child seats.

Q: Can drivers make change?
A: No, please have the exact fare ready when boarding.

Q: Where can I purchase multiple-ride tickets?
A: You can purchase tickets from bus drivers or at the DTI office at the Acadia Gateway Center in Trenton.

Q: What is the difference between round-trip and one-way fares?
A: On most routes, the round-trip fare is the same as the one-way fare, provided you complete your trip in the same day.

Q: Whom do I call for information about the Island Explorer?
A: The Island Explorer is a seasonal shuttle operated by downeast Transportation. for Island Explorer information, call (207) 288-4573 or visit

Q: Can I get to L.L.Bean or Wal-Mart on the Island Explorer?
A: No, Island Explorer shuttles do not serve Ellsworth. Instead, Downeast Transportation operates year-round bus service between Bar Harbor and Ellsworth on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The one-way fare is $6. There is no charge for return trips made the same day. Buses depart the Bar Harbor Village Green at 8:00 a.m. and Hannaford supermarket in Bar Harbor at 8:15 a.m. Return buses depart Ellsworth City Hall at 3:15 p.m. Click here for the full Bar Harbor-Ellsworth timetable.

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Downeast Transportation, Inc.
PO Box 914
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-5796

info at downeast transport dot org