Ride to the Summit of Cadillac Mountain with us!

Easy, hassle-free access to Cadillac Mountain!

Come see the sunrise or sunset - easy up, easy down!

Safe, reliable, and affordable!

No parking worries!

No reservations needed!

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About us

Cadillac Mtn Summit Shuttle is a profit-for-purpose social enterprise, based in Bar Harbor, Maine. We aim to provide convenient, environmentally friendly transportation to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, while also contributing significantly to the local economy and community. By taking our shuttle, passengers not only experience breathtaking views and a hassle-free journey, but also support the protection of this stunning natural treasure for future generations.

Shuttle Schedule

The shuttle goes up and down the mountain hourly, sunrise to sunset, with a mid-day break, every day, all season long.

Shuttle leaves for Cadillac’s summit, from Bar Harbor, at the top of each hour and down from the Summit on the half hour. Boarding is 5 - 10 minutes prior to leaving, 1st come, 1st serve.

*All schedules are subject to change and are approximations. They can vary 5-10 minutes, depending on traffic and weather conditions. Please check website for updates, especially in extreme weather.

# Departure Return
Morning 5am - 11:00am Last trip down in the morning is 11:30am
Afternoon - Evening 12:00pm - 7:15pm Last trip down in the evening is 7:15pm

Ticket Pricing

One-way or round-trip tickets available:

      One-way ticket: $10.00
      Round-trip ticket: $20.00
      Dogs: $5.00

Cash is preferred, but we also accept cards. Tips are appreciated.

MDI locals, MDI workers an MDI Students receive 1/2 price. Must have ID and/or pay stub with ID.

Pickup and Drop-off Location

Pickup and drop-off in Bar Harbor is located at:

317 Main St., 2 blocks up from ball park at the Sunoco Station, in between Pat's Pizza and Everyday Joe's.
Pick up on Summit area located in Bus parking zone across the street from the gift shop restroom area.

*All visitors to Acadia National Park must have a park entrance pass. These passes can be found at: www.nps.gov/Acadia fees & passes

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can catch the shuttle at Bar Harbor, located at 317 Main St, lower Main St, 2 blocks up from the YMCA and Ball field. The pick up area is at the Sunoco Station, between Pat’s Pizza and Everyday Joe’s. Boarding is 5-10 mins before the shuttle leaves at the top of the hour. You can also catch the shuttle up on Cadillac’s summit area at the taxi stand, outside the concession and bathroom area. The shuttle leaves the summit area on the 1/2 hour, with boarding about 5 mins before leaving. The shuttle operates on a 1st come, 1st serve basis with round trip ticket holders having priority. You simply need to come to the pick up areas and wait in line for the next shuttle to arrive. Tickets are purchased upon boarding as we don't have a reservation system.

The shuttle runs every hour, sunrise to sunset, with a mid day break. Shuttles times may vary 5-10 mins, depending on traffic and weather conditions. Check our schedules for accurate up to date info.

You do not need a Cadillac Mountain Summit Area reservation to ride the shuttle. However, all visitors to Acadia National Park need a Park Entrance Pass to go into the park, and these passes are required to ride the shuttle. All forms of entrance passes are accepted, including the Vehicle Entrance Pass, Senior passes, Interagency Annual Passes and Acadia Annual Passes. These are valid for up to 4 passengers that are traveling together. Please bring these passes with you.

We do not have a reservation system for the shuttle and it operates on a 1st come, 1st serve basis with round trip ticket holders having priority at the summit. Tickets are purchased as you board the shuttle. Yes, you can choose to ride the shuttle one way, either up and hike down or hike up and ride down. We offer both one way and round trip tickets.

Yes, we are dog friendly and have a dog kennel in the back of the shuttle. All dogs must ride in the kennel and there's room for one dog per trip. Dogs cost an additional $5.00 to ride with us. We also have a small bike rack on the back of the shuttle with room for 2 bikes per trip, on a 1st come 1st serve basis. For children, we offer safe, top of the line, all in one safety car seats for infants to toddlers. Parents are obligated to install car seats into the van, to ensure proper installation. We have 2 car seats per trip available.

Yes, the shuttle is handicap accessible but passengers must be able to transfer into a van seat. We can help transfer folks to a van seat and bring a wheelchair or walker with you in the van. We prefer cash but do accept cards. Tips are also accepted.