The Summer Academy is located at Maine Media’s campus: 70 Camden Street, Rockport, Maine 04856. Detailed travel information is included in the student acceptance packet. Please find an overview of travel options below and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any travel questions – we’re here to help.
If You Drive:
Getting to Rockport is relatively easy. Rockport is halfway up the Maine coast – easy to find – just off Route 1, 80 miles north of Portland, between Camden and Rockland. By car, Rockport is less than a two-hour drive from Portland, less than four hours from Boston, eight hours from New York and Montreal.
If You Fly:
Delta, Jet Blue, American, Southwest, Frontier, Cape Air, Elite and United all service Portland Jetport (PWM) with several flights daily. We recommend flying through Portland Jetport, then renting a car or catching a bus.
Bangor International Airport (BGR) is another option, though flight options are often fewer and more expensive. The drive time from Bangor to Rockport is similar to Portland, under two hours.
Cape Air offers frequent commuter flights each day between Boston’s Logan Airport and the nearby Knox County Airport (RKD), just 20 minutes from Maine Media. Taxis are available to drive you to Rockport.
All the major rental agencies have a presence at the Portland Jetport. Avis, Budget and Enterprise are available in Rockland.
If You Take the Bus:
Rockport is served by Concord Coachlines with daily summer service to Camden/Rockport from both Boston and Portland. Be sure to book the Maine Coastal Route into CAMDEN / ROCKPORT (not Rockland!). Please visit Concord Coachline’s website for up-to-date information or call 1.800.639.3317.
If You Take the Train:
AMTRAK currently operates between Boston’s North Station and Portland. From Portland, you can then connect to Concord Coachlines (see above), though scheduling can be difficult.