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Travel time from Newport to Bar Harbor

Newport to Bar Harbor airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Newport to Bar Harbor? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Bar Harbor, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.

Wednesday, 10:44 am:  start in Newport
drive for about 2 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 60 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 1:00 pm at the latest

12:35 pm:  Martha's Vineyard Airport (MVY)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 1:30 pm

12:50 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

1:20 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

1:35 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

1:50 pm:  board flight
you can search for other airlines that fly this route

2:00 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

2:15 pm:  wheels up! take-off from MVY
fly for about 1 hour in the air

3:16 pm:  Logan International (BOS)
Boston, MA is the same time as Martha's Vineyard, MA
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

3:31 pm:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

5:35 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 2 hours, 4 minutes

5:50 pm:  board Cape Air connecting flight
you can search for other airlines that fly this route

6:00 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

6:15 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 5 minutes in the air

6:15 pm (local time):  Hancock County-Bar Harbor (BHB)
Bar Harbor is the same time as Newport
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

6:30 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at BHB
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 27 minutes to your destination

6:57 pm (local time):  arrive in Bar Harbor

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from MVY to BHB and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Newport to Bar Harbor including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 5 hours

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Flying non-stop from Newport to Bar Harbor

How far is Bar Harbor from Newport? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 255 miles or 410 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 1 minute

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 8 hours, 12 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 8.2x faster, and saves you about 7 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Bar Harbor Airports
  1. Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport
  2. Bangor International Airport
  3. Knox County Regional Airport

Plan a trip to Bar Harbor

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Bar Harbor, Maine. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Bar Harbor. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Bar Harbor like Acadia National Park. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Bar Harbor like What is your favorite restaurant in Bar Harbor? Click the button below to explore Bar Harbor in detail.

What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Bar Harbor to Newport, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Newport to Bar Harbor road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Newport to Bar Harbor?

If you happen to know Newport, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Newport!

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 255 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 1 minute
32 Newport travel answers
44 Bar Harbor travel answers

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