From Boston (approx. 5–6 hours to COA)
Take Interstate 95 North to Interstate 395 in Bangor. From there take Route 1A from Bangor to Ellsworth.
Follow Route 3 East to Bar Harbor. Keep left after crossing the bridge onto Mount Desert Island.
College of the Atlantic is on the ocean side of Route 3, about 19 miles from the Ellsworth shopping district (eight miles from the head of Mount Desert Island).
Turn left at the COA main entrance and park in the provided areas. The admission office is located in Kaelber Hall, the building with the arch overlooking the water as you come onto campus.
From the Bar Harbor Airport (approx. 20 minutes to COA)
Follow Route 3 East toward Bar Harbor. Keep left after crossing the bridge onto Mount Desert Island. From there follow the directions under “From Boston.”
From the Bangor International Airport (approx. 1 hour to COA)
Take Tower Road toward Griffin Road and turn left at Griffin Road. Take the 3rd right onto Union Street. Continue on Forrest Parkway to Interstate 95 South. Take Interstate 395 in Bangor. From there follow the directions under “From Boston.”