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Bangor, Maine, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Bangor?

You should plan to spend around $197 per day on your vacation in Bangor. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $54 on meals
  • $36 on local transportation
  • $228 on hotels

A one week trip to Bangor for two people costs, on average, $2,761. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Bangor cost?

A one week trip to Bangor usually costs around $1,381 for one person and $2,761 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Bangor on average costs around $2,761 for one person and $5,522 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Bangor will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Bangor on average costs around $5,917 for one person and $11,833 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Bangor has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Bangor expensive to visit?

Prices in Bangor are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Bangor is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Chimney Rock and Lake Lure or Washington.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Bangor Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Bangor?

The average Bangor trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Bangor travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $228
Local Transportation 1 $36
Food 2 $54
Entertainment 1 $45
Alcohol 2 $11 - 34
Accommodation Budget in Bangor
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Bangor is $114. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Bangor is $228. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Bangor

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Bangor based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $214. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Bangor
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Bangor is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $36 per person, per day, on local transportation in Bangor.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Bangor
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Bangor can vary, the average cost of food in Bangor is $54 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Bangor should cost around $22 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Bangor is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Bangor
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  • Entertainment and activities in Bangor typically cost an average of $45 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

What did other people spend on Entertainment in Bangor?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Bangor are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Bangor, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Children's Museum (for 4)

Alcohol Budget in Bangor
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $23 on alcoholic beverages in Bangor per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Bangor On a Budget
Located along the Penobscot River in the U.S. State of Maine, modern Bangor really took off as a center for lumber and shipbuilding industries. Logs could easily be floated down-river to be processed and shipped from port on the Atlantic Ocean 30 miles downstream. Eventually lumbering turned to pulp and paper and shipping turned to railroads, but Bangor remains a city symbolic of industry. The city also has much to offer in shopping and entertainment with bookstores, cafes, restaurants, galleries, and museums located in the downtown area.
Evidence of the city's lumbering past stills lies throughout the city in its architecture and monuments. Greek Revival and Victorian mansions sit as elaborate examples, once the homes of the lumber barons who ran the industry. Visitors can tour places like the Isaac Farrar Mansion or the Thomas A. Hill House & Civil War Museum to get a sneak peal of Bangor's history. There is even a 31 foot high statue of the mythical lumberman Paul Bunyan, who stands on Main Street welcoming visitors into the city.

Another impressive sight to see is the Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, the second oldest in the United States. It was designed and built in 1834, the same year that Bangor became a city. Not only does this serve as the resting ground for Bangor's 19th and early 20th century elite, but it also is laid out as a romantic park with ponds, groves, grottos, and a great variety of plants and flowers. It is a beautiful escape for the living and the dead. One of the most popular parks is Cascade Park, overlooking the river, but it is one of many green spaces dotted throughout the city.
Downtown Bangor is the hub for activity, arts, and culture. Bisected by the Kenduskeag Stream and hugging the Penobscot River, the area is surrounded by scenic waterways. Lined with locally-owned shops and restaurants, Downtown Bangor offers all kinds of shopping from books to keepsakes and all kinds of food from ethnic cuisine to homegrown cafes and pubs. Beyond day-to-day life, the downtown area also hosts events like Waterfront Concerts, a national recognized contemporary art museum, and the American Folks Festival, as well as locally-organized storytelling sessions, historical walking tours, and neighborhood outdoor movies.

In addition to Bangor's many parks, Bangor City Forest is a large recreation area consisting of about 650 acres. These large green spaces, as well as Bangor's proximity to the water, make the city a hot spot for outdoor activities like hiking, sailing, canoeing, hunting, and fishing plus skiing and snowmobiling in the winter months. The Penobscot River Walkway is also a great location for a casual stroll along the water.

Sightseeing tours are also offered to see the hot spots of the city's historic and cultural heritage, as well as a great number of galleries and museums. One of the more popular attractions is the Cole Land Transportation Museum, which houses a large collection and of Maine's transportation equipment and memorabilia. Other activities include shopping in the downtown area, seeing a show at the Penobscot Theatre Company, or catching a harnessed horse race at the Bangor Raceway.
Food and Dining
The state of Maine is famous for its wild blueberries and lobster. Like any New England town, Bangor is full of opportunity to try traditional fare from clam chowder and lobster rolls to blueberry pie and ice cream. Many of the downtown restaurants are locally owned, doing their best to serve farm-to-table products. For those looking to get a closer look at the homegrown scene, try visiting the Bangor Farmers Market held every Sunday from May to Thanksgiving across from the Bangor Public Library. Enjoy anything from fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables and naturally raised meats, along with milk, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, coffee, seedlings, cut flowers, and more. As far as restaurants go, some of the top-rated on TripAdvisor include Timber Kitchen and Bar, Blaze, Dysart's Restaurant, Moe's Original BBQ, and 11 Central. In addition to local cuisine, Bangor also serves up a wide variety of ethnic flavors.

By air, Bangor International Airport is the closest and is served by Allegiant, American, Delta, and United Airlines.

Three bus lines provide service to Bangor. Cyr Bus Line, which operates out of Old Town, provides regular service from Bangor to northern Maine and tours to events in Boston, Quebec City, in addition to regular trips to Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. Concord Trailways provides daily service from Bangor to South Station in Boston and points between, as well as to northern Maine. Greyhound Lines also serves Bangor. Its station is at the corner of Main and Union streets downtown, providing service along U.S. Route 1, with stops from Portland to Bangor.

By car, Bangor sits along interstates I-95 and I-395; U.S. highways US 1A, US 2, US Route 2A; and state routes SR 9, SR 15, SR 15 Business, SR 100, SR 202, and SR 222.

Local transportation for Bangor and the surrounding towns is provided by The Bat. The Bat runs Monday through Saturday and serves all of Bangor and parts of Hampden, Brewer, Veazie, Orono, the University of Maine, and Old Town.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.