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Maine Guide


None of the United States lie further to the northeast than Maine, whose 230 miles of southern coastline are ruggedly beautiful and whose northern forests remain sparsely populated wildernesses. New England’s only national park, Acadia National Park, occupies most of Mount Desert Island in the centre of Maine’s coast. Plenty of unique shops and boutiques stand along the old port of Maine’s most populous city, Portland.

Hiring a Vehicle

Portland International Jetport is home to car rental companies National, Alamo, Hertz, Budget, Enterprise, and Alamo, who have a total of 200 vehicles for rent. Several of these reputable companies are also represented at Bangor International Airport and many more Maine locations, but travellers should compare car hire ahead of time to secure the best price.

Transport Options

Both of Maine’s major airports, Portland International Jetport and Bangor International Airport, offer direct flights across the eastern United States. Amtrak’s Downeaster passenger train travels from Portland to Boston, while the Maine Eastern Railroad provides seasonal service from Rockland to Brunswick. Cyr Bus Lines, Concord Trailways, and Vermont Transit Lines are Maine’s three main bus lines. However, many parts of the state cannot be reached without car rental in Maine.

Car Hire Driving Tips in Maine

Two of the longest roads in the eastern United States, Interstate 95 and Route 1, begin in rural northern Maine and end about 2,000 miles south in Florida. With car hire in Maine it takes about as long to drive between Bangor and Portland, roughly two hours, as the distance between Portland and Boston. Many of the state’s rural roads west and north of Bangor are privately owned and require permits to use.

Not to be Missed!

Maine is home to Moosehead Lake, the biggest lake entirely within a New England state, and the Western Hemisphere’s biggest tidal whirlpool, the Old Sow. The Appalachian Trail’s northernmost point, Mount Katahdin, also lies within Maine’s boundaries. Visitors can enjoy the view of any of the state’s 60 lighthouses while enjoying one of the famous lobsters.

Weather & Tourist Seasons

Maine experiences notoriously cold winters, but coastal January daytime temperatures rarely fall below freezing. Northern Maine winter temperatures, on the other hand, can plummet to -18 °C after dark. Summers can be humid, but not overwhelmingly hot, with average July daytime highs ranging between 24 and 27°C. On an annual basis, Maine experiences fewer than two tornadoes and under 20 thunderstorms.

Practical information

  • Currency
    United States Dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    25 - 70 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 - 130 km/h
  • Language

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).