Maine Car Rentals, Limos & Taxi Services
Maine’s limousine and taxi services are as varied as the state’s vivid forests and dramatic coastline. If you are arriving at one of the major airports, such as Portland International Jetport or Bangor International, pre-booked limousine service usually includes a “meet and greet” at passenger arrivals. Taxis and shuttles are almost always available near baggage claim, but some firms do offer advanced reservations. Limousine and/or taxi services are also available to those flying into most regional and municipal airports as well as arriving by AMTRAK, bus, cruise ship or ferry.
In the larger cities, such as Portland, Bangor and Augusta, there are several limo and taxi companies, giving you a wide choice of vehicle size and style. It is possible to book anything from a luxury SUV with all the modern electronic gadgets to a super stretch limo with a bottle of chilled champagne just waiting for you. If you are staying in town, getting a limo or taxi is as easy as a phone call or a visit to the front desk. Sometimes in smaller towns it does take a bit longer for your service to arrive because of distance.
Your travels may take you into the less populated sections of Maine, such as the Aroostook Region or the Kennebec & Moose River Valleys. That taxi might very well be a 4X4 vehicle or even a float plane if you are headed to a remote island or resort. You might even see a moose along the way.
Some firms have redefined the word “limousine.” Not only do they offer classy vehicles to get you from Point A to Point B, they’ve created oversized moving party vehicles with bars, nightclub style neon lights and state-of-the-art media centers. Other companies offer wine tasting tours or will meet you at your hotel or cruise ship and take you on a personalized tour of the lighthouses along the Maine coast. Visitors lucky enough to visit Maine in the fall may find a limousine tour that highlights the changing of the seasons. In the delightful state of Maine, getting there really is more than half the fun.
Then again you may be the independent sort that wants to strike out you own in a rental car. Big name brands such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National all have counters at Portland International Jetport and Bangor International Airport. In addition Avis and Budget are also onsite at Northern Maine Regional Airport. Hertz has a counter at the Bar Harbor Airport. Car companies also operate off-airport locations, sometime affiliated with various hotels. No matter whether you do the riding or the driving, getting there is really more than half the fun.