Portsmouth is on the New Hampshire Seacoast, roughly an hour north of Boston, an hour east of Manchester, N.H., and an hour south of Portland, Maine.


Logan Intern ational Airport (BOS), Boston
(NOTE: C&J bus line provides regular service from Logan Airport to the Portsmouth Transportation Terminal, which is 3 miles from the city center. From the terminal, take a taxi, rent a car or take a COAST bus to downtown Portsmouth. (COAST hours are limited. See Buses below.)

Manchester Airport (MHT), Manchester NH

Portland (International Jetport (PWM), Portland ME

Pease International, Portsmouth.
Private service only.
For information about landing general aviation aircraft at Pease, call (800) 424-0350.

Driving Directions

From the south: Take I-95 to Portsmouth, Exit 7. Turn east (right). Drive 1 mile.
From the north: Take I-95 to Portsmouth, Exit 7. Turn east (left). Drive 1 mile.

Air Charters

Carlisle Air Corp. Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth. (877) 772-2777

Seacoast HelicoptersSeacoast Helicopters
|Seacoast Helicopters can provide you with the ideal travel arrangements.  Sit back, relax and get there in a fraction of the time without the traffic hassles.  Possible door-to-door service to and from Logan, The Cape, New York.  Visit our website,, or call us toll free at 1-800-SC-HELOS.


Airport Limousines and Shuttles

East-West ExpressEast-West Express
East-West Express provides hourly public transportation between Portsmouth, Epping and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) in New Hampshire.  The service is operated by Flight Line Inc. which has been in business providing professional shuttle service for over 30 years.  Reservations can be made through the web site or toll-free 1-800-245-2525. 

Chauffeured Services International. (603) 436-5151

Grace Limousine, (603) 666-0203.

Great Bay Limousine.1-800-820-6117.

Mermaid Transportation Co. (To Portland, Manchester and Logan. 1(800) 696-2463.

Bike Routes

Seacoast Area Bicycle Routes.  Local organization that promotes a safe and effective bicycle transportation network in the Seacoast/Great Bay Region. Information about biking events, maps and upcoming projects.


Portsmouth is located on the Piscataqua River, which separates New Hampshire and Maine and empties into the Atlantic 3 miles downstream. Limited docking space is available at various locations, including Prescott Park and Wentworth by the Sea Marina.

C & J Bus Lines. Serves Logan Airport and Boston's South Station. The Portsmouth terminal is at Pease International Tradeport -- adjacent to Route 33 and near Interstate 95 Exit 3A (about 3 miles from downtown Portsmouth). Also stops in Dover and Newburyport, Mass. and offers non-stop service to New York City. (800) 258-7111.
NOTE. Visitors will need to take a taxi, rent a car, or take to the COAST Trolley from the terminal to downtown Portsmouth. The trolley has limited hours. Enterprise car rental services are available via the Portsmouth and Dover locations.

COAST Trolley and Bus Information. Bus transportation between various points in Portsmouth and Pease Air Terminal, Portsmouth Transportation Center, Fox Run Mall, Marshall's Mall. (603) 743-5777.
NOTE: COAST Route 40 Inbound from the Portsmouth Transportation Center, where buses arrive from Logan Airpor and Boston, runs 6:30a-7p, M-F and 7:15a-8:15p Saturdays. No service Sundays.

UNH Wildcat Transit. Bus transportation between Durham (University of NH) and Portsmouth, Dover and Newmarket. (603) 862-2328 

Car Rentals

Budget Rent-A-Car, 2 Mirona Road, Portsmouth, (603) 431-1986

Enterprise Rent-A-Car. 400 Spaulding Turnpike, Portsmouth, (603) 373-6764

Hertz Rent-A-Car, 2800 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, (603) 422-6707

More Information

For more information about public and private transportation options in New Hampshire, see, a website created by the Alliance for Community Transportation.


The Downeaster. Round-trips from Dover, Durham, Exeter to Portland, Maine, and Boston. Get to the Exeter or Dover station by rental car, taxi or the COAST bus system. 1-800-USA-RAIL

More Information

For in-depth information about public and private transportation options for the public, elderly, disabled, veterans and other groups in the Seacoast and elsewhere in New Hampshire, see, a website created by the Alliance for Community Transportation.


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