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 Tradeport, Portsmouth. Private service only. For information about landing general aviation aircraft at Pease, call (800) 424-0350.
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.
Carlisle Air Corp. Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth. (877) 772-2777
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.
Chauffered Services International. (603) 436-5151
Great Bay Limousine.1-800-820-6117.
Mermaid Transportation Co. Serves Portland, Manchester and Logan. (800) 696-2463.
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)
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
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
For more information about public and private transportation options in New Hampshire, see CommunityRides.org, a website created by the Alliance for Community Transportation.
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 CommunityRides.org, a website created by the Alliance for Community Transportation.