Manchester has assumed the role of the center of transportation in Northern New England. Here, convenient access to east-west and north-south highways is provided, along with a first-class airport, freight rail, and inter-city bus service to Boston and similar destinations. Manchester is an ideal location for businesses and individuals with a desire for efficient and easy modes of transport to other parts of New England, the Northeastern United States, and Canada.
Situated in the heart of New England, Manchester - Boston Regional Airport (MHT) is located less than fifty miles north of Boston, Massachusetts, and less than an hour's drive from the region's most popular ski areas, and scenic beaches, and peaceful lakefront resorts. Manchester - Boston Regional Airport is now widely considered the premier airport in Northern New England and a convenient alternative airport serving the Greater Boston area. Easy access, competitive airfares, ample affordable parking, and an ever-growing schedule of direct jet services make this the airport of choice for many.
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is served by: American Airlines, Southwest, Spirit, and United.
Located 49 miles southeast of Manchester, Logan Airport offers domestic service to 76 destinations. Logan Airport serves over 25 million passengers annually, which is no surprise considering the services to 33 international destinations offered. Logan provides the Northeast access to the rest of the world - a boon for Manchester companies conducting business across the globe.
Manchester sits at the center of the region's state and interstate highway system. I-93 and US 3 offer two convenient highway access alternatives to Boston and to the I-95 (Rte 128) corridor to the south. I-93 also connects Manchester to popular attractions in the north such as the White Mountains and Lake Winnipesaukee as well as to I-89 providing access to Vermont and the Canadian province of Quebec. NH Route 101 leads eastwards to the New Hampshire Seacoast and the state of Maine.
The Manchester Transit Authority operates bus service throughout Manchester and provides connections to Nashua and Concord. Additionally, the MTA operates the Green Dash, a free shuttle that runs from the Millyard area through Downtown. Regularly scheduled bus service to Boston's South Station and Logan International Airport from downtown Manchester is provided by Boston Express (Concord Coachlines) seven days a week.
Manchester is served by the Boston and Maine Railroad. Motor freight service to all points is available from a number of nationally known transport companies, and daily express service is maintained to all major cities within a 200-mile radius as well as New York City. United Parcel Service, Airborne Express, and Federal Express provide daily small package air freight service from the Manchester - Boston Regional Airport and have invested millions of dollars in increasing ramp, sorting, and distribution capabilities in Manchester. The Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is New England's third-largest cargo airport.
New Hampshire's Seaport
Portsmouth is home to the Port of New Hampshire and is just 45 minutes east of Manchester. The deep-water port is open year-round and is the site of the state-operated marine terminal, which can handle vessels up to 700 feet in length. The Portsmouth port is a federally designated Foreign Trade Zone.
The Port of Boston is one of the most modern and efficient container ports in the U.S.. It handles more than 1.3 million tons of general cargo, 1.5 million tons of non-fuels bulk cargo, and 12.8 tons of bulk fuel cargo annually.