Located less than one hour north of Boston, MA, one hour south of Portland, ME, and less than five hours from New York City, the Seacoast is easy to get to – but hard to leave!
The Seacoast is accessible by bus, plane, train, and automobile. Come discover what Samantha Brown loves about her native New Castle, NH, and the surrounding coast.
Automobile – Interstate 95 and US Route 1 are an easy drive from the north and south. NH Route 101, a four-lane divided highway, provides access from the west. Boats are best for traveling from the east.
Air – The Pease International Airport in Portsmouth now offers domestic service between Portsmouth and Florida through Allegiant Air, effective in October 2013, and is adding flights from Fort Lauderdale in October 2015. Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) is located about 50 miles west of Portsmouth and offers convenient and “hassle-free” service from major US cities. Boston‘s Logan Airport (BOS) is about an hour south of Portsmouth, providing service from major national and international cities.
East West Express offers affordable rates for service between Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and the C&J Bus transportation terminal at Portsmouth’s Pease Tradeport.
Bus, Trolley, Rental Car, Limousine & Taxi –
C & J Bus Lines offers regularly scheduled motorcoach service from Boston’s Logan Airport and South Station to Portsmouth. C&J also operates an executive coach three times daily between New York City’s Port Authority and Portsmouth. Upon arrival at the C&J terminal at Pease Tradeport in Portsmouth, COAST trolley service is available to take visitors to downtown stops.
Enterprise Rental Cars are available at the C&J Bus terminal, either by pickup or delivery, depending on time of day/night.
Limousine and taxi services are also available.
Visit our Getting Around pages for a comprehensive list of your transportation options.
Train – Amtrak’s DownEaster services are available from Boston and Portland, ME to nearby Exeter, Dover and Durham, NH.
Boat – Marinas for docking your boat are available in Portsmouth, New Castle, Newington and Hampton, NH, as well as Kittery, ME.
The Greater Portsmouth Chamber’s year-round visitor information center is conveniently located just off I-95 NH Exit 7, at 500 Market Street in Portsmouth. Our Visitor Assistants will be happy to offer suggestions, directions and information during our hours of business (M-F, 8:30am-5pm) and extended seasonal hours (Memorial Day to Columbus Day: M-TH, 9am – 5:30pm, Fridays to 7pm; Sat. 10am – 5pm and Sun. 10am – 4pm). If your trip puts you into Portsmouth outside of business hours, you may obtain information in our foyer, open 24 hours. Rest rooms available during open hours.
The Chamber also operates the Market Square Information Kiosk, open daily Memorial Day (end of May) to at least Columbus Day (mid-October), from 10am to 5pm, except until 8pm on Fridays.