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Directions

Air Travel

Lebanon (N.H.) Municipal Airport, 10 miles from the Dartmouth campus, is served by several daily flights from New York (LaGuardia), Boston (Logan) and Philadelphia International airports. Consult your travel agent for connection information.

General aviation services are also available at the Lebanon airport through Signal Aviation.

Train Travel

Amtrak's "Vermonter" service from Washington and New York arrives daily in nearby White River Junction, VT. Consult your nearest Amtrak agent for information.

Bus Travel

Dartmouth Coach (603-448-2800) offers daily departures from Boston Logan Airport to the Dartmouth campus. We recommend calling for more information. Local bus transportation is available from Advance Transit . Please visit their web sites to obtain their current schedules. Passengers can ride free on certain local bus routes.

Car Travel

Directions for driving to Hanover, NH from

Boston, MA
Manchester, NH
Burlington, VT
and
Montreal, Canada

are given below --- or you may wish to visit one of these sites...

Highway Trip Planning
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that provide free trip planning including directions, printable maps and accommodation information.

Driving Directions:

From the Boston Area:

  1. Exit Logan Airport on the Access Road. At the end of the Airport Access Road, turn left onto MA Route 1A (William F. McClellan Highway). MA Route 1A will travel through a tunnel under part of Boston Harbor. After coming out of the tunnel, follow signs to I-93 North.
  2. Take I-93 N (toll road) to I-89 (~57 miles).
  3. Take I-89 N to Exit 18 in Lebanon, NH (~60 miles).
  4. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto NH Route 120.
  5. 4.1 miles from the exit, Rt. 120 forks at a traffic light. Bear right at the fork, following Rt. 120 (South Park Street) to the 2nd traffic light.
  6. Turn left at the light onto East Wheelock Street.
  7. Traveling along East Wheelock Street toward the Dartmouth Green, take the first right after Alumni Gym (on left) onto Observatory Road.
  8. Once on Observatory Road, go up the hill and through one intersection. The Observatory is on the right as you reach the top of the hill. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Wilder Laboratory on the left.

Total mileage:127 miles
Approximate driving time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Map - Logan International Airport to Hanover, NH
Map - Observatory Road/Wilder Laboratory

From the Manchester, NH airport:

  1. Exit the Manchester Airport on Airport Access Road.
  2. Stay on this road for ~1.5 miles, following the signs for I-293.
  3. Take a left turn and get on I-293 heading East towards I-93.
  4. Follow signs on I-293 for I-93 North (~2 miles on I-293).
  5. Take I-93 N (toll road) to I-89 (~8 miles).
  6. Take I-89 N to Exit 18 in Lebanon, NH (~60 miles).
  7. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto NH Route 120.
  8. 4.1 miles from the exit, Rt. 120 forks at a traffic light. Bear right at the fork, following Rt. 120 (South Park Street) to the 2nd traffic light.
  9. Turn left at the light onto East Wheelock Street.
  10. Traveling along East Wheelock Street toward the Dartmouth Green, take the first right after Alumni Gym (on left) onto Observatory Road.
  11. Once on Observatory Road, go up the hill and through one intersection. The Observatory is on the right as you reach the top of the hill. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Wilder Laboratory on the left.

Total mileage: 82 miles
Approximate driving time: 1 hours 30 minutes
Map - Manchester Airport to Hanover, NH
Map - Observatory Road/Wilder Laboratory

From Montreal, Canada:

  1. Start East on Hwy 20 for 4mi to junction with Hwy 138
  2. Turn West on Hwy 138 for 2.4mi to junction with Hwy 132
  3. Turn East on Hwy 132 for 8mi to junction with Hwy 15
  4. Turn South on Hwy 15 for 27mi to Border Crossing
  5. Continue South on Border Crossing for 0.1mi to junction with I-87
  6. Continue South on I-87 for 20mi to junction with Rt 315
  7. Turn East on Rt 314 for 3mi to junction with ferry ($) to junction with 214
  8. Continue East on Ferry $ for 1mi
  9. Continue East on Rt 214 for 2mi to junction with US Rt. 2
  10. Continue East on US 2 for 10mi to junction with I-89
  11. Follow I-89 South to White River Junction VT. Pick up I-91 North and get off at Exit 13 for Norwich and Hanover.
  12. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp and cross the Connecticut River. Go up a hill to a come to a stop light. You are now on West Wheelock St. in Hanover.
  13. Go straight through the light and take your second left onto Observatory Road.

Total mileage: 208 miles
Approximate driving time: 3 hours 35 minutes
Map - Montreal, Canada to Hanover, NH
Map - Observatory Road/Wilder Laboratory

From Burlington, VT Airport:

  1. Exit Burlington Intl. Airport on Airport Drive. At the end of the Airport Drive Road, turn left onto US Route 2 (Williston Road). Travel 2.4 miles to the junction with VT Route 2A.
  2. Turn right onto VT Route 2A (Essex Road). Travel 0.8 miles to I-89 South
  3. Follow I-89 South to White River Junction VT. Pick up I-91 North and get off at Exit 13 for Norwich and Hanover.
  4. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp and cross the Connecticut River. Go up a hill to a come to a stop light. You are now on West Wheelock St. in Hanover.
  5. Go straight through the light and take your second left onto Observatory Road.

Total mileage: 93 miles
Approximate driving time: 1 hours 40 minutes
Map - Burlington Airport to Hanover, NH
Map - Observatory Road/Wilder Laboratory