The Seacoast is accessible by bus, plane, train, and automobile. 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!
**If you have already found your way to Portsmouth and looking for information on how to get to the participating venues of the festival you can do so here.
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.
The Pease International Airport in Portsmouth now offers domestic service from Portsmouth to Florida and Myrtle Beach through Allegiant Air. 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.
C & J Bus Lines offers hourly 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.
Limousine, Uber and taxi services are also available.
Amtrak’s DownEaster services are available from Boston and Portland, ME to nearby Exeter, Dover and Durham, NH.
Marinas for docking your boat are available in Portsmouth, New Castle, Newington and Hampton, NH, as well as Kittery, ME.
The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth is a 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, 9 AM- 5 PM) and extended seasonal hours (Memorial Day to Columbus Day: Sat. 10 AM- 5 PM and Sun. 10 AM – 4 PM). 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 Mid May to to mid October, 10 AM- 5 PM.