How We Get to Hanover
Dartmouth College is located in the town of Hanover, New Hampshire. Bordering the Connecticut River and amidst the rolling mountains of the north-east, Hanover is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been...I may be a little biased ;). The lack of light pollution, large open spaces and four-season climate allows for a plethora of different academic and extracurricular opportunities that aren't always available elsewhere. One of my favourite past-times is heading to the Shattuck Observatory to observe the Milky Way. This is one activity that is possible because of Dartmouth's more remote location. Prospective students often ask us, "What is the best way to get to Dartmouth?". I'm here to answer that question!
- No. 1
Many of Dartmouth students live within driving distance of the campus. Some students elect to drive to school at the beginning and end of the academic year to move their belongings. Because I keep my car here on campus, I will usually make the 8.5 hour drive from my home when I start classes in the fall. For those that enjoy a good road trip, driving to campus is one of the best ways to see the beauty of New England!
- No. 2
Members of the Dartmouth community often elect to fly into an airport close to campus. There are three airports that are most popular: Boston Logan International Airport, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and Burlington International Airport. All of these locations offer flights around the country and internationally. Boston Logan International Airport is usually the most popular choice among students as the Dartmouth Coach (see below) offers daily service to and from campus to the airport. The Lebanon Municipal Airport also offers flights to Boston, New York, and other locations around the North East.
- No. 3
The Dartmouth Coach not only offers daily service to Boston Logan International Airport, but has routes to New London, South Station in Boston and direct to New York City. Many students love taking the Coach because it offers an easy route from Boston that doesn’t require pre-booking a ticket. The Greyhound Bus also offers different routes around the East Coast, including their popular trip from the Upper Valley to Montreal, Quebec.
- No. 4
The Amtrack Train has a station located in White River Junction, Vermont, just a short drive from campus. The train runs direct around New England with connections to New York City, and many other major cities around the United States.