The Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is the closest to Manchester, located just 3 miles (5 kilometers) to the south. Though the airport has existed since 1927, it was only recently that its volume of air traffic began to make it a significant transportation hub. Flights to many major cities east of the Mississippi River, including New York, Minneapolis, Baltimore, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Charlotte are available from the several large airlines that now serve the airport (Continent, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, United and US Airways). You can also hop across the border to Toronto via Air Canada.

For visitors from farther away, it is more advisable to come via Boston’s Logan International Airport, located about an hour away. This airport is the major air traffic center for New England. To get to Manchester from Boston, you can drive (there are plenty of car rental agencies at the airport) or take a charter bus. New England Coach, C & J Trailways and Ritchie Bus Lines are just a few of the companies that offer service into Manchester from Boston’s South Station, accessible from the airport via public transportation on the MBTA Silver Line. Peter Pan, a regional subsidiary of Greyhound, also runs services between Boston and Manchester a few times a day, though these trips can take as long as 2 hours due to stops at Nashua and Lowell.