Transportation

Location
Hanover, NH
Undergrads
4,139
Tuition
$42,996
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Most student just walk. There's no real need for public transportation on campus because you can get from one end of the school to the other in a 10-minute walk. If you're going off campus, there is a shuttle but it's not very reliable and comes infrequently.

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4 College Senior

Transportation: school pays for zipcar membership
no need for car
i dont even need a bike

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College Freshman

Transportation: Want to go to class? Walk, it's only 1/4 mile, lazy! Want to go to a neighboring town? Why would you want to do that? You don't like the trees in Hanover? Because that is all you will find for about two hours in every direction.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: There is plenty of transportation services to shuttle you to places you need to go, like the shopping district in West Lebanon. However, information about the transportation (pick-up location, times, etc.) is hard to find.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Public transportation around the Hanover area is much better than expected. There are several free busses (the Advance Transit) that go between campus and various sites in Hanover and the nearby towns. Buses are a little slow, but come frequently and make a lot of stops. For long-distance, there are reasonably-priced coach buses (with free snacks and wi-fi) to Boston and New York City.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 135th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 746th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1103rd
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kirk Greenwood
Hometown
Warrington, PA
Major
Comparative Literature
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Dartmouth College and the town of Hanover are serviced by two major interstate highways: 91 and 89. White River Junction, Vermont, about a 10-minute drive south of Hanover, is a major Amtrak junction for all of northern New England. There is also a Greyhound bus station in White River where, for a reasonable fare, students can make traveling arrangements for destinations across the country. Greyhound-affiliated Vermont Transit transports students to locations as near as the Dartmouth Skiway and as distant as New York or Montreal. Vermont Transit buses also run to Manchester Airport, while Dartmouth Coach has a nonstop run directly to Boston’s Logan International. Most Vermont Transit and Dartmouth Coach buses depart from the Hanover Inn, just south of the Green. Lebanon Municipal Airport is just a few short miles from campus, but flights are iffy and quite expensive. Local Advance Transit commuter buses are free to students, but sluggish at best. Hitching a ride from a friend remains the best way to get around the Upper Valley, hands down.

Most students don’t have a problem getting around campus on foot or sometimes by bike—it’s a pretty tiny place, after all. Consider how remote Hanover is before making traveling arrangements—despite accessible public transit and airports, a bus ride and a couple of connecting flights make for a grueling day of traveling.

 

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
Hitch a ride, though biking is often faster than driving in town.
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A bus ride to Logan Airport costs about $35
  • A bus ride to Manchester Airport costs about $20
  • Dartmouth Coach, (800) 637-0123 A Dartmouth Coach departs from the Hanover Inn approximately every two hours. Coaches are comfortable and provide on-board movies.
  • Vermont Transit

Public TransitWhat's This?

Advance Transit

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is approximately 1.5 hours driving time from Hanover.

(603) 624-6539

Boston's Logan Airport

Logan Airport is approximately 2.5 hours driving time from Hanover.

(800) 23-LOGAN

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

Most Greyhound routes are operated by Vermont Transit, which can be reached at (800) 451-3292. Buses depart throughout the day from in front of the Hanover Inn, including multiple times per day for the Manchester Airport.

(800) 229-9424

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

Located across the Connecticut River in White River Junction, VT, the Amtrak station is less than five miles from campus. Trains run once daily between Montreal and New York's Penn Station, where trains to other destinations can be boarded.

(800) USA-RAIL

Student Polls

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 20 responses

  • 5% You can't have a car here.
  • 35% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 30% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 25% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 5% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 21 responses

  • 29% Nonexistent.
  • 5% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 29% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 10% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 29% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 19 responses

Non-applicable
Free
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 19 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 20 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 10% Fairly difficult.
  • 15% Fairly easy.
  • 75% Very easy.

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 19 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars
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