Location & Transportation
Lebanon is the largest community (and only true city) in the Upper Valley. It serves as the core shopping area for a regional population of between 30,000 and 40,000. On the New Hampshire side of the Connecticut River, Lebanon is bordered by the towns of Enfield, Plainfield, and Hanover, home to Dartmouth College. On the Vermont side of the river, it is bordered by Hartland and White River Junction.
Lebanon is truly at the crossroads of northern New England, with Interstates 89 and 91 intersecting just across the Connecticut River. These major highways provide easy access to and from the Upper Valley, with Boston just two short hours away by car; Montreal four hours; and New York City five hours.
Public transportation is readily available. Dartmouth Coach, based in Lebanon, has buses making several round trips each day to downtown Boston and Logan Airport. Vermont Transit, a division of Greyhound, has a terminal in White River Junction, and provides service to Boston, New York and Montreal. There is daily Amtrak service to points north and south from White River Junction.
The Lebanon Municipal Airport is open to commercial and private airplanes. Cape Air provides six daily round trips to Boston’s Logan Airport, where travelers can connect non-stop service to over 98 domestic and international destinations. Lebanon Airport offers free parking and free Wi-Fi service to all travelers. A variety of aircraft charter services are also available. Avis and Hertz provide vehicle rentals from their offices in the airport terminal building.
Based at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, Signal Aviation provides all manner of aviation services, including aircraft sales, maintenance, hangaring, fuel services, fixed wing flight instruction and passenger care. Signal Aviation operates in a beautiful, modern building with many amenities, including a spacious, comfortable passenger waiting area, a flight crew lounge and a nicely equipped flight planning room.