The majority of visitors do not take flights to New Hampshire for their vacations.
Most of them arrive in their own vehicle, driving primarily from the Boston,
Massachusetts area to the south and New
York State, which is separated from the state by Vermont.
There are only two airports
in the state with airlines that fly to New Hampshire and carry commercial passenger
traffic. You can find New Hampshire flights and cheap airfare to New Hampshire
into the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (only about 50 miles north of Boston)
and the Lebanon Municipal Airport near Hanover
and the Vermont border.
One of your best sources for cheap airfare to New Hampshire will be the flight locator tool on this page that collects all the available options for you in one convenient place. This tool can also help you locate New Hampshire hotels and car rentals. Another option for cheap airfare to New Hampshire is to do some research on the many vacation packages that are available. These often will have New Hampshire flights or other transportation in the form of motorcoach tours or car rentals.
There are often virtually all-inclusive motorcoach tours offered from New York, Massachusetts, and other northern states during the autumn foliage season. You can also book them from somewhere farther away, in which case you will fly to New Hampshire or Boston and then embark the motorcoach for the tour of the state during this very beautiful time of year. There are also skiing packages available during the winter, sometimes offered by tour companies, and sometimes by individual ski resorts. In some cases, you might find that entire vacation packages will be less expensive than buying the New Hampshire flights alone.
Neither the Manchester nor the Lebanon airports are international facilities.
This means that if you fly to New Hampshire from outside the country, you will
have to connect, and go through immigration and customs formalities, in another
city – most often Boston, New York City, or another East Coast hub. However,
there are many flights to New Hampshire to choose from if you’re planning to
arrive in Manchester. The airport is served by seven airlines, plus their commuter
partners, and you can fly to New Hampshire from a number of cities, including
several on the East Coast and the Midwest, as well as Las
Vegas and Phoenix. The
Lebanon airport only has flights to and from Boston and New
York City. You’ll find that the Manchester airport is surprisingly sophisticated.
It is, in fact one of the largest facilities in the Northeast. You will have
numerous choices for car rentals, Manchester
hotels, and dining venues. The Lebanon airport is much smaller, and you
will have only a couple choices for car rentals.
Portland, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts are both fifty miles or less from the New Hampshire border, and are both international airports. These can be good alternatives for New Hampshire flights if your destination is the beaches around Portsmouth or Nashua in the southern part of the state. Private and charter flights to New Hampshire are possible into dozens of smaller, general aviation facilities spread across the state.