Manchester Journals

Day Drives from Manchester, NH

A November 2006 trip to Manchester by bob-n-marilyn

Quote: We lived in Manchester, NH in 2006 to 2007. This journal records some of our day trips.
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Today, we drive to Waltham, MA to attend a conference. I used two different sources to plan a route. The first is Route 3 and the other route is 93. I opted to take each route and see which way is faster.Travelled on Nov 14, to 40 Sylvan, Waltham MA.Manchester to Waltham, via Route 3My trip computer provided the following information: 55 Miles; 1 hour 2 Minutes; 53 MPH; 28.2 MPG. That works out to $4.66 (at 2.39/g)in gas, plus $0.75 in tolls.Waltham to Manchester via Route 93My trip computer provided the following information: 59 Miles; 1 hour 15 Minutes; 47 MPH; 26.2 MPG. That works out to $5.38 (at 2.39/g) in gas, no tolls.Even though route 3 was 55 MPH and ro...Read More
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Recently we moved to Manchester and my mother waned to visit us. She lives in the Rochester, NY area. I looked into four options: Drive her own car, Amtrack Train, Flying and the bus. This would apply to other looking to get to Manchester.The following are my thoughts on each mode of transportation. Driving: Driving we ruled out as it would be close to a 9-hour drive with stops for food and rests. It would be about 900 miles round trip at $0.32 per mile it would cost $288 plus tolls.Amtrack Train: Amtrack has Train service in Rochester, but no train service to Manchester. Amtrack does run a train up the coast from Boston to Maine with several stops in NH. In additio...Read More
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If you are looking for something different Albany, NY is a short drive away. Albany is the Capital of NY State.To get there, you have three options. 1. Take route 93 South, to the Mass Turnpike.2. Take Route 101 to Route 9 across VT into NY.3. Take 93 North to Concord and then West.The fastest way is the second option. It was about 15 minutes faster than the other two options. It took us about 3 hours 20 minutes. We also saved money on tolls. The most expensive option was the first option, it was longer and takes more gas, plus you have tolls. Our cost for gas and tolls is about $25 versus $15 for the other two options. However, when the snow is fl...Read More
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If you live in Manchester (NH), you have no excuse not to make it to Boston at one time or another. You have several easy transportation options that don't involve getting lost on construction detours or trying to figure out narrow, one-way streets.Today we took the bus from Manchester to Boston (www.concordtrailways.com/concord_trailways.htm). We drove 15 minutes to the bus station and dropped our car off at the parking garage next door (see www.cnhparking.com for rates: $6 for 4-10 hours, max $8 per day). Two round trip bus tickets cost us $20 each. There was no problem getting ti...Read More