PCI-2014: Traveling to Dartmouth
The following hotels are close to Thayer School of Engineering — distances from Thayer School are listed:
- Hanover Inn (0.5 miles)
- 6 South Street Hotel (0.7 miles)
- Norwich Inn (1.5 miles)
- Courtyard Marriott (3.5 miles)
Note: Thayer School of Engineering is within walking distance of the first 3 hotels. These 3 hotels are also on the Advance Transit bus route, which is a free shuttle service that covers several area towns and the whole of the Dartmouth campus including Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
The Courtyard Marriott hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from Thayer School by appointment at the front desk.
Hotel accommodations should be made through the hotel website or by contacting the hotel directly. A block of rooms will be reserved for the 2014 PCI conference at the Hanover Inn, 6 South Street Hotel, and the Courtyard Marriott.
- Residence Inn (3.7 miles)
- Fireside Inn (7.9 miles)
- Baymont Inn and Suites (8.2 miles)
- Days Inn Lebanon/Hanover (8.9 miles)
- Lyme Inn (11.2 miles)
Flights Through Boston, MA (BOS)
Ground Transportation: Travel from Boston, MA to Hanover, NH will take about 2.25 hours by car or 2.75 hours on the Dartmouth Coach. The Dartmouth Coach picks up and drops off travelers at each Boston Airport terminal seven days a week; the coach also drops off and picks up travelers at the Hanover Inn seven days a week.
Alternatively, if you fly into Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) you can take a Cape Air flight from BOS into Lebanon, NH (LEB). The flight is roughly 1 hour and the Lebanon Airport is 5.5 miles from the Hanover Inn.
Should you choose the Cape Air option, a rental car from Hertz can be obtained at LEB. Advance Transit provides a free bus service from the Lebanon Airport and makes stops at both Thayer School and the Hanover Inn. For after-hours arrival Big Yellow Taxi can be used for travel.
Flights Through Manchester, NH (MHT)
Ground Transportation: Travel from Manchester, NH to Hanover, NH will take about 1.5 hours by car. There are several rental car options at Manchester Airport.
A Greyhound bus service runs from Manchester Airport to Hanover — see the Greyhound website for schedules. Upper Valley Ride to the Airport also provides a shuttle service from Manchester Airport to Hanover.
Flights Through New York
Additional connecting flights into New Hampshire can be found on the Cape Air website. Cape Air now has service to Lebanon, NH (5 miles from the conference) via New York. Please refer to the Cape Air website for these connecting cities.
When coming from New York City, Dartmouth Coach also offers service directly to the Dartmouth campus.
Visa Requirements for International Travelers
U.S. immigration regulations permit travel to the United States as a Visitor for Business to participate in conventions, conferences, consultations and other legitimate activities of a commercial or professional nature. According to the U.S. Foreign Affairs Manual, a Visitor for Business may enter the United States to participate in scientific, educational, professional or business conventions.
The Visa Waiver Program allows citizens of participating countries to travel to the United States as Visitors for Business or Pleasure for up to 90 days without having to obtain a U.S. visa. If you are eligible for Visa Waiver, you must obtain ESTA authorization prior to your travel. Upon entry to the United States you will be admitted for the time period coinciding with the purpose of your stay.
If you are not eligible for the Visa Waiver Program and you do not already have a B-1 Visitor for Business visa stamp in your passport, you will need to apply for a B-1 visa stamp at the U.S. Consulate or Embassy in your home country which has jurisdiction over your place of residence. Specific instructions and procedures for making your B-1 visa application can be found at the Department of State's website. Issuance of the B-1 visa stamp in your passport will enable you to travel to the United States, where you will be admitted for the time period coinciding with the purpose of your stay.