Summer Conference Travel Guide

This information pertains to Saturday and Sunday arrivals as well as campus departures. If you need additional travel assistance after reviewing this guide, call Lauren Rosen, conference manager, at 603-777-4471. 


When can I check in to the conference? 
Saturday: 2 p.m. – 11 p.m. 
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Some conferences start as early as 1 p.m. on Sunday. If you need to arrive later, please email Lauren Rosen, conference manager.   


Does it cost extra to arrive on Saturday? 
We love our attendees to arrive on Saturday. It gives you a chance to get settled, familiarize yourself with the campus and spend a day in and around the town of Exeter. We do not charge any additional fees for a Saturday arrival. However, the first conference meal available is Sunday morning brunch. Saturday night you are on your own for dinner. There are local dining options within walking distance from the Academy. When you check in to the conference, you'll be given local dining options, including delivery services. 


What airport(s) should I plan to use? 
You have two options for airport travel: Boston Logan International Airport is located one hour south of Phillips Exeter Academy. Boston Regional Manchester Airport is located 45 minutes west of the Academy.  


Do you provide transportation from Boston South Station or Logan Airport to Phillips Exeter Academy? 
Getting to Phillips Exeter Academy from Boston is a two-step process. Although we do not provide direct transportation from the airport to campus, we do provide a shuttle from the C&J Trailways bus terminal in Seabrook, New Hampshire to campus. 


PART 1 – Take the C&J Trailways bus to Seabrook, New Hampshire. This bus originates at Boston’s South Station and stops at Logan Airport terminals every hour. Check the C&J website for weekend northbound rates and schedules. You can pre-purchase your ticket online or buy the ticket when you arrive in Seabrook. The bus will be marked ”Dover/Portsmouth/Seabrook.”  You only need to purchase a one-way ticket. 


PART 2 – From Seabrook to Exeter.  Phillips Exeter Academy offers a complimentary shuttle that departs Seabrook every hour to coincide with the C&J arrivals from Boston. Our shuttle service from Seabrook to the Academy is as follows: 


First Shuttle Departure

Last Shuttle Departure


   2:10 p.m.

   10:10 p.m. *


   10:10 a.m.

   2:10 p.m.


*Late Saturday arrivals staying in a dorm: If you miss our last shuttle, you are responsible for getting yourself to Exeter’s campus. Check with the Seabrook C&J bus terminal staff for taxi services. Head to 9 Tan Lane, Exeter, New Hampshire. A member of our staff will be there to assist you. Dial 603-777-4444 if you need to reach us. 


I am flying into the Manchester Regional Airport. How do I get to Phillips Exeter Academy? 
You are responsible for getting yourself from Manchester Airport to the Academy. (We do provide a return shuttle to Manchester Airport at the conclusion of the conference on Friday). Our recommendation is to plan a car service for a one-way trip to the Academy. Your destination is the Elizabeth Phillips Academy Center, 9 Tan Lane, Exeter, NH. This is where you will check in to the conference. Below are some options for local car services. The Academy does not endorse any particular service, nor is this an exhaustive list of providers. We have compiled this list as a courtesy to our conference attendees. 


Do you provide transportation to Boston (Logan Airport or South Station) at the end of the conference on Friday? 
Yes. At the conclusion of the conference, we provide private coaches directly from Phillips Exeter Academy to Logan Airport (we stop at all terminals). There is a $45.00 fee that will be charged when you register if you choose this option. We can only provide shuttle service to those who have requested it in their registration. The buses leave campus at 1 p.m. on Friday and arrive at Logan Airport by 2 p.m. If you want to get to South Station, you can take our coach to Logan Airport and disembark at any terminal. From there, you will transfer to a Silver Line public bus that will take you to South Station. 


Do you provide transportation to Manchester Regional Airport at the end of the conference on Friday? 
Yes, we provide a  shuttle to the Manchester Airport on Friday. There is a $45.00 fee that will be charged when you register if you choose this option. We can only provide shuttle service to those who have requested it in their registration. The shuttle leaves campus 1 p.m. and will arrive in Manchester by 2 p.m.


What time should I plan my outgoing flight, train or bus? 
The conference officially ends at 1 p.m. on Friday. Our buses to Logan Airport and Manchester Airport depart campus at 1 p.m. You will arrive at your respective airport by 2 p.m. We recommend scheduling all departing flights any time after 3:30 p.m. If you are traveling to South Station (via Logan Airport), you will arrive there by approximately 2:30 p.m. Please schedule outgoing trains accordingly. If you need to leave campus before 1 p.m. to catch an earlier flight, you will be responsible for your own transportation. 


Can you provide driving directions? 
If driving to the conference, your destination address is 9 Tan Lane, Exeter, New Hampshire. Use this destination in your personal GPS or navigation device. 


Is there parking available during the week?
Yes, there is parking available on and around campus. When you arrive at the Academy, temporarily park your car on Tan Lane while you check in to the conference and we’ll assist you with parking.   


Can I take a train from Boston to Exeter?
Yes, the Amtrak Downeaster makes daily trips between Boston's North Station and Portland, ME. This train stops in Exeter at the Lincoln Street Station. Check the Amtrak website for schedules and fares. From the Lincoln Street Station, it is 1/2 mile walk to the Academy. If you are traveling to South Station or Logan Airport (and do not want to use our shuttle) you can make your way to North Station and catch the train to Exeter. To get to North Station from Logan Airport or South Station, you can catch a cab or hop on the "T" (subway).