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Directions to the Mount Washington Cog Railway

Mt. Washington Summit Approach

The Mount Washington Cog Railway Base Road is located off Route 302 in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.

Please Note: Plan to arrive 45 MINUTES before departure time to allow plenty of time for ticketing and restroom visits. All trains board 15 minutes before departure time.

WARNING!!! To users of GPS devices, Google Maps, Mapquest and other Internet map services.

The Mount Washington Cog Railway is in a remote mountainous area that is poorly mapped by GPS services. Please follow our written directions and not what these services give you. Failure to do so may put you on the wrong side of the mountain and you will miss your train!

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From Boston, MA and Manchester, NH

  • Take I-93 North or I-293 North through Franconia Notch Parkway to Exit 35, Route 3N.
  • Take Route 3N for approx. 10-12 miles to Twin Mountain, NH.
  • Follow Route 302E for five miles to Bretton Woods, NH.
  • Turn left at Fabyan's Station Restaurant onto the Base Road.
  • Continue six miles on Base Road to the Cog Base Station.

From Portland, ME & North Conway, NH

  • Take Route 302W to Bretton Woods, NH.
  • Turn right at Fabyan's Station Restaurant onto the Base Road.
  • Continue six miles on Base Road to the Cog Base Station.

From New York, NY and Hartford, CT

  • Take I-95 North to I-91 North.
  • Take I-91 North to I-93 South, Follow I-93 to Exit 40.
  • Follow Route 302E approx. 15 miles to Bretton Woods, NH.
  • Turn left at Fabyan's Station Restaurant onto the Base Road.
  • Continue six miles on Base Road to the Cog Base Station.

From Montreal, Québec

  • Take Auto Route 10E to Auto Route 55S.
  • Take Auto Route to I-91 South.
  • Take I-91 South to I-93 South, Follow I-93 to Exit 40.
  • Follow Route 302E approx. 15 miles to Bretton Woods, NH.
  • Turn left at Fabyan's Station Restaurant onto the Base Road.
  • Continue six miles on Base Road to the Cog Base Station.

Driving Mileages

Please plan to arrive 45 MINUTES before departure time to allow plenty of time for ticketing and restroom visits. All trains board 15 minutes before departure time.

  • Boston, MA: 165 miles
  • New York City: 330 miles
  • Hartford, CT: 220 miles
  • Portland, ME: 90 miles
  • Montreal, Québec: 175 miles

For more information or if you have any questions, call 603-278-5404 or 1-800-922-8825 outside of New Hampshire.

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