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Distance between Manchester (New Hampshire) and Lowell (Massachusetts)

Driving non-stop from Manchester (New Hampshire) to Lowell (Massachusetts)

How far is Lowell (Massachusetts) from Manchester (New Hampshire)? Here's the quick answer if you make this quick drive without any stops. Of course, traffic is going to make a big difference so make sure you check that before leaving.

Nonstop drive: 37 miles or 60 km

Driving time: 39 minutes

Even on a short drive, it might be more interesting to stop along the way and explore the local area. You can scroll down to see the calculation if you drive with stops.

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Flying non-stop from Manchester (New Hampshire) to Lowell (Massachusetts)

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Manchester, New Hampshire and Lowell, Massachusetts. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight distance: 26 miles or 42 km

Flight time: 33 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 11 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.4x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/1th of the time it would take to drive.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination.

Manchester (New Hampshire) to Lowell (Massachusetts) road trip

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Lowell (Massachusetts), and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what Trippy is perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Road trip: 1 day of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 1.5 hours on the road


Start in Manchester (New Hampshire).

Drive for about 12 minutes, then stop in Bedford (New Hampshire) and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 12 minutes then stop in Merrimack and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 17 minutes then stop at Mine Falls Park and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 16 minutes then stop in Tyngsboro and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 16 minutes then stop in Chelmsford (Massachusetts) and stay for 1 hour.

Finally, drive for about 11 minutes and arrive in Lowell (Massachusetts).

To see all the details on this itinerary, including recommended restaurants, hotels, and things to do along the way, check out the full road trip planner:

Plan a trip to Lowell (Massachusetts)

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Lowell, Massachusetts. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Lowell (Massachusetts). Click the button below to explore Lowell (Massachusetts) in detail.

How far is it the other way?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from Lowell (Massachusetts) to Manchester (New Hampshire), or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

If you happen to know Manchester (New Hampshire), don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Manchester (New Hampshire)!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 37 miles
driving time of 39 minutes
flight distance is 26 miles
flight time of 33 minutes
6 Manchester (New Hampshire) travel answers

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