Transportation to and from Boston Logan Airport

Car

What is the distance from Boston Logan Airport to the centre of Boston?

The distance from the airport to the centre (City Hall Plaza) of the capital of Massachusetts is only 5 kilometres / 3.1 miles. Travel time to the centre is about 15 minutes.

From BOS Airport to Boston City centre by Car
5 km
15 min

Public transport

Bus to Boston

You can reach Boston fast an easy with the Silver Line Route SL1 from Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). This bus will take you free of charge in 20 minutes from any terminal to Boston South Station. Every terminal has at least one bus stop, at Terminal B there are two. On the way to the train station in Downtown Boston, the bus stops at ‘Silver Way Line after Manulife Building’, ‘World Trade Center’ and ‘Courthouse’. There is sufficient space for luggage on the SL1.

From Boston South Station you can transfer free of charge to the Red Line metro for the continuation of your journey to for instance ‘Downtown Crossing’, ‘Park Street’ or ‘Harvard’ (Harvard University). Please note that only the bus ride to the city is free, you will have to pay for your return journey. The Silver Line buses run from Monday to Sunday every 8 to 15 minutes between 05:30 hours and 00:30 hours. The average journey time by bus from the airport to the centre of Boston is 20 minutes.

If you need to be in North End, West End or Back Bay, you can travel to metro station Airport with the free Massport shuttle buses (services 22, 33, 55 and 66). Shuttle buses run from all terminals every 5 to 6 minutes. From Airport Station you can take the Blue Line metro in the direction of Bowdoin. To get as close as possible to Downtown Boston, you can get off at one of these following metro stations, which are located in the east of Boston’s city centre: Aquarium, State Street or Government Center.

Travel time to Government Center is about 10 minutes, to Aquarium and State Street it is a few minutes shorter. You can change at metro station State Street to the Orange Line if you want to go to Haymarket or North Station. If you want to go to Back Bay, you can change at metro station Government Centre to the Green Line and eventually exit at metro station Copley.

Metro tickets
If you want to make use of the metro, you must purchase a metro ticket. For a metro ticket (CharlieCard) you pay $ 2.25, but you can also buy a travel pass for 1 or 7 days (CharlieTicket Pass). With a metro ticket you can travel 2 hours and change one time. For a 24-hour travel pass you pay $ 12.00, the price for 7 days is $ 21.25. This ticket is relatively inexpensive and can be used in the metro, buses and ferry (only Charleston Ferry). Check website MBTA for more information about the different rates and passes. Please consult timetable Silver Line Route SL1 and public transport to and from Boston Logan Airport for more information.

Ferry to Boston

Traveling by ferry is not the cheapest, fastest or easiest way, but certainly one of the most impressive ways to arrive in Boston. The free Massport Airport Shuttle Route 66 departs from each terminal to Logan Ferry Terminal (Water Transportation Dock). From Logan Dock you can take the ferry to Long Wharf.

Ferry tickets
For the ferry you need to buy a CharlieTicket (ferry ticket), which cost $ 18.50 for one way. The ferry leaves only a few times a day. If you choose the road over the water, check the departure times of the ferry in advance. The boat trip with the ferry takes 15 minutes. Please consult departure and arrival times ferry Boston Logan Airport for more information. 

Tickets

Boston Tea Party: Ships & Museum Interactive Tour

$ 29.95

Enjoy a historical adventure and travel back in time to 1773 to be part of the famous Boston Tea Party. Take part in an interactive museum tour and re-live the battle and events with live actors and 3D holograms. See fully restored replicas of the ships.

Go Boston Card: Save up to 55% on Top Attractions

$ 63

The Go Boston® Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Save up to 55% off retail prices on admission to over 40 attractions and tours including Boston Duck Tour and more.

Boston: New England Aquarium Skip- the-Line Ticket

$ 32

Discover over 800 different marine animals, including seals, seadragons, stingrays, sharks and penguins. A four-story Giant Ocean Tank features a coral reef and hundreds of Caribbean reef animals. Pre-book tickets for convenient skip-the-line access.

Activities

Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour

$ 89

Experience the best of greater Boston’s top attractions in one day in an air-conditioned luxury coach with an expert local guide. Visit the historic towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. Then see the best of downtown Boston itself.

Boston Fenway Park: 1-Hour Guided Walking Tour

$ 21

Enjoy a small group guided tour of "America's Most Beloved Ballpark", home to the 2018 World Series Champions, the Boston Red Sox. This one-of-a-kind experience gives fans up-close access to this historic baseball stadium, a true Boston icon since 1906.

Whale Watching Cruise from Boston

$ 57.75

Join this 3-hour cruise for the opportunity to spot whales off the coast of Boston. See these magnificent creatures close-up from the deck of your ship. Spot Humpback and Finback whales and see White Sided Dolphins frolicking in the waters.

Tours and transport

Boston: Old Town Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

$ 46.15

Climb aboard a hop-on hop-off trolley and discover the wonders of Boston as you tour around the city. Choose between a 1, 2, or 3-day ticket, and hop off at 18 stops throughout Boston close to more than 100 points of interest.

Boston's Freedom Trail Walk Into History® Tour

$ 14.12

Walk through history along the Boston Freedom Trail's famous red line to experience some of the most seminal landmarks of America's revolutionary founding. Walk in the footsteps of the founding fathers to and from Faneuil Hall and Boston Common.

Harvard: 70-Minute Hahvahd Tour

$ 14.99

Enjoy a tour of America’s oldest university, located 10 km from Boston. You'll journey through Harvard Yard with a current student and hear tales of the history and culture as you see landmarks and monuments.

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