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    Getting to and from Logan Airport

    by travelfrosch Updated Jul 1, 2014

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    Getting to the city center from Logan Airport can be trying, depending on the time of day:

    TAXIS are probably the easiest option, but quite expensive. Massport charges the cab driver (hence, it will cost you) $6.25 just to be allowed to pick up a passenger at the airport. One possibility to avoid the ludicrous airport fees is to take the Silver Line (see below) to South Station and take a taxi from there.

    SUBWAY: The MBTA has two main options to get to Downtown Boston from the airport. The "Silver Line," really a bus as opposed to a subway train, stops at all terminals and takes you through the Ted Williams Tunnel to South Station via the Seaport World Trade Center. Eventually it will have its own lane, but right now, it drives on the main highway and contends with city traffic. The Silver Line is free for passengers departing the airport. For those traveling from South Station to the airport, fare is $2.65, or $2.10 with a pre-paid "Charlie Card." You can also take a shuttle bus to the Blue Line's Airport station. From there, you can take a train downtown. UPDATE: Government Center Station (Blue and Green Lines) is closed for renovations until at least spring 2016. The shuttle bus is free; the Blue Line train costs $2.65 for a paper ticket, or $2.10 if you have a Charlie Card.

    WATER SHUTTLE: The MBTA's Harbor Express will get you from the Airport to Long Wharf. Fare is $13.75. Not a great value, but scenic. Take Shuttle Bus 66 from the terminals to the dock.

    RENTAL CARS are an option, but not a very good one. Shuttle buses will take you to the various companies. But cars are a useless headache in the city itself.

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  • Get’in There

    by LrSorr Written May 14, 2007

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    By plane:
    Logan International Airport (Airport Code is BOS). Direct flights from all major points in the U.S. For international travelers, this is closer to Europe so you should be able to find direct flights to BOS from major European cities like Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich, Dublin, London, Paris, Milan, Zurich, Reykjavik, to name a few. From Asia and other continents: Tough! Go through another U.S. point of entry to connect to Logan. No other way around it! The airport offers shuttle buses from all terminals to subway, parking lot, and even to the water taxi.

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    Logan International Airport

    by travelfrosch Updated Mar 22, 2014

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    Logan Airport

    Logan International Airport (Airport Code: BOS) is served by 28 airlines, from Aer Lingus to Virgin Atlantic. In addition to numerous flights from various locations in North America, the Carribbean, and Latin America, you can get direct flights to Logan from Ireland, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Iceland. Japan Airlines runs daily nonstop service via Boeing 787 from Tokyo-Narita. As of 2014, Turkish Airlines offers daily nonstop service to Istanbul, and Emirates Airlines provides daily nonstop service to Dubai.

    Logan has 4 terminals, designated A, B, C, and E (don't ask what happened to Terminal D...). International flights arrive in Terminal E. If you have the misfortune of making a connection at Logan, pray that your connection departs from the same terminal. If not, you'll likely have to exit the secure area, take a shuttle bus or walkway to your connecting terminal, GO BACK THROUGH SECURITY, and proceed to your gate. Allow for extra time accordingly if connecting at Logan. It should be noted that Massport plans to construct passageways allowing you to go from terminal to terminal without having to re-enter security. It was supposed to be finished in 2005. Don't hold your breath.

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    Logan Airport

    by dracko Written May 13, 2003

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    Boston's Logan Airport is the largest & busiest airports in the New England. If you're headed to the city of Boston by air, Logan is your best option. It's located very conveniently, less than 2 miles from downtown, across the harbor from the city. It's a very easy 10-20min ride by public transportation. There're several tunnels that connect the island that Logan Airport is on to the city proper. You can get to Boston from the airport by car, taxi, bus, or subway.

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    Logan International Airport (BOS)

    by Helga67 Updated Oct 31, 2006

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    Logan International is the main airport for Boston. There are 5 terminals for all major US airlines and several international flights from Europe. The airport is located in the harbor just outside of Boston.

    For public transportation between the airport and Boston: there is a free shuttle bus service from all the airline terminals to the subway: T-station: Airport (blue line). From this station it takes about 10 minutes to get to downtown Boston.

    The airport also has shuttle busses to several rental car companies, all located on the premises.

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    Logan Airport

    by Pawtuxet Updated Mar 27, 2008

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    The "Big Dig" has made it much easier to deal with the airport in Boston. Travelling from the south up Rte I 93 you find the signs to the airport and travel under water through the new tunnel for quite a distance...but then you are in the airport property when you come out. Watch the signs carefully for various terminals and their parking areas. Our frined was arriving on United Airlines so we parked, walked into the structure which has a cross over bridge directly into the terminal... and had a very pleasant experience while getting to where we needed to be. The new crossover bridge is bright and attractive, the elevator structure has recordings of birds playing while you wait in a sunny glass enclosure. Very nice! Once in the terminal it was easy to find ticket counters, gates, restaurants (altho some were under construction) and baggage claim, etc. I thought it was all made quite simple in the renovated terminal. We found a quiet place with rocking chairs while waiting for the flight to arrive. We had lunch in Legal Seafoods....delicious chowder!

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    Alternate Airport: Providence, RI / Bus to Boston

    by diver-x Written Feb 27, 2003

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    I discovered how unwise it is to fly standby to Boston the weekend after Presidents' Day (usually the 3rd week in Feb). Many schools in New England have that week off, so it is a popular family vacation week. Anyway, that plus a blizzard earlier in the week meant there were a lot more people wanting to go to Boston's Logan airport than there were seats available. If you ever find yourself in this situation, see if you can fly into Providence, RI instead. TF Green airport is becoming a viable alternative to Logan. And the Bonanza bus runs from TF Green to Boston just about every hour for $19 one-way. See the website for schedule. They also go to other Massachusetts and New England destinations. The bus ride from TF Green to Boston's South Station takes about an hour and a half.

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    Blue Line to Downtown

    by Galahad Written Aug 27, 2005

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    Blue Line Airport Station

    When we arrived at Logan we caught the Shuttle Bus to the Airport Station on the Blue Line of the subway or The T. The shuttle takes about 5 minutes. The T takes about 9 minutes to get from the Airport Station to the Government Centre in downtown Boston. The station has been rebuilt and was opened on 3rd June 2004. The photo was taken only 4 months before I went to Boston and is from the Wikipedia Internet site. When we got to the Airport Station we found the staff very helpful to people like us who are total strangers to the T, helping us get our ticket from the automatic machines.

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  • Flying into Boston

    by grkboiler Written Apr 28, 2004

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    Logan International Airport is Boston's airport. It is located a short cab or T ride from downtown. All major US airlines fly into Logan and many international flights from Europe stop here.

    On domestic flights, if you are on a tight budget and someone doesn't mind driving an hour each way to pick you up, fly into Providence. I have done this twice and have saved about $35 each time.

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    Logan International Airport

    by dustmon Written Dec 15, 2010

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    Flew into Logan from Atlanta last week---there are 3 main terminals connected by a free bus system, and you can also walk between them if you are not in a hurry----it took about 20 minutes to walk from A to C.....A is the Delta concourse and C is for Cape Air and Jet Blue going out to the Vineyard and other Islands.
    Follow the signs to either ground transportation or to the hallways connectin the concourses.

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    Logan Airport

    by antistar Written May 15, 2013

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    Logan airport juts out into Boston Harbour on an outstretched arm of reclaimed land to welcome transatlantic flights. It's very central, just a couple of miles from Downtown, and you can be whisked there by taxi, metro or free Silverline bus in about 30 minutes. The bus in new and in addition to being free is probably your best option. Taxis are expensive because of toll bridges, and the metro is far enough away to require a shuttle bus to reach. The Silverline bus stop is right outside the arrivals terminal. Having said that the Silverline bus is no frills. It's rough and ready, so be prepared to stand and hold on tight.

    Logan is an international airport receiving planes from major airlines and destinations around the world: Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France, Japan Airlines as well as the major American airlines. It's well positioned for visits to Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. There are direct flights to Frankfurt, London, Paris, Rome, Dublin, Reykjavik, Toronto, Halifax, Montreal, Bermuda, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The airport serves most major cities in the US as well.

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    I took the plane to Logan but...

    by Spader Written Aug 26, 2002

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    I took the plane to Logan but I guess there is more ways of geting there.
    The T takes you to most places and it seems to work most of the time (maybe I was lucky). It is a bad place to drive around in. Not only beacause of the constant building sights, not including the Big Dig, but also beacause the bostonian drivers seems to have a different approach to driving than the rest of the world (western at least).

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    By air to Logan Airport.Logan...

    by rids Written Aug 25, 2002

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    By air to Logan Airport.
    Logan was not as bad as I had heard it was. Someone I know who avoids Logan at all costs flies into Providence, Rhode Island and rents a car to get to Boston--says it's faster than the trip from Logan. However, I don't know why ANYONE would want a car in Boston. There must be something else going on in Providence that I don't know about. LOL

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    4 hours drive from New York by...

    by ceswho Written Aug 25, 2002

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    4 hours drive from New York by car. Scenic View.
    Logan airport is the main hub for all airlines.
    There are so many constuction getting into the city. Be careful, have a good map amd watch for signs and crazy drivers.

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    Fly into Boston Logan...

    by donovanel Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Fly into Boston Logan International Airport, but be prepared for some traffic once you arrive!
    AVOID DRIVING if possible--traffic is a b*tch! Take the T--it's basically their subway and is very reasonable priced and probably the best way to get from place to place. That or walk--we always seemed to walk everywhere.

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