Logan International Airport Boston
Boston's Logan International Airport is New England's busiest air hub, flying 28 million passengers a year from four terminals. The airport is five km north-east of downtown Boston, 15 minutes by bus or seven minutes by water taxi.
The cheapest and most direct way to travel between the airport and downtown is on the MBTA Silver Line SL1 bus. It stops at every terminal and connects with Boston's South Station transport hub. Buses run every 10 to 15 minutes from around 5.30am to 12.30am, taking 15 to 25 minutes, depending on where you board. The single fare is US$1.70. Pay in cash or use a ticket or fare card, available from kiosks in all terminals.
The MBTA Blue Line Subway, known as the T, is a five- to 10-minute shuttle bus ride from the terminals. Trains serve Airport Station every five to 10 minutes. The extra transfer makes the Subway less convenient than the Silver Line bus, but the Blue Line reaches Aquarium and State stations, downtown, in just 10 minutes. The one-way fare is US$2. You must have a ticket or fare card, available in all terminals and at the entrance to the Subway station.
Metered taxis operate 24 hours a day. The meter starts at US$9.75 before the vehicle sets off, to cover fees and tolls. The approximate fare for the 10- to 15-minute trip to downtown Boston is US$25-US$50. When traffic is heavy, usually during weekday rush hours, the trip takes longer and costs more. Tipping the driver 15% to 20% is customary.
Try not to drive if you can possibly avoid it. If you must, take the Ted Williams Tunnel (I-90) or the Sumner Tunnel (Route 1) to I-93 or downtown. The trip takes 10 to 15 minutes but can be much longer in heavy traffic, especially during weekday rush hours and on Sunday evening. The toll going toward downtown is US$3.50. The major car-hire agencies have offices at or near the airport, connected to all terminals by free shuttle buses.