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Boston, MA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 92
Total Sleeping Rooms 22,353
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 1,220
Committable Meeting Rooms* 119
Convention Center Space 2,700,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 817,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 184,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $287
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $69
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $254
*Maximum for a single hotel

Boston, MA Airport Information

Logan International Airport (BOS)

Approximate taxi fare: $23 USD

Located in the East Boston neighborhood, Logan International Airport is almost completely surrounded by water. As the nation's 19th busiest airport, more than 27 million passengers pass through this active transportation hub every year. It was at Logan International where in 1970 Pan Am airlines inaugurated its daily Boeing 747 service to London Heathrow Airport, beginning the era of the jumbo jet.

The airport's six runways and 14 miles of taxiway span more than 2,400 acres. The airport has four passenger terminals (A, B, C and E), each with its own ticketing booths, baggage claim and ground transportation services. More than 50 airline carriers serve the airport, including 16 foreign flag carriers. Domestic service is offered to 76 destinations and international service is provided to 33 destinations. The airport is a focus city for American Airlines, Delta Airlines and US Airways.

In addition to the security offered by the airport's own State Police troop and fire-rescue unit, Logan International Airport offers travelers plenty of amenities, including salons and spas, shoe shine valets, ATMs, retail and duty free shopping, dining and a non-denominational chapel. Children also enjoy Kidport, an interactive play area designed by the Children's Museum of Boston that includes a baggage claim slide, airplane climbing structure and magnetic poetry wall. The airport has two hotels on its grounds: the 270-room Hyatt Harborside and the 599-room Hilton Boston Logan Airport. Garage parking is available at daily and hourly rates, as is economy parking for long-term stays.

Airline carriers serving Logan International Airport

  • Aer Lingus
  • Air Canada/Air
    Canada Jazz
  • Air France
  • AirTran Airways
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Alitalia
  • American West
  • American
  • American Eagle
  • British Airways
  • Cape Air
  • Charters
  • Continental
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Delta Connection
  • Delta Connection/Com Air
  • Delta Shuttle
  • Finnair
  • flyGlobespan
  • Iberia
  • Icelandair
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • Midwest
  • Northwest/KLM
  • SATA
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Swiss
  • United
  • United Express
  • US Airways Shuttle
    (LaGuardia & D.C.)
  • US Airways
  • US Airways Express
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways

Boston, MA Train Information

South and Back Bay Stations

Amtrak services the city of Boston at its South and Back Bay stations. Routes entering and the departing the city are the Acela Express, which travels from Boston to Washington, DC; Lake Shore Limited, which runs from Boston and New York City to Chicago; and Northeast Regional, which services the East Coast from Boston south to Newport News, Virginia.

Boston, MA Public Transportation

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Commonly referred to as the "T," the majority of bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in Boston are operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. A one-day pass, which includes unlimited travel on the subway, local bus, inner harbor ferry and commuter rail zone 1A is $9 and a seven-day pass, valid on the same systems, is $15. Rather than pay in cash, riders can purchase CharlieCards, plastic, reloadable tickets that offer reduced fares.

Buses

Local, Inner Express and Outer Express buses make up the T bus system, which consists of over 150 routes in the greater Boston area. Inner and Outer Express buses run to and from downtown Boston/Back Bay. Basic bus fare is $1.25 for CharlieCard holders and $1.50 when purchased in cash. Inner Express fare is $2.80 for CharlieCard holders and $3.50 when purchased in cash. Outer Express fare is $4 for CharlieCard holders and $5 when purchased in cash. Reduced fares are available for students, seniors and people with disabilities. Fare for children ages 11 and under accompanied by a paying adult is free.

Boats

The T runs Inner Harbor ferries and Commuter boats. The ferries serve Charlestown Navy Yard to Long Wharf and boats serve Hingham, Rowes Wharf, Quincy, Long Wharf, Hull and Logan Airport. Schedules vary based on route. One-way fare is $1.70 to $12 depending on route travel. Reduced fares are available for students, seniors and people with disabilities. Fare for children ages 11 and under accompanied by a paying adult is free.

Commuter Rail

The commuter rail system runs on 11 lines and stops at over 100 T stations. Lines run as far north as Newburyport, Massachusetts, as far south as Providence, Rhode Island, and as far west as Worcester, Massachusetts. Both the North and South stations house stops in Boston. Commuter rail fare is $1.70 to $7.75, depending on route/zone travel. Reduced fares are available for students, seniors and people with disabilities. Fare for children ages 11 and under accompanied by a paying adult is free.

The Silver Line

The Silver Line is one of the first Bus Rapid Transit lines in North America, designated as such due to the buses' own lanes that separate them from road traffic. It runs in two, unconnected sections, one from Roxbury to downtown Boston and one from South Boston to Logan Airport. A third section that will connect the existing two is expected to be complete after 2013. Currently, the Silver Line provides access to several notable locations including Logan Airport, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and the Seaport World Trade Center Boston.

Washington St. route fare is $1.25 for CharlieCard holders and $1.50 when purchased in cash. Waterfront route fare is $1.70 for CharlieCard holders and $2 when purchased in cash.

Subway

The T's subway system is the oldest in North America and the 4th busiest in the United States, with 549,000 riders daily. The system consists of four lines: the Blue Line, servicing stops along the water including Logan Airport; the Red Line, which has stops at Harvard Square and the University of Massachusetts Boston; the Green Line, which includes stops at several Boston attractions such as Fenway Park and Faneuil Hall; and the Orange Line, which runs service between the neighborhoods of Oak Grove and Forest Hills.

Subway fare is $1.70 when purchased with a CharlieCard and $2 when purchased in cash. Reduced fares are available for students, seniors and people with disabilities. Fare for children ages 11 and under accompanied by a paying adult is free.

Rental Cars

Logan Airport has eight rental car companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enteprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty. Rental car desks are located in Terminals C and E. Each company has complimentary shuttle buses to transport passengers to rental car facilities.

Taxis

Boston has various taxi companies for travelers. All areas within a 12-mile radius of downtown Boston are charged a metered rate, while outside of this radius the charge is a flat rate. Meter rates begin at $2.25 and increase by $0.30 per 1/8 mile. An airport fee of $2.25 is charged for all trips leaving Logan Airport.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Providence, RI 51 mi 57 min n/a N/A
Worchester, MA 48 mi 52 min n/a N/A
Hartford, CT 101 mi 1 hr 36 min 3 hr 8 min USD $312+
New York, NY 215 mi 4 hr 4 min 1 hr 10 min USD $128+
Philadelphia, PA 309 mi 5 hr 23 min 1 hr 25 min USD $225+
Washington, DC 439 mi 7 hr 21 min 1 hr 30 min USD $108+
 
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