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Airport Transportation to Boston Downtown area (Copley place)

Airport Transportation to Boston Downtown area (Copley place)

Oct 24th, 2003, 05:28 PM
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Airport Transportation to Boston Downtown area (Copley place)

Hi, I just want to know are there any shuttle service (something like Airport Shuttle or SuperShuttle) from the Logan Airport to Downtown area (Theater District/Copley Place)? If not how much will it cost me to take a cab from the airport to downtown? Thanks for your reply in advance.
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Oct 25th, 2003, 07:01 AM
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While I dont have the actual information you need, take a look at massport.com/logan
There's lots of information about getting to and from the airport including taxi rates. Enjoy your visit to Boston!
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Oct 25th, 2003, 07:15 AM
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Go to the Logan Airport website: http://www.massport.com/logan/

Click on "Getting to/from Logan" and pick what means of transportation best meets your requirements. There are all kinds of alternatives for cabs/limos/vans, etc.
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Oct 25th, 2003, 08:58 AM
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Boston overall is very compact, and the airport in Boston is very close to the city itself, it's not a huge long expensive ride if you choose to take a taxi, maybe $10.

Many people just take the public transit/subway system. To take public transit, take the free MBTA shuttle bus from your terminal to the Airport subway stop. This is onthe Blue Line, you will probably have to transfer to another line to get to yourhotel; just tell us which one and we'll tell you which line and stop! Maps and details at www.mbta.com

BTW, downtown, theatre district and Copley are 3 different parts of the city.
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Oct 25th, 2003, 07:06 PM
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Thanks for all the reply, and yes, I must've mixed them up, I want to go from Logan Airport to Copley place. Any Shuttle service for that or how much will be the taxi fee? Thanks again
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Oct 27th, 2003, 10:19 AM
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Taxi fare will depend on traffic, but I'd estimate more in the $20-25 range before tip. Especially because you have to pay the tolls for the tunnel. It's certainly not $10, especially out to Copley.
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Oct 27th, 2003, 11:18 AM
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You're probably right, amyb, it's been a while.
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Oct 28th, 2003, 01:27 PM
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Agree it's about $25 including tip to get from airport to Westin Copley Place--speaking from experience and expense account info. Shuttles are about 12/person so if there are two of you, better to take a cab
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Oct 28th, 2003, 02:42 PM
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If cost is a factor, take the T, for only one dollar!
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Oct 28th, 2003, 03:12 PM
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If you don't have a lot of luggage, I took the T to Copley Place on my first visit to Boston in about 30 years and had no problem figuring it out. I saved a fortune and it didn't take significantly longer than a taxi--maybe shorter if traffic was bad. Only downside--it's an old system with stairs rather than escalators, so if you have a lot of luggage, a taxi makes more sense.
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Oct 29th, 2003, 06:35 AM
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I was in Boston in May, id say the taxi fare would probably be about $20. Best bet I think would take the T (public tras ) Boston has a good one. I think you can take the Blue Line, to probably the Green line and it will let you out somewhere near copley place, its been a few months but thats what I reccomend
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Oct 29th, 2003, 06:53 AM
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I took a taxi to Copley a couple of weeks ago (see my trip report which I just posted)on a quiet Sunday and was charged $27. As my driver was really rude and I felt ripped off I didn't tip. (This probably constitutes an arrestable offense in the US where it seems expected to tip everyone who says hello to you !) I would have taken the T or a bus if I had less luggage but unfortunately packing more clothes than I can possible wear seems to be my forte.
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Oct 29th, 2003, 07:26 AM
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From a Boston native who does this all the time...you can take the T from the airport.
-- Blue Line inbound from Airport station, switch at Government Center to Green to Copley station, where you'll have to walk a bit (you'll get let out in front of the Boston Public Library).
--Blue Line Airport Station inbound to Orange Line at State Street station, then get off the Orange Line at Back Bay station, and you'll just have to cross the street into Copley Place. T fares are only $1, so it's by far your cheapest option, but escalators/elevators are either nonexistent or not working.
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Jul 22nd, 2004, 03:06 PM
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Searching for Boston info... As I'll be taking a tour they informed me they sell coupons for a shuttle transfer to the hotel for $10, it's on arrival only, departure transfer is free. Is this reasonable?

Logan Airport websiter has a very detailed info, down to a penny, on how much is a taxi to probably all hotels in Boston But they omit the shuttle cost, how weird is that! Anybody knows how much is a shuttle one-way, how often they run?

I will not be using public transportation after an overnight flight, prefer a shuttle.
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Jul 22nd, 2004, 03:36 PM
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So, that means only $5 each way (since the return trip is free)? I'd grab it.
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Jul 22nd, 2004, 05:38 PM
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Taxis are considered public transportation and their rates are closely regulated.

This is not the case with shuttles, which can charge whatever they want -- apparently including charging in only one direction! It would be impossible for Logan or Massport to publish them all and keep the info (rates, schedules) up-to-date.

Personally, I'd take a cab -- it would cost about $20 and you could just grab one, rather than making arrangements with some specific shuttle. And some shuttles would stop at other hotels before getting to yours, prolonging your trip. For minimum hassle after a long flight, a cab is your best bet.
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Jul 23rd, 2004, 09:44 AM
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Wow, YK, why didn't I think it's only $5 one-way I will see where the hotel is, and how much by taxi, and if the difference is considerable I'll opt for a shuttle.

Anonymous, thank you, I did not realize they may offer transfer coupons for a specific shuttle company only. I'll ask while paying.
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Jun 2nd, 2013, 06:47 AM
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I wonder if anyone can help me?....I am flying into Boston Ma, next Sunday and am trying to work out the the public transport, to take me from Logan Airport, to Jamaica Plain, Boston?...which would be the best way, with quite a lot of luggage,?... Thanks for any advise.
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Jun 2nd, 2013, 07:03 AM
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Carol - I answered on your other thread which will hopefully bring you current info rather than unearthing a 9 year old thread that asks about going to a totally different part of the city. "Top' your thread if it gets buried (just type "topping" in the reply box and it will go to top of questions - but give it at least 24 hours before doing so.
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Jun 2nd, 2013, 08:28 AM
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Clarifying: Copley Square is the T stop and the name of the location. Copley Place is the name of a shopping mall.
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