More than 40 airlines operate at Logan International Airport (BOS), offering nonstop flights to 120 cities. Flying times to Boston from New York average 1 hour; it’s 1½ hours from Washington, D.C., 2¼ hours from Chicago, 3 hours from Miami, 3½ hours from Dallas, 5½ hours from Los Angeles, 6½ hours from London, 13 hours from Tokyo, and 20 hours from Sydney. Delta, American Airlines, and JetBlue run daily shuttle flights from New York and Washington, D.C.

The Boston Convention and Visitor Bureau's website (, 888/733–2678) has direct links to worldwide airlines and national bus lines that service the city. You can book flights here, too.


Boston's major airport, Logan International (BOS), is across the harbor, barely 2 miles from Downtown, and can be easily reached by taxi, water taxi, or bus/subway via MBTA's Silver or Blue line. Logan’s four passenger terminals are identified by the letters A, B, C, and E. Some airlines use different terminals for international and domestic flights; most international flights arrive at Terminal E. There's a visitor center in Terminal C.

Worcester Regional Airport (ORH), T. F. Green Airport (PVD) in Providence, Rhode Island, and Manchester Boston Regional Airport (MHT) in New Hampshire are about an hour's drive from Boston.

Ground Transportation

Buses or Shuttle Vans

Free airport shuttles run between the terminals and airport hotels; most companies provide door-to-door service to Back Bay and Downtown hotels. Reservations are not required, because vans swing by all the terminals every 15 minutes. One-way fares are $17 (less for additional people). The best deal is Logan Express, with buses from the airport to the suburbs of Braintree, Framingham, Peabody, Woburn, and the Back Bay. One-way fares are $12 to the suburbs and free from Logan Airport to Boston or $3 (by credit/debit card) to Logan; accompanied children under 10 ride free.


For recorded information about traveling to and from Logan Airport, as well as details about parking, contact the airport's ground-transportation hotline 800/235–6426. Traffic in the city can be maddening; it's a good idea to take public transportation on the Silver and Blue T lines (Airport Station).

When driving from Logan to Downtown Boston, the most direct route is the Sumner Tunnel ($2.05). On weekends, holidays, and after 10 pm weekdays, you can get around Sumner Tunnel backups by using the Ted Williams Tunnel ($2.05), which will steer you onto the Southeast Expressway south of Downtown Boston. Follow the signs to I–93 northbound to head back into the Downtown area.

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