GETTING TO BOSTON
Famous for its hospitality and friendly spirit, Boston is one of the premiere meeting destinations in the United States. The Greater Boston area is home to 3.7 million people, and nearly 18 million visitors explore the city annually.
Founded in 1630-only ten years after the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth-Boston grew as a harbor town. The city is almost completely surrounded by water, with the Atlantic Ocean on two sides and the Charles River running around its back.
Visit your hotel’s website for more specific directions from the airport and train station as well as information about directions for driving and parking rates.
Logan International Airport is located approximately 4 miles and is easily accessible by taxi, shuttle or public transportation to APS/DFD hotels and the Hynes Convention Center.
Fares and travel time between the airport and the meeting hotels and convention center:
Mode Cost Travel Time MBTA Subway $2.65 About 30 - 40 minutes** MBTA Silver Line FREE About 20 - 30 minutes** to South Station Taxi About $25 - $45 About 15 - 25 minutes** Shared Van About $20 or more* About 30 - 40 minutes** Back Bay Logan Express (Bus) $5 About 30 minutes**
** The numbers above are based on current MBTA fare prices. Other price and time estimations are based on online quotes for one-way, single-rider fares in taxis. Cost estimations for taxis do not include gratuity or tolls. Travel times shown are estimated for all modes based on common conditions.
Amtrak has scheduled train service to Boston from New York and other points in the Northeast Corridor. The trip from New York City takes about four hours.
By Bus (Regional)
Nationwide bus companies including Greyhound and Peter Pan stop downtown at South Station. Several regional bus companies offer scheduled service from Boston to New Hampshire, Cape Cod, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York City.
GETTING AROUND BOSTON
Public Transportation (subway, bus, trolley car and boat)
Boston's public transportation system is operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (mbta.com) but locals know it simply as the "T". It offers subway, bus, trolley car and boat service to just about everywhere in the Greater Boston area and beyond. For specific information on routes and schedules, call the MBTA at 617-222-3200 or visit mbta.com.
- Taxi service is available throughout the city.
- Uber: Uber - On Demand Transportation, an app that connects you with a driver at the tap of a button. Request a ride and have a driver curbside in minutes. There's no need to carry cash. When you reach your destination, your fare is automatically billed to your credit card on file. NOTE: We recommend UberBlack, UberSUV and UberTaxi when using this service since these are professional drivers who are covered by commercial insurance (as opposed to personal). UberX and UberXL drivers are NOT required to have commercial insurance.
Hubway is your bike sharing system providing over 100 stations and 1,000 bikes available in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. Grab a bike near your hotel and pedal your way to your next attraction, shopping trip, or to visit friends and family. Short term passes are available (3-day and 24-hour) and will give you access to the fleet of bikes.
Using Hubway is easy and tailored to fit your needs. The cost includes unlimited trip less than 30 minutes in duration, longer rides incur additional usage fees. Please review the Pricing page for additional information.
For more information about Boston visit http://www.bostonusa.com/