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Boston Logan Airport

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)

Overview

Boston Logan International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the US and a hub for flights to New England, serving more than 25 million passengers on flights to Boston each year. Located just three miles (4.8km) northeast of central Boston, the airport is served by convenient public transport into the city that includes trains, ferries, buses, shuttles and taxis; in fact, Boston Logan was named Easiest Airport to Get To by Aviation.com in 2007.

Boston Logan International Airport is huge, with a workforce comprising 16,000 people staffing the four large terminals. All terminals (A, B, C and E) are connected by pre-security shuttle buses, and Terminals A, B and E also have pre-security moving walkways. Terminal E handles all international flights to Boston Logan, while Terminal C is rapidly becoming exclusive to JetBlue flights.

Boston Logan International Airport is a state-of-the-art facility, and passenger experiences are mostly pleasant and hassle-free. There are a variety of duty-free shops and restaurants, art exhibitions, and other amenities to keep passengers entertained, however the most popular attraction is the 9-11 Memorial, a 2.5-acre site dedicated to the passengers and crew aboard the two planes that departed from Boston on the day of the tragedy. The glass sculpture is sombre, but a must-see for passengers flying into Boston.

Location

The airport is situated four miles (6km) northeast of Boston.

Getting to the city

The Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority provides regular bus service, on the Silver Line, and a faster subway connection, on the Blue Line, to and from the city centre costing $2.50. More expensive and longer options include taxis available outside all terminals taking up to 20 minutes to an hour to downtown, depending on traffic, and costs up from $25 in addition to airport and toll road fees. The Boston Cab phone is (617) 536-5010. Some companies offer shared vans that provide door-to-door service. Massport's free water transportation bus connects from all airport terminals to the Logan dock where private water taxis and public commuter boats are available to multiple destinations in the Boston Harbour. Most water taxis began from 7am to 7pm with some after hours services available.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 800 235 6426.

Car rental

Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz and National.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available outside all terminals and a taxi from Logan International Airport to downtown Boston takes between 20 minutes and an hour, depending on traffic, and costs $25 to $45. Some companies offer shared vans that provide door-to-door services.

Transfer between terminals

A free shuttle bus services the five terminals.

Facilities

Facilities for the disabled are excellent. There are ATMs in all terminals, a bank in Terminal D and bureaux de change in Terminals B, C and D. Other facilities include restaurants and bars, shops, duty-free, business facilities, children's entertainment, tourist information and hotel reservations. There are Internet facilities in all terminals. The nearby hotels offer swimming pools and gym facilities to passengers for a daily rate.

Parking

Parking at Boston Logan starts at $3 for the first half hour, $6 for an hour, $11 for two hours and $2 per hour thereafter up to $18 per day. Weekly rates are charged at $108. The three parking lots closer to the terminal are more expensive if you stay more than a couple of hours, and all lots are serviced by a free shuttle to the terminals.

Departure Tax

None.

Website

www.massport.com

Airlines

Flights to Boston Logan International Airport are available via Air Canada, Air France, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Cape Air, Continental Airlines, Delta Connection, Virgin America and Atlantic, Lufthansa, Swiss Airlines, Iberia and US Airways.

Internet

Boston Logan International Airport has free wifi.

Business Lounges

The airport has no business or conference facilities, but extensive meeting and conference facilities with audio-visual equipment and catering services are available at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Boston Logan Airport Hotel.


Boston Logan Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.