Getting to Logan Airport, North, or South Station for a longer trip by train or airplane can be stressful, and parking for an extended time can be prohibitively expensive. Leave your car at home, and start your trip in a more relaxing way!
There are many options for getting to the airport without a car.
The MBTA runs the Silver Line (SL1), which connects directly from each airport terminal to the South Station MBTA stop on the Red Line. The Silver Line is free from Logan Airport inbound to South Station when returning from the airport.
Subway / Trolley
The subway runs to and from Logan via the MBTA Blue Line. Take the Green Line to Government Center and transfer to the Blue Line. Then, take the Blue Line to the Airport Station. Take the free Massport Shuttle from the Airport station directly to your terminal.
The MBTA runs ferry service to the Logan Water Terminal from Long Wharf Boston. There, you can meet the Massport Shuttle #66 that provides access to all terminals. The regular fare is $9.25, but there is a senior discount of 50% with your Senior CharlieCard.
Logan Express Coach
Massport runs the Logan Express bus service from a number of suburban locations including Braintree, Framingham, Peabody, and Woburn. This bus service also leaves from two locations in Boston, including:
- the Hynes Convention Center T Stop, which services the Green Line B, C, and D lines and
- the Back Bay Copley Square T Stop, which services the B, C, D, and E lines.
The fare is 7.50 (by debit or credit card only). With a valid MBTA pass, the cost is $3.00 (by credit or debit card only). Cash is not accepted. All buses are wheelchair accessible. See https://www.massport.com/logan-airport/to-and-from-logan/logan-express/.
Private Shuttle Services
There are also several private shuttle services that provide transportation to and from the airport. The GoBoston Shuttle (http://www.gobostonshuttle.com/flat-rate-shuttle-services) provides a flat rate service mainly from local hotels, universities, and corporate sites. This might be a good option if you are traveling with a larger group, as vans can take multiple people for the same flat rate. Advance booking is required. Book online or by phone.
BostonAirportShuttle.com is another option that provides curb-to-curb service. Book online in advance.
Of course, you can also take a taxi or ride-hailing service to the airport. The cost for a taxi to Logan from Brookline or Newton ranges from $40.00 – $50.00. It is possible to request a flat rate from a taxi company. Check the Taxi Discounts for Seniors entry in this guide to see flat rates to and from the airport and whether there are senior discounts available.
South Station is Boston’s busiest transit hub and offers connections to commuter rail trains to the suburbs and Amtrak trains to places like New York and Florida. Traveling to South Station via the MBTA requires those coming from the Green Line to transfer to the Red Line at Park Street and take the Red Line to the South Station stop. Travelers can also take a taxi or ride-hailing service to South Station. Taxi fares are approximately $25.00 from Brookline and $40.00 from Newton.
In addition to the Amtrak and Commuter Rail, at South Station you can pick up a Boltbus (boltbus.com), which connects you to NYC, Newark, and Philadelphia as well as Greyhound, which serves major cities across the country.
North Station connects to commuter rail lines headed north and northwest. In addition, the Amtrak Downeaster train runs in and out of North Station headed to Maine.
Get to North Station on any Green Line C or E branch train that terminates at North Station or Lechmere. Passengers on the B or D branches can disembark anywhere between Kenmore and Government Center and wait (usually on that same platform) to re-board a North Station-bound C or E line train. You can also get to North Station via the Orange Line.
Travelers can also take a taxi, or other ride-hailing service to North Station. Taxi fares from Newton and Brookline range from approximately $15.00 – $25.00.