How to Get to Boston


Boston Logan International Airport (map) is the main gateway to Boston and New England. It is in East Boston a few miles from downtown. All major U.S. carriers serve Boston Logan with extensive direct connections nationwide. Many European carriers also fly to Boston from their hubs including British Airways and Virgin Atlantic (London), Air France (Paris), Alitalia (Rome), Lufthansa (Frankfurt, Munich), Aer Lingus (Dublin, Shannon), Swiss (Zurich), Icelandair (Reykjavik), Iberia (Madrid) and Delta/KLM (Amsterdam). Getting to Boston from Asia will require at least a one stop connection.


Boston Deluxe - (917) 662-7552 - Connecting Boston with New York and Hartford.

Fung Wah Transportation - (617) 338-8308 - Connecting Boston with New York's Chinatown (139 Canal St). 

Greyhound Bus Lines - (617) 526-1800

LimoLiner - (309) 502-6411 - A luxury bus transportation offering professionals business services between New York City and Boston. 

Lucky Star Bus - (617) 734-1268 - For service etween Boston's South Station and New York's Chinatown.

Peter Pan Bus Lines - (800) 343-9999

Megabus - (877) 462-6342 -  Connecting Boston with New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Fares start at just $1 when reserved far in advance. 

BoltBus - Connecting Boston with New York City, Newark, and Philadelphia. Fares start at $1 when reserved far in advance. 

Take a Train

The following Amtrak routes serve Boston: Acela Express runs daily high-speed service between Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Downeaster runs daily from Portland, Maine to Boston. Note that this is the only Amtrak route to teminate at North Station. Lake Shore Limited runs daily from Chicago to Boston. The trip is about 21 hours, so bring a book! Northeast Regional runs daily from Virginia up to Boston, and follows roughly the same route at the Acela Express, but with more local stops. There is no direct train service between Canada and Boston. You can, however, take Amtrak from Montreal or Toronto to Albany or New York City, and connect to Boston from one of those two cities.

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Boston has two major highways entering it, I-93 and I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike). I-93 enters the city from the north and the south. Interstate 90 enters Boston from the west and Boston-Logan Airport, just east of the city.