Getting to Boston Airport

Logan International Airport (BOS) is one of the busiest airports in the United States of America, and is a hub for the regional airline company Cape Air. It is also a focus city for JetBlue Airways. The airport is served by many other airline carriers as well, flying to local and international destinations. It is considered as the twelve busiest airport in the country for international air traffic, and is rated as the fourteenth best for on-time domestic departures. Logan Airport directions are quite simple to follow, as there are main roads in the vicinity, and passengers of the airport will find a wide range of facilities at their disposal. A number of options for ground transportation are available as well.

This large airport of Boston is located in the East Boston neighbourhood, and is one of the main airports in the American state of Massachusetts. It is located just to the east of downtown Boston, and also partly in the town of Winthrop. The airport is quite nearby to Chelsea, Revere, North End and Charlestown, and the landmarks of the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, Castle Island, the Bunker Hill CC Athletic Fields and the Mary O’Malley Waterfront Park are in the vicinity as well. Boston Airport is surrounded on three sides by water, therefore, there is really only one way in and out. The main access road of the airport is the William F. McClellan Highway, or the Interstate-90.

On a larger scale, the state of Massachusetts is found to the west of the United States of America, and is to the north of Connecticut, to the south of New Hampshire and to the east of New York. To the east of Boston is the North Atlantic Ocean, while to the west, within the state of Massachusetts, are the cities Worcester, Springfield, Northampton and Greenfield. Closer to Boston lies Quincy, Brockton, Newton, Framingham, Medford, Lynn and Gloucester, as well as many other areas.

Directions from Downtown Boston

From Downtown Boston, the trip to the airport is quite quick and convenient. However, from all areas, be careful of heavy traffic, especially during times of rush hour. To make the journey more interesting, there are two tunnels that lead to the airport. The first is the Callahan Tunnel that is part of the William F. McClellan Highway. It has connections to the Interstate-93 that runs through Downtown Boston. Besides the other tunnel to the south, it is the only way to get directly across the water surrounding Downtown Boston, and to the airport. On the mainland nearby the airport, motorists will continue on the Interstate-90 and then take the airport turnoff. The road becomes the Massachusetts Turnpike, and there is a ring road that leads to all the airport terminals.

The second tunnel mentioned was opened in 1995, and is referred to as the Boston Ted Williams Tunnel. It is southeast of the Callahan Tunnel, and is part of the Interstate-90 extension that is referred to as the Massachusetts Turnpike. This tunnel is a useful airport access road from the south waterfront, and is open at all hours of the day. It can also be used by all types of vehicles.

Airport directions from the north shore and from Northern Massachusetts

From areas along the coastline and to the north of the airport, such as Portsmouth, Greenland, North Hampton, Seabrook and others even further, the Interstate-95 is used in a southerly direction. Head towards Route 1, exiting at the Sumner Tunnel Junction towards Logan Airport. Along the 1A there are plenty of signs that help motorists find the airport buildings. From Northern Massachusetts, the Interstate-93 is convenient. This road also continues further north to Lawrence, Manchester and Concord. On the I-93, motorists will travel into Downtown Boston, and will take the Callahan Tunnel to the airport.

Directions from the south

The two main roads heading towards Boston from the south are the Pilgrims Highway (Route 3) and the Route 24 from the Interstate-495. Route 24 is used from Middleboro, Bridgewater and Brockton, and connects to the Interstate-93. Head east on the I-93 and then turn north onto Route 3 and head towards downtown Boston. From South Boston use the Ted Williams Tunnel for airport access, or continue to Downtown Boston and use the Callahan Tunnel. The Mid-Cape Highway and Pilgrims Highway provide access to Boston from Barnstable, Sagamore, Plymouth, Hanover, Weymouth and Braintree, and also connect to the Route 3. The Interstate-95 is another major road from the south, and can be followed from Cranston, Providence and Pawtucket. It also continues south along the shores of the Long Island Sound towards Manhattan and New York.

Direction from the west

The main road coming to Boston from the west is the Interstate-90, and it provides access from Worcester and Springfield. It also passes Framingham and Newton. The I-90 leads to either of the tunnels to the airport. Additional large roads in the vicinity of Boston include the I-495, I-290 and I-190.

Passengers departing from Logan International Airport will find the trains available from various parts of Boston convenient for airport transport as well. From the airport subway stations, free Massport buses take passengers to the terminal, and the Silverline rapid transit buses operated by MBTA provide transport from the South Station. Buses are also frequently used for airport transport, and a taxi could be even more convenient. The Logan Express shuttles are particularly popular as well.

The Logan International Airport consists of four terminal buildings, all of which are fully equipped with many shops, restaurants, banking and currency exchange services, ATMs, business lounges and information booths. There are play areas for children, free Wi-Fi connections throughout the buildings and Lost and Found offices. Passengers on early morning flights could even stay at one of the two airport hotels (the Hilton Boston Logan Airport and the Hyatt Harborside).

Logan International Airport directions in greater detail are available at The airport can also be contacted for information at the following telephone number: (800) 23-LOGAN. Ground transport information is available at (617) 561-1673.