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A Guide to Boston's Logan International Airport


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The advent of the Big Dig and improved public transportation has made traveling to and from Boston’s Logan International Airport easier than ever. According to Massport, the independent public authority which manages the East Boston airport, Logan is 19th in the nation in passenger volume and 16th in flight movements, despite increased competition in the region from airports in Manchester, N.H. and Providence, R.I. Originally named Boston Airport when it opened in 1923, it was re-named Logan in 1956 after Edward Lawrence Logan, a local politician and war hero. Today, thanks to the Logan Modernization project, established in the mid-90’s, Logan Airport is state-of-the-art facility that serves as the hub of transportation for the Hub.

Flight Status

Getting to Logan Airport

  • By Car: Driving Directions to Logan Airport
  • By Taxi: For transportation to Logan Airport, call your local taxi company. At the airport, you’ll find 24-hour taxi service. Areas within a 20-mile radius of downtown Boston are charged a metered rate; beyond the 20-mile radius is a flat rate. Click here to see the rate for your city or town. All fares leaving the airport are charged a $2.25 airport fee. Travel through harbor tunnels are an additional $5.25.
  • By Subway: The most convenient option is to take the Silver Line, which makes stops in front of each terminal. You can also take the Blue Line to Airport Station and board the free shuttle buses to all terminals.
  • By Boat: The MBTA also runs a ferry from the Quincy commuter boat terminal. Click here for a complete schedule.
  • By Bus: Logan Express provides direct service from Braintree, Framingham, Peabody and Woburn. There is additional cost for daily and weekly parking. For more information and fares, click here.

Parking at Logan Airport

  • Central Parking, serving all terminals is the most convenient – and expensive – option.
  • Terminal B Garage provides easy access to one of Logan’s busiest terminals.
  • Terminal E Garage provides easy access to Logan’s international terminal.
  • Economy Parking is the cheapest option, however, you will have to take a shuttle from the lot on the outskirts of the airport to your terminal.

Terminal Information

  • Terminal A: Alaska, Continental, Delta, and Northwest Airlines.
  • Terminal B: Air Canada, American, Midwest, Spirit, US Air, and Virgin America Airlines.
  • Terminal C: AirTran, Cape Air, JetBlue, Sun Country, and United Airlines.
  • Terminal E: All international departures and arrivals, plus Southwest domestic.

Other Terminal Information

Logan features a wide variety of dining and shopping options while you wait for your flight. Restaurant options include Legal Seafoods, Game On, and Wolfgang Puck, while you’ll be able to shop at plenty of locations including Borders, Ultra Diamond, and Brookstone. For a complete list, including banking, locker, and rental services, click here.
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