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Located within the confines of Boston's eastern suburbs, Logan International Airport is New England's largest air hub and one of the busiest airports in the US. The airport is well connected to the city by the Massachusetts Turnpike and a series of other roads, making car hire in Logan International Airport a convenient way to reach your final destination. Passengers relying on public transport can reach the hub by train or bus.
Who to Book With
Car hire suppliers at Logan International Airport include Budget, Advantage, Avis, Dollar, Hertz, Alamo, National, Enterprise and Thrifty. Renters should make their way to their respective car hire desk, from where they will be escorted by shuttle to the pick-up location.
Need to Know Essentials
You will need to show the following documents at vehicle collection:
- Full UK driver’s licence (both parts)
- The credit card which was used to confirm the reservation
- Full UK passport to confirm your ID
- Booking confirmation
Boston is not typically known as a driver's city due to poor parking options and traffic congestion. Drivers here are known to be aggressive, while the city is difficult to navigate and has a lack of signage. Visitors are advised to avoid driving during rush hour and before or after sporting events. Parking is often expensive but spaces can be sought at the likes of the State Street Financial Center, in the Theater District, around Quincy Market and the Boston Common. The city is well-connected to other cities on the east coast by a series of highways and freeways.
Drivers can use Exit 26 of the Massachusetts Turnpike (also referred to as Interstate 90) to access the airport. The MBTA Silver Line connects to the city to Logan International Airport, as does the Logan Express bus service provided by Massport from areas of the city such as Peabody, Framingham and Braintree.
The MBTA provides bus transport between Logan International Airport and South Station via the Silver Line SL1, where connections with the Red Line subway service can be made. Alternatively, passengers can get a free shuttle service to the airport stop of the subway’s Blue Line.
Taxis are available from each of the airport’s terminals to hotels around the city centre and cost between £15 and £30. There is an airport pick-up fee of around £1.50, while trips from Boston to the airport incur a fee of £1.80.
Logan International Airport to Boston city centre is about £15 to £30.
Massport's Logan Express service offers one-way transport to Logan International Airport for around £7 and a round trip for roughly £13 per person. The bus can be caught from any of the terminals’ lower curbs.
Logan International Airport has four terminals that are lettered A, B, C and E. Between them, they offer 103 gates and receive around 19 million passengers annually. Transport between the terminals is possible via moving walkways and free shuttle buses.
The walkways that connect the terminals also lead to Logan International Airport's Central Parking Garage. Additionally, terminals B and E have their own parking areas and the Economy Parking Lot, which is accessed by free shuttle bus. It costs around £11 per day to park a vehicle in the Economy Parking Lot and about £16 a day to park a vehicle in the Central Parking Garage.
Those passengers with their own laptops or other Wi-Fi-enabled devices can access Logan International Airport’s free wireless internet throughout the premises. The SSID for such connections is loganwifi.
Information desks can be found in all four terminals at Logan International Airport.
Airport Information: +1 800 23 56426
Emergencies: +1 617 568 7300 or 911
All terminals have two levels, with the upper level reserved for departures and the lower level dedicated to arrivals. Both levels come equipped with access ramps. Handicapped passengers can be met at Baggage Claim, security checkpoints or directly off their flights if they wish. Accessible restrooms are located in all terminals, as are elevators with emergency buttons.
Restaurants and Bars
A number of bars and restaurants can be found in Logan International Airport. Boston Beer Works is located in terminals C and E, and is a popular place to get a quick drink before a flight. Other Irish or English-themed drinking spots are available, some of which screen sports. Branches of popular fast-food outlets such as Au Bon Pain, Dunkin' Donuts and Sbarro are located in all terminals.
Continental President's Club
American Admiral's Club Lounge
US Airways Club
United Red Carpet Club
British Airways First Lounge
Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Lounge
British Airways Terraces Lounge
Money and ATMs
ATMs from Citizens Bank and Bank of America can be found in all four terminals, while Cardtronics has ATMs in terminals A and E only. America Airlines Credit Union is located in Terminal B, American Express is located in Terminal A and branches of Sovereign Bank can be found in all four terminals.
Shops can be found in all four terminals but it isn't common to find branches of the same company in each terminal. Only Hudson News (terminals B, C and E), Duty Free-International Shoppes (terminals B and E), New England Collections (terminal A and C), Swatch (terminals B and C), Tech Showcase (terminals B and E) and Zoom Systems (terminals C and E) have a presence in more than one terminal.