Logo   Logan International Airport, Boston MA
Boston's prime airport is among the busiest in the USA. It's quite close to the city center, so transport to and from the airport is relatively quick, cheap and easy.



Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS), 3 miles (5 km) east of Boston Common across Boston Harbor (map), is one of the busiest in the USA.

Operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority ("MassPort"), it is well organized, and has the advantage of being very near the center of the city, as airports go.

There are four terminals. Note that all international flights arrive at Terminal E, even though some international flights may depart from other terminals.

Terminal A

Terminal A serves Delta Air Lines, Southwest, and WestJet. However, international arrivals are all at Terminal E because that's where the Customs and Immigration services are located.

Terminal B

Terminal B serves Air Canada, American Airlines & its Shuttle, PenAir, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and Virgin America. All international arrivals are at Terminal E, however.

Terminal C

Terminal C, which includes the former Terminal D, serves Aer Lingus, Alaska Airlines, Cape Air, Emirates, JetBlue Airways, Sun Country Airlines, and TAP Portugal. As with other terminals, all international arrivals are at Terminal E.

Terminal E

Terminal E serves all other non-US-based airlines including Aer oMexico, Air Berlin, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, COPA Airlines, El Al, Emirates, Hainan Airlines, Iberia, Icelandair, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air, Porter Airlines, Qatar Airways, SATA/Azores Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways and WOW Air. Terminal E also receives all international arrivals on American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue and United.

Here's the official list.

Wifi Internet

A 45-minute free, sponsored Wifi connection is offered by Boingo: if you're willing to spend a minute watching a commercial video, or completing a questionnaire, you may get free Wifi thereafter. In my experience, the free Boingo connection is slow and error-prone, hardly worth the price.

If this bush-league, nickel-and-dime service is the best Boingo—and Logan—can do, why would one take the chance of paying good money for a longer such Wifi connection?

(Compare this bush-league, nickel-and-dime service with airports in Florida, which consistently provide good, free, limitless Wifi connections to travelers.)

On-Airport Transportation

Free Logan On-Airport Shuttle Buses circulate among the terminals and connect them to the MBTA subway Blue Line train station, the Water Shuttle boats to Rowe's Wharf on the Boston waterfront, and to the various parking lots.

After you claim your baggage, look for the signs to buses, taxis, and "limo," and after a few steps you'll see the stops.

Airport Ground Transportation

Here's how to go from Logan Airport into Boston by subway train, bus, water shuttle, limo (minibus) and taxi; and to other cities by train and bus. More...

Boston-Logan International Airport
East Boston MA
Tel: 1-800-235-6426 (1-800-23LOGAN)

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Subway Ticket Machines, Logan Airport, Boston MA

Planning to travel by subway or city bus? Look for these machines at Logan Airport to buy your T (MBTA) tickets. But note! If you take the Silver Line bus, your trip into the city is free, as is transfer to the subway system at South Station. More...



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