Transportation


The easiest ways to get around Boston is on foot and by subway. Although the streets do not follow any particular pattern, you'll find them easy to navigate. Wear comfortable walking shoes, especially for the granite paving stones you'll find in Quincy Market and the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill. A note of caution: be careful when walking in the city and obey all traffic signals; Boston drivers are known for their aggressiveness.

Current Boston Traffice Conditions

Boston's subway system, also known as the "T", has four major lines ( Red, Blue, Orange, Green and Silver) that branch out from the center of the city. The "T" is efficient, safe, fast, and comfortable.


From Logan International Airport, the Rowes Wharf Water Taxi can be summoned as with a land taxi. A free shuttle bus runs between the airport ferry dock and all airline terminals. When you arrive at Logan Airport, take the free Massport Bus (#66) to the Dock.

Your driver will call Rowes Wharf Water Taxi for you.


Cabs can be found at the hotel taxi stand, called or hailed on the street.

In Boston:
Boston Cab (tel. 617/262-2227),
Checker (tel. 617/536-7000),
ITOA (tel. 617/426-8700),
Town Taxi (tel. 617/536-5000).


In Cambridge:
Ambassador Brattle Cab (tel. 617/492-1100)


Have the convenience of a car and driver for several hours or for the day with limousine service. To make an Executive Sedan Reservation with Boston Coach please visit Boston Coach's website.


The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) crisscrosses the metropolitan area and travels farther into suburbia than subway and trolley lines. Some suburban schedules are designed primarily for commuters. For schedule and route information see the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.


When driving in Boston it's important to look at a map first and have one with you at all times. If you must bring a car, keep to the main thoroughfares. Parking on Boston streets is tricky. Some neighborhoods have residents-only rules. Meters are 25 cents for 15 minutes.. For Car Rental Information, try Yahoo Travel.