Boston - Essential Information
All flights to Boston arrive at Logan International Airport, which is located approximately 5 miles east of downtown Boston.
A free shuttle is available to the nearest “T” stop – the airport services all of Logan’s five terminals. Taxi service to downtown is available through Back Bay Coach +1 888 222 5299 and should cost between $15-20. Book taxis 24 hours in advance of your arrival or departure. Although the airport is close to the city center, traffic can make the trip last as long as thirty minutes.
Boston is located in the Eastern Time Zone, and all times are reflected in Eastern Time.
The MBTA, known locally as the “T,” provides quick and efficient rail service throughout the city. A single ride is $1.25, and weeklong unlimited “Visitor Passes” are available for $35. Bring cab fare if you plan on staying out late – the T stops running at 0:30.
Boston is small enough to be completely manageable by bike. Call Boston Bike Tours and Rental to make a reservation and they’ll bring the bike to you.
Taxis are the only way to get around town after the T stops running at 0:30. Fare begins at $1.75 and adds 30 cents for each additional 1/8th mile. Lines of cabs wait outside major hotels or can be flagged down in the street.
Phone: +1 617 262 2227
Phone: +1 617 536 5000
Stamps can be purchased at post offices located around the city. The post office at 25 Dorchester Street is open Monday-Friday 6am-midnight. Saturday 8am–7pm and Sunday 12 noon-7pm.
Massachusetts Dental Society can refer you to the closest dentist.
The CVS Pharmacy is located on 587 Boylston Street. Please call for advice and information.
Country Code: +1
Area Code: 617
110 to 120 volts (60 cycles). Since most European countries use 220 volts, you will need a 110-volt transformer and a two flag prong plug adapter. (Most hotels provide hair dryers and irons).