By Car * By Air * By Train * By Bus * By Subway

By Car

We Don't Recommend Driving into Boston

Really, we don't. Boston came by the sobriquet of "America's Walking City" honestly. After all, a recently-published study ranked Boston as the US's most difficult area to navigate by car.

If you're going to try to navigate Boston, however, we're supplying some directions. We hope they help!

And if you need a place to park your car once you've gotten to one of our hotels, check our parking guide for suggestions.

By Air

Into Boston

Logan International Airport (abbreviation "BOS") is Boston's airport.

Shuttles going to all the major hotels from Logan cost $10. There are multiple shuttle companies, each on a 20-minute cycle, so the wait between shuttles should always be less than 20 minutes. The trip from the airport to our hotels is about 30 minutes.

Public Transportation (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority). Take the free Massport shuttle bus (#22 or #33) from the terminals to the Airport subway station on the Blue line of the MBTA. To head toward our hotels, take an inbound train to Government Center station, then transfer to any Green line train going south toward Park Street station. Then follow our directions to the conference hotels. The cost is $1.25 from the airport.

There are taxi stands located outside each terminal. In addition to the base fare of $15– $25 there are surcharges for airport and tunnel tolls totaling $6. For more information, see Taxi Service from Logan Airport. A taxi to the Sheraton from Logan will generally cost $23–$27.

Into Manchester or Providence

The Manchester (NH) Airport is 61 miles northwest of Boston. The airport's website says that a variety of ground transportation methods are available. We recommend that you check the website for more information and details.

T. F. Green Airport, in Warwick, RI, is 50 miles south of Boston. It too has a variety of ground transportation services available.

By Train

Boston is a major hub for Amtrak.

The Downeaster, coming from Maine, comes into North Station. If you have luggage with you, a cab is your best way of getting to our hotels from North Station.

Trains from other parts of the country terminate in South Station. They pass through Back Bay Station (abbreviation "BBY"), on Dartmouth Street, just on the far side of Copley Place from the Marriott. Prudential Center is diagonally across from the Marriott, and the Sheraton is on the far side of that. Getting off at Back Bay is an option, particularly if you don't have much luggage.

Amtrack has announced special security procedures for trains running through New York City between August 30 and September 2. Please check the Amtrak announcement for details if your train will be coming through New York.

By Bus

Boston is served by major bus lines such as Bonanza, Greyhound and Peter Pan, as well as by more local services such as Plymouth & Brockton, Concord Trailways and C & J Trailways. All bus lines stop at. the South Station Multi-modal Transportation Center, 700 Atlantic Avenue, which is adjacent to the South Station train station and the MBTA red line.

For very inexpensive travel between New York City and Boston, you may want to check out the Fung Wah bus.

By Subway (the MBTA)

The Hynes Convention Center, the Sheraton Boston Hotel, and the Marriott Copley Place Hotel are all on the MBTA's Green Line.

If you get off the Green Line at the Hynes/ICA stop, take the Massachusetts Avenue exit and turn left. Turn left again onto Boylston Street. Cross the street at the Dalton Street intersection. This is the entrance to the Hynes. If you keep going straight on Dalton takes you to the Sheraton. If you exit the Green Line at Copley Place, walk west (towards traffic) on Boylston Street to Ring Road. Turn left on it, and walk one long block to Huntington Avenue. The Marriott is across the street.

The MBTA has a complete map available, and schedules and detailed information as well. The MBTA Trip Planner is also useful.

For more details, contact us at, or write to us at:

Noreascon Four Information
Post Office Box 1010
Framingham, MA 01701