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848 miles
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1 hour 40 min
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Transportation to Boston Airport from the City Center

Logan Intl Airport

The city of Boston, renowned for being home to Harvard University, the University of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and world famous health care institutions, welcomes thousands of patients, researchers, and students from all over the world. The only international airport in the city is the General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, also referred to as Logan International Airport. The airport is located 5.6 km from the city center and is accessible by ferry as a transportation alternative.

Airport Buses

The Silver Line 1 bus service provides transportation to Logan International Airport from the city center. This service departs from the South Station, which is located in the city center, in close proximity to many museums and the Boston Public Garden and Theater District. The SL1 line provides free transportation to the airport. Buses 459 and 449, which pass by the Summer St. stop, close to the Congress Bridge, also provide transportation to the airport. It takes a maximum of 20 minutes to get to the airport using buses 449 and 459.

Rail

Harvard University, the city center, and Cambridge are located along the Red Line, which runs from the north of the city to the south of the city. You can use this line to transfer to a bus to the airport. You can transfer to the SL1 bus at the South Station or transfer to bus 171 at Andrew Station. You can also take the Blue Line, which can be accessed from State Street Station, to the Airport Station. The Airport Station is located in close proximity to the airport. From that station you have to transfer to airport shuttle services to get to the airport terminals.

Ferry

Another transportation alternative to get to the airport is by ferry. The dock is a 10 minute walk from the city center. The ferry takes 18 minutes to get to Logan Wharf. From there the Massport Route 66 provides shuttle services to the airport terminals.

Taxi

Taxis are easy to find anywhere in the city and they are a convenient transportation alternative to get to the airport. Since the airport is located in such close proximity to the city center, about 5 km away, it is also considerably close to other important parts of the city like Harvard University, MIT, and the University of Massachusetts.

Car

The city center can be confusing to navigate but there are two tunnels that run under the Boston Canal, making the airport easily accessible by car. One of these tunnels is closer to the city center and is where the SL1 buses connect to the Red Line. To connect to this tunnel, which is located to the east of canal, take Summer Street, to Congress Bridge. After passing the bridge you can access the tunnel from Congress Street. The other tunnel is accessible by taking Merrimac Street north to New Chardon Street, which is on the right. This road will pass by Haymarket Square and take you directly to the west tunnel. This tunnel connects you to George Visconti Road, which provides direct access to the airport.

Airport Information

Handling more than 30 million passengers a year, Logan International Airport is one of the most important airports in the East of the United States. The airport contains a variety of services from children’s play areas to exhibition grounds, a September 11th memorial and recreation areas.

The airport offers passengers a rich selection of eating and drinking venues with over 50 restaurants and cafes, including fish restaurants befitting this seaside city. The airport also contains many stores and a large duty free shop for passengers who want to go shopping before or after their flight. Logan International airport also offers passengers free internet connection and the opportunity to rent bicycles to use as a transportation alternative in the city.

Last Updated: November 29, 2016

Transportation to Chicago City Center from Airport

Chicago Rockford Airport

Chicago Rockford International Airport is located in Winnebago County, 137 km northwest of Chicago. The airport serves Chicago as well as Rockford and the surrounding areas. The airport is served by three low-cost airlines, Allegiant Air, Apple Vacations, and Elite Airways. You can get to the city center from the airport by taxi, bus, and rental car.

Taxi

Taxis are the most convenient transportation alternative to get to the city center from Chicago Rockford International Airport. Taxis fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled. Taxi companies that you can choose from include Action Taxi, Speedee Taxi and Jack’s Transportation Taxi.

Bus

Another method of transportation to get to the city center from Chicago Rockford International Airport is by bus. Buses are a more affordable option compared to taxis. The Rockford Mass Transit District buses provide transportation to the city center. Buses operate every day except for Sundays and they are accessible next to the terminal building.

Rental Car

Renting a car is one of the most comfortable ways to get to the city center from the airport. There are various rental car offices located at the airport. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Avis, Hertz, National, Alamo and Enterprise. If you are traveling between multiple places make sure to specify your vehicle pick up and drop off location when making a reservation.

Limousine

There are limousine services that provide door-to-door transportation from the airport to the city center, and vice versa. You have to book this service in advance. Limousine companies that you can choose from include Fantasy, D&E, A Touch, AAA Quality, Black Cadillac, Chicago Limo, Classic Limousine, Park Avenue, Party Transit, Stretch and Y Drive.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

Gary International Airport

Gary/Chicago International Airport is located in Lake County, Indiana, 40 km from Chicago’s city center. Currently the airport only operates charter air service and cargo services however commercial service should be available in the future. You can get to the city center from the airport by train, bus, taxi, rental car, and personal car.

Taxi

The fastest and most comfortable transportation alternative to get to the city center from Gary/Chicago International Airport is by taxi. Taxis are available at the terminal exit. Taxi fares are based on the kilometers traveled. Taxi companies that you can choose from include All Around Taxi and Classic Taxi.

Bus

Another method of transportation to get to the city center from Gary/Chicago International Airport is by bus. Buses are a more affordable transportation alternative compared to taxis. You can use the Gary Public Transportation Corporation buses. For more information on bus lines and routes visit Gary/Chicago Airport’s website.

Train

Taking the train is another convenient transportation alternative to get to the city center from Gary/Chicago International Airport. The South Shore Railroad provides transportation between the airport and downtown Chicago. For more information regarding the train schedule and fares you can visit the airport’s website.

Rental Car

There are various rental car companies located at the terminal building. Renting a car from Gary/Chicago International Airport is a very convenient way to get to the city center, and explore the city during your trip. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Enterprise and Hertz. If you are traveling between multiple places make sure to specify your vehicle pick up and drop off location when making a reservation.

Airport Information

Gary/Chicago International Airport is located in Lake County Indiana, 40 km from downtown Chicago. The airport contains one terminal and currently only serves charter flights and cargo air services. The airport contains health services, rental car offices, a lost and found, and various eating and drinking venues. There are also shopping areas nearby.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

Midway Airport

Chicago Midway International Airport is located 13 km from the city center. The airport is dominated by Southwest Airlines but also serves other airlines as well. You can get to the city center from the airport by personal car, rental car, taxi, bus, and train. 

Taxi

The fastest and most comfortable transportation alternative to get to the city center from Midway Internatoinal Airport is by taxi. Taxi fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled. 

Bus

Another method of transportation you can use to get to the city center from Midway International Airport is by bus. Buses are more affordable than taxis and are accessible from the main terminal building. Pace Buses provide transportation between the airport and the city center, running along 7 different routes. The route you need to take will depend on your destination in the city. You can get more information on each bus route by visit Midway International Airport’s website. 

Train

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Orange Line train provides transportation between Midway International Airport and downtown Chicago. For more information regarding this train line you can visit the CTA’s website or Midway International Airport’s website. During off hours CTA buses are available.

Rental Car

There are various rental car companies located at the airport. Renting a car at Midway International Airport is a convenient way to get to the city. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty and Rent A Wreck. If you are traveling between multiple places make sure to specify your vehicle pick up and drop off location when making a reservation.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

O'hare Intl Airport

Located 27 km from the city center, you can get to the city center from O’Hare International Airport by taxi, bus, metra, rental car, and personal car. O’Hare International Airport is the main international airport serving the city and it is among one of the busiest airports in the world. 

Metra

Chicago’s Metra is a commuter railroad that operates throughout the city. The North Central Service runs from the O’Hare Transfer station to various parts of the city. The Metra operates every day of the week, running more frequently during peak hours in the morning and evening and less frequently in the middle of the day. Stops along the North Central Service include, Antioch, Wheeling, Lake Villa, Prospect Heights, Round Lake Beach, O'Hare Transfer Station, Washington St./Grayslake, Rosemont, Prairie Crossing/Libertyville, Schiller Park, Mundelien, Belmont Ave./Franklin Park, Vernon Hills, River Grove, Prairie View, Western Ave, Buffalo Grove, and Union Station.

Taxi

One of the fastest and most comfortable methods of transportation to get to the city center from the airport is by taxi. Taxi stands are located in front of each terminal exit. Taxi fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled and are an affordable option. You can find out more about specific taxi companies and their contact information by visiting the airport’s website.

Bus

Another easy transportation alternative to get to the city center is by bus. Pace buses are located in the main parking area. You can easily access the buses by using the inter-terminal shuttles. Pace buses provide transportation to various parts of the city. There are also regional buses that provide transportation to areas outside of the city center. Regional buses that you can choose from include Act II Transportation, Coach USA/Tri-State/United Limo, Illini Shuttle, PCC/Peoria Charter Coach, and Express Air Coach.

Rental Car

There are various rental car companies located at the airport that provide free shuttle service to and from the terminal building and the rental car area. Renting a car is a great transportation alternative to get to the city center. It is also an ideal method of transportation to explore the city during your trip. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Ace, Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Firefly, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty. If you are traveling between multiple places make sure to specify your vehicle pick up and drop off location when making a reservation.

Last Updated: May 22, 2017
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