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Old 04-08-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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Hi - I'm flying out Thursday at 5:30pm and coming back Sunday evening. I've been looking at options for getting there and not sure if I should take the train or my car. I'm leaving straight from work so the later I leave the less time I have to take off, which is good.

I'm leaving near 500 Boylston and using American. The website said Thursday might have overflow parking so not sure if I should chance it.

What time would I need to leave?

Any suggestions?
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:52 AM
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The easiest way is to just take a cab. It would also be much cheaper than parking at the airport.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA & Beirut, Lebanon
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Either a Cab or the Train, parking is crazy expensive at Logan. I almost always take the train, even if my company offers to pay for a cab.

From 500 Boylston you could even walk to South Station if its a nice day and hop directly on the Silver Line.
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:50 PM
 
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I made a mistake, I'm actually leaving on a Friday. Would that change your advice on a cab or train?

I won't be able to walk far because I need to leave work the lastest possible time. I don't even know where South Station is. How much would a cab be?
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA & Beirut, Lebanon
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In that case I would definitely just hire a cab. It shouldn't run you anymore than $30 with tip from your location.
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Newton, Mass.
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If you don't have much luggage I see no need for a cab. 500 Boylston is a short walk from Back Bay station. All the commuter rail lines that stop in Back Bay station also stop in South Station, so there are frequent trains heading there. Check out page 3 of this schedule.

http://www.mbcr.net/Schedules_2010/Backbay_web.pdf

From Back Bay to South Station is a 5 minute ride. At South Station, you can transfer to the Silver Line, which stops in each terminal at Logan. That is a 15-20 min ride. It's far cheaper than a cab and, given traffic, might not take much more time.

FYI, from 500 Boylston you can get to South Station by walking straight east. Turn right out of 500 Boylston. At Washington St. the street's name changes to Essex. Keep going straight to the end and South Station is basically right in front of you. It's about a mile, maybe 20 mins walk.
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Old 04-12-2011, 02:16 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. I don't have any luggage so that will be the one easy aspect of it, just my purse.

So I guess if my flight is 5:30, I should leave work at 3:00? The airport said to check in an hour early but I'm wondering if it's super crowded on a Friday. I forgot it was Easter weekend when I booked it. I almost feel like changing my flight.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:19 PM
 
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Default T to Airport Stop (Blue Line)

Just take the "T" to the Airport Stop on the Blue line
(change at State or Government Center) for a Wonderland train

Either way it will save you a lot of money....- it might not be as quick as a cab, but it only costs $2.00 max. unlike a cab which can cost over $30.00 plus if there's traffic, cabs can get caught in traffic too.

Take the "T", especilly without luggage.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:21 PM
 
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Default Silver Line to Airport

You could also do the Silver line, but I find the Silver line a bit more confusing.
for people not familiar with it, you might accidentally get on the wrong bus...you want the airport one not the local stop ones.

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If you do take the Blue line to Airport, you can take a free shuttle bus (follow the signs for the airport shuttles) (Blue and white busses)

#22 for terminals A and B #33 for terminals C,D, and E
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:23 PM
 
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Leave work by 2:00 just in case. Maybe 3 if you don't mind taking a cab and paying more money.

I would allow 2 hours before your flight - Boston can have severe crowds at times...you never know what to expect and its better to be safer than sorry.
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