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Old 12-17-2013, 05:04 AM
 
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I live on the green line. For me, it's been less aggravating to take the green, to the blue, to the shuttle, instead of the green, to the red, to the silver. I hate how the silver line doubles back.

As far as spending the night in the airport, check here: Boston Logan Airport | Reviews and Guide
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:44 AM
 
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The terminals are open all night. You can stay there so long as you have a ticket and you probably won't be the only one. I've done it at many airports (not usually by choice) and I know Logan is no different. You'll be fine.

The hotel right at the airport is the Hilton. There's also a Hyatt on the property though you'll have to rely on the shuttle. If you're looking to save a few bucks, almost all the Logan area hotels in Eastie or Revere have shuttles that will run early enough for you to mke the flight. If you live close to central Boston a cab will be cheaper still.

Services like Uber (google it) are cheaper than cabs, easy to use and if you're not already a member your first ride is free (typically upto $25) so you could do the airport trip for free or as little as a few dollars. I'm an Uber member and I swear by it. Uber X is cheaper than cabs by far and if you feel a little fancier, you can use it for a black town car which is typically as cheap as a cab. Worth a look
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:15 AM
 
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It's not widely publicized but I've noticed that when you arrive back at Logan from wherever you've been, if you take the Silver Line to South Station and transfer to the Red Line, you never have to pay a fare, not at the airport or at South Station. But if you get the shuttle to Airport station, the ride is free but then you have to pay for the subway. Apparently Massport thought people were being discouraged from riding the Silver Line buses because they have to pay a fare immediately on getting on the bus (and if they weren't familiar with the system and had to ask questions, it delayed the bus) so Massport just subsidizes everyone's ride.

On the other hand, the buses are bumpy and take a roundabout route via the Seaport district. They're really kind of annoying--it ought to be a much better service.
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Boston Suburb
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Thanks for the tip about Silver Line (originating at Logan) to Red Line transfer is free. I never thought about that... so that's definitely what I'll do on the return trip. Just 2 bucks to get to the airport, free to return from airport...not bad.

I agree. I remember that the Silver line bus is a really long ride when I took it many months ago. Not really a convenient way to/from the airport if you're in a hurry.
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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It's not widely publicized but I've noticed that when you arrive back at Logan from wherever you've been, if you take the Silver Line to South Station and transfer to the Red Line, you never have to pay a fare, not at the airport or at South Station. But if you get the shuttle to Airport station, the ride is free but then you have to pay for the subway. Apparently Massport thought people were being discouraged from riding the Silver Line buses because they have to pay a fare immediately on getting on the bus (and if they weren't familiar with the system and had to ask questions, it delayed the bus) so Massport just subsidizes everyone's ride.

On the other hand, the buses are bumpy and take a roundabout route via the Seaport district. They're really kind of annoying--it ought to be a much better service.
Thank Massport for their generosity. It was a very smart idea to correct a very stupid idea by the T (having people pay on board fares at the airport). Almost as stupid is the fact that the T had to employ expensive dual powered vehicles on the SL1, which means having to change fuel in the middle of the route. This was all a politician's idea of presenting the image of progressive transportation in the South Boston Waterfront. BTW, the company that made these vehicles are no longer in business so I don't know how the T is going to find new vehicles to replace the current ones in the long run.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Boston Suburb
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So what a rush this morning to the airport. So I was way too late getting to the Red line, ended up just taxi from Broadway. It was 19 buck w tips by taxi in case anyone wants a reference.
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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The terminals are open all night. You can stay there so long as you have a ticket and you probably won't be the only one. I've done it at many airports (not usually by choice) and I know Logan is no different. You'll be fine.

The hotel right at the airport is the Hilton. There's also a Hyatt on the property though you'll have to rely on the shuttle. If you're looking to save a few bucks, almost all the Logan area hotels in Eastie or Revere have shuttles that will run early enough for you to mke the flight. If you live close to central Boston a cab will be cheaper still.

Services like Uber (google it) are cheaper than cabs, easy to use and if you're not already a member your first ride is free (typically upto $25) so you could do the airport trip for free or as little as a few dollars. I'm an Uber member and I swear by it. Uber X is cheaper than cabs by far and if you feel a little fancier, you can use it for a black town car which is typically as cheap as a cab. Worth a look
Thanks! I'm at Logan right now, chillin, waiting for my 6 am flight. Plenty of other people around. Not bad.
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