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Old 12-15-2013, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Boston Suburb
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I rarely use the Subway system and wonder if someone can remind me how the system works:

When I get to South Station on the Red line, do I get out of the subway area and then re-enter the area for the silver line buses? If so, would I need to pay another fare or will the transfer from Red to Silver be free?

Guys, Thanks in advance!!
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:41 AM
 
Location: Springfield and brookline MA
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Why not take the blue line to the airport stop and take a shuttle from there.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:10 AM
 
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I'll try to actually answer the question asked...

You don't need to pay another fare. Just look for the signs that point you to the silver line. You want SL1 for the airport.

If you're not starting from the red line, there are, IMHO, better ways to get to the airport.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Tansfer is free, you just walk up the steps with the Silver Line sign. There will probably be a decent number of other people with bags headed to the airport too, so just stand by them.

I've flown out of here only 3 times total. Twice I took blue line to Airport and then caught the shuttle. For some reason, I've liked that way better.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Boston Suburb
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Thanks guys! Got it!!

Since you guys mentioned the blue line to airport is better, can you comment on my plans.... My plan is to get on the Red line at Broadway and get off at South Station (1 stop) for the silver Line.

Should I stay on the subway and transfer to the blue line instead? But then I'll have to transfer again for the airport shuttles which seem like extra hassle. Is this better?
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Boston
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There's no direct red line to blue line transfer (no common stations) so switching to silver line at South Station is going to be much easier and it'll take you right to whichever terminal you're traveling from. Just follow the Silver Line signs when you exit the red line train. It's well marked and you'll see others with luggage.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Boston Suburb
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Great! Thanks to all your help!
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:38 PM
 
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If you're not starting from the red line, there are, IMHO, better ways to get to the airport.

Please elaborate for the rest of us. I found the silver line to be a vast improvement over the blue.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I've got a flight out of Boston at like 5 am Friday morning. Anyone know if I can come really early and just stay overnight at Logan? Has anyone ever done this?
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:29 PM
 
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I've got a flight out of Boston at like 5 am Friday morning. Anyone know if I can come really early and just stay overnight at Logan? Has anyone ever done this?

Just take the latest train Thursday evening and hang out in the terminal (pretend that you arrived on a connecting flight). If that doesn't appeal to you, then check into the hotel (can't remember the name) that is right next to the terminals. You can get there via covered walkway. That hotel had a pretty decent bar from what I remember, but I don't know how late it stays open.
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