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Getting from Logan Airport to South Station

South Station, the heart of transportation in Boston, Massachusetts, also known as “The Governor Michael S. Dukakis Transportation Center”, is not only a transportation hub but a historical landmark. Located in Dewey Square, this bustling station is the largest railroad station and intercity bus terminal in Greater Boston, offering connections to destinations across the Northeastern and Midwestern United States.

To get from Boston Logan Airport to South Station, travellers can choose between two main transport options; taxi or private transfer, and the shuttle bus.

Opting for a taxi or private transfer offers a convenient transfer option as it is direct, costs around $30 (€28) and takes an average of 15 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Alternatively, the MBTA Silver Line operates as a free shuttle from Logan Airport to South Station, serving as a convenient option with a typical travel time of approximately 25 minutes.

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How to get from Boston Logan Airport to South Station by taxi

Choosing a taxi or private shuttle, though more expensive, stands out as the most hassle-free mode of transport from Boston Airport to South Station. Both of these options provide quick and streamlined travel, and the luxury of a personal vehicle ready upon your arrival adds significant ease, particularly for those with children or multiple luggage items. The route spans roughly 6 km (3.8 mi) and the travel time is usually around 15 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Logan Airport to South Station taxi fare

Taxi fares at Boston Airport are calculated by a meter, which considers both the trip’s duration and the distance travelled to your particular destination. Generally, a taxi journey from Logan Airport to South Station is around $30 (€28). Note that this estimate doesn’t include tolls, and an extra airport surcharge of $2.75 (€2.30) applies to all taxis departing from Boston Airport.

For a more predictable and transparent fare without hidden fees, it’s advisable to book a private transfer service in advance online.


$30 (€28)

Trip Duration

15 Min.

*The final journey cost may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Boston Logan Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

At Boston Airport, official taxi stands are conveniently positioned at every terminal on the Arrivals level, with the exception of Terminal C. For Terminal C, taxis are readily available on the Ground level, close to the central parking zone.


Landing in a new city following a long flight and facing the prospect of manoeuvring through public transit to get to another location can be daunting, particularly with the burden of heavy baggage or when travelling with children. This is where choosing a taxi from Logan Airport to South Station becomes exceptionally advantageous — it offers a straightforward, quick, private and cosy travel option.

Editor’s Note

Keep traffic in mind and allocate extra travel time during rush hour, as Boston streets can be particularly congested, potentially extending your journey time to South Station.

Useful Tips

If travelling in a group, sharing a cab can significantly reduce the cost per person, making it a more economical option.
Prepare for additional surcharges like tolls and the airport pickup fee - those are payable by the customer.
Tipping taxi drivers is customary; around 10-15% will do.

How to get from Boston Logan Airport to South Station by bus

Navigating from Boston Logan Airport to South Station using the shuttle bus is an excellent strategy for budget-conscious travellers. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority provides a free shuttle from Logan Airport to South Station: simply board the SL1 (Silver Line) bus, easily accessible from Terminal B. This option takes approximately 25 minutes.

How much does a bus ticket cost?

The MTBA bus service from Logan Airport is always free.



Trip Duration

25 Min.

There is an SL1 departure every 15 minutes.

Value for Money

The SL1 bus from Logan Airport to South Station runs daily, from 05:35 to 01:08.

Where do I get the shared shuttle bus from?

The SL1 bus serves all Logan Airport terminals, providing links to the Red Line and Commuter Rail at South Station in the heart of Boston. Bus stops are conveniently situated just outside the airport terminals, with Terminal B Stop 1 at the Arrivals Level being your go-to location for catching the SL1 bus headed for South Station.


If you’re seeking a cost-free journey from Boston Airport to South Station, opting for the shuttle service is a great decision. These vehicles usually offer a comfortable ride. Nonetheless, a potential drawback is the travel duration, which, while fair, might extend beyond what you’d experience with a taxi or private transfer. Additionally, the service schedule doesn’t always accommodate late-night or extremely early morning arrivals, requiring a different transportation plan during those times.

Editor’s Note

Check the shuttle bus schedule in advance to ensure it aligns with your arrival time, as services may be limited during late-night or early-morning hours.

Useful Tips

Locate the specific pickup areas for the shuttle bus at your terminal, often found at designated areas outside the arrivals level, to avoid any last-minute confusion.
Familiarise yourself with the stops on the shuttle bus route, especially if South Station isn't the final destination, to ensure you're ready to disembark at the correct location.
Keep an eye on your luggage, as shuttle buses can get crowded, and having your belongings close will prevent any mix-ups or losses.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Boston. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Logan Airport to South Station?

For transit from Boston Logan Airport to South Station, you can opt for a taxi, private transfer or the shuttle bus. While taxis and private transfers provide a more direct and hassle-free journey to South Station, they come with a higher price tag. On the other hand, the SL1 shuttle service, though free from Logan Airport, will likely take a bit more time for a crowded ride downtown.

How far is Boston Airport from South Station?

Boston Logan International Airport is approximately 6 km (3.8 mi) away from South Station, depending on the route taken. The travel time between the two locations varies based on the mode of transportation and traffic conditions. By taxi, it typically takes around 15 minutes, though it can be longer during peak traffic hours. Using public transportation, like the Silver Line SL1 bus, might take approximately 20 to 30 minutes, considering wait times for the bus and potential traffic.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Boston Logan Airport to South Station?

The Logan Airport to South Station taxi fare is typically determined by a meter, accounting for both the duration of the journey and the distance of your specific route. On average, a taxi trip from Logan Airport to South Station costs about $30 (€28). It’s important to highlight that this price doesn’t cover tolls – which are payable by the customer, and there’s an additional airport surcharge of $2.75 (€2.30) for all taxis leaving Logan Airport.

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