Getting Around Boston

Public Transportation

Boston has an extensive bus, subway, and commuter rail system which is operated by the MBTA (617-222-5215). Their website has schedules, maps, and a trip planner for easy commuting. When using the trip planner, enter Seaport for your starting or ending point.

South Station (700 Atlantic Ave.) is the largest hub near the Seaport and is within walking distance of the Seaport. The MBTA Silver Line Waterfront (SL1) offers direct connection to South Station, where you can pick up the Red and Orange MBTA lines and the Commuter Rail. The Silver Line transit station is located adjacent to the hotel.

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Cabs are plentiful (although you may have to walk to a major hotel to find one) but expensive. Rates are determined by the meter based on distance traveled. Expect to pay about $10 to $15 between most tourist points within the city limits, without much traffic. You'll have lots of trouble hailing a cab during bad weather and between 3:30pm and 6:30pm weekdays.

Water Taxi

Three companies serve various stops around the waterfront, including the airport, in covered boats. They operate daily year-round, from 7am until at least 7pm (later in the summer). One-way fares start at $10. Reservations are recommended but not required; you can call from the dock for pick-up. The companies are City Water Taxi (617-422-0392), Rowes Wharf Water Taxi (617-406-8584), and Boston Harbor Water Taxi (617-593-9168).