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Getting to Boston

Transportation to and from Boston is easy and plentiful. Most major airlines serve the city as do Amtrak, commuter rail and bus service.

By Plane

Logan International Airport, located in East Boston, offers domestic and international air service through a wide range of carriers and is the major airport serving Boston. The host hotels and playing site are just a 10-15 minutes taxi ride from the airport in non-rush hour traffic. The fare for the cab ride will be approximately $25, which includes tolls and airport fee, plus tip. The playing site can also be reached by public transportation on the MBTA.
($2 one way) or on the airport Super Shuttle ($14 one way).

Logan International Airport (more info)
(800) 235-6426

By Train

Interstate train service through Amtrak offers an attractive travel option for players from New England or the East Coast corridor. The Acela Express, which serves New York, Philadelphia,, Washington, DC and Richmond stops at Boston’s Back Bay Station, which is just two blocks from the host hotels and playing site. (Take the Dartmouth Street exit – the Westin hotel is visible across the street and the Marriott is to its left.)

The Downeaster provides four daily trains to and from Portland, Maine to Boston. Note that the Downeaster arrives and departs from Boston’s North Station. It is possible to reach the playing site from North Station by taking any inbound Green Line MBTA train. to Copley Station or an inbound Orange Line train to Backbay Station; and walking two blocks to the host hotels; however, passengers with significant amounts of luggage may prefer traveling by cab from North Station.

Most Amtrak stations have parking lots nearby, although they may be full during a workday.

Amtrak
(617) 482-3660 or (800) USA-RAIL (more info)

By Bus

Greyhound Bus (more info)
(800) 231-2222

Arrives at and departs from South Station in Boston. It is possible to travel from South Station to the playing site by public transportation on the MBTA, but for players not familiar with Boston a taxi is recommended.

Plymouth and Brockton Bus (more info)
1-508-746-0378
From the Cape, the Plymouth and Brockton Bus line provides service from Hyannis to South Station.

By Public Transportation

MBTA Commuter Rail (more info)
(800)-392-6100 or (617)-222-5000

The greater Boston area is served by an extensive commuter rail system. The Framingham/Worcester, Franklin, Providence/Stoughton, Middleborough/Lakeville, Plymouth/Kingston and Needham lines all stop at Back Bay Station, just two blocks from the host hotels. The Fitchburg, Lowell, Haverhill, Newburyport, and Rockport lines stop at North Station. It is necessary to change to a Green Line inbound MBTA subway train. at the North Station stop and travel to the Copley stop or an Orange train and travel to Back Bay station to reach the playing site. The last trains in the evening leave between 11:00 and 12:00 pm during weekdays. Service on holidays and weekends is less frequent. There is generally parking at the commuter rail stations although lots may be full during working hours. (Commuter Rail Station parking info)

MBTA Subway (more info)
(800)-392-6100 or (617)-222-5000

The MBTA serves the greater Boston area with trolley/subway service. The Copley Station stop is served by all Green Line trains and is two blocks from the host hotels. Back Bay Station is served by the Orange Line and is two block from the host hotels. The last trains in the evening depart at approximately 12:30 am. Parking is scarce at stations and generally only available at the final stop on each of the lines. (MBTA parking info)

MBTA Bus (more info)
(800)-392-6100 or (617)-222-5000

Approximately a dozen different bus lines stop at Copley Square near the playing site and host hotels. Check the schedules and routes to determine if any are convenient for you.

Taxi Service

For travelers wishing to complete their trip or travel around town by taxi, cabs are plentiful in Boston although during peak hours or bad weather there may be a wait. Cabs serving Boston are as follows:

Boston Cab: 617.536.5010

City Cab: 617.536.5100

Independent Taxi (ITOA): 617.825.4000

Metro Cab: 617.782.5500

Top Cab: 617.266.4800

Town Taxi: 617.536.5000

Car

If you plan to drive to Boston and park a car you should be aware that parking in town is difficult and expensive. Please click here for parking information. An alternative is to park at one of the parking lots adjacent to an MBTA station and complete your travel on the MBTA subway system. The lots are for the most part covered, the rate is just $5/day and you can park for a week (or longer). Note that during peak hours (weekdays between 8am and noon) the lots are often full. If you are traveling from the South Shore or Cape, there are lots at the Quincy, Quincy Adams and Braintree subway stops. From there you should take an inbound Red Line train to Park Street Station and change to any outbound Green Line train and take it to Copley Station. If you are traveling from the West (Mass turnpike), there are parking lots at Riverside and Woodland Station. From there you should take an inbound Green Line train to Copley Station. If you are traveling from the West on Rte 2 you should park at Alewife station and take an inbound train to Park Street Station and change to any outbound Green Line train and take it to Copley Station. If you are traveling from the North, you can park at Wonderland or Wellington and take an inbound Orange Line train to Back Bay Station.

Parking (more info)
Please click on “more info” to be directed to parking information.