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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 10:35 AM
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Boston Logisitics: Airport Shuttles to Boston Hotels
Just need to take up some space to share some information and, hopefully, get some feedback.

There are several shuttle services that go from Logan Airport in Boston to the various hotels in town. Herre is the website with the schedule.

http://www.massport.com/logan/getti_typeo_share.html

Anybody taken these? (I live here, so I haven't and should therefore not be giving out advice on what I don't know first-hand. LOL!)

I do know these shuttles are much cheaper than a cab. Should we start calling people on this? What would you like done?

Service between Logan and the Greater Boston Area

Ace American
(800) 517-2281

www.aceamericansupershuttle.com

Service between Logan Airport and the Newton/Waltham area.

In addition to Newton/Waltham they also serve several Boston Hotels including:

Tremont Hotel
Wyndham
Park Plaza
Fairmont Copley
Sheraton
Radisson Boston
Marriott Courtyard
Millenium
Double Tree Boston
Omni Parker House
Back Bay Hilton
Westin Copley
Colonnade
Jurys Hotel
Lenox
Boston Hyatt Regency
Copley Sq. Marriott Copley

Service from Logan Airport at quarter past and 10 minute of the hour from 10:00 a.m. to Midnight


Candiani Transportation
978-362-3195
Cell (617) 438-3684

www.candianitransportation.com

Inn at Harvard (Camb)
Harvard Sq. Hotel (Camb)
Double Tree (Allston)
635 Centre St J. Plain
Round House Hotel
Midtown Hotel
Copley Sq
Lenox
Charles Mark Hotel
Marriott Courtyard


City Transportation
(617) 561-9000

Service to/from Boston Hotels.

J.C. Transportation Inc.
(781) 598-3433
(800) 517-2281
http://www.jctransportationshuttle.com


Service to/from Boston Hotels.

Logan/Boston Hotel Shuttle
(617) 561-9500
(877) 315-4700

Service to/from Boston Hotels

Star Shuttle Inc
1-877-970-STAR (7827)
(617) 230-6005
www.starshuttleboston.com

Service to/from Logan Airport and the following hotels every 20 minutes starting at 5 :30 am till 2:00 am, 7 days a week.

Sheraton Boston
Hilton Back Bay
Hynes Convention
Hyatt
Sheraton
Lenox
North Station
Park Plaza hotel & towers
Marriott Copley
Omni Parker House
Radisson
Colonnade
Wyndham Jury's
Fairmont Copley
Westin Copley


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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 10:48 AM
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1. Ouch! Those are expensive.
Edited on Mon Dec-04-06 10:54 AM by TayTay
The best of the lot is that Star Shuttle Boston. Grab a friend and come in with them. $12 bucks to the Park Plaza. (Ouch!)

There is a subway ("T") stop at the airport. To get to the Park Plaza you would need to change trains. (In a new city, without your bearings and left to the tender mercies of Bostonians who generally really suck at giving directions because, generally speaking, you can't get there from here. LOL!) Hmmmmm.

It is theoretically possible to take the Logan Airport shuttle to the Subway on the Blue Line. (Free shuttle service.) Get off 4 stops later at Government Center. Take any Green Line train and get off 3 stops later at Arlington and bam, there you are. Theoretically. Hmmmm. This way would cost you $1.25. (For the complete Airport to Arlington St. subway stop trip.)

Who has taken a cab in this year from Logan? How much was it?
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 10:56 AM
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2. Thanks Tay Tay,
I think I will reserve with the last one. Actually, $12.00 doesn't seem that bad. It sure beats renting a car and DRIVING in Boston.

One other thing, I pm you on.
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europegirl4jfk Donating Member (734 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 11:00 AM
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3. Couldn't you organize cab sharing?
For the people who come in at approx. the same time on Saturday and Sunday. That would make it less expensive for everybody.
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 11:08 AM
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5. I agree.
Check with the other folks and see if you can share cabs. Ouch. This offends my native instinct to thriftiness. (Somebody's making a killing here.)
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europegirl4jfk Donating Member (734 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 11:25 AM
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9. OK, will send an email and ask. n/t
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 11:18 AM
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7. I thought HOTEL shuttles were courtesy or reduced fee.
.
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 11:27 AM
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10. I haven't found those yet.
Still looking. Hmmmm, I thought so too! But then again, I never took one, so there is that.
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 01:32 PM
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15. If you decide to go the T route
Edited on Mon Dec-04-06 01:32 PM by WildEyedLiberal
Be sure you get on the inbound blue line at the Airport stop (there is a free airport shuttle that circles around to all the terminals and drops you off at the T station) and then when you switch lines at Government Center get on any of the inbound green lines (there are four lines and it doesn't matter which as all go to Arlington). Just thought I'd add that in case people got confused by the inbound/outbound business.

That said being on the T with a suitcase is pretty much my idea of hell, so I'd recommend a cab.
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MBS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 02:18 PM
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16. the other NEW T route
is via the new "Silver LIne" -- really a bus that stops right at the terminal and takes you straight into Boston. It's the best way to get to the Red Line, as it takes you straight to South Station, where there is direct transfer to Red Line, with escalators (Government Center transfer from Blue Line to Green Line is kind of a hassle, since you have to maneuver a staircase that's not much fun with heavy suitcase. ) Park St. stop on Red Line is close to many downtown hotels ( including the Park Plaza, I"m pretty sure. . I remember at least walking to Park St Station from Park Plaza, but I didn't have a suitcase at the time, so walk with suitcase might not be so much fun. )

Also, if you need to transfer to the green Line , it's easy to do that at Park St., easier than doing that at Gov Center if you have a suitcase. .

For those who want further information on this, feel free to call me or email directly. .my phone numbers and email are on the Excel sheet sent by Tay Tay
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 02:35 PM
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17. This is a very good option
It takes time because of all the traffic due to that pesky leaky tunnel thing, but it is a good way to get into Boston. (That said, I prefer to T around Boston. I just lug my suitcases with me and travel at non-peak hours. The stations are better than they used to be and have escalators, which makes things better. Plus, my suitcase in on wheels.)

The Park Plaza is a 1/2 mile or so walk from Part Street Under.
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 03:08 PM
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18. I think if you have suitcases you'll definitely want to get off at Arlington
It's pretty much two blocks from the Park Plaza. But yeah, transferring to the Green Line is easier at the Park Street T stop because those stairs at Govt. Center ARE a bitch.
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fedupinBushcountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 06:30 AM
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22. IB, Beachmom,Fedup
meet and look at one another and say OK, look around at the Red, theT, the Silver, etc. and look at one another again and then latch arms, "follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road follow, follow follow, follow , follow the yellow brick road, we're (IB, Beachmom, Fedup) off to see the wizard the wonderful wizard of truth, justice and the American. :rofl:

I can't wait, I can hear the stories already.
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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 05:45 PM
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19. Took one a few weeks ago -
Very expensive - coming form the airport you have the tunnel toll, which adds about $5 to the fare. We paid about $35 to Brookline, I believe.

    All fares leaving Logan Airport are charged a $2.00 airport fee. Travel through the harbor tunnels will cost an additional $4.50 toll fee. It is recommended that you ask the taxi driver for a receipt showing the driver's name, the taxi company, the amount paid, and the medallion number.

    Rates

    Flat Rates
    Official flat rates are approved by the Boston Police Commissioner, and prices exceeding those listed will be considered over-charges by the Commissioner. The taxi driver shall be reimbursed for all tunnel, bridge, turnpike, and station wagon and van charges if applicable.

    http://www.massport.com/logan/getti_typeo_taxis.html

    Meter Rates

    Rates
    Starting meter $2.25
    Each additional 1/8 mile $.30
    Waiting time/hour $24.00
    Flat Rate/mile $2.60

    Logan Add On (pass-through):

    Trips to Logan 2.25
    Trips from Logan 6.50


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fedupinBushcountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 06:41 PM
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20. What is this ?
Trips to Logan 2.25
Trips from Logan 6.50

Ok, me, Island Blue and Beachmom, are all arriving around between 9 a.m and 9:30 a.m Saturday, so would it just be better for us to take a taxi ?

IslandBlue went to Boston last year, so I am sure she will know how to navigate us around the airport.
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Island Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 06:58 PM
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21. Rox picked me up last year.
(I was originally supposed to fly into Manchester - long story.) I'll do my best to help navigate the airport, but to be honest, I didn't really spend much time there.
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 11:02 AM
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4. Here are some guides to Boston, mostly written to help visitors
http://www.boston-online.com/visitors /

Map of the subway stations.
http://www.mbta.com/traveling_t/schedules_subway.asp

The 'what the hell is Tay saying' Guide to wicked good Boston English:

http://www.boston-online.com/glossary.html

Ahm, I can post more visitor info sites if you like.

And, presumably, this helped some folks get around here two years ago. (But they came in the summer and all the locals retreated in horror so the visitors had the city all to themselves. Best traffic ever!)

http://gonewengland.about.com/od/eventscalendars/a/aade...
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europegirl4jfk Donating Member (734 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 11:22 AM
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8. Thanks Tay!
I have a general idea about Boston after the great tour you gave us in October and can locate everything on a map now (bought one last time). You also convinced me not to rent a car and take the train to Salem on Sunday. I checked it out: from North Station about every hour or 90 min and it takes only 30 min to go to Salem. That's really great.

Julie and I will take a cab from the airport to the hotel because I hate it to be on a train or bus with luggage. But my friend Ulrike would be interested in sharing a cab etc. on Sunday morning.

Do you (or the other MA people) know where I could satisfy my daughter's consumerism? Is there a mall not too far from the hotel? Traveling with a 17 year old always means shopping duty. *sigh* She already complained to me that there is no PacSun store in Boston.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 11:17 AM
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6. Not sure how far Logan is from Plaza, but I'll likely jump a hotel shuttle.
.
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fedupinBushcountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 11:39 AM
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11. I just checked
it is 3 miles from the airport.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 11:41 AM
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12. grazie - so a cab wouldn't be so bad, if necessary
.
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 11:53 AM
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13. Ah, list of taxi rates
http://www.massport.com/logan/getti_typeo_taxis.html


Ahm, this is Boston, we put everything into a spreadsheet and analyze it.

Ouch, pricey. Double-up and share if possible. (Ouch!)
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 12:07 PM
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14. The hotel should have it's own shuttle
Edited on Mon Dec-04-06 12:08 PM by TayTay
We need to call them. I will do so later on in the day. The Hilton, which not that far away has a complimentary (free) shuttle service from the Airport Subway stop to the Hotel, so I should think the Park Plaza does as well.

I'll call them and post later on.
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 12:39 PM
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23. I called the PP and they have no free shuttle service. They referred me to,
JC Transportation
800-517-2281

Apparently, this is one of the places you have listed already. Anyway, the fee is $14.00 per person for anyone who is interested.
The cost beats renting a car and driving so , I think the amount is a fair compromise.
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