Air, Train, Sea, and Bus Transportation to and from Massachusetts

Massport, Amtrak, and the MBTA provide comprehensive air, plane, sea, and bus transportation to, from, and around Massachusetts.
Traveling to, from, and around Massachusetts is possible by plane, train, bus, or cruise

Anyone interested in traveling by plane or boat to, from, or within Massachusetts has multiple options thanks to Massport, the agency that manages Logan International Airport, Hanscom Field, Worcester Regional Airport, and Cruiseport Boston. Additionally, Amtrak trains have convenient stops at Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) stations, and commercial bus service provides options for those who prefer the open road.

Logan International Airport

Logan International Airport, the largest airport in New England, is located just miles from downtown Boston and houses nearly 50 airlines. It consists of four terminals — Terminal A, Terminal B, Terminal C, and Terminal E — each with its own ticketing, baggage claim, and ground transportation facilities.

Travelers driving to Logan will find many parking options for short- or long-term storage of their vehicles, including the Central Parking Garage, Terminal B Garage, and Terminal E Parking Lots, as well as the Economy Parking Lot which provides free shuttle bus service to all terminals. Rates start at $18 a day for the Economy lot and $27 a day for the others. All Logan parking areas offer both hourly and daily rates.

Picking up or dropping someone of at Logan? MassPort offers real-time flight information for arrivals and departures, as well as a cell phone waiting lot. Less than five minutes from the terminals, this lot has a maximum wait time of 30 minutes, and vehicles cannot be left unattended. Additionally, commercial vehicle drivers cannot take advantage of this amenity.

Regional Airports

Hanscom Field, located in Bedford, features flights to virtually any airport in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Eastern Canada. Its major users are a mix of corporate aviation, private pilots, flight schools, commuter/commercial air services, and some charters and light cargo planes.

Worcester Regional Airport, located in central Massachusetts, operates flights to other airports on the East Coast.  Its on-site facilities include aircraft repair, a flight school, and a fixed-base operator that supports a wide range of aeronautical activities.

Travel by Train to and From Massachusetts

Amtrak has stations in Amherst, Boston’s Back Bay, Boston’s North Station, Boston’s South Station, Framingham, Haverhill, Pittsfield, Springfield, Westwood (Route 128), Woburn, and Worcester.  

The Lake Shore Limited transports passengers to New York City, Albany, and Chicago; the Northeast Regional to New York City, Washington, D.C., and Virginia Beach; and the Acela Express to Westwood, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; New London, Connecticut; New Haven, Connecticut; Stamford Connecticut; New York, New York; Newark, New Jersey; Iselin, New Jersey; Trenton, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware; Baltimore, Maryland; BWI Airport, Maryland; and Washington, D.C. from Boston’s Back Bay or South Station.

The Downeaster leaves North Station in Boston and stops in southern New Hampshire and southern Maine, including Portland and Brunswick.

Commercial Bus Service Throughout Massachusetts

Commercial bus service is available throughout Massachusetts; bus terminals in Boston are located at South Station and Back Bay Station. Some buses stop at Logan International Airport; some stop in Worcester, Springfield, and other cities. Popular bus destinations include New York City, New Hampshire, Maine, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Canada.

Cruiseport Boston

The bow of a ship cruising on water.
More than 300,000 passengers use Cruiseport Boston each year for transatlantic voyages and cruises to tourist destinations along the North Atlantic, Canada, Bermuda, the Caribbean, and beyond. The closest Amtrak station to the cruise terminal is South Station. Travel to the cruise terminal from South Station is easy via the Silver Line Rapid Transit Bus Service or a short taxi ride.  For additional planning, travelers can find directions to the Cruiseport Boston terminal, Cruiseport Boston parking information, and view the cruise directory.