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Boston Airport - All Information on Logan International Airport (BOS)

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Logan Airport

Boston Logan International Airport, Boston, MA 02128, USA
+1 800 235 6426
+1 617 568 7415 (Lost + Found)
Boston Airport - All Information on Logan International Airport (BOS)

Logan International Airport’s official name is General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, and it is also commonly known as Boston Logan Airport, Logan Airport or just Logan. It is named after the 20th-century Spanish-American war hero General Edward Lawrence Logan who was a native to Boston.

It is located mostly in East Boston and partially in neighbouring Winthrop in Massachusetts, United States.

The airport’s IATA code is BOS and the ICAO code is KBOS. It is the hub for Cape Air and Delta Air Lines and Focus city for JetBlue.

Logan Airport opened in 1923 and it covers almost 2,400 acres, has four passenger terminals and six runways.

Logan International Airport is the 16th busiest airport in the US and the busiest airport in the Northeast part of the United States outside of the New York Metropolitan area. It is also the largest airport in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as the New England region in terms of cargo handling and passenger volume (42,522,411 passengers in 2019) and it employs an estimated 16,000 people.

The airport serves several destinations in Europe, Africa, Asia as well as the North Atlantic region (including the Azores and Bermuda), Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and a number of places across the United States.

When the airport opened in September of 1923 it was mainly used by the Massachusetts Air National Guard and the United States Army Air Corps and it was known as Jeffery Field. The scheduled commercial passenger flights started in 1927 between Boston and New York.

The airport added 1,800 acres of landfill during the 1940’s and 1950’s during which time the airport also expanded in buildings adding Terminals B and C and changed the name to its current name in May of 1956.

By 1957 it had 49 weekday departures, including international flights.

In 1974 when Terminal E opened it was the second largest international arrivals facility in the US and by 2015 the number of international travelers at Boston Logan Airport had tripled.

From 1994 to 2006 Massport (Massachusetts Port Authority) undertook the “Logan Modernization Project” which included a new parking garage, moving walkways, terminal expansions and improvements, a new hotel and two-tiered roadways to separate arrival and departure traffic for a better flow.

Logan International Airport has four passenger terminals simply named A, B, C and E, and a total of 102 gates. All inbound international flights, with the exception of flights from destinations with U.S. Customs and Border Protection preclearance, arrive at Terminal E as it is the only terminal that has custom screening facilities.

All terminals are connected via the Central Parking Garage, Terminals A, B and E are connected pre-security via moving walkways, and Terminals C and E are post-security connected.

Terminal A, as it is today, opened in 2005, replacing an older building from the 1970’s era. It is primarily used by Delta Air Line for its hub operations and it is divided into a main terminal and a satellite terminal. It is the first building in the US to be LEED certified for environmental design by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Terminal B opened in 1974 and has been renovated several times since, including a $160 million renovation between 2012 and 2014 after which United began operating out of it.

Terminal C opened in 1967 and has also undergone several renovations since. It serves as the operating base for Aer Lingus, Cape Air and JetBlue and TAP Air Portugal also having departures out of the terminal.

Terminal E opened in 1974 and it is also known as the John A. Volpe International Terminal. It serves as the international terminal and houses the majority of international arrivals and most non-U.S. carries depart from here. It has also undergone renovations and expansions. The ticket counters and the 12 gates are shared by the airlines on an operational need basis. Ground level is for arrivals and customs, while the second is for passport control and the third level is used for departures.

The six runways are all asphalt and they are 7,864 ft/2,397 m, 10,006 ft/3,050 m, 7,001 ft/2,134 m, 5,000 ft/1,524 m, 2,557 ft/779 m and 10,093 ft/3,073 m respectively. There is also a water runway, but it isn’t operated by Logan Airport.

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Transfers at Logan International Airport

To move between the terminals, the Car Rental Center, the Waterfront Dock and the Airport Station Massport provides a free shuttle bus service that runs between all the terminals and the mentioned facilities. 

  • Rental Cars – The rental car companies at Boston Logan Airport are situated in the Car Rental Center. Use the free Massport shuttle to transfer to or from the Car Rental Center.
  • Buses – Silver Line SL1 provides a free rapid transit bus from all terminals to South Station, a major transportation hub in downtown Boston’s financial district. It includes a free transfer to the Red Line.
    Logan Express provides a rapid transit bus service to several places around the Boston area.
  • Trains – MBTA Blue Line Subway connects with State Street Station and the Orange Line, which provides service to both North Station and Back Bay Station, two other major transportation hubs in Boston. To get to the Airport Station take the free Massport shuttle. Tickets for the train are purchased in the ticket machines in the Station and cost less than $3.
  • Taxis – Taxi ranks are situated on Arrivals Level of Terminals A, B and E and on Ground Level of the Central Parking Garage of Terminal C. A taxi journey to downtown Boston takes 15-25 minutes and costs $20-$45 depending on day of the week and time of the day.
  • Water Taxi Transfer – Take the free Massport shuttle bus to Waterfront Dock where you can transfer to Hull on the ferry, or to a few other locations using a water taxi.

Parking at Logan International Airport

There are several options for parking at Boston Airport, but the most common and convenient one is the Central Parking Garage which is directly connected through moving walkways with all the terminals. On days when there is an overflow it will be announced on the billboards on the inbound road with directions for where to go instead.

Hotels near Boston Airport

There are a number of hotels to suit all budgets and requirements at or near Boston Airport.

WiFi at Logan International Airport

Free WiFi is available throughout the airport through connecting the network named “BOSWifi” and accepting the Terms of Service.

Charging Stations at Logan International Airport

There are built-in charging stations in many of the seating areas at the airport.

Smoking at Logan International Airport

Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the airport and is only allowed in dedicated smoking areas outside of the terminals.

ATMs at Logan International Airport

There are ATMs throughout the airport.

Food and beverage at Logan International Airport

There are few options for food and beverage pre-security, but once on airside there are more.

Shopping at Logan International Airport

While there are several shops of different variations selling different merchandise, there is no dedicated duty free shop at the airport.

Lost and found at Logan International Airport

  • If you have lost an item in ground transportation please contact the transportation company directly.
  • If you have lost an item during boarding or on the plane please contact the airline directly.
  • If you have lost an item at the airport please call the number listed below, or fill in this automated form.

Things to do in Boston Airport

There are a number of activities to suit all ages and interests in the region - see a selection of tourist activities in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States of America.

Airport Contacts

Address: Boston Logan International Airport, Boston, MA 02128, USA
General Phone: +1 800 235 6426
Lost and Found Email: https://www.massport.com/logan-airport/at-the-airport/passenger-services/lost-items/report-a-lost-item/
Lost and Found Phone: +1 617-568-7415
Official Website: https://www.massport.com/logan-airport/

Local Information

Drive on: Right
Electricity: 120V/60Hz
Plug: A, B
Currency: US Dollar, USD, $

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