Traveling via plane can be fun — jet-setting over beautiful blue waters or rolling hills, taking in cloud formations, and landing in a completely different location in a matter of hours is unlike anything else.
The whole navigating the airport part? Less exciting, and sometimes pretty stressful. To help make your time at Logan Airport as smooth as possible, we’ve created a guide that covers everything from terminal upgrades and parking to nonstop international flights.
What to know
- TSA | According to Logan Airport’s website, Massport and TSA aim to keep the security line wait time under 15 minutes. We’d say that’s fairly accurate, unless you’re flying during busy hours.
- Map it out | If you’re like us and need to completely visualize a place before you step foot inside, this interactive map will be your saving grace.
- Food and drink | Hit the newly opened Boston Public Market in Terminal C for local favorites like Red’s Best and Mother Juice.
- Reminder | By May 3, 2023, you will need a REAL ID to board commercial flights in the US.
- Flight status | While we recommend staying updated via your respective airline, you can also check the FlyLogan App for your flight status in a pinch.
Current airport updates
Earlier this year, $62 million in federal funds was allocated to Logan Airport in order to modernize Terminal E and fix the roadways at our local airport.
Logan also launched BOS Rewards this summer — enroll in the program to earn points when you shop, dine, or park at the airport.
Parking, shuttles, and rideshare
Not everyone has a bestie who will drop everything to pick them up from their 3 a.m. landing. Each lot offers one hour of parking for $8, and parking for seven to 24 hours will cost you $38. After that, each additional day costs $38. See all terminal area parking rates.
Hate the thought of driving yourself? Try out a shuttle, rideshare, or the T. These services are suggested by Logan Airport:
- Back Bay Logan Express | Shuttle | Bonus: it’s just $3 to get to Logan from Back Bay Station or the Hynes Convention Center.
- Take the T | Public transit | Route: Take the Silver Line, Blue Line, or an MBTA ferry.
- Uber or Lyft | Rideshare
Pro tip: Follow the signage toward Central Parking to find your way to the rideshare area.
Starting Wed., Nov. 16, the rideshare pickup and drop-off is moving to the second level of the Terminal B Garage.
Logan Airport offers 135 nonstop flights, including 48 international flights to 36 countries. Here are five popular international flights with daily service, no connecting flight necessary.
Pro tip: Remember that flight times and schedules will often change — you should rely on your respective airline for exact timing and to stay updated on any changes.
- Dublin, Ireland | Aer Lingus and Delta
- London, United Kingdom | British Airways Delta, United, and Virgin Atlantic
- Reykjavik, Iceland | IcelandAir
- Amsterdam, Netherlands | Delta and Royal Dutch Airlines
- Vancouver, Canada | Air Canada and JetBlue
Logan Airport consists of four passenger terminals:
- Terminal A: Domestic flights | This terminal is split into the Main Terminal and Satellite Concourse.
- Terminal B: Domestic flights | There is a North and South building, located on the first and second levels.
- Terminal C: Domestic flights | After undergoing multiple renovations, this terminal now has the most gates.
- Terminal E: International flights | This three-level terminal is getting a major upgrade (think: four new gates, becoming a noise barrier to East Boston, and new food and retail options).
In case you were wondering, there’s no Terminal D. It used to exist, but its gates were moved to Terminals C and E.
We also recommend admiring the airport artwork at your terminal. You’ll find the colorful “Dock of the Bay” acrylic piece in Terminal A, a Head of the Charles Regatta exhibit in Terminal B, the “Made in Massachusetts” homage to locally made movies in Terminal C, and the highly Instagrammable “Boston T Party” letters in Terminal E.
Food and drink
Logan is a hub of eateries with more than 60 restaurants, bars, and coffee shops for fliers to dine before or between flights, like:
- Stephanie’s| Terminal B Connector | Grab salad, pasta, meat, or a fish dish from the iconic Newbury Street restaurant.
Dunkin’ | C Bag Claim, Gate C29, and Terminal C Post-Security | It wouldn’t be Boston without multiple Dunkin’s to choose from.
- Santarpio’s | Terminal C | The East Boston pizza shop (which you might recognize from “Spotlight”) serves up pre-flight slices.
- Lucca | Terminal B | Enjoy Italian eats like ravioli, scallops, or branzino from the North End neighborhood staple.
- Harpoon Tap Room | Terminal A | Settle down after you get through the security line with a local brew.