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DIA 2013 49th Annual Meeting 

Getting to Boston & the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)

Boston's Logan International Airport – New England’s largest transportation center – is a major national and international gateway with a unique location close to the city. It lies 3 miles northeast of downtown Boston. It takes approximately 10 minutes to get to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) and approximately 20 minutes to downtown hotels, depending on traffic.

Amtrak – Boston is an easy train ride away for attendees anywhere in the United States. It is part of the AMTRAK railroad system serving the Northeast, and connects passengers to the rest of New England, New York City, Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and other cities across the country. Passengers can pick up AMTRAK service in Boston at South Station; just minutes from the BCEC and a Back Bay Station close to many of the DIA room block hotels. For more information or ticket purchase, contact www.amtrak.com or call +1.800.872.7245.

Amtrak is offering a 10% Amtrak Discount to DIA Annual Meeting Attendees

To book your reservation, call Amtrak at +1.800.872.7245 or contact your local travel agent. Please refer to Convention Fare Code X72L-957 when making your reservation as a 10% discount has been approved. Convention fares cannot be booked via Internet. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train or Acela and cannot be combined with any other discount. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional service for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts.


Driving

Directions to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street

FROM Logan International Airport and Route 1A South:
Take I-90 West/Ted Williams Tunnel to Exit 25 "South Boston". At the top of the ramp, take a right onto Congress Street. Take the next right onto D Street. After the highway ramp, turn right onto Summer Street. The BCEC will be on your left.

FROM Western Massachusetts:
Take I-90 Eastbound to Exit 25 "South Boston". At the top of the ramp, take a right onto Congress Street. Take the next right onto D Street. After the highway ramp, turn right onto Summer Street. The BCEC will be on your left.

FROM points North via I-93:
Take I-93 South to Exit 20A “South Station.” At the end of the ramp, take a left at signal, onto Summer Street at South Station. Follow Summer St. for approximately 1 mile, the BCEC will be on your right.

FROM points South via I-93:
Take I-93 North to Exit 20 "South Boston". Follow the signs to "I-90 East". Take the first tunnel exit to "South Boston". At the first set of lights, take a right onto Congress Street. Take the second right onto D Street. After the highway ramp, turn right onto Summer Street. The BCEC will be on your left

Parking

Valet parking ($25) is available via Summer Street. To access valet parking, turn onto East Side Drive and the valet area will be immediately on your right. To self park ($12), drive past valet and continue straight along the side of the building. At the end of the building, make a right and go down the ramp. The South Parking Lot entrance is at the bottom of the ramp on your left.


Getting Around Boston

A variety of transportation options are available from the airport to downtown Boston.

Taxi Service from Logan Airport

Taxis are available at Logan terminals 24 hours a day. All taxis going downtown are charged a metered rate, and all fares are based on the occupancy of one to four passengers per taxi. All fares leaving Logan Airport are charged a $2.25 airport fee, and travel through the harbor tunnels will cost an additional $5.25 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. An average cost for taxi service from Logan Airport to the BCEC is $25 and $35 to downtown hotels.

There are a total of seven cab associations in Boston

  • 617TaxiCab Inc: 829-4222
  • Boston Cab Association: 536-3200
  • City Cab Association: 536-5100
  • ITOA Cab Association: 825-4000
  • Metro Cab Association: 782-5500
  • Top Cab: 266-4800
  • Tunnel Taxi: 567-2700

Shuttle Bus Service from Logan Airport

The majority of Boston hotels do not provide shuttle service to/from Logan Airport. However, the Massachusetts Port Authority (MassPort) has created the GetUThere App to help you find the information you need to get to or from a Massport facility - including Boston Logan International Airport, Cruiseport Boston, Hanscom Field, Worcester Regional Airport, Conley Container Terminal and other properties such as parks and open space areas in East Boston and South Boston.

To use the GetUThere App, please click here.

For a handy copy of Massport's latest Ground Transportation brochure, please click here.

Shuttle Bus Service to Logan Airport from the Convention Center

Luggage-friendly service, via Silver Line vehicles to Logan Airport from BCEC, will be available on Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27.  The cost is $2.50 when boarding or you can purchase a CharlieCard at the MCCA Transportation Booth, located in the registration area (North Lobby) for $2.00.
The schedule for this service is as follows:
Wednesday, June 25 – 11:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday, June 27 – 10:30am – 1:00pm
Location – Southwest Lobby, Level 1 (near room 106)
Frequency – Every 30 minutes

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

Better known as "The T" - connects all of Boston and its suburbs by subway, standard rail, bus and commuter boat. The "T" connects the airport with the convention centers and hotels, as well as point-to-point access anywhere in the city. The new Silver Line offers direct public transportation to the new Boston Convention & Exhibition Center from both the airport and downtown Boston via the World Trade Center stop. Take the elevator up to Level 2. Take a left onto World Trade Center Ave, and the BCEC will be directly in front of you. For more information about the MBTA, please visit www.mbta.com

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