Insider’s Guide to Boston Logan Airport

As a travel enthusiast who’s navigated more than my fair share of airports, I’ve picked up some handy tips and tricks along the way.

Boston’s Logan International Airport, while bustling, offers a user-friendly experience with its compact layout and convenient amenities. We have designed this guide to help seasoned fliers as well as newbies to easily navigate this 16th busiest airport(in the US) with details of terminals, airlines, amenities, shops, food, WiFi, showers, sleep, smoking, lounges, rest areas, lactating pods, children play areas, and more.

About Boston’s Logan Airport:

Background Info:

Opened in 1923, this sprawling airport spans 2,384 acres, boasts six runways, four passenger terminals, and employs approximately 16,000 people. It stands as the largest airport in both Massachusetts and the New England region, leading in passenger volume and cargo handling.

Additionally, it’s the busiest airport in the Northeastern United States outside of the New York metropolitan area. In 2019, it reached a milestone, serving 42 million passengers, the highest in its history. The airport is named in honor of General Edward Lawrence Logan, a soldier and politician from Boston who made significant contributions in the 20th century.

Quick Facts:

  • Name: General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport(BOS)
  • Founded: 1923
  • Location: East Boston and Winthrop, Massachusetts, United States
  • Owner/Operator: Massachusetts Port Authority(Public entity)
  • Terminals: 4 (A, B, C and E)
  • Hub for: Delta and operating base for JetBlue and Cape Air.
  • Size: 2,384 Acres
  • Runways: 6
  • Airport Address: 1 Harborside Dr., Boston, MA 02128
  • Distance From Downtown Boston: Approximately 3 miles (5 km)
  • Website: https://www.massport.com/logan-airport
  • Estimate TSA Wait Time: 15 Minutes
  • TSA PreCheck: In All Terminals
  • CLEAR: Available in Terminals A and B(CLEAR allows you to skip the airport security line and go straight to screening at security)

Recent Updates:

In 2022, Boston’s Logan Airport received a significant boost with $62 million in federal funding aimed at modernizing facilities and enhancing passenger experiences. $50 million out of the $62 million FAA grant was meant for Boston Logan’s Terminal E to modernize the existing infrastructure originally built in 1974.

Key renovations include updating the HVAC system, expanding the baggage claim area to support ongoing gate expansions, and enhancing the curbside and ticket counter areas to improve accessibility in compliance with ADA requirements. The project also aims to rehabilitate gates and jet bridges, boosting energy efficiency throughout the terminal. These updates contribute to Massport’s objective of achieving Gold LEED certification.

Check out 85 other airports that received a total of close to $1 Billion in this PDF document. Here’s what’s new and exciting at Logan Airport:

Here is a summary of the renovations and some exciting updates:

  • Terminal E Makeover: This terminal now boasts an expansion of over 300,000 square feet, featuring four new gates to reduce flight delays and a sensory room designed for passengers with sensory sensitivities, emphasizing Logan’s commitment to accessibility. This adds to Logan’s ZZZ/Sleep Score Points in the accessibility category although we do not put much weight on accessibility compliance to ADA requirements.
  • Shopping and Dining Enhancements: The renovation of Terminal E has introduced a variety of new shopping and dining options, enhancing the airport as a destination for enjoying local flavors and last-minute shopping.
  • BOS Rewards Program: Logan Airport now offers the BOS Rewards program, allowing travelers to earn points for parking, dining, or shopping at the airport, which can be redeemed for various rewards. You get 1 point every time you shop, dine or park. When you sign up here, you get free 100 points and can redeem 500 points for a $5 Visa® Reward Virtual Account. You can also opt to redeem with gift cards such as Amazon, Lowe’s, Dunkin, Starbucks, Expedia, Papa John’s, Burger King and more.
  • Logan 100 “Visual Time Capsule”: Located in Terminal E, this exhibit celebrates Logan’s centennial with a “visual time capsule” that offers a look at the airport’s historical evolution, providing context and appreciation for its role in global air travel. Read more on Logan 100 here.
  • Future updates: Starting May 7, 2025, you will need to show a REAL ID to fly from BOS. Read more about Real ID info here.
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Boston Airport Hours:

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is open 24 hours a day, allowing access to the airport at any time. However, it’s important to be aware that access to airside areas is restricted after the TSA security checkpoints close, which typically occurs after the last flight of the day departs.

If you find yourself arriving at Logan when the TSA checkpoints are closed, you will need to remain in the landside areas until the checkpoints reopen at approximately 4:00 AM for Terminals A, B, and C, and 4:30 AM for Terminal E. Additionally, travelers should note that various services within the airport, such as airline check-ins and baggage services, operate according to the flight schedules and may not be available at all hours.

  • TSA, Airline Check-in, and Baggage Drop: The hours for TSA checkpoints, airline check-in counters, and baggage drop services are aligned with the day’s flight schedules. These services do not operate continuously throughout the day and night.
  • Security Checkpoints: Security checkpoints at BOS are conveniently located in each terminal (A, B, C, and E). They open one hour before the first flight departs each day to accommodate early travelers. However, these checkpoints do not remain open around the clock. Specifically:
    • Terminals A, B, and C: Security checkpoints open at 4:00 AM.
    • Terminal E: Security checkpoints open at 4:30 AM.
  • CLEAR Security Program: For those enrolled in the CLEAR security program, operating hours at the security checkpoints are as follows:
    • Terminal A: Daily from 4:00 AM to 7:30 PM.
    • Terminal B: Daily from 4:30 AM to 6:00 PM.
    • Terminal E: Also offers CLEAR lanes with similar operating hours.

Sleeping in Logan Airport:

Based on comprehensive reviews from the Boston Logan Airport sleeping experience, Terminal B landside, specifically the second-floor hallway connecting to check-in, becomes one notable area for overnight rest.

The section boasts several brown padded quad-seat benches, strategically designed with open armrests at both ends, providing a somewhat comfortable makeshift bed for weary travelers. Despite the presence of overly loud music throughout the night, passengers favor this location over the chilling discomfort and the hustle of baggage claim areas.

It’s warmer, perceivably safer, and less crowded, although still not ideal for light sleepers. Importantly, this area’s advantage of warmth and relative security contrasts sharply with the drawbacks encountered in other terminals, where issues range from pest infestations to a lack of comfort and amenities.

Most passengers also recommend Gate B38 at Boston Logan Airport as a favorable spot for overnight sleepers. This area features rocking chairs in a dimly-lit room, creating a quieter environment compared to other parts of the airport.

However, the chairs may be less comfortable for long durations, leading some travelers to prefer sleeping on the floor. Adjacent corridors provide power outlets for added convenience.

For enhanced comfort on the cold floor, it’s advisable to bring a sleeping pad, pillow, earbuds, and eye mask. Additionally, a post-security children’s area with carpeted floors and cushioned seats offers a softer alternative, catering to the diverse needs of travelers.

Check out our guide on sleeping in Logan Airport

Boston’s Logan Lacks Sleeping Pods

The current situation at Boston Airport, as detailed by numerous travelers, underscores a significant gap in the provision of comfortable, private resting facilities for passengers facing extended layovers or early morning flights.

The absence of innovative compact flexible pay-per-use sleep pods places Boston Airport at a disadvantage compared to other international airports that have embraced this trend.

Travelers are often left searching for makeshift resting areas, resorting to uncomfortable benches or cold floors, which may not provide the security, comfort, or privacy they desire.

The introduction of sleep pods could revolutionize the passenger experience by offering a secure, quiet space to rest, recharge, or work privately, thereby solving many of the challenges fliers currently face.

Read more about navigating sleep in Boston Airport with no sleep pods.

Getting to & From Logan Airport

Options for Arrival:

We do not recommend driving to and from Boston Logan Airport; instead, public transport offers more convenient options. You can catch the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Silver Line bus from South Station, which stops at all Logan terminals and includes luggage storage. Rates start at $3 to Logan and free from Airport.

Alternatively, MBTA ferries run weekdays from Long Wharf North on the Boston waterfront and from Hull, connecting to a free shuttle bus (the 66) that serves all terminals.

Ferry fares start at $2.4 for adults, available for purchase in advance. Notably, the Long Wharf North stop is within walking distance of the Blue Line’s Aquarium stop, offering a quick connection to Airport Station. Here is a link to Ferry route Map.

I have provided more details for all options below;

  • Driving: Access Logan directly via the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90 East) if you’re coming from the west or south, or from the north via Route I-93 South to exit 24B. While putting together this guide, I came across passengers who took wrong turns and found themselves almost exiting the airport loop and added an extra 20 minutes to their journeys. Always double-check your terminal signs!
  • Public Transportation: The MBTA Blue Line Subway and Silver Line Bus are convenient and budget-friendly options from downtown Boston. If you’re further afield, consider regional bus services like the Logan Express, with terminals in Braintree, Framingham, Woburn, and Peabody offering parking and direct bus services to the airport.
  • Water Transport: For a scenic approach, the MBTA Commuter Boat from Hull is a refreshing alternative.

Pro Tip: The seamless extension of I-90, a key component of the Big Dig enhancements, has transformed accessibility to the airport terminals, significantly easing the journey.

Travelers now have the option to take advantage of the MBTA’s Silver Line bus from South Station, which is both free and efficient, making it an ideal option for those mindful of their budget. Read more on MassPort’s website here.

Ferry

Navigating the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) ferry services efficiently can significantly enhance your commuting experience in Boston. This guide will help you choose the right ticket or pass based on your travel needs, with key details summarized in easy-to-read tables:

MBTA Ferry One-Way Fares

Ferry RouteOne-Way FarePayment MethodsDescription
Charlestown Ferry$3.70mTicket, Paper Ticket, CashIdeal for quick trips across the harbor.
Hingham/Hull Ferry$9.75mTicket, Paper Ticket, CashSuitable for longer routes with scenic views.
East Boston Ferry$2.40mTicket, Paper TicketCost-effective for short journeys to East Boston.
Lynn Ferry$7.00mTicket, Paper Ticket, CashGreat for daily commutes from Lynn.
Winthrop Ferry$6.50mTicket, Paper Ticket, CashAffordable for travel to and from Winthrop.

MBTA Ferry Pass Options

Daily and Weekly Passes

Pass TypePriceValidityIncludes
1-Day Commuter Rail Zone 1A Pass$11.0024 hours from activationUnlimited travel on Charlestown and East Boston ferries, plus MBTA subway, bus, and Silver Line. Ideal for tourists.
7-Day Commuter Rail Zone 1A Pass$22.507 consecutive daysSame inclusions as the 1-Day Pass, suitable for short-term visitors and event-goers.

Monthly Passes

Pass TypePriceValidityIncludes
Monthly LinkPass$90.00MonthlyUnlimited MBTA ferries (Charlestown and East Boston), subway, bus, and Silver Line.
Monthly mTicket$80.00MonthlyDigital version for Charlestown and East Boston ferries, slightly cheaper than LinkPass.
Hingham/Hull Monthly Pass$329.00 (CharlieTicket) / $319.00 (mTicket)MonthlyUnlimited access to all MBTA ferries, ideal for frequent users.
Lynn and Winthrop Monthly Pass$232.00 / $214.00 respectivelyMonthlySpecific to Lynn and Winthrop ferries, great for residents and regular visitors.

Buying and Using Your Ferry Pass

How to Purchase:

  • mTicket App: Convenient for smartphone users, allowing digital purchase and validation.
  • CharlieTicket: Available at vending machines and MBTA counters, suitable for regular commuters using multiple MBTA modes.
  • Paper Tickets: Available at ferry ticket booths, best for infrequent users or tourists.

Tips for a Smooth Ride:

  • Advance Purchase: Buy tickets or passes before boarding to avoid lines.
  • Ticket Readiness: Keep your ticket accessible for quick verification upon boarding.
  • Pass Selection: Choose a pass based on the duration of your stay and travel frequency to maximize savings and convenience.

Utilize this MBTA Fares Calculator.

Bus

Here’s a table summarizing the bus services available at Boston Logan International Airport:

Bus NumberRouteOperating Hours
Bus 11Services all terminalsDaily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Bus 22Terminals A and B, airport station, rental car centerDaily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Bus 33Terminals C and E, airport station, rental car centerDaily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Bus 55All terminals, airport station, rental car centerEarly morning and late evening, off-peak hours
Bus 66All terminals, airport station, Logan Office Center, Water Transportation DockNo specific hours mentioned
Bus 88All terminals, economy parking garageNo specific hours mentioned
This table provides a clear overview of the bus services available for navigating between terminals and other key locations within Boston Logan International Airport.

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Inter-terminal Transportation at Boston Logan International Airport

Boston Logan provides a comprehensive shuttle service and walkways for easy and efficient navigation between terminals, the rental car center, and transportation hubs. Here’s how you can get around:

Airport Shuttle Buses (Outside the Secure Area)

Walking between terminals can be a hike, but shuttle buses provide quick transfers, and signage is generally very clear. Inside security, connecting between Terminals C and E is a breeze—no need to re-clear security.

BOS operates six shuttle bus routes connecting all terminals, the rental car center, and additional points such as the airport station and the water transportation dock. These shuttles are a convenient option if you’re carrying luggage or need to move quickly:

These buses run approximately every 5 to 6 minutes, ensuring minimal wait times and efficient transfers.

Walking Routes

For those who prefer to walk, there are marked pathways connecting terminals both inside and outside the secure areas:

  • Outside the Secure Area:
    • Direct walkways link Terminal E with Terminals A, B, and C.
    • There is also a pathway connecting Terminal B with Terminal C, allowing passengers to move freely between these terminals without needing to re-enter security.
  • Inside the Secure Area:
    • Passengers with connecting flights can move between Terminal C and Terminal E via a secure walkway. This is particularly useful for those who do not need to clear immigration and customs, as it allows them to stay within the secure zone of the airport.

BOS Terminals, Airlines, Facilities and Services:

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is organized into four terminals: A, B, C, and E, strategically located at the north, south, and east points of the airport. All terminals are accessible via a loop road branching from I-90, with parking garages conveniently situated opposite each terminal.

Pedestrian walkways connect all terminals, facilitating movement both within and outside the secure areas. Here’s what each terminal offers to help new flyers navigate their way:

Terminal A

Facilities & Services:

  • Level 2 (Ticketing and Gates): Home to Delta Air Lines and WestJet, Terminal A features a main building with gates A1 to A11, alongside essential amenities like shops, restaurants, and a Delta Sky Club for relaxation.
  • Satellite Concourse: Accessed via an underground tunnel with moving walkways, the satellite concourse houses gates A13 to A22, and provides a range of retail and dining options near the entrance, including a Starbucks and a duty-free shop. Another Delta Sky Club is positioned before gate A18, offering additional comfort.

Ground Transportation:

  • Level 1 (Baggage Claim and Transportation): Arrivals and baggage claim are located on this level, with direct access to various ground transportation options just outside the terminal.

Terminal B

Facilities & Services:

  • Level 2 (Check-in and Gates): Operating exclusively domestic flights, Terminal B is structured in a U-shape with 39 gates from B1 to B40 (excluding B13). The terminal is equipped with two security checkpoints to ease access. Noteworthy amenities include an American Airlines Admirals Club, a United Club, and the Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club, all surrounded by multiple dining and shopping outlets like Legal Sea Foods and Dunkin’.

Ground Transportation:

  • Level 1 (Baggage Claim and Transportation): The lower level provides access to ground transportation, including curbside services and designated crossings for central reservations.

American Airlines: At Boston Logan International Airport, American Airlines is conveniently located in Terminal B. The airline’s ticket counters, situated between Gates B4 and B22, are operational daily from 3 a.m. to 9 p.m., accommodating both early birds and late travelers.

For passengers looking to purchase tickets or address pre-flight matters before proceeding through security, American Airlines provides services on Terminal B’s upper level near Gate B11. This strategic location ensures that travelers have easy access to the airline’s facilities and services, making their pre-flight experience as smooth as possible. Read more details on American Airlines BOS webpage here.

Terminal C: JetBlue’s Terminal at BOS

Facilities, Services and Airlines:

  • Level 2 (Ticketing and Gates): This X-shaped terminal handles both domestic and international flights, featuring 31 gates labeled from C8 to C34, C36, and includes a few gates designated as E1 to E3. Terminal C boasts a comprehensive selection of shops and dining establishments spread across the departure area, ensuring travelers have everything within reach. “The Lounge” in the northwest leg offers a place to unwind.
  • Airlines: Aer Lingus, Cape Air, JetBlue Airlines, Silver Airways, TAP Air Portugal

JetBlue:

JetBlue has the largest number of flights departing and arriving from BOS and operating out of Terminal C with international JetBlue Arrivals being handled in Terminal E.

Traveling with JetBlue at Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) offers a streamlined and efficient experience, whether you’re flying domestically or internationally. Here’s a detailed guide to help you navigate your JetBlue journey at BOS:

  • JetBlue Terminal Information at Boston’s Logan Airport:
    • Domestic Flights: Both departures and arrivals for domestic flights are located in Terminal C.
    • International Flights: Departures for international flights are also in Terminal C, but all arrivals are handled in Terminal E.
  • Arrival Times:
    • Domestic Flights: JetBlue recommends on its website to arrive 2 hours before your departure.
    • International Flights: Arrive 3 hours before your flight to accommodate for additional security and boarding procedures.
  • Ticket Counter Hours: The ticket counters are open from 2:30 AM until 11:30 PM, providing services ranging from ticket purchases to customer inquiries.
  • TSA Security Checkpoints: Operate from 3:30 AM until midnight. This extended timeframe helps manage the flow and ensure a smoother security process for all passengers.
  • Baggage Services: If you need assistance with your luggage, JetBlue’s Baggage Service Office can be contacted at 1-617-716-3545, with fax services available at 1-617-716-3517.
  • Unaccompanied Minors:
    • Drop-off: Located at the Lobby Level Help Desk.
    • Pick-up: Coordinated through the Baggage Service Office. It’s advisable to check for gate pass availability directly at the ticket counter.
  • Additional Services:
    • Cashless Transactions: JetBlue operates a cashless lobby in Terminal C, where only card payments are accepted.
    • Self-Service Kiosks: Available for quicker check-in processes.
    • Priority Security: Available, enhancing the travel experience for those eligible.
    • Jetbridge Access: Provided for easy boarding and deplaning.
  • Accessibility and Additional Assistance: Logan Airport offers various accessibility services, including wheelchairs and TTY phones. For travelers with pets or service animals, specific policies and facilities ensure their comfort and compliance with airline and federal regulations.

Terminal C at Boston Logan International Airport is a hub of activity for JetBlue, showcasing a substantial volume of flights to a diverse range of destinations throughout the day. Analyzing the arrivals and departures data on MassPort’s website, it’s evident that Terminal C manages an extensive schedule, encompassing both domestic and international flights.

For instance, there are multiple flights to major cities like Los Angeles, Aruba, Fort Lauderdale, and New York, with several departures at various times across the day. The terminal is equipped to handle the complexities of different flight schedules, including early morning to late evening departures.

Notably, JetBlue operates frequent flights to New York with more than ten flights scheduled in a single day to JFK and LaGuardia airports combined, indicating a high demand and significant traffic flowing through Terminal C. This makes it one of the busier terminals at Logan Airport, especially for JetBlue passengers.


Below is a typical schedule for JetBlue Flights:

JetBlue Schedule in Terminal C and E

Here’s a table summarizing JetBlue’s flight schedule for a single day at Boston Logan International Airport, showing the variety of destinations, flight numbers, and timings:

Flight #Origin/DestinationTerminalGateBaggageScheduled TimeStatus
498SeattleCC1846:17 AM – 6:37 AMDelayed
988Los AngelesCC1628:29 AM – 8:56 AMDelayed
288Los AngelesCC2863:54 PMOn Schedule
1388Los AngelesCC1946:35 PMOn Schedule
32AmsterdamEE1011:12 PM – 12:42 PMOn Schedule
74ArubaCC1464:56 PMOn Schedule
974ArubaCC2976:16 PMOn Schedule
474ArubaCC2587:10 PMOn Schedule
896AtlantaCC2862:22 PMOn Schedule
1138AustinCC1024:43 PMOn Schedule
726BaltimoreCC20411:02 AMOn Schedule
716BuffaloCC2247:31 AM – 7:11 AMOn Schedule
2016BuffaloCC2974:50 PMOn Schedule
772CancunEE1015:36 PMOn Schedule
168CharlestonCC3473:55 PMOn Schedule
1246CharlotteCC2662:39 PMOn Schedule
312Chicago – O’HareCC2382:24 PMOn Schedule
2040ClevelandCC17210:13 AMOn Schedule
1136DetroitCC14612:58 PMOn Schedule
354DublinCC25812:51 PMOn Schedule
690Fort LauderdaleCC8310:04 AMOn Schedule
70Fort LauderdaleCC1842:09 PM
1070Fort LauderdaleCC1846:06 PMOn Schedule
2966Fort MyersCC1469:05 AMOn Schedule
866Fort MyersCC1721:21 PMOn Schedule
932HoustonCC3076:39 PMOn Schedule
710JacksonvilleCC1125:24 PMOn Schedule
2064Key WestCC1123:28 PMOn Schedule
778Las VegasCC1528:00 AM – 8:19 AMDelayed
178Las VegasCC1026:39 PMOn Schedule
1926London – GatwickEE2012:48 PM – 2:28 PMOn Schedule

Find more flight arrivals and departures on MassPort’s website here.

Ground Transportation:

  • Level 1 (Baggage Claim and Transportation): Similar to other terminals, the arrivals and baggage claim areas provide seamless access to various transportation options.

Terminal E

Facilities & Services:

  • Levels 2 and 3 (Ticketing and Gates): As the primary international terminal, Terminal E’s ticketing is on level 3 with departure gates E4 to E12. Additional gates E1 to E3 are on level 2, facilitating smoother transitions. The terminal is well-equipped with shops and restaurants, plus dedicated lounges for British Airways, Lufthansa, Emirates, and Virgin Atlantic near gate E11.

Ground Transportation:

  • Level 1 (Baggage Claim and Transportation): Ground transportation services are readily accessible for arriving passengers, making transitions smooth from air to city travel.

Table Showing Terminals and Respective Airlines:

Here’s a table showing the terminals and the respective airlines operating from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS):

TerminalAirlines
ADelta Air Lines, WestJet
BAir Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Boutique Air, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines
CAer Lingus, Cape Air, JetBlue Airlines, Silver Airways, TAP Air Portugal
EAir France, Allegiant Air, American Airlines (International Arrivals), Azores Airlines (SATA), British Airways, Cabo Verde Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Condor, Copa Airlines, Delta Air Lines, EL AL, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian Airlines, Iberia, Icelandair, ITA Airways, Japan Airlines, JetBlue (International Arrivals), KLM, Korean Air, LATAM, Level, Lufthansa, PLAY, Porter, Qatar Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal (International Arrivals), Turkish Airlines, United Airlines (International Arrivals), Virgin Atlantic
This table organizes the airlines by terminal, helping travelers navigate where they need to go when flying into or out of Boston Logan International Airport.

Airlines and Location Details at BOS:

AirlineDomestic ArrivalsDomestic DeparturesInternational ArrivalsInternational Departures
Aer LingusTerminal CTerminal C
AeroméxicoTerminal ETerminal E
Air CanadaTerminal BTerminal BTerminal BTerminal B
Air FranceTerminal ETerminal E
Alaska AirlinesTerminal BTerminal B
Allegiant AirTerminal ETerminal E
American AirlinesTerminal BTerminal BTerminal ETerminal B
Avianca AirlinesTerminal ETerminal E
Azores Airlines (SATA)Terminal ETerminal E
BermudairTerminal ETerminal E
Boutique AirTerminal BTerminal B
British AirwaysTerminal ETerminal E
Cape AirTerminal CTerminal C
Cathay PacificTerminal ETerminal E
CondorTerminal ETerminal E
Copa AirlinesTerminal ETerminal E
DeltaTerminal ATerminal ATerminal ETerminal E
El AlTerminal ETerminal E
EmiratesTerminal ETerminal E
EthihadTerminal ETerminal E
FrontierTerminal ETerminal E
Hainan AirlinesTerminal ETerminal E
Hawaiian AirlinesTerminal ETerminal E
IberiaTerminal ETerminal E
IcelandairTerminal ETerminal E
ITATerminal ETerminal E
Japan AirlinesTerminal ETerminal E
JetBlueTerminal CTerminal CTerminal ETerminal C
KLMTerminal ETerminal E
Korean AirTerminal ETerminal E
LATAMTerminal ETerminal E
LevelTerminal ETerminal E
LufthansaTerminal ETerminal E
PLAYTerminal ETerminal E
PorterTerminal ETerminal E
Qatar AirwaysTerminal ETerminal E
Scandinavian AirlinesTerminal ETerminal E
SouthwestTerminal BTerminal B
SpiritTerminal BTerminal B
Sun Country AirlinesTerminal ETerminal E
SwissTerminal ETerminal E
TAP Air PortugalTerminal ETerminal C
Turkish AirlinesTerminal ETerminal E
UnitedTerminal BTerminal BTerminal ETerminal B
Virgin AtlanticTerminal ETerminal E
WestJetTerminal ATerminal A
This table provides a clear overview of where you can expect to arrive and depart from when traveling with these airlines, either for domestic or international flights at Boston Logan International Airport

Non-Stop Flights:

Here’s a table highlighting popular international nonstop flights from Boston Logan Airport, along with the airlines that operate these routes:

DestinationAirlines
Dublin, IrelandAer Lingus, Delta and JetBlue
London, United Kingdom(Heathrow and Gatwick Airports)Delta, JetBlue, United, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways
Vancouver, CanadaJetBlue
Paris, FranceAir France, Delta, JetBlue
Cancun, MexicoAmerican, Delta, JetBlue

Using these options, you can efficiently navigate Boston Logan International Airport, whether you’re switching flights, picking up a rental car, or simply exploring the different terminals. These transportation services are designed to make your transit through the airport as smooth and hassle-free as possible.

Parking at Logan

You have the option of selecting the Central Parking for terminal parking or choosing between Economy and Off-Parking options.

The 3 Parking Options by Proximity and Cost:

  • Central Parking Garage: Ideal for all terminals, connected via walkways. It’s rates starts at $8 for the first hour, scaling up to $38 for 24 hours.
  • Economy Parking: This is more budget-friendly at $29 per day, with a shuttle service to all terminals.
  • Off-Airport Parking: If you’re aiming to economize, consider the Park, Shuttle & Fly option at $25 per day. Alternatively, the Park, Sleep and Fly package offers 4 parking locations ranging from 2.5 to 4.5 miles away, with daily rates between $14.99 and $22, blending convenience with affordability.
Map Showing BOS Airport Parking
Map Showing BOS Airport Parking: Credit: Bostonexpressbus.com

Picking Up and Dropping Off:

  • Arrivals Level: Ideal for pickups. Remember, curbside parking is a no-go; keep the car moving unless you’re actively loading.
  • Departures Level: For drop-offs, quickly unload and say your goodbyes.
  • Cell Phone Lot: A handy waiting area if you’re early, located at Hotel Drive and Service Road. 30 minutes is free.

Dining at BoS

Each terminal boasts a variety of dining options. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts or a more leisurely meal at Legal Sea Foods, there’s plenty to choose from. Shopping ranges from last-minute travel essentials to duty-free luxuries.

From Quick Bites to Sit-Down Meals:

  • Terminal A: Options include Legal’s Test Kitchen and Harpoon Tap Room.
  • Terminal B: Try Todd English’s Bonfire or Legal Sea Foods for more substantial dining.
  • Terminal C and E: Feature a variety of international cuisines and familiar chains like Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks.

Food/Dining Pre-security:

Here’s a table outlining the pre-security dining options available at Boston Logan International Airport:

RestaurantTerminalHoursLocationSpecial Features
Dunkin’Terminal A ArrivalsOpen 24 HoursPre-SecurityBreakfast, Lunch, Coffee, Espresso, Bakery, Local, Grab and Go
Dunkin’Terminal B DeparturesOpen 24 HoursPre-SecurityBreakfast, Lunch, Grab and Go, Coffee, Espresso, Bakery, Local
StarbucksTerminal B Departures4:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.Pre-SecurityLocal, Breakfast, Lunch, Grab and Go, Coffee, Espresso, Bakery
Dunkin’Terminal C Arrivals24 HoursPre-SecurityBreakfast, Coffee, Espresso, Local, Quick Serve, Vegetarian, American, Bakery
Dunkin’ ExpressTerminal C DeparturesSunday – Friday: 4 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday: 4 a.m. – 4 p.m.Pre-SecurityBreakfast, Bakery, Local, Lunch, Grab and Go, Coffee, Espresso
Dunkin’Terminal E Level 1 Arrivals24 HoursPre-SecurityLocal, Breakfast, Lunch, Grab and Go, Coffee, Espresso, Bakery
Dine Boston CafeTerminal E Level 3 Departures1 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Closed Tuesday & Wednesday)Pre-SecurityCoffee, Espresso, Bakery, Quick Serve, Local, Lunch, Dinner, Vegetarian, Breakfast
Dine Boston RestaurantTerminal E Level 3 Departures1 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Closed Saturday & Sunday)Pre-SecurityLocal, Lunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Alcohol
This table should help you quickly identify where you can grab a bite before security, what type of food and drink options are available, and the operating hours of each establishment. Whether you’re looking for a quick coffee, a sit-down meal, or a local treat, these options have you covered.

All Food Options In Terminals A, B, C and E

Food in Terminal A Boston Airport

RestaurantTerminalHoursOfferings
Dunkin’Terminal A, Pre-Security, ArrivalsOpen 24 HoursPre-Security: Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee, Espresso, Bakery, Local, Grab and Go
Alta StradaTerminal A, Post-Security, Departures.5 a.m. – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Local, Lunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Grab and Go, Alcohol, Italian, Order Ahead
B.GOODTerminal A, Post-Security, Departures.60 mins prior to first departure – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Local, Deal, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Quick Serve, Alcohol, Order Ahead
Berkshire Farms MarketTerminal A, Post-Security, Departures.60 mins prior to first departure – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Local, Breakfast, Lunch, Quick Serve, Alcohol, Vegan, Vegetarian
Boston Bruins BarTerminal A, Post-Security, Departures.5 a.m. – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Deal, Breakfast, Dinner, Waiter Service, Alcohol, American, Local, Order Ahead
CurritoTerminal A, Post-Security, Departures.5 a.m. – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Quick Serve, Alcohol
Dunkin’Terminal A, Post-Security, Departures.60 mins prior to first departure – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Breakfast, Bakery, Coffee, Espresso, Quick Serve, Local, Lunch, Grab and Go
Dunkin’Terminal A, Post-Security, Departures.5 a.m. – 8 p.m.Post-Security: Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee, Espresso, Quick Serve, Local, Grab and Go, Bakery
Fox & FlightTerminal A, Post-Security, Departures.11 a.m. – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Local, Lunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Alcohol, Italian
Harpoon Tap RoomTerminal A, Post-Security, Departures.5 a.m. – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Alcohol, Order Ahead
Jimmy John’sTerminal A, Post-Security, Departures.8 a.m. – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Lunch, Dinner, Quick Serve
Legal Sea FoodsTerminal A, Post-Security, Departures.6 a.m. – 30 min prior to last departurePost-Security: Lunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Seafood, Alcohol, Breakfast, Local, Kids
SbarroTerminal A, Post-Security, Departures.5 a.m. – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Lunch, Dinner, Quick Serve, Italian, Breakfast
StarbucksTerminal A, Post-Security, Departures.60 mins prior to first departure – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Local, Breakfast, Lunch, Grab and Go, Coffee, Espresso, Bakery

Food in Terminal B Boston Airport

RestaurantTerminalHoursOfferings
B.GOODTerminal B4a – 30 min prior to last departureLocal, Lunch, Dinner, Quick Serve, Grab and Go, Alcohol, American, Order Ahead
Berkshire Farms MarketTerminal B60 mins prior to first departure – 30 mins prior to last departureLocal, Grab and Go, Gluten Free, American, Bakery, Quick Serve, Breakfast
Cisco BrewersTerminal B11AM – 30 minutes prior to last departureLocal, Lunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Alcohol, American
Dunkin’Terminal B60 mins prior to first departure – 30 mins prior to last departureBreakfast, Coffee, Bakery, Local, Lunch, Grab and Go, Espresso
Kelly’s Roast BeefTerminal B6a – 9pLocal, Lunch, Dinner, Quick Serve, Seafood
Kelly’s Roast BeefTerminal B5a – 30 mins prior to last departureDinner, Quick Serve, Grab and Go, Alcohol, Seafood, Local, Lunch
Legal Sea FoodsTerminal B10am – 30 min prior to last departureBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Alcohol, Seafood, Local, Kids, Order Ahead
Legal Sea FoodsTerminal B6am – 30 min prior to last departureLocal, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Alcohol, Seafood, Waiter Service, Kids, Order Ahead
LuccaTerminal B5a – 30 minutes prior to last departureLocal, Dinner, Alcohol, Italian, Breakfast, Lunch, Waiter Service, Order Ahead
N.e. MKTTerminal B4a – 30 min prior to last departureLocal, Breakfast, Lunch, Quick Serve, Grab and Go, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Coffee, Bakery, Snacks
Not Your Average Joe’sTerminal B5a – 30 minutes prior to last departureLocal, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Alcohol, American, Order Ahead
OTTOTerminal B60 min prior to first departure – 30 min prior to last departureLocal, Lunch, Quick Serve, Grab and Go
Peet’s Coffee & TeaTerminal B60 minutes prior to first departure – 30 minutes prior to last departureCoffee, Breakfast, Espresso, Quick Serve, Order Ahead
Pei WeiTerminal BMon-Fri: 6a – 30 mins prior to last departure; Sat-Sun: 9a – 6pDinner, Quick Serve, Grab and Go, Alcohol, Asian
Potbelly Sandwich ShopTerminal B60 minutes prior to first departure – 30 minutes prior to last departureOffering Deal, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Quick Serve
Sam Adams BrewhouseTerminal B8a – 30 mins prior to last departureLocal, Lunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Alcohol, Espresso, American, Seafood
StarbucksTerminal B60 mins prior to first departure – 30 mins prior to last departureLocal, Breakfast, Lunch, Grab and Go, Coffee, Espresso, Bakery
StarbucksTerminal B60 mins prior to first departure – 9pmLocal, Breakfast, Lunch, Grab and Go, Coffee, Espresso, Bakery
Stephanie’sTerminal B60 mins prior to first departure – 30 mins prior to last departureLunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Alcohol, American, Local
Temazcal CantinaTerminal B11a – 30 mins prior to last departureLocal, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Alcohol, Vegetarian, Mexican
TICOTerminal B60 minutes prior to first departure – 30 minutes prior to last departureLocal, Lunch, Dinner, Quick Serve, Grab and Go, Alcohol, Order Ahead
WPizza by Wolfgang PuckTerminal B60 mins prior to first departure – 30 mins prior to last departureDinner Quick Serve Grab and Go Alcohol Order Ahead Lunch
This table provides a comprehensive overview of the post-security dining options in Terminal B, listing their operational hours and the variety of foods and services offered

Food in Terminal C Boston Airport

RestaurantTerminalHoursOfferings
Dunkin’Terminal C, Pre-security24 HoursPre-Security: Breakfast, Coffee, Espresso, Local, 24-Hour, Quick Serve, Vegetarian, American, Bakery
Boston Beer WorksTerminal C, post-security6a – 9:30pPost-Security: Waiter Service, Alcohol, American, Local, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Vegetarian, Coffee
Boston Public MarketTerminal C, post-securityVarious hours depending on vendorPost-Security: Local, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Quick Serve, Alcohol, Coffee, Seafood
Camden food co.Terminal C, post-security60 min prior to first departure – 30 min prior to last departurePost-Security: Breakfast, Quick Serve, Grab and Go, Gluten Free, Coffee, Espresso, Bakery, Vegetarian
Davio’s Northern Italian SteakhouseTerminal C, post-security4:30a – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Local, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Alcohol, Gluten Free, Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood
Dunkin’ by HudsonTerminal C, post-security4a – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Breakfast, Coffee, Bakery, Local, Lunch, Grab and Go, Espresso
Dunkin’ ExpressTerminal C, Pre-securitySunday – Friday: 4a – 6p; Saturday: 4a – 4pPre-Security: Breakfast, Bakery, Local, Lunch, Grab and Go, Coffee, Espresso
Gachi Sushi & NoodlesTerminal C, post-security5:00am-30 minutes prior to last departurePost-Security: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Grab and Go, Alcohol, Asian, Seafood, Order Ahead
Green ExpressTerminal C, post-security4a – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Grab and Go, Coffee
Legal Sea FoodsTerminal C, post-security6am – 30 minutes prior to last departurePost-Security: Waiter Service, Alcohol, American, Seafood, Local, Kids, Breakfast, Vegetarian, Coffee, Order Ahead
MijaTerminal C, post-security5a – 30 minutes priorPost-Security: Local, Lunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Alcohol, Vegetarian, Order Ahead
Potbelly Sandwich ShopTerminal C, post-security4:45a – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Breakfast, Lunch, Quick Serve
Santarpio’sTerminal C, post-security8a – 9pPost-Security: Local, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Grab and Go, Alcohol
ShojoTerminal C, post-security1p – 9pPost-Security: Local, Dinner, Waiter Service, Grab and Go, Alcohol, Asian, Order Ahead
StarbucksTerminal C, post-security4a – 10pPost-Security: Breakfast, Grab and Go, Coffee, Espresso, Bakery, Local, Lunch
WahlburgersTerminal C, post-security5a – 30 mins priorPost-Security: Local, Kids, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Grab and Go, Alcohol, American, Vegetarian, Coffee, Order Ahead
This table provides travelers with a comprehensive overview of where they can dine at Terminal C, including operating hours and a description of each restaurant’s offerings, from quick bites to sit-down meals.

Food in Terminal E Boston Airport

RestaurantLocationHoursOfferings
Dunkin’Terminal E Level 1 Arrivals24 HoursPre-Security: Local, Breakfast, Lunch, Grab and Go, Coffee, Espresso, Bakery
Boston Harbor DistilleryTerminal E Level 3 Departures12p – 30 minutes prior to last departurePost-Security: Local, Lunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Alcohol, American
Dine Boston CafeTerminal E Level 3 Departures1p – 9p (Closed Tuesday & Wednesday)Pre-Security: Coffee, Espresso, Bakery, Quick Serve, Local, Lunch, Dinner, Vegetarian, Breakfast
Dine Boston RestaurantTerminal E Level 3 Departures1p – 9p (Closed Saturday & Sunday)Pre-Security: Local, Lunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Alcohol
Hudsons CoffeeTerminal E Level 3 Departures5a – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Breakfast, Lunch, Quick Serve, Coffee, Espresso, Bakery
Legal Sea FoodsTerminal E Level 3 Departures6a – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Local, Lunch, Dinner, Seafood, Kids, Waiter Service, Alcohol, American
Legal Sea FoodsTerminal E Level 3 Departures3hrs prior to first departure – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Local, Lunch, Dinner, Seafood, Waiter Service, Alcohol, Order Ahead
Monica’s MercatoTerminal E Level 3 DeparturesMon-Fri: 6a – 30 mins prior to last departure; Sat & Sun: 10:30a – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Local, Lunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Quick Serve, Grab and Go, Alcohol, Italian, Order Ahead
Sal’s PizzaTerminal E Level 3 Departures7a – 30 minutes prior to last departurePost-Security: Local, Lunch, Dinner, Quick Serve, Italian, Order Ahead
Stephanie’sTerminal E Level 3 Departures6a – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Local, Lunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Gluten Free, Breakfast
Vino VoloTerminal E Level 3 Departures2p – 10:30pPost-Security: Waiter Service, Alcohol, Order Ahead
WahlburgersTerminal E Level 3 Departures7a – 12aPost-Security: Local, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Quick Serve, American
Wow BaoTerminal E Level 3 Departures6a – 30 mins prior to last departurePost-Security: Lunch, Dinner, Quick Serve, Asian, Order Ahead
Dunkin’Terminal E Level 2 Departures6a – 8pPost-Security: Local, Breakfast, Coffee, Espresso, Lunch, Grab and Go, Bakery
Vineyard GrilleTerminal E Level 2 Departures7a – 9pPost-Security: Local, Lunch, Dinner, Waiter Service, Alcohol, Breakfast
This table provides travelers with comprehensive details on where to find their preferred dining experience within Terminal E, including whether the restaurant is located pre-security or post-security, along with the specific level on which each is found, ensuring easy navigation and planning.

Lounges at BOS:

Here’s a table summarizing the lounge options available at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) with their respective locations, opening hours, and day pass fees where applicable:

Lounge NameLocationOpening HoursDay Pass Fee
Air France LoungeTerminal E, near gates E3 and E4Daily: 1 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.N/A
American Admirals ClubTerminal B, near gate B4Daily: 4 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.$59
British Airways Galleries LoungeTerminal E, opposite gate E11Daily: 5 a.m. to 8 a.m., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.N/A
Chase Sapphire Lounge by The ClubBetween Terminals B and C, near gates B39 and B40Daily: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.$100
The ClubTerminal E, across from gate E11Daily: 5:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.$39
Delta Sky ClubTerminal A, near gate A6Weekdays and Sunday: 4:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday: 4:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.N/A
Terminal A, near gate A18Daily: 4:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.N/A
Emirates LoungeTerminal E, overlooking gate E11Daily: 6:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.N/A
The LoungeTerminal C, across from gate C19Daily: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.$39
Lufthansa LoungeTerminal E, across from gate E11Mon/Wed: 2 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., Tue/Sat: 1:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Thu/Fri/Sun: 1:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.$59
United ClubTerminal B, near gate B24Mon, Wed-Fri, Sun: 4:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m., Tue/Sat: 4:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.$59
USO Lounge (Free for Active Military)Terminal C, near the United baggage claimMon-Thurs: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Weekends: 8 p.m. to 5 p.m.N/A
Virgin Atlantic ClubhouseTerminal E, near gate E9Open 4 hours before Virgin Atlantic flightsN/A
This table provides detailed information about each lounge’s location within the airport, operational hours, and fees for day passes if available, helping travelers plan their visit to BOS lounges efficiently.

Special Tip: Always check your credit card benefits—some cards offer complimentary lounge access which can save you a pretty penny.

Shower at Boston Airport:

Unfortunately, Boston Airport does not provide shower facilities, and fliers who need to refresh before their next flight will have to rely on a paid lounge specifically the American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge.

The American Airlines Admirals Club at Boston Logan Airport is the only lounge that provides shower facilities. Located in Terminal B, airside, on the upper level near Gates B4, the lounge is open daily from 4:00 AM to 8:30 PM. It offers a variety of amenities including food and drinks, WiFi, workstations, hotspot printing, and personal reservation assistance.

Lounge Access & Rates:

  • Pay at the Door: Guests may enter when space is available at a rate of US $79.00 per person, provided they have a boarding pass for same-day travel on American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, or any oneworld® airline.
  • Membership Programs: An annual Admirals Club membership is available starting at US$ 550 per year, offering access to this and other lounges in the American Airlines network.

Additional Entry Requirements:

  • Passengers flying First or Business class on qualifying international or transcontinental flights operated by American or a oneworld® airline.
  • AAdvantage® Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Platinum members on qualifying departing international flights.
  • oneworld® EmeraldSM and SapphireSM members on any departing flight operated by American or a oneworld® airline.
  • Holders of the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive credit card.

Other Amenities:

Here’s a consolidated table covering the various facilities across the terminals at Boston Logan Airport:

Facility TypeTerminal ATerminal BTerminal CTerminal E
Children’s Play AreasNear gate A18In the retail corridor on the way to gates B30-B36Near gate 25
Baby FacilitiesNext to restrooms (4 total)Near gates B7, B18, B37Near gate C8Near gate E9
Pet Relief AreasNear gate B29Near gate C20Near gate E7
Duty-Free ShoppingIn the satellite concourse, post-securityIn the south concourse, post-securityBefore gates C11 and C12, post-securityJust after security
Smoking AreasOutside east and west ends of both levels – 4 Designated Smoking AreasLevel 1 and 2 at east and west ends – 8 Designated Smoking AreasLevel 2 outside door C102 – 1 Designated Smoking AreaNone
Prayer Facilities“Our Lady of the Airways” chapel between B & C“Our Lady of the Airways” chapel between B & C
Money ServicesATMs & foreign currency servicesATMs, foreign currency services (pre-security)ATMs, foreign currency services (post-security)ATMs & foreign currency services
This table provides an overview of facilities across all terminals, highlighting child-friendly areas, pet accommodations, duty-free options, designated smoking zones, prayer facilities, and financial services to help passengers navigate the airport more efficiently.

Smoking:

At Boston’s Logan Airport, smoking is only allowed in designated outdoor areas across Terminals A, B, and C, following a complete ban on indoor smoking in compliance with Massachusetts’ public health codes. These codes are aimed at protecting non-smokers from second-hand smoke exposure. The designated areas are situated before security checkpoints, with no smoking facilities available beyond this point.

Massachusetts laws, including the General Law Chapter 270, strictly regulate smoking and include fines for violations. These laws also prohibit the sale of tobacco products to individuals under 21 and the use of flavored tobacco and vaping products. The state does not mandate a specific distance from buildings for smokers, unlike some other states. Consequently, smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices, is confined to marked zones to prevent penalties.

Boston Airport emphasizes a smoke-free environment inside all terminals, aligning with state laws that define airports as workplaces where smoking is barred to safeguard public health. The absence of indoor smoking areas supports the state’s commitment to minimizing secondhand smoke exposure. Signage and airport staff can direct smokers to the designated areas, ensuring compliance with the airport’s regulations and Massachusetts laws.

Here are the designated smoking areas at Boston’s Logan Airport, located outside the terminals before security:

Terminal A – 4 Smoking Areas:

  • First Floor near Gate A106: Close to Baggage Claim A4 and towards the shuttle exit area.
  • First Floor near Gate A102: Near Baggage Claim A1 and towards the shuttle exit area.
  • Second Floor near Gate A204: Close to Conveyance.
  • Second Floor near Gate A201: Located near this gate.

Terminal B – 8 Smoking Areas:

  • First Floor near Gate B117: Close to the pet relief area, Smarte Cafe, and Baggage Claim B10.
  • First Floor Arrivals between Gate B107 and B109: Positioned in the arrivals section.
  • First Floor near Gate B102: Adjacent to the Assisted Care Restroom.
  • First Floor between Gate B105 and B106: Situated between these gates.
  • First Floor between Gate B114 and B115: Located between these gates.
  • Second Floor near Gate B206: Located on this level.
  • Second Floor opposite Bank of America near Gate B207: Near this bank and gate.
  • Second Floor near Gate B216: Smoking area close to this gate.

Terminal C – 1 Smoking Area:

  • Second Floor/Level 2 outside Gate C102: Near the rental car center, accessible via escalator from Terminal E.

Terminal E:

  • No designated smoking areas. Smokers using Terminal E can use the smoking area in Terminal C by traveling from Terminal E to Terminal C as directed.

These areas are the only places where smoking is permitted at Boston Logan Airport before security, adhering to the strict no-smoking regulations within the airport premises.

Security and Customs:
Logan is known for efficient security. If you have TSA PreCheck, lines are typically short. For international arrivals in Terminal E, Global Entry can expedite your entry into the U.S., with kiosks significantly reducing wait times.

Sleep at Boston Airport: Hotels/Sleep Pods?

Unfortunately, BOS doesn’t have sleep pods but the airport does well with a decent sleep score rating of 66 out of 100 thanks to in-airport hotel and several accessible hotels with free shuttle services.

If you’re looking for a convenient place to stay near Boston Logan Airport without sleeping in the airport itself, you have a variety of hotel options ranging from direct terminal access to nearby comforts with complimentary shuttle services:

  • Hilton Boston Logan Airport: This is the only hotel directly connected to Terminals A and E via a climate-controlled sky bridge, making it exceptionally suitable for travelers looking for the ultimate convenience and minimal transit time to and from their flights. Rates for Hilton Boston starts at $250 per night
  • Boston Hotels with Free Shuttle: Some affordable accommodation options that offer free shuttles start with rates as low as $100 per night. Here is a guide on Boston Airport Hotels with Free Shuttle Services.

If you want spots to sleep inside the terminals without paying, Boston Logan Airport offers several spots for travelers to catch some sleep.

One of the more comfortable options is the Rocking Chairs Area near Gate B38 in Terminal B, which is designed for overnight sleepers and features dimmed lights and nearby power outlets, although the chairs may be uncomfortable for extended periods.

Another good spot is the Children’s Play Area in Terminal B, offering carpeted floors and cushioned seats, making it quieter and potentially more suitable for transit sleepers. The long hallway between Terminal B Check-In and the next terminal on the landside second floor offers padded benches with middle armrests that fold up, providing a warmer environment compared to the baggage claim, although it can be noisy due to overnight music.

For a quieter experience, the 3rd-floor walkway between Terminals A and E is ideal, offering long benches without armrests and free from audio announcements, although it is technically in the parking structure. Terminal E’s 3rd floor near the art exhibit also promises a quiet, secluded environment with a white metal bench suitable for securing luggage.

Terminal C’s Baggage Claim area and the curved benches at Gate B6 in Terminal B are other options, though they may have downsides such as uncomfortable bench shapes, bright lighting, or being too cold. For overnight layovers, Terminals B and E are options, though amenities are limited and the areas can get quite cold.

Layover:

If you have a short layover at BOS, explore the arts at this airport.

Boston Logan International Airport not only serves as a gateway for travelers but also as a venue that celebrates the rich history and culture of Boston and New England. The airport features several landmarks and art installations that enhance the experience of its visitors:

  • 9/11 Memorial: This solemn site honors the passengers and crew of American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, which were tragically hijacked after departing from Logan Airport on September 11, 2001. It also acknowledges the efforts of the Logan community in the aftermath of the attacks.
  • Our Lady of the Airways: This is the country’s oldest airport chapel, offering a non-denominational space for prayer and reflection. It is conveniently located pre-security in Terminal C.
  • Public Art Program: Aimed at enriching the traveler’s experience, this program includes permanent and rotating exhibitions that showcase local artists and reflect the cultural diversity of the area.
  • Logan 100: An exhibit in Terminal E that acts as a visual time capsule, celebrating the airport’s century-long history since its inception in 1923 and its role as a regional economic driver.

These features make Boston Logan a unique space where art and memory converge, providing a reflective backdrop for travelers passing through. I you have a longer layover, here is a detailed Guide with 13 Fun Things to do in Boston During Layover.

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