City Services/Information

City Services/General Information
  • Quick Boston Facts
    • Population, city: 600,000 people
    • Population, metropolitan area: 3.7 million people
    • 48 square miles in size
    • The Freedom Trail: a three-mile historic walking trail through old Boston and Charlestown featuring:
    • Faneuil Hall: Built in 1742 as Boston's meeting and market place, also known as the "Cradle of Liberty"
    • The African Meeting House was built in 1806 and is the nation's oldest existing black church.
  • Logan International Airport
    Visit massport.com or call 800-23-LOGAN for information on flight arrivals and departures, directions, parking, maps, terminals, weather updates, restaurants, shops and special services inside the airport.

    Massport provides complimentary shuttle bus service between airline terminals, the Airport Station on the MBTA Blue Line, the Water Transportation Terminal and Economy Parking. The MBTA's Silver Line service (Route SL1), available at South Station, is a direct connection to and from the airport with drop off and pick up in front of Logan terminals. Taxis, water shuttles, shared van and bus service are also available. Visit massport.com to view all transportation options.
  • Air-Travel time between Boston & major foreign cities

    City Flight Miles Time In Flight
    Berlin 3788 8 hrs, 30 min
    Hong Kong 7967 22 hrs, 57 min
    London 3271 6 hrs, 25 min
    Montreal 254 1 hr 1 min
    Paris 3436 6hrs, 30 min
    Rome 4078 7hrs, 34 min
    Sydney 10098 26 hrs, 5 min
    Tokyo 6683 16 hrs, 15 min
    Toronto 445 1 hr, 34 min

  • Fly/Drive time between Boston & major U.S. cities

    City Driving Miles Driving Time Time in Flight
    Atlanta 1042 21.5 hrs 2.5 hrs
    Chicago 965 19.5 hrs 2.5 hrs
    Dallas 1745 35.5 hrs 4 hrs
    Denver 1951 39 hrs 4.25 hrs
    Detroit 797 16.5 hrs 2 hrs
    Los Angeles 2966 59.5 hrs 6 hrs

    Miami

    1473 29.5 hrs 3 hrs
    New Orleans 1501 30 hrs 4.75 hrs
    New York 215 4.5 hrs 1 hr
    Philadelphia 308 6.25 hrs 1.25 hrs
    Salt Lake City 2341 47.5 hrs 5 hrs
    Seattle 3971 59.75 hrs 6.25 hrs
    Washington, DC 439 9.25 hrs 1.5 hrs
  • Trains
    Amtrak services Boston from South Station on Atlantic Avenue and from Back Bay Station on Dartmouth Street. The Downeaster provides train service from North Station to New Hampshire and Maine. Call Amtrak at 800-USA-RAIL or visit amtrak.com.
  • Public Transportation System (MBTA, "T")
    Boston's rapid transit system is one of the most extensive in the country, connecting all sections of the city with nearby communities like Cambridge and the North and South Shores. Visit mbta.com for schedule information.
  • MBTA Multi-Link Pass
    The T's Day/Week LinkPass gives visitors unlimited travel in Boston for one day ($9) or seven days ($15). "T" passes are available at all MBTA stations. Visit mbta.com for sales locations and travel information.
  • Auto Rentals
    Rental agencies maintain offices at convenient locations throughout the city as well as Logan International Airport. Drivers must be at least 25 years of age. Contact the GBCVB at 617-536-4100 for a list of agencies.
  • Driver's License
    Licenses issued by other states or international licenses issued by drivers' home countries are valid in Massachusetts.

  • Hotel Statistics

    City

    No. of Hotels


    No. of Rooms

    Boston

    103

    19,743

    Cambridge

    15

    2,925

    Greater Boston

    43

    7,466

    Total

    161

    30,134









  • Boston Weather

    Month High (°F) Low (°F) Avg. Precip.
    January 37º 22º 3.9"
    February 39º 24º 3.3"
    March 46º 32º 3.9"
    April 56º 41° 3.6"
    May 67° 50° 3.2"
    June 77° 82° 3.2"
    July 82° 66° 3"
    August 80° 65° 3.4"
    September 73° 57° 3.5"
    October 62° 46° 3.8"
    November 52° 38° 4"
    December 42° 28° 3.7"

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