City Services/Information


Quick Boston Facts:

  • Population, city: 667,137 people (estimated by US Census Bureau July 2015)
  • 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: The Bunker Hill Monument: site of the first major battle of the Revolutionary War
  • Paul Revere's House: the oldest wooden building in Boston
  • The Old South Meeting House: where the Boston Tea Party was planned
  • The USS Constitution: the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the U.S.
  • 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 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 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


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



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

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 for schedule information.

MBTA Multi-Link Pass:

The T's Day/Week LinkPass gives visitors unlimited travel in Boston for one day ($12) or seven days ($21.50). "T" passes are available at all MBTA stations. Visit 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.

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Greater Boston