Getting Around Town

MBTA or the "T"
T rides cost $2.50 with a CharlieTicket and $2.00 with a CharlieCard (the plastic fare cards). There are machines for buying CharlieCards in all train stations; they are free of charge and will save you money. You can also purchase an extended T pass for a day or a week. (Details here!) Type in a destination and the MBTA route planner will tell you how to get there. T stations near the hotel: Red Line and Silver Line SL4, both at South Station. South Station is little less than a mile from the meeting hotel—a straight shot down Summer St. Silver Line SL1, goes to and from Logan airport and makes a stop right in front of the meeting hotel.

One of the best ways to experience Boston is by foot. Boston is very pedestrian friendly and, later in this guide, we have included a list of our favorite places to stroll on a nice day.

Cab availability tends to vary from neighborhood to neighborhood, but taxis should be plentiful in the Seaport District. Credit card machines aren't always reliable in Boston cabs, so it's best to be prepared with cash.

If you have a smartphone, you can download the Uber app for free. Uber lets you request rides—cab, black car, SUV—with one easy click. Fare comes directly from the credit card linked to your app making payment hassle-free.


View AAUP 2013: Boston in a larger map