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Airport Overview

While the official name is General Edward Lawerence Logan International Airport, it is also known as Boston Logan, by its IATA airport code BOS, Boston Airport, or Logan airport. The airport is located mostly in East Boston and partially in Winthrop, Massachusetts, United States.

BOS covers an area of 2,384 acres (965 ha) and employs an estimated 16,000 people. Boston Airport is owned by Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). BOS is Massachusetts' primary airport and is the busiest airport within New England.

Airport Stats & Facts

  • In terms of passenger volume and cargo handling, it is the largest airport in both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the New England region.
  • Boston Logan Airport is the 16th-busiest airport in the United States.
  • In 2019, an expansion project began at Terminal E, which is expected to cost $680 million.
  • In 2019, the airport served more than 42 million passengers, the most in its history.

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Airport Traveling Tips

  • BOS Airport is busy during the morning hours between 4:00 am - 5:00 am
  • Arrive 2 hours before a domestic flight departure and 3 hours before an international flight departure to account for TSA security wait times and any possible delays.
  • Take a few minutes to look at the Boston Airport map before heading to the airport for a flight.

Flight Status

  • For arriving flights: Arriving Flight Status provides Boston Logan airport arrival times, delays, time-to-land, and gate info.
  • For departing flights: Departing Flight Status lists actual vs scheduled departure times, flight delays, map tracking, and BOS airport gate info.
  • To get the best fares at Boston Airport, book a flight at BOS airport here.

Airport Terminals

The Airport has four passenger terminals - A, B, C, and E and a total 102 gates. To see the terminal locations, and for additional information, please refer to the Logan Airport map.

Terminal A

This terminal was opened to passengers in 2005. Terminal A is divided into a main terminal and a satellite terminal, which are connected via an underground pedestrian tunnel under the ramp.

Terminal B

This terminal was opened in 1974. It has a post-security walkway that connects Terminal B North to Terminal B South.

Terminal C

This terminal was opened in 1967. There is a post-security connection between Terminal C and Terminal E, which allows for seamless connections between the two terminals.

Terminal E

This terminal is also known as the John A. Volpe International Terminal. An expansion project is in process at Terminal E, which is expected to be completed in early 2023.

Airlines Served

Boston Airport is a hub for Delta Air Lines. It also serves various other airlines including American Airlines, Cape Air, Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, Spirit Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and more. View the full list of airlines served at BOS Airport.

Airport Parking

Short-term and Long-term Parking:

Parking at BOS Airport is available at the terminals. From hourly and daily parking to long-term parking, there are several parking options at Boston Logan Airport.

Off-site Parking:

Many parking lots offer affordable off-site parking near BOS Airport. Most of the off-site parking lots allow 24/7 access.

Ground Transportation

After arriving at the airport, passengers have several options for ground transport to their next destination. Some of the transportation options include airport shuttles, car rentals, and buses. In addition, many passengers also utilize ride services like Uber, Lyft, and taxis.

Airport Car Rental

Car Rentals are a breeze at BOS. There are multiple car rental agencies onsite at the airport. Hertz, Enterprise, National, and other well-known car rental providers offer airport travelers a large variety of vehicles to choose from.

Airport Shuttles

Airport Shuttle Services are a great way to travel from Boston Airport. With the availability of various shuttle services, you can get a ride to almost any nearby location.

Buses & Trains

Public transportation is available from the airport to all major areas nearby. From Logan Airport it is available from both the MBTA's Blue Line Subway service and the Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit service to downtown Boston's South Station.

Amenities & Services

To help you enjoy your stay, Boston Logan Airport provides visitors with many different amenities and services including:

  • Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
  • Stores, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
  • Shoeshine stations and massage bars.
  • Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
  • Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the entire airport.
  • Currency exchange.

Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

  • For the people who are visiting BOS Airport to simply pick someone up, they can head to the arrivals level of the appropriate terminal.
  • You can drive up to the terminal if you’re dropping off a passenger at the airport.

Contact Information

Address: 500 Terminal E, Boston, MA 02128-2015 USA

Website: http://www.massport.com/logan-airport

Contact: http://www.massport.com/massport/about-massport/contact/

Phone: (800) 235 6426

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Boston Airport: A Brief History Timeline

  • On September 8, 1923, the airport was opened and was called Jeffery Field.
  • In 1943, the state renamed the airport after Maj. Gen. Edward Lawerence Logan, a Spanish-American War officer from South Boston.
  • In 1952, BOS became the first in the United States with an indirect rapid transit connection.
  • In 1974, Terminal E was opened and it was the second-largest international arrivals facility in the United States.
  • Between 1974 and 2015, the number of international travelers at the Logan Airport has tripled.
  • On November 23, 2006, Logan’s first major runway was opened.
  • A scene from the 2006 film “The Departed” was filmed at Logan, inside the connector bridge between Terminal E and the Central Parking Garage.
  • In 2012, Terminal B underwent a $160 million renovation which was completed in April 2014.
  • In 2014, a $100 million renovation started at Terminal E and was completed in January 2017.

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How long does it take to return a car and get to Terminal A or B?

Asked by Jan conn - Tue, 13 September

Returning the car can vary depending on what time of the day you will be there. Terminals A and B are close to each other so it shouldn't take very long to get between the two. 

Can you get a massage at this airport?

Asked by Dan - Wed, 24 August

There isn't a massage business listed in this airport. 

How do you get from Terminal C to Terminal B?

Asked by Debbie - Fri, 19 August

Terminal C and Terminal B are on the same side of the airport and there is a hallway connecting them. 

I have been told that Terminal B parking lot is closed and to use Central Parking. Is this information correct? I will be traveling Aug 11, 2022.Thank you

Asked by Virginia Kershaw - Sun, 7 August

The airport's website shoes Terminal B Parking as currently open.


Where is Lufthansa in Terminal E?

Asked by alex - Sat, 25 June

The Lufthansa lounge is located between Gates E10 and E11 in Terminal E. The actual gate used for flights can vary depending on the schedules. 

Where is Alaska Airlines at Terminal B?

Asked by Betsy mcclendon - Fri, 24 June

Alaska Airlines is located on the North Side Level 2 at Terminal B and includes Gates B35a and B36.


How far is it from security in terminal B to gate B25?

Asked by Nancy Kindelan - Thu, 23 June

The security checkpoint is just to the west of Gate B25 in Terminal B. 

Are there restrooms in the arrival lot for terminal C?

Asked by Dorothy MacKillop OLeary - Sun, 12 June

Yes, there are restrooms located near the C109 doors at Terminal C which is right by where the busses drop off passengers at the terminal. 

I am flying into Terminal A on a Delta flight from Seattle. My friends are arriving half an hour later on an American Airlines flight from Phoenix in Terminal B. We are hoping to take a taxi together, but are not sure how or where to meet each other.

Asked by Polly - Sun, 22 May

Terminals A and B are the closest of all of the terminals at this airport. A good meeting place would be the central parking area. 

Where is the closest parking for Terminal A?

Asked by jim oneil - Fri, 20 May

The Central Parking Garage would be the best choice when flying out of Terminal A. 

If flight is leaving at 6am from terminal B on Sunday, what is the average security check-in time?

Asked by Daryl - Tue, 19 April

Where do I go to pick up passengers at Jetblue?

Asked by Inez - Mon, 11 April

Most JetBlue flights arrive at Terminal C, although Terminal E is also used. We'd suggest checking which Terminal your passenger's flight is flying into. Pickup is at the Arrivals level. 

Where is the closest smoking area for terminal C?

Asked by Darlene - Fri, 4 March

You cannot smoke inside the airport. You can smoke at level 2 outside of door C102 near terminal C. 


Is there smoking outside of terminal C?

Asked by Lisa Jackson - Wed, 2 March

Yes, there are designated smoking areas outside of each Terminal at this airport. 

Where is Baggage claim ?

Asked by Gregory Szczepanski - Wed, 2 March

Baggage claim is located at the Arrivals Level of all terminals. 

Where is Gate 5 in Terminal C?

Asked by Susan - Mon, 28 February

Turn left after exiting security, and follow the long hall to Gate 5. There should be signs for you to follow. 

Is there a Cellphone Lot?

Asked by Serein - Fri, 25 February

Yes, there is a cellphone lot and it is located at the Hotel Drive and Service Road intersection. 


Where is Aer Lingus Check-in?

Asked by Josephine Taft - Thu, 10 February

Aer Lingus operates from Terminal C. 


Where to pick up late baggage?

Asked by Debra - Fri, 4 February

If your bag arrives late into the airport, you can either check to see if it is still in the baggage claim area, or if your airline as a baggage office and is holding it there for you.

Where are the baggage carts located in Terminal A?

Asked by Patricia - Sun, 30 January

Baggage carts are located within the baggage claim areas of each terminal.

How long of a walk is it from terminal C to terminal E?

Asked by Bruce Benedict - Thu, 27 January

Walking from terminal C to E takes about 7 minutes, depending on your pace. Keep in mind you will have to go though security upon entering terminal E.

What terminal is Jetblue in?

Asked by Kelley P Carson - Sun, 23 January

Terminal C is used by Jetblue for both domestic and international departures. All international arrivals come into Terminal E.

I have a 6 am flight on 16 Jan w/Delta. What time should I arrive ?

Asked by Sam - Sat, 15 January

The TSA, as well as all major air carriers, advise passengers to arrive 2 hours before domestic flights, and 3 hours before international departures.

How early before flight should I arrive at airport

Asked by Tricia - Fri, 14 January

Depending on your destination (domestic or international), you should plan to arrive at the airport 2 hours prior to your domestic flight, or 3 hours prior to an international flight. 

Where is the Baggage Cart service located in Terminal A?

Asked by Pat - Mon, 10 January

Luggage carts are located in each of the terminals, near the parking bridges and lots, and near baggage claim.

Can I call baggage services?

Asked by Lonnie Curran - Wed, 5 January

Please contact you individual airline for any issues around your luggage. 

How long is it to walk from terminal b to terminal e? Do I have to go through security again?

Asked by Denise Sherwood - Mon, 3 January

To get from Terminal B to E, enter the walkway, turn right and continue into parking garage, continue straight, turn right into walkway at end of parking garage towards Terminal C, follow signs for Terminal E. This should take about 12 minutes. 


Where can I find my missing luggage?

Asked by Joan - Fri, 31 December

You can find your missing luggage from the Lost and Found Office located on the arrivals level between Terminals C and E. It is just next to the Badge office. It operates from, 7:00 AM-11:30PM daily. 


What restaurants are open in Terminal E?

Asked by Kathryn - Thu, 30 December

I am flying out from Logan airport to Zurich Switzerland on Dec 23 on United. Do I go to International terminal or Terminal B which is United domestic?

Asked by Barbara Delutis - Thu, 23 December

Check with your airline directly on which terminal your flight will fly out of. Good luck!

Is there lockers at terminal E?

Asked by Ari satyagraha - Tue, 21 December

No, there are no lockers (for baggage storage) available at Terminal E.

How do I get to dollar rent a car from Terminal B?

Asked by Debbie - Thu, 16 December

Buses serving the airport terminals and the Rental Car Center usually run every 5-6 minutes. Look for the blue and white shuttle buses outside on the lower level of each terminal.

Best way to get from arrival flight at terminal B to an international departure at terminal E?

Asked by Nancy - Mon, 6 December

You can either walk via walkways or take the free shuttle bus. It's than .1 Mile or would take only 4 minutes to walk. That would be fastest, but you could also take the shuttle bus routes 11 or 55.


Where is TSA precheck located?

Asked by Robert - Tue, 16 November

TSA Pre is available at multiple terminals. Check out the Boston Wait Times page for Pre Check locations and times.

Can you walk to car rental center from spirit arrival flight at 11:30 pm?

Asked by Julie - Wed, 10 November

You will need to take the shuttle to the Rental Car Center, shuttle busses run every 5-6 minutes from each terminal. It might be possible to walk but we would not advise it :)

Is Ubers available at the airport?

Asked by Susan larson - Wed, 10 November

Yes, however you need to access at designated rideshare area in the Central Parking area. After you get your luggage, use your app to request a ride and then follow signs to Central Parking. Additional pick up and drop-off locations on airport include Embassy Suites Hotel, General Aviation (Signature), Hilton Hotel, Hyatt Hotel, and the Rental Car Center (ground level)

Coming into terminal C. Where do I find the shuttle to budget rental car?

Asked by Vicki - Tue, 9 November

Exit the terminal. Rental Car shuttles run every 5-6 minutes from all terminals to the Rental Car Center. 

Is there a designated area for Uber pickups at terminal B?

Asked by Mary - Fri, 5 November

No. You must go to Central Parking - it is the only designated area for Uber/Lyft pickups for all terminals. 

What is the last Logan Express bus to Framingham on Saturday?

Asked by john spitz - Wed, 3 November

According to the Massport Website the last bus to Framingham is at 1:15AM on Saturdays. 

My son will be flying back to the states from Tunis, Tunisia via Paris. He will fly to Logan on Air France then he will have to change to Delta to come home to Atlanta. 1: How does he get from the terminal that services Air France to the terminal that services Delta? and 2) can this be done in a 2 hour layover?

Asked by Betty M. - Wed, 3 November

When he arrives at the airport he will be in Terminal E, where he will clear customs and immigration. He will then need to make his way to Delta (typically in Terminal A, check flight status). He will then proceed to Level 4 - Use Skywalk Bridge to Terminal A OR use the Airport Shuttle Bus Routes 11 or 55. The walk should take about 5 minutes. 2 hours is not a ton of time, but under normal circumstances he should make it. BOS-ATL is a very popular route so there are multiple flights per day. 


Is TSA Precheck faster than Jetblue's "Even More Speed" in Terminal C?

Asked by Todd - Mon, 1 November

TSA Precheck is typically faster, because "Even More Speed" is really just a shortcut to the standard security line. Clear might be a better option, as they typically short cut you to the TSA Precheck line. 

Which cash machine has the best exchange rate?

Asked by Sylvester Osemare Aigbe - Sun, 24 October

If you are using a non-US card and trying to withdraw US dollars at an ATM, most of the ATM's will have similar exchange rates. Note that due to covid there are no longer any Travelex currency exchange offices in US airports. 

Is it allowed for a non-traveler to go inside and help a traveler with their luggage on international arrivals, i.e. can I go to until luggage carrousel?

Asked by Maqsood Ahmed - Fri, 22 October

According to the airport "Gate Passes" are only issued for assisting unaccompanied minors for international flights. However, since gate passes are issued by the airlines, it is best to call your airline to see if they can issue you a gate pass at the ticketing counter. 

How can I find out if a flight has arrived?

Asked by Gregory A Smith - Mon, 18 October

You can check out real-time Boston Logan Arrivals Page.

Is Dine Boston Cafe in term E open?

Asked by Peter - Fri, 15 October

The airport website no longer has this restaurant listed. However, Stephanie's restaurant is located in Terminal E departures Level 3. 

If I go through security at Nantucket with Cape Air, do I have to go through security again to connect to American Airlines at terminal B?

Asked by billy - Mon, 4 October

No. When you land in Boston, Cape Air uses Terminal C, which is inside security area. You will just need to make your way to Terminal B for your American flight. Good luck and safe travels!

Where exactly in Terminal A is Legal Seafood?

Asked by Judith Perkins - Sat, 2 October

Legal's Test Kitchen is located in Terminal A, after security, across from Gate 5. It is not a full-blown Legal Seafood, but it is a concept operated by the same business, meaning you can get Chowda there!

If someone is arriving in Terminal B. It is a horseshoe shape. How can I figure out which side of the terminal they will exit on?

Asked by Roger - Fri, 1 October

Good question. Assuming they have checked luggage, this all depends on the baggage carousel assigned to. Carousels 1-3 are on the first "arm" of the horseshow, 5-6 are just after the turn, and 8-10 are at the very end. There are 2 walkways where travelers can cross over, so you can coordinate with your passengers and have them maneuver based on the traffic levels. Good luck!

Where is baggage claim in Terminal B?

Asked by Steven P Thacker - Fri, 1 October

There are 3 separate baggage claim areas in Terminal B, and where you end up is based on the Carousel used by your airline (there are 10 total carousels). Carousel 1-3 is on one side of the "horseshoe" shape of the terminal, and 5-10 are on the other side. 

I will be flying SATA out of terminal E on Thursday night, is there a place to exchange US dollars for Euros in terminal E?

Asked by Craig - Tue, 21 September

The currency exchange is currently closed in Terminal E and you will have to go through security again when connecting from Cape Air to American Airlines.

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Boston Logan Airport Q&A

Yes. While the official name is General Edward Lawerence Logan International Airport, it is also known as Boston Logan, BOS (IATA code), Logan International Airport, or simply Logan.
Boston Airport is a hub for Delta Air Lines.
The airport is approx 3.5 miles from Downtown, Boston, MA, US
Passengers are permitted to sleep in the airport. It remains open 24 hours a day and visitors can stay inside overnight. We also recommend these awesome BOS layover ideas.
Being one of the busiest airports in the US, you can fly to many cities from Logan Airport. Check out our direct flights page to see where you can fly from the airport.