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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
This terminal was opened in 1974. It has a post-security walkway that connects Terminal B North to Terminal B South.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many parking lots offer affordable off-site parking near BOS Airport. Most of the off-site parking lots allow 24/7 access.
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 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.
Address: 500 Terminal E, Boston, MA 02128-2015 USA
Phone: (800) 235 6426
Have you lost an item at the airport? Lost & Found.
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.
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
Can you walk to car rental center from spirit arrival flight at 11:30 pm?
Asked by Julie - Wed, 10 November
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
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
Which cash machine has the best exchange rate?
Asked by Sylvester Osemare Aigbe - Sun, 24 October
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
How can I find out if a flight has arrived?
Asked by Gregory A Smith - Mon, 18 October
Is Dine Boston Cafe in term E open?
Asked by Peter - Fri, 15 October
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
Where exactly in Terminal A is Legal Seafood?
Asked by Judith Perkins - Sat, 2 October
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
Where is baggage claim in Terminal B?
Asked by Steven P Thacker - Fri, 1 October
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