Getting to Boston

Boston Logan International Airport

Boston Logan International Airport is one of the nation’s busiest airports despite operating in the second smallest footprint among the top 20 major American airports. Surrounded by Boston Harbor on three sides, we make the most of our 1,700-acre land area.

The four passenger terminals, A, B, C and E, are self-contained, each with its own ticketing, baggage claim, ground transportation service, free WiFi, and food and retail options. The terminals are connected to the central parking garage by a walkway system, and to public transportation with a free shuttle bus system. The Silver Line to South Station in downtown Boston is free as well. In all, there are 94 gates with contact jet bridges and nine regional jet gates at the airport, and more than 40 airlines fly nonstop to more than 100 domestic and international destinations.

ADA Information for Boston Logan International Airport

Driving Directions to hotel | Get on MA-1A S from Airport Rd - Departure Level3 min (1.0 mi)Continue on MA-1A S. Take MA-28 S and Storrow Dr to Charlesgate. Take the exit toward Fenway from Storrow Dr8 min (4.3 mi)Take Boylston St to Dalton St5 min (0.7 mi)Sheraton Boston Hotel39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199, USA

Boston Logan International Airport

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Hotel Direction: 4 miles E

Estimated taxi fare: 30 USD (one way)
Bus service, fee: 5.00 USD (one way)
Subway service, fee: 2.75 USD (one way)

Public Transportation from Logan Airport
From Logan Airport: catch the Blue Line (towards Bowdoin) and get off at State Street. Transfer to the Orange Line (towards Forest Hills) and get off at Back Bay Station. One can get off at Back Bay and walk through the Prudential Center straight to the Sheraton without setting foot outside.

Boston Logan International Airport. Image credit: massmatt

Getting Around

Operates from 5 am to 12 am daily

The MBTA is Boston’s public transportation system, and it’s a great way to get around quickly and cheaply.

Click here for most up-to-date fares

MBTA Trip Planner

Accessibility Information

Charlie Tickets

You can buy paper “Charlie Tickets” for single or multiple subway rides at vending machines located in most stations. When your ticket runs low, visit a fare vending machine to add value. A single basic fare for the T is $2.75 with a Charlie Ticket, although if you pick up a Charlie Card (a plastic card like a credit card), the fare is lower at $2.25 for one way. You can load the Charlie Card with an amount of your choosing, so it's smart way to explore the city. They're available at almost every T stop, and are free to get. 


The "T"

The “T” refers to the subway, which runs throughout Boston, into Cambridge, and into nearby suburbs, providing access to all the attractions located in Boston. Just look for the big "T" in a circle to find a stop.

T system Map

Boston Visitor's Guide to the T

The closest stop to the hotel is Prudential on the E Line on the Green Line.


Bus Routes and Schedule

Commuter Rail

Whether you’re trying to plan your commute to work or you just want to get out of the city for a bit, the Commuter Rail offers easy connections to and from Boston and the surrounding communities.

Beginners Guide to the Commuter Rail

Commuter Rail Map

Commuter Rail Routes and Schedules

Other Options

You can also take a Hop On/Hop Off Trolley Tour to see the sites at your own pace. And, if you are venturing to attractions beyond city limits, Enterprise Rental Car offers a special deal for Go Boston pass customers!


Taxis are widely available, easy to flag down, and a great option for getting around the city after the T’s operating hours. Popular ride-sharing services are available in Boston as an alternative to taxis as well, with services like Lyft and Uber easy to use and access. Keep in mind that you will need to download the app of your chosen service in advance, so do some research before your trip.


There are three Amtrak stations serving central Boston including:

South Station: take the Red Line (towards Alewife) and get off at Downtown Crossing (a single stop). Take the Orange Line (towards Forest Hills) and get off at Back Bay Station. 
Back Bay- this is the closest to the hotel. Walk through the Prudential Center to the Shertaon. The station is approximately a 12 minute walk from the hotel
North Station:  take the Green Line trains (A, B, C, D) to Hynes Convention Center and it is a 0.3 miles to the front door of the Sheraton on Dalton Street. If one takes the E Line (Green), then take it to Prudential.

Amtrak Tickets: Visit or call (800) USA-RAIL.


Depending on where and when you’re looking to park in Boston, securing a spot can be difficult. Most street parking downtown is metered with time limits and restrictions are strictly enforced. Parking garages are easy to find, but can be pricey. If you park in a garage, check to see if it offers validated parking (for, example, guests of a hotel or nearby attraction).

Childcare Resource

Attendees who require childcare needs during the meeting are advised to make arrangements prior to conference, as formal childcare services are not provided at the meeting. The OAH assumes no responsibility with respect to the services and accepts no liabilities related to the services provided by the option below. The service provider below came at the recommendation of Boston CVB.


Best Practices for International Travelers to the Conference

Overall, international travelers need to be well prepared before traveling to the U.S. Specifically:

  1. Be prepared to explain where you are from, why you are coming to the U.S., where you will be staying, and your plans for departing the U.S.
  2. Be able to explain who you are, what you do, and the purpose of your conference in one or two sentences. (It is okay to rehearse!).
  3. It is a good idea to have a paper copy of your itinerary and paper evidence of your conference or activities.
  4. Have your papers organized and accessible—not in your checked bag. It is best to have hard copies—don't assume you can access information on your phone (and it may not be wise to do so).
  5. Be polite, well-mannered, and professionally dressed.
  6. Follow western cultural customs of eye contact.
  7. If you are receiving an honorarium or reimbursement of expenses, you may need to be able to explain how that is within the scope of your visa type, and be clear that you are not coming in to the U.S. "to work." If receiving an honorarium, a pocket letter explaining this may also be wise.
  8. If you have any criminal history, you probably want to consult with an attorney.
  9. If you have traveled to one of the 6 countries listed in the travel ban or have ties to those countries, you probably should consult with an attorney.
  10. Be prepared for delays.