Taking a Cab from Logan Airport

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SweetNothing SweetNot…
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Jun 21, 2006
If you’re not a traveler fortunate enough to have a friend or family

member picking you up, you might have to take a cab from Logan Airport.

Fortunately, in front of every airport terminal a 24-hour cab stand

awaits visitors with service to all of New England.

Wait in the cab stand line and soon an attendant will direct you to a

cab, based on how many people you have in your party. When you step

into the cab, the first thing the driver will do is input the price of

the tolls into the meter. Don’t worry the cab driver isn’t trying to

swindle you. Trips from Logan cost $6.00 in tunnel fees. After this,

all areas within a 12-mile radius of downtown Boston are charged a

metered rate. Beyond the 12-mile radius the charge is a flat rate. The

rates are as follows:

Meter Rates:

• $1.75 for the first 1/8th mile or less

• $0.30 for each additional 1/8th of a mile

Waiting Time:

• $24.00 per each hour

Flat Rate:

• Dedham and Lexington are no longer flat rate communities and shall be charged metered rates

• $2.60 per mile (as quoted in the “Official Flat Rate Guide”)

Trust the driver or your own route?

Any passenger can tell the driver the route he or she wishes to

travel. However, the City of Boston’s website articulates that, “If

this route is longer and costs more, it is the customer's

responsibility.” However, being new to town, you might not know the

fastest route. If you are concerned, it may be a good idea to call your

hotel and ask them what route they would take from the airport and

bring these directions with you on your trip.

What if my driver gets lost?

In some cases, a driver might not be very familiar with a

particular neighborhood. For example, a Boston cabbie might not know a

Cambridge Street. If you are staying in a Cambridge, Somerville, or

anywhere outside of Boston be sure to bring a set of directions or

street map with you. You can print these maps online at Google Maps,

Yahoo Maps or Map Quest. Most likely this precaution will not be

needed, but they do come in handy in the event your driver is

unfamiliar with a hotel or street name.

Listed below are the current Approximate Meter Rates to Boston Area Hotels:


Best Western/Children's Inn $20.50

Boston Harbor Hotel $14.20

Boston Marriott Copley Place $15.35

Boston Marriott Long Wharf $10.90

Boston Park Plaza Hotel $14.00

Colannade Hotel $18.10

Copley Square Hotel $16.90

Daystop of Boston $25.30

Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel $15.50

Four Seasons Hotel $13.10

Hilton Hotel/Back Bay $18.60

Holiday Inn Select/East Boston $8.50

Holiday Inn Select/Government Center $12.00

Howard Johnson/Kenmore $16.90

Howard Johnson/Fenway $16.90

Lenox Hotel $15.25

Meridien Hotel $11.70

Midtown Hotel $18.10

Omni Parker House $10.80

Radisson Hotel $14.00

Regal Bostonian Hotel $9.70

Ritz Carlton Boston $13.80

Sheraton Boston Hotel at Prudential $18.10

South Bay Hotel/I-93 South $18.60

Susse Chalet/Dorchester $23.20

Swissotel Boston $13.80

Tremont House $15.50

Westin Hotel/Copley $15.25

*Written using information borrowed from the Massport website:
Girl_from_Germany says:
Many thanks, that's excellent advice! I am flying to Boston tomorrow and many cab drivers all over the world tried to rip me off already. Not this time...!!! :D
Posted on: Jul 18, 2007
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