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Travel Information

  1. Anime Boston by Air
  2. Anime Boston by Train
  3. Anime Boston by Bus
  4. Driving to Anime Boston
  5. Where to park the car
  6. Travel Discounts


  1. Anime Boston by Air
    Boston's Logan Airport is the closest airport to Anime Boston.

    From Logan Airport to the convention via Subway:

    1. Take a free bus from your terminal to the MBTA Blue Line subway station. (Bus 22 serves terminals A and B. Bus 33 serves terminals C and E.)
    2. Purchase a Charlie Ticket from the Vending Machines ($2.50 per ride) or get a Charlie Card and add money to the card (Charlie Card is Free - $2.00 per ride) and take the inbound train to Government Center.
    3. Go upstairs one level and change to any Outbound Green Line trolley.
    4. If you take a "B", "C", or "D" trolley, get off at the Hynes/ICA stop. When you exit the station, go left on Mass. Ave and left onto Boylston Street. The Hynes Convention Center will be on your right. If you take an "E" trolley, get off at the Prudential Center stop. Go up the escalators into the Prudential Center Mall. Follow the signs towards the Hynes and Sheraton.

    From Logan Airport to the convention via Subway (Alternative Route):

    1. Purchase a Charlie Ticket from the Vending Machines ($2.50 per ride) or get a Charlie Card and add money to the card (Charlie Card is Free - $2.00 per ride) and take the Silver Line Bus inbound to South Station, the Silver Line stops at all terminals.
    2. Switch from the Silver Line Bus to Red Line Inbound going towards Alewife getting off at Park St.
    3. Go upstairs one level and change to any Outbound Green Line trolley.
    4. If you take a "B", "C", or "D" trolley, get off at the Hynes/ICA stop. When you exit the station, go left on Mass. Ave and left onto Boylston Street. The Hynes Convention Center will be on your right. If you take an "E" trolley, get off at the Prudential Center stop. Go up the escalators into the Prudential Center Mall. Follow the signs towards the Hynes and Sheraton.

    Massport provides accessible van service to all terminals, Airport T station (which is wheelchair accessible) and to Wood Island T station (which is wheelchair accessible). To request service, use the free "Van Phone" in baggage claim areas or call (617) 561-1770. Note that the most Green Line stops are not currently wheelchair accessible.

    Subway maps are available on the MBTA web site.

    Taxis and vans:
    If you choose to take a taxi cab or airport van, these can be twice as fast (depending on traffic) but significantly more expensive. (A taxi costs about $35 between Logan Airport and Hynes Convention Center.) All taxis in Boston have a rate set by the Commissioner of Transportation.

    The rate is $2.60 for the first 1/7th mile or less and $0.40 for each additional mile after the first 1/7th mile. All Taxis have a set waiting fee of $28.00 per hour.

    If you are coming from the airport there will be an additional $3.50 in toll fees for going to/coming from the airport. There is a taxi stand at all terminals with relevant fee information as well as sanctioned taxis available for use.

    If you wish to call a taxi service there are six sanctioned companies in the city of Boston:

    1. Boston Cab - 617.536.5010
    2. City Cab - 617.536.5100
    3. Independent Cab (ITOA) - 617.269.4444
    4. Metro Cab - 617.782.5500
    5. Town Taxi - 617-536-5000

    Rental cars:
    We'd recommend taking the subway, taxi, or van before renting a car unless you plan to go some place outside the city that is not accessible via subway. If you still wish to rent a car, check our driving directions.

    For detailed information to and from Logan Airport, call 1-800-23-LOGAN (TTY: 1-800-262-3335)

  2. Anime Boston by Train
    Amtrak provides direct service to Boston's South Station.

    From South Station to the convention:

    1. Go downstairs near the front entrance to South Station and purchase a Charlie Ticket from the Vending Machines ($2.50 per ride) or get a Charlie Card and add money to the card (Charlie Card is Free - $2.00 per ride)
    2. Take an inbound Red Line train to Park Street.
    3. Go upstairs and change to any westbound Green Line trolley. (If you see trolleys marked "Lechmere" or "Government Center", you're on the wrong side.)
    4. If you take a "B", "C", or "D" trolley, get off at the Hynes/ICA stop. When you exit the station, go left on Mass. Ave and left onto Boylston Street. The Hynes Convention Center will be on your right. If you take an "E" trolley, get off at the Prudential Center stop. Go up the escalators into the Prudential Center Mall. Follow the signs towards the Hynes and Sheraton.

    Note: All Amtrak trains stop at the Back Bay Station, some commuter rail trains also stop at Back Bay Station. Get off the train here, exit the station and walk across the street to the Copley Place/Convention Center Complex entrance. You will need to walk through Copley Place, across the skywalk to the Prudential Center to get to the Hynes and Sheraton.

    If you are taking The Downeaster from Maine or coastal New Hampshire, you will arrive at North Station.

    From North Station to the convention:

    1. Follow the signs to the Green Line trolley and purchase a Charlie Ticket from the Vending Machines ($2.50 per ride) or get a Charlie Card and add money to the card (Charlie Card is Free - $2.00 per ride).
    2. Get on any inbound trolley.
    3. If you take a "B", "C", or "D" trolley, get off at the Hynes/ICA stop. When you exit the station, go left on Mass. Ave and left onto Boylston Street. The Hynes Convention Center will be on your right. If you take an "E" trolley, get off at the Prudential Center stop. Go up the escalators into the Prudential Center Mall. Follow the signs towards the Hynes and Sheraton.

    Subway maps are available on the MBTA web site and on the walls of every subway station.

    Anime Boston is easily accessible via the T.

    Taking the T to the convention:
    There are three T stations near the Hynes Convention Center complex.

    1. Green line "B", "C", or "D" trolley to the Hynes/ICA stop. When you exit the station, go left on Mass. Ave and left onto Boylston Street. The Hynes Convention Center will be on your right.
    2. Green line "E" trolley to the Prudential Center stop. Go up the escalators into the Prudential Center Mall. Follow the signs towards the Hynes and Sheraton.
    3. Orange line to the Back Bay stop. Walk across the street to Copley Place. Walk through the convention center complex to the Hynes and Sheraton.

    If you are coming to Boston via commuter rail, it provides service to a number of T stops such as North Station, South Station, Porter Square, and Back Bay.

    Maps and schedules are available on the MBTA web site.

    Tourist Note: Boston's subway system is known as "The T". It's short for "MBTA" which is short for "Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority". All T stations, stops, and vehicles are marked with a black "T" in a white circle. You can ride it between almost any two stops with a Charlie Ticket from a vending machine for $2.50 or you can get a Charlie Card for free at most major "T" stations and add value to the card to ride the "T" for $2.00.

  3. Anime Boston by Bus
    Bus lines (such as Greyhound, Peter Pan, Vermont Trailways) provide service to Boston's South Station.

    From South Station to the convention:

    1. Go downstairs near the front entrance to the South Station train station and purchase a Charlie Ticket from the Vending Machines ($2.50 per ride) or get a Charlie Card and add money to the card (Charlie Card is Free - $2.00 per ride).
    2. Take an inbound Red Line train to Park Street.
    3. Go upstairs and change to any Green Line trolley (except "Lechmere").
    4. If you take a "B", "C", or "D" trolley, get off at the Hynes/ICA stop. When you exit the station, go left on Mass. Ave and left onto Boylston Street. The Hynes Convention Center will be on your right. If you take an "E" trolley, get off at the Prudential Center stop. Go up the escalators into the Prudential Center Mall. Follow the signs towards the Hynes and Sheraton.

    Subway maps are available on the MBTA web site and on the walls of every subway station.

  4. Driving to Anime Boston
    So you're brave enough to face Boston traffic? We admire your courage. You will also want to also review parking options before heading into the city.

    Driving to the convention from the west:

    1. Take Route 90 (Mass Pike) east towards Boston.
    2. Take Exit 22 for the Prudential/Copley Square.
    3. Stay left at the exit and turn onto Huntington Avenue, staying left.
    4. At the next set of lights (Belvidere Street), take a right.
    5. Follow the curve in Belvidere Street to the next right hand turn in front of the Boston Sheraton Hotel driveway, bearing right onto Dalton Street.
    6. At the lights turn right onto Boylston Street.
    7. The main entrance to the Hynes will be on the right after the 4th set of lights.

    Driving to the convention from the north:

    1. Take Route 93 South into city.
    2. Exit at Cambridge/Storrow Drive (26B).
    3. Follow Storrow Drive approximately 2 miles to the Fenway/Kenmore exit (1st exit after Massachusetts Avenue, on left).
    4. Stay left as you exit Storrow Drive heading toward Fenway.
    5. Continue to 1st set of lights, staying left, continue onto Boylston Street.
    6. Go through 4 sets of lights on Boylston Street.
    7. The Hynes Convention Center Complex is on the left.

    Driving to the convention from the south:

    1. Take Route 93 North into the city.
    2. Exit at Andrews Square (16).
    3. Take left at light at top of ramp, continue straight for approximately 1 mile to Boylston Street.
    4. At light, take right onto Boylston Street.
    5. After the next set of lights, the Hynes will be on your right.

    Driving to the convention from Logan Airport:

    1. Follow signs to Sumner Tunnel/Route 93 North.
    2. Take the Route 93 North ramp as you exit the tunnel.
    3. Follow Storrow Drive approximately 2 miles to the Fenway/Kenmore exit (1st exit after Massachusetts Avenue, on left).
    4. Stay left as you exit Storrow Drive heading toward Fenway.
    5. Continue to 1st set of lights, staying left, continue onto Boylston Street.
    6. Go through 4 sets of lights on Boylston Street.
    7. The Hynes Convention Center Complex is on the left.

    These directions may change without notice due to constant construction.

    For traffic reports every 10 minutes during the day, turn to WBZ 1030 AM.

    Approximate driving times:

    • Worcester, MA = 60 minutes
    • Providence, RI = 60 minutes
    • Manchester, NH = 60 minutes
    • Hartford, CT = 90 minutes
    • Portland, ME = 2 hours
    • Burlington, VT = 3 hours
    • New York, NY = 4 hours
    • Bangor, ME = 4.5 hours
    • Montreal, QU = 4.5 hours
    • Baltimore, MD = 8 hours
    • Toronto, ON = 9 hours

  5. Where to Park the Car
    As any Bostonian can tell you, parking in the city is a nightmare. Fortunately, we've put together a little parking guide to help relieve that burden. You will want to review your parking options before heading into the city.

    Within a three-block walk of the Hynes Convention Center are numerous parking garages totaling over 4,400 spaces. There is limited meter parking available around the Hynes and adjacent streets.

    Prudential Center Parking Garage
    800 Boylston Street
    617-236-3060
    2,000 spaces
    Parking Rates: Vary (http://www.prudentialcenter.com/parking/rates.php)
    Directions: The easiest entrance for Hynes conventioneers is either the Dalton Street Entrance or the Boylston Street Entrance. This map shows several of the parking garages in the area: http://www.prudentialcenter.com/gettinghere/index.php

    Sheraton Boston Hotel Valet Parking
    39 Dalton St
    617-236-4106
    250 Spaces - $47 per night, includes in and out privileges, and 2pm retrieval on day of check out
    Directions: Take a right onto Dalton Street off of Boylston Street (immediately before the Convention Center); the Sheraton will be on the left. From Huntington Avenue going out of the city, take a right onto Belvidere Street (right after the Prudential Center), take next right onto Dalton Street; the Sheraton will be on the right. From Huntington going into the city, take a left onto Belvidere Street right before the Prudential Center.

    Copley Place Parking Garage
    100 Huntington Avenue
    (Corner of Huntington Avenue & Dartmouth Street)
    617-369-5025
    1400 spaces, Varies (http://www.simon.com/mall/guestservices.aspx?id=784
    Directions: Go straight down Boylston Street past the Convention Center, take a right onto Exeter Street; at light, garage will be directly across the street in front of you.

    Boston Marriott Hotel Valet Parking
    100 Huntington Avenue
    617-236-5800
    225 spaces, $47 per night
    Directions: Go straight down Boylston Street past the Convention Center, take a right onto Ring Road (right before Lord & Taylor), at light bear left and immediately take a right into the garage.

    Westin Copley Place Parking Garage
    10 Huntington Avenue
    617-262-9600
    VALET PARKING - 265 spaces, $49 per day
    Directions: Go straight down Boylston Street past the Convention Center, take a right onto Dartmouth Street, then a right onto Huntington Avenue. The entrance will be on your right.

    Colonnade Hotel Parking Garage
    120 Huntington Avenue
    617-424-7000
    Approximately 160 spaces, $38 per night
    Directions: Go straight down Boylston Street past the Convention Center, take a right onto Ring Road (right before Lord & Taylor), at light take a right onto Huntington Avenue. Colonnade will be on the left.

    Back Bay Hilton Hotel Parking Garage
    40 Dalton Street
    617-236-1100
    220 spaces, $41 per day, self parking
    Directions: Take a right onto Dalton Street off of Boylston Street (immediately before the Convention Center); the Hilton will be on the right. From Huntington Avenue going out of the city, take a right onto Belvidere Street (right after the Prudential Center), take next right onto Dalton Street; the Hilton will be on the left. From Huntington Avenu going into the city, take a left onto Belvedere Street right before the Prudential Center.

    Auditorium Parking Garage
    50 Dalton Street
    617-723-1488
    500 spaces, Maximum $32 per day
    Directions: Take a right onto Dalton Street off of Boylston Street (immediately before the Convention Center); the garage will be on the right. From Huntington Avenue going out of the city, take a right onto Belvedere Street (right after the Prudential Center), take next right onto Dalton Street; the garage will be after the movie theater on the left. From Huntington Avenue going into the city, take a left onto Belvedere Street (right before the Prudential Center).

    Belvidere Stree Lot
    53 Belvidere Street
    617-536-0910
    60 spaces, Maximum $29 per day
    Directions: From Huntington Avenue going into the city, take a left onto Belvidere Street (right before the Prudential Center). 53 Belvidere Street parking lot is conveniently opposite the Hilton Back Bay and Sheraton Boston Hotels. The Prudential Center, Hynes Convention Center, and the Mary Baker Eddy Library are a short walking distance away. Mass Ave and Boylston Street are also located not far away. The parking lot can be reached via Boylston Street (eastbound) to Dalton Street, or via Huntington Avenue to Belvidere Street.

    MBTA Garages & Lots
    If you're on a tight budget, don't have too much to carry, and won't need your car until you leave, you might like to consider parking at one of the following MBTA garages.

    Coming from the north: Alewife Garage (located at the intersection of Route 2 and Route 16)
    It is located at the northwest end of the Red Line. With a transfer at Park Street to the Green Line Westbound, it's about a 45 minute subway ride to the Convention Center.
    Rates as of Jan 04, 2014:

    1. Flat rate: $7.00 per day, $8 overnight
    2. Subway fare: $2.50 with a Charlie Ticket and $2.00 with a Charlie Card per person each way

    Coming from the west: Riverside Lot (located at the intersection of Route 2 and Route 16)
    It is located at the northwest end of the Red Line. With a transfer at Park Street to the Green Line Westbound, it's about a 45 minute subway ride to the Convention Center.
    Rates as of Jan 04, 2014:

    1. Flat rate: $6.00 per day
    2. Subway fare: $2.50 with a Charlie Ticket and $2.00 with a Charlie Card per person each way

    Coming from the south: Quincy Adams Garage (Burgin Parkway at Centre Street, Quincy)
    This is the second to last southern stop on the Braintree branch of the Red Line. Travel inbound towards Alewife and a transfer at Park Street to the Green Line Westbound will take about 45 minutes.
    Rates as of Jan 04, 2014:

    1. Flat rate: $7.00 per day, $8 overnight
    2. Subway fare: : $2.50 with a Charlie Ticket and $2.00 with a Charlie Card per person each way

  6. Travel Discounts

    There are no travel discounts currently available.