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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

    Sell me a ticket for that airplane, ain't got time to take a fast train. Lonely days are gone, I'm a going to Anime Boston...

    There are many flights into Logan International Airport (the closest airport to Anime Boston) and even more ways to make your way from the airport to us! Here we have a few ways that will help you leave the safety of the airlines and join your fellow Otaku in celebrating all things Anime Boston!!

    Option 1: The Subway – Boston's Subway system known as the T can get you from the airport to Hynes Convention Center fairly quickly – Here's how (all Rates are valid as of January 12, 2015):

    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 ($2.65 per ride) or get a Charlie Card and add money to the card (Charlie Card is Free - $2.10 per ride) and take the Silver Line Bus inbound to South Station, the Silver Line stops at all terminals.
    3. 3. Switch from the Silver Line Bus to Red Line Inbound going towards Alewife getting off at Park St.
    4. Go upstairs one level and change to any Outbound Green Line trolley.
    5. 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 most Green Line stops are not currently wheelchair accessible.

    Subway maps are available on the MBTA web site.

    Option 2: Taxi or Airport Van (All rates valid as of January 12, 2015)

    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 the 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 seven sanctioned companies in the city of Boston:

    1. Boston Cab Associates- 617.536.3200
    2. Top Cab- 617.266.4800
    3. City Cab Associates- 617.536.5100
    4. I.T.O.A. Cab Associates - 617.825.4000
    5. Metro Cab Associates- 617.782.5500
    6. Tunnel Taxi- 617.567.2700
    7. 617TaxiCab Inc. - 617.829.4222

    Option 3: Renting a car – There are several rental car companies available at the airport.

  2. Anime Boston by Train

    Choo Choo! If you hate to fly, and can't bring yourself to drive THAT far to Anime Boston, you may want to consider the alternative yet entertaining modes of transportation known as “The Train” or “The Bus”.

    There are several trains that you can take into Boston all the way from Amtrak to the Commuter Rail train. Each one will drop you off at one of Boston's finest Centralized Stations! Here's how to get to us once you arrive at your fabulous Destination Station!

    (All rates valid as of January 12, 2015)

    Amtrak provides direct service to Boston's South Station. 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.

    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 ($2.65 per ride) or get a Charlie Card and add money to the card (Charlie Card is Free - $2.10 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", 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.

    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 ($2.65 per ride) or get a Charlie Card and add money to the card (Charlie Card is Free - $2.10 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 for your convenience.

    Speaking of which, if you are already in the city and want to get to the Convention, why not try the Subway! 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 $2.65 or you can get a Charlie Card for free at most major "T" stations and add value to the card.

    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.

  3. Anime Boston by Bus

    Of course you may prefer to get to 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 ($2.65 per ride) or get a Charlie Card and add money to the card (Charlie Card is Free - $2.10 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 for your convenience.

  4. Driving to Anime Boston

    So you're brave enough to face Boston traffic? We admire your courage. We recommend that you also review parking options before heading into the city. After all, you are going to need somewhere to store your car while you enjoy the con. The following are instructions to get you to Anime Boston from just about every direction:

    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

    “The White Zone is for the loading and unloading of passengers only.” Uh-Oh where are you gonna park the car? Let's face it, since teleportation is still a long way off there is a distinct possibility that some of you will have driven into the city to get to the convention. If you have taken your life into your own hands to do so, you're now going to need some place to park it while you enjoy the finer Convention sites. We thought it would be easier if we gave you a little help in this department by pointing out a few good places to park.

    Remember for discounts on parking or tips on other parking lots, you can always go to Spothero’s Parking website.

    (All rates valid as of January 12, 2015)

    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: Varies
    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.

    Sheraton Boston Hotel Valet Parking
    39 Dalton St
    617-236-2000
    200 Spaces (with 500 spaces available in the garage across the street) - $51 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.

    Sheraton Boston Hotel Self Parking
    39 Dalton St
    617-236-2000
    3,000 Spaces $51 per day
    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)
    617-262-6600
    1400 spaces
    Parking Rates: Varies
    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, $51 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, $51 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, $42 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 Avenue going into the city, take a left onto Belvidere Street right before the Prudential Center.

    Auditorium Parking Garage
    50 Dalton Street
    617-247-8006
    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 Belvidere 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 Belvidere Street (right before the Prudential Center).

    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.

    1. Flat rate: $7.00 per day, $8 overnight
    2. Subway fare: $2.65 with a Charlie Ticket and $2.10 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.

    1. Flat rate: $6.00 per day. $13.00 overnight, $7.00 each additional day should you choose to leave your car for the whole weekend.
    2. Subway fare: $2.65 with a Charlie Ticket and $2.10 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.

    1. Flat rate: $7.00 per day, $8 overnight
    2. Subway fare: : $2.65 with a Charlie Ticket and $2.10 with a Charlie Card per person each way

  6. Travel Discounts

    There are no travel discounts currently available.