The following text is adapted from an email from Nell Davidson, MD.
I wanted to try public transportation in Boston when I visited for program planning in November. Since my flight arrived at Boston Logan International Airport during rush hour on a Wednesday evening it seemed like a perfect excuse NOT to take a taxi anywhere—why sit and suffer in traffic?
So instead I bought a $2.50 ticket for the subway inside the airport and then caught the bus headed to the BLUE line airport stop.
I caught a BLUE Line MTA (subway) towards Bowdoin to the State Street stop (three stops away) and changed to the ORANGE line.
Then I took the ORANGE Line subway headed towards Forest Hills to the Back Bay stop and got off (four stops). At each subway you need to make sure which direction train you are taking—there are plenty of signs.
You will then come up and out of the station across the street from Copley Place (a rather upscale shopping mall).
Enter Copley Place anywhere and start looking for signs to the Marriott, the Westin, or the Sheraton—they are all accessed through Copley Place. It’s only a five minute walk at this point.
At every step of the way, if I hesitated for even a moment or two, someone came up to me and said “can I help you find your way?” You can’t beat that!
Total travel time was about 30 minutes.