Travel Information

Welcome to Boston

Boston is an extraordinary destination, where the richness of American history is complemented by the vibrancy of a modern, innovative city. Boston’s arts, theatre and cultural attractions, distinctive dining, world-class shopping and championship sports teams attract millions of visitors each year. The city’s neighborhoods, each with its own personality, offer unique experiences, and the compact layout makes it ideal to explore. 

Boston

Getting Around Boston

Take the "T" 
Boston's public transportation system is operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), but locals know it simply as the "T". It offers subway, bus, trolley car, and boat service to just about everywhere in the Greater Boston area and beyond. Subway stops are color-coded - Red Line, Green Line, Blue Line, Orange Line, or Silver Line. The Sheraton Boston is only 2 blocks away from the Prudential stop on the Green Line. 

To ride the T, you'll need a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket, which can be purchased at most subway station vending machines and select convenience stores. The basic fare for a one-way ride is $2.40, and kids 11 years and younger ride free. Plus, your Charlie Card will provide you with more than 75 discounts on attractions during your visit! 

The "T's" LinkPass gives visitors unlimited travel on Subway, Local Bus, Inner Harbor Ferry, and Commuter Rail Zone 1A for one day ($11.00) or seven days ($22.50). More than 500 fare-vending machines are located throughout all subway stations.

Take the T from the Airport  - Boston Logan Airport Wayfinder
 

Logan Express Bus 
Logan Express stops at all terminals. Bus route time is approximately 20 minutes, starting every half hour. The cost to ride is only $3 (credit or debit card only). Be sure to allow extra time during rush hour periods.

Bus Route Stops 
From Airport (6:00 am - 10:00 pm) - Every 30 minutes
Terminal A, B, C, E (Arrivals Level pick-up at Logan Express stops)
Copley Square, St. James Avenue
Hynes Convention Center

To Airport  (5:00 am - 9:00 pm) - Every 30 minutes
Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street (opposite Gloucester Street)
Back Bay T Station, Dartmouth Street 
Terminal A, B, C, E (Departures Level drop-off)

BLUEbikes
BLUEbikes is Boston's bike-sharing system, providing over 100 stations and 1,000 bikes available in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. Using BLUEbikes is easy and tailored to fit your needs. Choose between an Annual Membership, Monthly Membership, or 24-hour Pass and access the fleet when you want. Please review the pricing page for additional information.

Information for Lactating Parents Attending SGIM24

Lactation Room
There will be a dedicated lactation suite at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. The suite will include a mini-refrigerator, chairs, and electrical outlets. To access the room, check in with the Registration Desk staff for a key.

Traveling with Breast Milk 
Formula, breast milk, toddler drinks, and baby/toddler food (to include puree pouches) in quantities greater than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters are allowed in carry-on baggage and do not need to fit within a quart-sized bag since these are considered medically necessary liquids. This also applies to breast milk and formula cooling accessories, such as ice packs, freezer packs, and gel packs. Your child or infant does not need to be present or traveling with you to bring breast milk, formula and/or related supplies.

Inform the TSA officer at the beginning of the screening process that you are carrying formula, breast milk, toddler drinks, and baby/toddler food (to include puree pouches) in excess of 3.4 ounces. (https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/items/breast-milk

Transporting breast milk 
There are several options for shipping expressed breast milk to and from your home in cold temperature-controlled packages. These services may be helpful for parents who do not wish to carry expressed breast milk during the travel to Boston, MA. Check your institution’s travel policies to ask if shipping breastmilk will be reimbursed.

Shipping Options Include*:

*SGIM lists these services for illustrative purposes only and does not endorse using any service. Other shipping services not listed may be available.