Car Hire at Boston Logan International Airport
This information is correct as of October 2015
Explore New England at your leisure with car hire at Boston Logan International Airport. Car hire is an essential addition to any trip to the USA, and when you rent a car in Boston some of the country's most historic sites are within easy striking distance.
Where to hire a car at Boston Logan International Airport
Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty all offer car hire from Boston Logan International Airport.
Petrol stations near Boston Logan International Airport
If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There is a Gulf Express petrol station on the grounds of the airport.
Driving around Boston Logan International Airport
The I-90 interstate (Boston to Seattle) passes near the airport. There are a lot of large roads surrounding Boston Logan, so it's important to know exactly where you're going. We recommend searching for a car hire package which includes a sat-nav system. Traffic in the USA drives on the right, which can take a little while to get used to if you've only driven on British roads. Automatic cars are more popular, but you can specify manual transmission when you search for car hire if you prefer.
Getting to your destination
Revolutionary history, renowned universities, and a packed cultural character combine to make Boston one of the most vibrant cities in the USA.
It takes about 10 minutes to drive into Boston from the airport. On-street parking in Boston is metered, and charges apply between 8am-8pm Monday to Saturday. You can park for a maximum of two hours, at a rate of $1.25 (about 80p) per hour. If you're staying overnight with your rental car there are plenty of hotels in Boston with guest parking.
Famous for its witch trials, Salem is a joy for history buffs. Traditional buildings line the streets and there's a range of interesting museums covering everything from pirates to maritime art.
It takes about 40 minutes to drive to Salem from Boston Logan International Airport. Parking is available on-street (with meters) and in public parking lots. Meter prices range from 50 cents to $1.50 (35p-£1) per hour, depending on how close to the city centre you are.
Maine's largest city boasts an excellent food scene, fantastic art galleries, and a good range of pretty parks and gardens.
It takes about an hour and 45 minutes to drive to Portland from Boston Logan International Airport. There are more than 1,500 metered on-street parking spaces in the city. Parking at meters costs $1 (about 65p) an hour, between 9am and 6pm Monday to Saturday. Feeding meters is strictly forbidden, so if you want to park long-term it's best to leave your car in a parking lot. Many of the garages have a maximum daily rate of £21 (about £13.70).
Prices subject to change