Rental companies may charge extra for drivers aged under 25, normally payable when you pick up your car. Age restrictions may apply in certain locations. Check the rental company's website before booking.

Car Hire in Boston

Car Hire in Boston

Boston is known for its sports teams and visual and performing arts scene. Delicious seafood cuisine like New England clam chowder and lobster, among many other things, abounds. You probably need to rent a car in Boston if you truly want to see what the area has to offer. There are multiple car hires in Boston to choose from. Hertz, Avis, Budget, Enterprise Rent-a-Car and more are available. A car rental in Boston may be picked up at Boston Logan Airport (BOS) or at one of the multiple rental offices in downtown Boston.

Car Hire at Boston Airport

Boston Logan Airport is located a little over three miles from downtown Boston. It is not difficult to find a car rental in Boston, but it is relatively easier at the airport. Rental companies at the airport include Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget and Avis. Companies offering rental cars at Boston Logan operate out of a consolidated rental car centre (RCC). You can take the blue and white shuttle buses at curbside on the lower level of each terminal to pick up your rent a car in Boston. If you prefer, you can take the metro line (T) from either the airport or the bus terminal to downtown Boston. There, you will find many other rental agencies for a hire car in Boston.

Driving in Boston

A pedestrian-friendly city, Boston is easy to get around on foot. Streets frequently feature bike lanes and travelling bicyclists, so use caution when driving. It is advisable to rent a smaller car hire in Boston, as the streets are generally very narrow. Also, parking spaces are frequently small. There are many one-way streets and multiple streets with the same name that GPS may not detect. Much of the city has rotaries, circular road junctions where cars usually go only counterclockwise. When driving in rotaries, assume the other drivers have the right of way.

If you are looking for some popular neighbourhoods to visit, consider the trendy Fenway/Kenmore Square. This neighbourhood bustles with college activity and features cool places to eat, not to mention the historic Fenway Park. Jamaica Plain is a diverse neighbourhood that is hip, historical and full of grand Victorian houses. The South End and Back Bay both offer trendy bistros, cafés and nightclubs. The Theatre District, south of the Common, offers the best in live shows.

Parking in Boston

Parking in Boston is usually found either at meters on the street or in parking garages. If you plan in advance, you can find deals on all-day parking in garages online. Be sure to take notice of posted signage when parking on the street.

Where to Go and What to See in Boston

When you get your hire car for Boston, you may wish to drive to some popular destinations or take a day trip. Fans of the TV show “Cheers” will be compelled to stop by the bar on Beacon Street that is shown in the opening credits. Visit one of Boston’s many museums, including the Boston Tea Party Museum.

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