Getting to Anthro New England isn’t as difficult as you might think! Being located within South Boston in the Waterfront & Seaport district, makes it very easy to get to and from the convention. Please read this guide carefully for some suggestions for traveling to and from Anthro New England and the city of Boston.
BOSTON LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
Boston Logan (KBOS) is the primary airport for flying into Boston and will leave you roughly 10 minutes away by car or rideshare from the Westin Boston Seaport. The MBTA operates a Silver Line bus service, the SL1 every 15 minutes in both directions from Boston Logan and World Trade Center station, a short 5 minute walk away from the Westin Boston Seaport hotel. We recommend using Google Maps to plan your route accordingly, as transit options may fluctuate depending on your arrival time. For more info, including flights and airport information regarding Boston Logan International Airport, click here.
RHODE ISLAND T. F. GREEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport (KPVD) is the main airport of the state of Rhode Island, located 10 minutes south of Providence. Rhode Island International is roughly 1 hour away from Boston by car or rideshare. The airport offers a few international flights as well as plenty of domestic flights, and is connected to Boston via an MBTA Station a short walk out of the terminal via the skybridge. The Providence/Stoughton line provides regular service that takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to arrive at South Station Station, a short walk from the Westin Boston Seaport hotel. For more info, including flights and airport information regarding Rhode Island International Airport, click here.
MANCHESTER-BOSTON REGIONAL AIRPORT.
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (KMHT) is the main airport of the state of New Hampshire, located 3 miles south of Manchester, NH. The airport offers plenty of domestic flights, and is roughly 55 minutes away from Boston by car or rideshare. Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is served by three daily trips via Greyhound Bus, providing transportation to Boston South Station, located a 15 minute walk away from the Westin Boston Seaport hotel. For more info, including flights and airport information regarding Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, click here.
WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT.
Worcester Regional Airport (KORH) is a regional airport in central Massachusetts, located 51 miles west of Boston. Worcester Regional Airport is roughly 1 hour away from Boston by car or rideshare. The airport offers plenty of domestic flights and is connected to Boston via an MBTA Station a short walk out of the terminal via Airport Drive and Goddard Memorial Drive. The Framingham/Worcester line provides regular service that takes approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes to arrive at South Station, a short walk from the Westin Boston Seaport hotel. For more info, including flights and airport information regarding Worcester Regional Airport, click here.
AMTRAK – NORTHEAST REGIONAL/ACELA EXPRESS.
The Amtrak Northeast Regional line runs from Washington D.C. all the way up to Boston South Station, with stops in Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Along this route, Amtrak also runs a high-speed rail line, the Acela Express. The Acela reduces the overall duration of the route and travels at a much higher speed, and skips some stops depending on the specific train run. Some specific Northeast Regional services also include a sleeper car, with private roomettes for overnight journeys. Please confirm and refer to Amtrak’s website for more specific details regarding specific trains and timetables – but as a general rule, you are allowed to take two large suitcases for free and store them with you in the cabin car as well as any items you can carry. We recommend you exit at Boston South Station (BOS), which will leave you a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute rideshare to the Westin Boston Seaport hotel.
For more info about the Northeast Regional Route, click here.
AMTRAK – DOWNEASTER.
The Amtrak Downeaster line runs from Brunswick, Maine all the way down to Boston North Station, with stops in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Please confirm and refer to Amtrak’s website for more specific details regarding specific trains and timetables – but as a general rule, you are allowed to take two large suitcases for free and store them with you in the cabin car as well as any items you can carry. We recommend you exit at Boston North Station (BON), and either take a 15 minute rideshare, or take the MBTA, which varies between several bus services depending on the time of day – so please refer to Google Maps to confirm available transit options from the MBTA at your desired time.
For more info about the Downeaster Rail Route, click here.
AMTRAK – LAKE SHORE LIMITED.
The Amtrak Lake Shore Limited runs all the way from Chicago, Illinois to Boston South Station. This train takes an up to 21 hour journey from Chicago to it’s destination in Boston, with stops in Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Please confirm and refer to Amtrak’s website for more specific details regarding specific trains and timetables – but as a general rule, you are allowed to take two large suitcases for free and store them with you in the cabin car as well as any items you can carry. Please note that UNLIKE other Amtrak routes listed above, the Lake Shore Limited no longer features a baggage car to Boston – which means you will be unable to check excess baggage beyond two luggage. Please plan accordingly. We recommend you exit at Boston South Station (BOS), and take the short 15 minute walk or catch a rideshare to the Westin Boston Seaport hotel.
For more info about the Lake Shore Limited Rail Route, click here.
MBTA COMMUTER RAIL & SUBWAY.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority provides commuter rail service for much of Massachusetts with its commuter rail and inner-city Subway (T) routes, which may prove the most cost effective for those living within the state. We recommend exiting via the nearest station to ANE’s hotel, Boston South Station (served by the red line and Commuter Rail) located a 15 minute walk away from the Westin Boston Seaport hotel.
For MBTA Stops with overnight parking, click here.
For more info about the MBTA T & Commuter Rail, click here.
If you don’t live near a train station, airport, or you don’t want to use either of those methods to get to Boston – no problem! Greyhound buses run largely throughout the United States and Canada. You can book a trip from a bus stop near you, and from there make connections if necessary to drop you off in Boston! This is generally a very cheap option – if you’re willing to spend the time on a bus, but don’t worry! Every bus comes with power outlets, legroom, and on-board WiFi.
For more info about the Greyhound Bus service, click here.
DRIVING BY CAR.
So, you’ve decided to make the journey on your own terms? Good on ya! Of course, we recommend you travel in a safe, maintained vehicle, and drive in accordance with local laws and all of that. We recommend the use of a GPS device, or a navigation app on your phone – such as Google Maps or Waze. Stay safe out there! When you finally arrive, refer to the below Parking section for some suggestions and tips for parking in the big city.
Please read this guide carefully for some tips for parking in and around Boston. Anthro New England is located in the beautiful Seaport district in South Boston! There are several options for parking and commuting to the convention. ANE’s hotel, the Westin Boston Seaport hotel, does operate its own parking garage. In addition, we list below some parking options that are from third parties, operated outside of the convention’s control. Please be aware that parking can be expensive – be sure to review the options below to avoid sticker shock!
WESTIN BOSTON SEAPORT PARKING GARAGE.
The Westin Boston Seaport hotel offers in garage parking for $44 per night. The parking garage is located underground, with an entrance and exit right by the main lobby off East Side Drive.
WESTIN BOSTON SEAPORT VALET.
The Westin Boston Seaport hotel offers Valet Parking for $54 per night. Valet Parking is located at the main lobby entrance, please see the valet parking booth.
STREET PARKING APPS.
We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through various parking apps, including SpotHero, to find the best rates possible prior to arriving in Boston.
You’ll find the best pricing in advance online – and save yourself on hassle of finding and parking the day of the convention.
PARKING GARAGES IN BOSTON.
Calling ahead to review availability & specifics is strongly recommended!
Below is a chart listing our recommended MBTA T station stops that offer overnight parking, with the line color, address, and maximum daily rate for parking.
|MBTA Stops With Overnight Parking:||Address||City|| Daily Max
|Braintree||197 Ivory St||Braintree||$15|
|Quincy Adams||180 Penn St||Quincy||$15|
|Alewife||135 Alewife Brook Pkwy||Cambridge||$15|
|Wellington (Garage Only)||101 Rivers Edge Dr||Medford||$13|
|Haymarket||136 Blackstone St||Boston||$33|
|Riverside||367 Grove St||Newton||$15|
|Woodland||1940 Washington St||Newton||$15|
|Wonderland||1300 North Shore Rd||Revere||$15|
The Westin Boston Seaport hotel is located approximately 15 minutes away from the nearest MBTA Subway station, Boston South Station. This is served by the Red Line.
RED LINE TRANSFER STOPS.
FROM THE GREEN LINE: Park Street Station
FROM THE ORANGE LINE: Downtown Crossing Station
FROM THE BLUE LINE: Street Station