Getting to Boston and Anthro New England

Please read this guide carefully for some suggestions for traveling to and from Anthro New England and the City of Boston.

Anthro New England is located within downtown Boston, near the Back Bay area, which offers multiple ways to get to the convention.


By Air - Traveling to the Region

Boston Logan International Airport (KBOS)

Boston Logan is the primary airport for flying into the city, and will leave you roughly 15 minutes away via car or rideshare from the Boston Park Plaza, or around 30 to 45 minutes away via public transit options, including the MBTA Subway. We recommend using Google Maps to plan your route accordingly, as transit options fluctuate depending on your departure time.

For more info, including flights and airport information regarding Boston Logan, click here.

T.F. Green International Airport (KPVD)

TF Green is the main airport of the state of Rhode Island, and offers a few international flights as well as multiple domestic flights, and is connected to Boston via a MBTA Train Station a short walk from the terminal - the Providence/Stoughton line provides regular service that takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to arrive at Back Bay Station, a 10 minute walk from the Boston Park Plaza.

For more info, including flights and airport information regarding TF Green, click here.


By Train - Traveling to Boston


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. 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 Back Bay station (BBY), which will leave you a 10 minute walk or a 5 minute rideshare ride to the Boston Park Plaza.

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 7 minute rideshare, or take the MBTA C/E train to Arlington Station, a 3 minute walk from the Boston Park Plaza.

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 either take the MBTA Subway or catch a rideshare to the Boston Park Plaza.

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, the Arlington Station, located a 3 mintue walk away from the Boston Park Plaza.

For more info about the MBTA T & Commuter Rail, click here.


By Vehicle - Traveling to Boston

Greyhound Bus

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 our page on Parking for some suggestions and tips for parking in the big city.