Boston’s Logan International Airport is the largest airport in the New England region and 17th-busiest anywhere in the United States, handling over 27 million passengers each year. The airport is located in the city’s East Boston neighbourhood, around 11 miles south of the centre. It normally takes around 30 minutes to travel between the two by car, but if you’re planning to drive during the morning or evening commuter rush then you’d be well advised to leave extra time in case you get stuck in traffic.
The Central Parking Garage at Logan Airport (Photo: goodharbor via Flickr)
Logan airport has a wide choice of options for travellers in need of long term parking near Logan Airport. However, airport parking rates at BOS can often vary quite heavily, making it a challenge to find the best deal. To help you do just that, we’ve cut through the noise and identified three of the best websites for booking cheap parking deals at Logan airport in terms of cost, services, and booking policies.
If you’re unfazed by keeping your car away from the terminal and in a car park that isn’t officially run by airport, Way is a top notch resource for seeking out great value deals. An aggregator website, it gathers deals for offsite car parks across the globe, presenting them all in a easily navigable layout once you’ve searched for your preferred dates and other options. Several of the deals on offer through Way include airport shuttles along with other perks such as 24-hour security. Bookings can be made either on the website or on the easy-to-use Way app. The biggest incentive to use Way rather than official airport parking is financial, with significantly more affordable rates up for grabs with Way. Furthermore, booking for a week or longer, as opposed to just a few days, can also nudge the rates down. When we looked for long term parking near Logan Airport, we found 9 deals, starting at $8.99 per day for parking 2.5 miles from the airport. Way also offer full cancellation refunds up to your check-in time.
Official airport parking is popular with people who want easy access to the terminals, but it’s usually the most expensive option. This certainly applies at Logan airport, where long term parking rates in the Economy garage start at $52 for the first day and $26 for each additional day. This two-deck garage has over 2,700 spaces and there’s a free shuttle bus service to and from the terminals every 15-20 minutes. If you really want to push the boat out, there’s also Terminal Parking in the Central parking Garage which offers the quickest access to all terminals via a pedestrian bridge. Rates here start at $70 for the first day and $35 for each additional day.
ParkSleepFly are a great resource for people needing an airport hotel as well as long term parking. They promise to save you money by offering combined hotel and economy parking packages for cheaper rates than if you booked them separately. When we searched for deals for Logan airport in August, we found two available packages. The cheapest was an overnight stay at the Roadway Inn, located 3 miles away from the airport, which when bundled with a week’s parking would cost you $217 – that’s a $13 saving on booking them individually. The next cheapest deal was $239 for a one-night stay at the Best Western Adams Inn, 7 miles away, plus parking – a saving of $11. Another bonus is that both of these deals also came with a free airport shuttle and a free cancellation policy too.