Note on directions: The Seaport/South Boston area has been changing over the last few years, with new construction, altered traffic and parking patterns, and some streets designated for commercial vehicles only. Directions between the Westin Boston Waterfront and some of the nearby parking were reviewed by Chip Hitchcok and Mary Fitzgerald and the directions between the T-station and the hotel were checked by Laurie Mann. We'd appreciate any feedback on directions as this is a tricky area, and, well, it's Boston. Remember, the Westin is the tall building at the corner of D and Summer Streets that's adjacent to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Traveling by Car * * Local Parking * * Traveling from the Airport * * Traveling from South Station * * Walking from the World Trade Center T Station

How to Get to Boskone

By Car

From the NORTH

From the NORTH SHORE via route 1A

From the SOUTH

From the WEST

Driving to the hotel and lost in Boston? Call the hotel directly -- 617-532-4600

Where to Park

The closest parking is the Westin Boston Waterfront parking - $41/day valet; $31/day self/parking.

Remember: Read the meters, read the signs. Parking rules are different from place to place.

On-Street Parking: All street parking is metered until at least 6PM on Friday and Saturday; the meters are free on Sunday. Check the street signs carefully, as most of the street near the hotel is reserved for taxis. There are parking meters on D St. (beside the hotel and on Summer St. on both sides of D St.). These can be fed for up to 2 hours at $1/hour. We do not recommend that you try to park at one of these meters all day Saturday. Some meters on a few nearby streets, such as Seaport Blvd., are controlled by Massport and not the City of Boston and require payment until 8pm ($1 per hour, 2 hour limit). A few meters closer to Boston will run for 4 hours, but these meters are few and far between. Summer St. has streetcleaning every night at midnight so you must move your car by midnight if you park on Summer St. Check your meter carefully when you park!

Nearby Parking Lots

Parking Saturday: The cheapest open air parking lots are Massport Parcel H, K: $5 for 3am to 3am on the weekends (upper right-hand corner of the map). This is split into two disconnected sections; the one nearer to the hotel is on Port Lane, the other at 10 Massport Haul Road.

Boston Seaport Map

Boston Seaport Map

To get to these lots:

If both these lots are full or closed:

All the other surface lots charge about the same: $11-12 from 5am to midnight, and another $11-12 from midnight to 5am. (Online listings have not caught up to these rates.) Some lots close at night so check the time the lot closes before you park

Caution: all of the surface lots are now completely unattended. 145 Northern Ave may take exact change; otherwise, and at all other lots, you will need a major credit card (Visa / Mastercard / American Express / Discover).

Remember: Read the meters, read the signs. Parking rules are different from place to place.

By Air

From Logan International: Mass Transit: Take the Silver Line bus SL1 to the World Trade Center station.
Taxi: A cab to the Westin Boston Waterfront costs about $20 - more during rush hour.
For a ballpark figure for what cabs cost in Boston, try TaxiFareFinder (one of the default end points is the Mass Convention Center (sic - Boston Convention and Exhibition Center) which is next door to the Westin). Shared Van Service: Shuttle van to the Westin Boston Waterfront costs about $10. See details at the airport or


Take Amtrak to South Station and transfer there to the Silver Line bus SL1 or SL2 to World Trade Center Station.

By the T

Go to South Station and transfer there to the Silver Line, SL1 or SL2, to the World Trade Center Station. For details, see or call 617-222-3200 or 1-800-392-6100.

From World Trade Center Station T Station

If the Silver Line leaves you off in the underground station

Go up three escalators, following the signs to World Trade Center Avenue

Note: You'll see signs for "World Trade Center" and "World Trade Center Avenue." Be sure to follow the signs for "World Trade Center Avenue" to reach the Westin.

Take the door to World Trade Center Avenue at the top of the final escalator. If you see a large statue of four horses on your left, you're going the right way.
Walk along World Trade Center Avenue until it ends at Summer Street.
Cross the street and veer left beside the driveway to the Westin door.
Total walk is less than 1/4th mile.

If the Silver Line leaves you off on the street beside World Trade Center Station