Boskone 51, NESFA's Regional Science Fiction Convention

Directions/Transportation to Boskone

Note on hotel 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. We'd appreciate any feedback on parking and directions as this is a tricky area, and, well, it's Boston.

The Westin Boston Waterfront, home of Boskone, is the tall building at the corner of D and Summer Streets that's adjacent to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Setting up your GPS? Your destination is 425 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

There are now large signs for the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Follow those signs if you are unclear about how to drive to the Westin, which is next door.

Traveling by Car * * On-Street Parking * * Boston Parking Sites * * Local Info * * Boston Transit Links * * Traveling from the Airport * * Traveling from South Station * * Walking from the World Trade Center T Station * * Traveling from Providence * * Traveling by Bike

How to Get to Boskone, at the Westin Boston Waterfront

By Car

From the NORTH

From the NORTH SHORE via route 1A

From the SOUTH

From the WEST

Note: It is possible that the closure of the Callahan Tunnel may impact traffic between downtown and Logan Airport so plan accordingly.

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 - $35/day self-parking or $45/day valet.

The Convention Center lot is typically closed if there isn't a Convention Center event, but is sometimes open weekdays.

On-Street Parking

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

Again, check your meter and/or parking signs carefully when you park!

Parking Lots

Parkopedia information for the Seaport District in Boston.

Pilgrim parking at Fan Pier Lots, Park Lane Garage, and the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.

Seaport Boston Parking Garage

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

Boston Transit Links

The Website has a comprehensive link list of mass transit travel options to Boston. The link list is on the right hand side of the Boston Area Traffic Report page.

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

Seaport Map - T station to Westin

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

Local Info

The Fort Point Post Office is open long hours and is only about a mile from Boskone. It's just behind South Station and is not a bad walk, but you can take the Silver Line to South Station or a cab to 25 Dorchester Avenue if you prefer. It's even open during the day on President's Day, so you can ship your books home.

Traveling from Providence

The MBTA is now running commuter trains directly from T. F. Green (Providence) Airport to South Station.