Sleeping in Airports

Boston Logan Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Boston Logan Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

the lights glared all night, and they kept up with the security announcements despite the fact that nobody but me and the cleaners was in the airport. -a traveller

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time spent at Boston Logan International Airport.

What to Expect

Boston Logan Airport has four terminals (A, B, C and E), three of which are connected by walkways and all serviced by regular shuttle transit. The airport is quite large and there always seems to be ongoing renovation work at one terminal or another. You will find plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes and services on both airside and landside. The free WiFi helps pass the time. The airport reports that it has installed mobile charging areas in many of its seating areas, but some travellers report that they are difficult to find landside. There are several lounges at Boston Logan, many of which offer passes to economy class passengers willing to pay the entry fee. However, they are not accessible for overnight use due to security checkpoint closure. For lounge locations and rates, see our Airport Lounges section in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

While Boston Logan is open 24 hours per day, travellers are not allowed to wait or sleep airside after security checkpoints have closed for the night. Those passengers already airside are required to go landslide until security reopens, and then need to clear security again to re-enter. Travellers report that the airport is not conducive to sleeping due to limited landside seating (most with armrests), bright lights, constant noise and carpetless floors. During major flight cancellations and weather events the airport provides cots for stranded passengers, but usage is restricted to these events and finding them may prove difficult. There is one hotel at the airport connected to Terminals A and E, and many nearby hotels within quick shuttle distance. See Airport Hotels below for locations.

Good to Know

There is no airside terminal-to-terminal transit, so passengers always have to pass through security when changing terminals.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Air France Lounge – Location: Terminal E, Airside, Gate 4. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

American Airlines Admirals Club – Locations: Multiple locations in Terminal B. [ more lounge info ]

Delta Sky Club – Locations: Multiple locations in the Main Terminal and Terminal A. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  The Lounge – Location: Terminal C, Airside, near Gate C19. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Lufthansa Business Lounge – Location: Terminal E, Airside, across from Gate E11. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  The Club – Location: Terminal E, Airside. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

United Club – Location: Terminal B, Airside, Level 3, near Gate 24. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of United Airlines ticket • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Military Lounges

USO Lounge – The USO offers a lounge that is free of charge to active members of the US military and their families. Location: Terminal C, lower level near the American Airlines Credit Union and towards the hallway to Terminal E.  [ more info ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Boston Airport does not appeal to you, there is a hotel at the airport as well as many that can be accessed by free airport shuttle:

At Airport Hilton Boston Logan Airport – Connected to Terminals A and E via climate-controlled sky bridge. The hotel also has a free shuttle that goes to all airport terminals, Boston water taxis, the subway, downtown Boston, and car rental agencies. For airport pick-up, use the courtesy phone to contact the hotel and then wait in the courtesy bus area. » Check Rates

Near Airport Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor – (4 minutes from the airport) Free shuttle to all airport terminals and the subway (blue line). For airport pick-up, use the courtesy phone to contact the hotel and then wait in the courtesy bus area. » Check Rates

Near Airport Embassy Suites Boston at Logan Airport – (7 minutes from the airport) Free 24-hour shuttle to the airport and the subway (blue line). » Check Rates

Near Airport Courtyard Boston Logan Airport – (7 minutes from the airport) Free 24-hour shuttle to the airport and the subway (blue line). Use the courtesy phone in the airport to arrange pick-up. » Check Rates

Near Airport Hilton Garden Inn Boston Logan Airport – (8 minutes from the airport) Free 24-hour shuttle to the airport departs every 15 – 30 minutes. Pick-up at all terminals, the local T-Stop and the Car Rental Terminal. You can also call the hotel when you have your luggage and they will send a shuttle. Day rooms are available, based on availability. » Check Rates

Near Airport Comfort Inn & Suites – (9 minutes from the airport) Free 24-hour shuttle, free breakfast & internet. Day rooms are available from 7:00AM – 5:00PM (depending on availability). » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Logan Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Boston Logan airport. Connect to the “Boingo Hotspot” network.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Art Exhibits

Permanent and rotating art exhibits are on display throughout the airport. Visit a Public Services Information Booth for a list of artwork locations.

ATMs / Cash Machines

Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.

Baby Care Facilities

Changing tables, power outlets, and fold-down chairs are available in the Mamava Nursing Suites and in Family Restrooms located throughout the airport, and changing tables are found in all men’s and women’s restrooms. If you need to soothe a fussy baby, have a seat in one of the rocking chairs located throughout the terminal.

Chapel

Our Lady of the Airways Chapel. Location: Terminal C, landside, Arrivals Level, past Baggage Claim 8.

Children’s Play Areas

There are three Kidports located airside: Terminal A, near Gate 18 • Terminal B, near Gate 30 – 36 • Terminal C, near Gate 25.

Cots

In the event of bad weather or massive flight cancellations, this airport has a supply of cots for stranded travellers. If you are stranded during a weather delay, contact an airport employee to find out when the cots are located. Unfortunately, the cots are not available for travellers who simply decide to spend the night in the airport. Due to the amount of wacky email we receive about this, we’ll also let you know that cots cannot be “reserved” and we don’t know where they are kept. Please speak to a gate agent or an airport employee.

Currency Exchange

Travelex has exchange counters available in all 4 Terminals. Hours vary with most open from 7:30AM – 9:00PM. You will also find Travelex ATMs at the airport.

Drinking Water

Thirsty? Water bottle refill stations are available free of charge. You can refill your reusable water bottle after passing through the security checkpoints. Locations: landside and airside.

Duty Free & Shopping

Duty-free shopping is available, along with a wide variety of retail shops and newsstands. There are 20+ Hudson News Stores available for any last minute items.

Food & Drinks

The airport offers a large variety of restaurants and coffee shops both Landside and Airside. There are 3 Dunkin Donut shops that are open 24 hours: Terminal A, Arrivals • Terminal B, Landside • Terminal B, Landside.

Information Desk

Public Services Information Booth are located near Baggage Claim, on the Arrivals Level of every terminal.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Storage is not available inside the airport. However, a reader tells us there is a luggage storage service called Package Express located in the South Station. Take the Silver Line Rapid Transit from Logan to South Station. See Transportation section below.

Mobile Charging

Many of the seating areas have charging stations.

Pet Relief Area

Available in a designated area on the Arrivals level curb of every terminal.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

The airport offers areas with rocking chairs for relaxation in between flights.

Shoe Shine

Shoe shine services are available in all terminals.

Showers

Not available.

Spa & Salon Services

Classique Salon offers unisex hair and nail services to travelers of all ages. Location: Terminal C. Hours: 7:30AM – 6:00PM (Mon – Fri) and 8:00AM – 5:00PM (Sat). Manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and more are available at Be Relax, located in Terminals A, B and C (Hours: 6:00AM – 30 minutes before the last departure).

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning.

Airlines

As of March 2018, Boston airport is served by the following airlines: Aer Lingus • Aeromexico • Air Canada • Air France • Alaska Airlines • Alitalia • American Airlines • Avianca • Azores Airlines • British Airways • Caper Air • Cathay Pacific • Copa • Delta • El Al Israel Airlines • Emirates • Hainan Airlines • Iberia • Icelandair • Japan Airlines • JetBlue • LATAM • Lufthansa • Norwegian • PenAir • Porter • Primera Air • Qatar Airways • SAS • Southwest Airlines • Spirit Airlines • Sun Country Airlines • Swiss • TACV • TAP Portugal • Thomas Cook Airlines • Turkish Airlines • United Airlines • Virgin America • Virgin Atlantic • WestJet • WOW Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Logan Express

This is a nonstop bus service to and from Logan. It has full-service bus terminals, with direct service to all of Boston Logan’s terminals (lower level). Travel time is about 30-45 minutes, but allow extra time during rush hour/peak travel periods.

Amtrak Connections

Boston has two Amtrak Stations: North and South.

For transportation to the South Station, use the Silver Line Bus – SL1 towards South Station (free). Transportation to the North Station, is a bit more complicated and involves transferring to 2 different lines (Blue Line and Orange Line). Total travel time is about 30 minutes.

Taxi may be the most convenient means of reaching the Amtrak Stations with a travel time of about 10-20 minutes depending on traffic.

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies are available at Logan Airport: Advantage • Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • National • Thrifty and more. Location: Rental Car Center. Take Shuttle Buses # 22, 33 and 55.

Public Transportation

Known as the “T,” the MBTA Public transportation system is a very economical option for travel outside the airport. This transportation option has two lines that travel to and from the airport: the Blue Line Subway and the Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit. Also available is a commuter boat.

For more information on MBTA transportation options, stop locations, instructions, directions, schedules, and fares, visit the Massport web site.

Taxis

Taxis are available at the arrival area from each of the airport terminals.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.