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June 2015 Festival | Invention & Discovery
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The city of Boston is an international hub of arts, music, theatre, sports, and history. Our Visitor’s Guide offers information to assist you in making your travel arrangements as well as options for additional sights and activities.

Getting to Boston

By Air

Logan International Airport is Boston’s main airport, serving all major cities and airlines.

You may also choose to fly into Manchester Regional Airport in New Hampshire or TF Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island. Each airport is approximately 1 hour from Boston. Flight Line offers shuttle service from Manchester, while the MBTA commuter rail, Amtrak, and Peter Pan Bus offer transportation between Providence and Boston.

Visit the Massport website for more information about directions to and from Logan Airport, including their ground transportation brochure with contact information for shuttle services.

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By Bus

Concord Trailway
800-639-3317

Greyhound
800-231-2222

Peter Pan
800-237-8747

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By Train

Amtrak
800-USA-RAIL (872-7245)

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By Car

There are 3 main routes into Boston:

I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) from the West

I-95 from the North and South

I-93 from the North and South

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Getting around Boston

Parking
Parking in Boston can be difficult.  There is metered parking on most streets, however, be aware of signage, as spots can become resident-sticker only, valet only, or tow zones at various points during the day.

Public Transportation

MBTA, a/k/a “The T”

Subway Fares (as of September, 2014)
$2.65 per subway ride with paper Charlie Ticket or cash-on-board

     (no free transfers)
$2.10 per subway ride with plastic Charlie Card

     (includes free transfer to local bus)
$1.05 per subway ride for seniors and persons with disabilities

     (blind persons ride for free)

Bus Fares (as of September, 2014)

Bus fares are $2.10 with paper Charlie Ticket or cash-on-board, $1.60 for Charlie Card, and $0.80 for seniors and persons with disabilities (blind persons ride free); both Charlie Card and Ticket include free transfer to local bus.


Discounted Visitor Passes available; $12 per day or $19 for 7 days for unlimited subway and local bus travel; can be purchased at in-station fare vending machines or local retail sales terminals.

Useful BEMF T stops:

Boylston on the Green Line

   Boylston St. at Tremont St.

Courtyard Boston Downtown

Emerson College Dorms

Arlington on the Green Line

   Boylston St. at Arlington St.

Courtyard Boston Downtown
Goethe-Institut Boston
First Lutheran Church
Emmanuel Church

Symphony on the Green Line

   (E train only)

   Huntington Ave. at

   Massachusetts Ave.

Jordan Hall

Massachusetts Avenue on the Orange Line

   Massachusetts Ave. south of

   St. Botolph St.

Jordan Hall

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Rentals Cars

Visit the Massport website for car rental options at Logan airport.

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Taxis

Boston Cab 617-536-5010
Checker Cab 617-536-7000
City Cab 617-536-5100
ITOA 617-825-4000
Metro Cab 617-782-5500
Town Taxi 617-536-5000

Bike Rentals

The Hubway is Boston's bike sharing system with 140 stations throughout Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. Visit their Pricing page for more information about 24-hour and 72-hour passes and usage fees.

Lodging

Courtyard Boston Downtown Hotel

The Boston Early Music Festival is pleased to recommend the Courtyard Boston Downtown Hotel as its official host hotel for the 2015 Festival. Information about special rates for BEMF visitors will be announced later this year.

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Emerson College Dorm Rooms

The Boston Early Music Festival is pleased to offer low-cost air-conditioned dormitory rooms at Emerson College, across from the Boston Common and steps from BEMF’s Exhibition location at the Courtyard Marriott, and close to nearly every Festival venue. Basic amenities are provided (linens, shared bathrooms, breakfast buffet). Rates are $90/night for single occupancy rooms and $150/night for double occupancy rooms. A minimum three-night stay is required.

2015 Emerson Dormitory Application (PDF)
2015 Emerson Dormitory Information (PDF)

For more information about Emerson College dorm rooms, please contact Carla Chrisfield.

Breakfast
A full-scale buffet breakfast (eggs, omelets, pancakes, waffles, cereal, bagels, muffins, toast, fruit, etc.), included as part of your reservation, is provided daily from 7AM – 9AM.

Amenities

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