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The Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center is conveniently located 3 miles from Logan International Airport and walking distance to the Seaport World Trade Center.
The Seaport Hotel
1 Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210
Phone: (617) 385-4000
World Trade Center
200 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210
Phone: (617) 385-5049
Visa information can be aquired by contacting the International Visitors Office (IVO) of the National Academies. This Web site should serve as a visa resource for all visiting scientists and scholars traveling to the United States. Additionally, a survey is available and will be used to assist future travelers with the visa process.
The U.S. is advising visa applicants to apply at least three to four months in advance of their travel date. To increase security for citizens and visitors, the U.S. has recently updated its policies for visas. Here are some guidelines to help you through this procedure:
- travel.state.gov/visa—A Web site about current visa policies and procedures.
- www.nationalacademies.org/visas/—For additional visa information, contact International Visitors Office (IVO) of the National Academies of the Sciences at the above Web site. This should serve as a visa resource for all visiting scientists and scholars traveling to the United States. Additionally, a survey is available that can be used to assist future travelers with the visa process.
- Make an appointment to visit the U.S. Embassy/Consulate—Make sure you ask if there are any fees required. Please note that most fees must be paid prior to your scheduled appointment. Wait times for appointments may be longer than in the past. Schedule the appointment as soon as possible. Information on visa wait times can be found at travel.his.com/visa/tempvisitors_wait.php.
- Get your documents ready—Passport, applications, documents to support the application with employment details (reason for travel along with financial status), and proof of fee(s) payment.
- Submit—Your application, passport along with supporting documents to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate should be submitted.
- Start early—Additional reviews may be required and this could add an additional 4–6 weeks to the processing time.
If you require a letter of invitation for your visa, please send request to SPS Headquarters.
Access by Air
Boston Logan International Airport
There are numerous airlines that service Logan International Airport, including American Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and Sun Country Airlines.
Logan Airport is located a convenient two miles from the city center, with several public airport transportation options from downtown and suburban locations. There are approximately 40 airlines that serve Boston and three hotels located on the airport premises. Learn more about Logan and find information about airlines, flights, security, and directions to the airport.
For further information
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
The Massachusetts Port Authority
Transportation Information to and from Logan Airport to the Seaport Hotel
The MBTA Silver Line Waterfront (SL1) provides service from the WTC Station to Logan International Airport terminals every 10 minutes during the weekday and every 15 minutes during the weekend. The Silver Line Station is located adjacent to the hotel.
Visit the MBTA site for maps
Seaport Boston is about 3 miles from Logan Airport, one of several hotels near the Boston Convention Center and a quick ride away from all Boston attractions. Taxis are readily available from the lobby of our hotel.
This scenic way to travel is a great way to avoid traffic. Hop on the water taxi shuttle at your terminal and enjoy the ride. The stop for pick up and drop off is at the Seaport World Trade Center, directly across the street from the Seaport Hotel.
City Water Taxi
Rowes Wharf Water Taxi
Transportation around Boston
Although Boston is sometimes called “America’s Walking City” there are many public transportation options available to get you around. Boston’s public transportation system is operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, but locals know it simply as the “T.” It offers subway, bus, commuter rail, and boat services that can take your delegates almost everywhere in the greater Boston area and beyond.To ride the "T", riders need to purchase a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket. These can be purchased at every subway station at vending machines, at select convenience stores, and on-line.
MBTA Commuter Rail
Operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston’s commuter rail services the outlying Boston suburbs. Service is available from several "T" stations, but most departures take place at North Station, South Station, and Back Bay Station.
Phone: (617) 722-3200
Amtrak is a passenger rail service that connects Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore, Portland (ME) and other points nationwide. Amtrak trains depart from South Station (Red Line), Back Bay Station (Orange Line), and North Station (Green and/or Orange Line) Created with business travelers in mind, Amtrak's high-speed train Acela provides fast service along the Northeast Corridor High-Speed Rail between Washington, New York, and Boston. Traveling at speeds up to 150 miles per hour, each Acela is fully equipped with power outlets and audio entertainment in-seat, bistro cars, elegant first-class cars, wide seats, conference and meeting areas, and other amenities.
Phone: (800) 872-7245
Toll-free: (800) USA-RAIL
Boston’s location on the eastern seaboard makes it easy to get here.
From the West
The Massachusetts Turnpike or Masspike, is Interstate Highway 90, which runs directly into downtown Boston from the west.
From the North
From the northwest, Interstate 93 South enters downtown Boston from Canada through Vermont, New Hampshire, and northern Massachusetts. For downtown Boston from Maine and points northeast, take Interstate 95 South to Interstate 93 South.
From the South
For detailed driving directions, we recommend Google Maps.
Take Interstate 95 North to Interstate 93 North to enter downtown Boston from the south.
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