Hello everybody. And welcome to attache the show that gets you in out. And around some of the world’s greatest cities my name is Alex hunter. And I’ll be your Sherpa on this international adventure. And today we’re in Beantown Boston Massachusetts one of the oldest cities in America Boston has been the backdrop for several defining moments in America’s history from the establishment of the earliest colonies to the first presidencies in the birth of these united states Boston has borne witness to it all not to mention the infamous Boston Tea Party we’re a group of seventy men boarded a British ship. And dumped its entire cargo of tea into the water now being a full-blooded Brit this makes Gregg a little bit upset all right all right buddy just realign your Chi take it take it take a minute it’s just. So wasteful Boston is served by Boston Logan International Airport it’s just three miles from downtown easily the most convenient airport that we’ve covered. So far I’ve kind of a love-hate relationship with this Airport I love the fact that it’s.
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So close to the downtown I hate just about everything else about it okay it’s not bad for an American Airport but could definitely do with an update some better amenities. And have a parking lot that’s not in Mordor anyway once you’ve managed to escape Logan how do you get into town well there’s a few options arguably the least hastily way to get into town from the airport is a taxi now Boston taxis are some of the most expensive in the country but because the airport is. So close to town it still works out as a pretty affordable option it’s going to be about bucks plus tips. And tolls another option is public transport the subway or the t’s it’s known around these parts runs from the airport right into town where you need to look for is the blue line.
And that will get you right into Boston where you can connect to the other T lines. And get all over this great city tickets are two dollars. And fifty cents. And you can purchase them from the machines at the station to get to the Blue Line station you’ll need to take a free Massport shuttle from the airport alternatively you can use the Silver Line a half bus half Tramp half subway service the manbearpig a public transport from the airport the Silver Line travels along the South Boston waterfront. And ends up at South Station where you can connect to a variety of other services like any great city of repute Boston has a fantastic public transport service that will get you pretty much anywhere you need to go in this great city the T is Boston subway service. And it’s also the oldest subway service in America but don’t let that put you off but it works brilliantly there are four lines red orange blue. And green that will get you pretty much anywhere in the city one thing to note about the T the direction of the trains are referred to as inbound.
And outbound as opposed to a destination inbound is for trains moving into the center of Boston outbound is referred to trains that are leaving Boston. And it sounds. So obvious when you say it out loud like that but for the uninitiated it can take a couple it goes to figure it out Google Maps is a great way to figure out how to get from point A to point B using the T. And other public transport services if you’re going to use any of Boston’s public transport services it’s worth getting one of these a Charlie card they only need to go to a customer service booth in a station to get the plastic version otherwise you’ll just get a paper ticket like this it’s definitely worth getting the plastic one though because the paper tickets do have a tendency to disintegrate plus the plastic version will give you discounts on the tea. And buses.