Boston's geographical location makes it an easy gateway for both national and international access. The Hynes Convention Center (Hynes) is situated in the heart of Boston’s historic and beautiful Back Bay neighborhood and is easily accessed by all major transportation systems.
Boston Logan International Airport
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is a major national and international gateway with a unique location close to the city center. Logan Airport serves 112 cities, and offers direct flights to and from 36 international destinations.
Boston Logan International Airport is just 15 minutes from the Westin Copley Place and the Hynes Convention Centre:
- A Back Bay Logan Express shuttle bus provides non-stop service between the airport and the Westin/Hynes for $5 and can be picked up in the ground transportation area outside of each terminal at the airport.
The Back Bay Logan Express has two stops in the Back Bay – one at the Boylston Street entrance to the Hynes and one at Copley Square. The Copley Square stop is just 1 block from the Westin.
- The Westin/Hynes is also accessible by Boston’s subway system, the “T”.
For further information about public transport to the Westin
- A taxi from Logan to the Westin will average $25-30 USD, which includes tolls. The travel time is 15-20 minutes. During the morning and evening rush hour, especially between 8-9am and 4-6pm, one will want to allow for extra travel time.
- Book your private LTI Worldwide Limousine airport transfer. The estimate is $125, including gratuity and tolls.
Boston is a compact, walk-able city. Once you arrive in the Back Bay, dining, shopping and attractions are all within walking distance.
Both the Hynes and the AIPC Conference headquarters hotel, the Westin Copley Place Boston (Westin), are part of the 3-2-1 Connect complex, which connects 3 hotels, 2 shopping destinations and the convention center via indoor pedestrian walkways. To reach the Hynes from the Westin, you can also walk 1 block north on Dartmouth Street to Boylston Street, turn left and then walk 4 blocks west on Boylston Street to the Hynes.
Getting around Boston
AMTRAK Rail Service
Boston is part of the AMTRAK railroad system serving the Northeast, and connects passengers to the rest of New England. Acela Express offers service from Boston to New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington. Passengers can pick up AMTRAK service in Boston at the Back Bay Station, which is across the street from the Westin.
Subway and Commuter Rail
Boston's public transportation system, better known as "The T" connects all of Boston and its suburbs by subway, standard rail, bus and commuter boat. The "T" connects the airport with the Back Bay neighborhood, and provides point-to-point access anywhere in the city. The Hynes and Westin are steps from four "T" stations including the Hynes Convention Center, Copley Square and Prudential Center stations on the Green Line and Back Bay station on the Orange Line.
The Hubway bike-sharing program allows visitors to use bikes throughout the city for short term rentals. It provides more than 110 stations and 1,100 bikes in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. Stations are conveniently located outside of the Hynes along Boylston Street and near the Westin in Copley Square outside of the Boston Public Library.
Boston is known as “America’s Walking City.” Its compact footprint makes it easy to walk from the Back Bay neighborhood to many of Boston’s major attractions and historic sites. Many Boston residents live in the heart of the city, so the streets remain busy throughout the day and night.