Need luggage storage in Boston near Logan Airport so that you can sightsee during a layover?
Some airports offer storage lockers to provide a secure option for storing your bags short-term while you explore the city.
But unfortunately, you won't find any luggage storage at Logan Airport.
However, you can choose from three other options:
1. Rowes Wharf Water Taxi Terminal
2. South Station - Package Express or Amtrak
3. Frequent Traveler Hotel
In this article, we describe pros, cons, and restrictions for each option so you can determine the best fit with your sightseeing plans.
But first, just to make sure you've reached the right information . . . this article is for travelers arriving at Boston Logan Airport.
if you're arriving at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal, you can find information about luggage lockers near Boston's CruisePort here.
A fast, scenic way to get from Logan Airport to Downtown Boston is by water taxi - and one of them, Rowes Wharf Water Taxi, offers their passengers free Boston luggage storage in a locked room at their Rowes Wharf office, making this an excellent choice.
Once you get off your flight and collect your luggage, take the free airport shuttle bus - it's the Massport Route 66 bus and goes to all terminals - to the water taxi dock.
Three water taxi companies provide service, but only Rowes Wharf provides free storage - so make sure you get onto a Rowes Wharf water taxi. Rowes Wharf Water Taxi offers you a special airport package for $20 - they'll pick you up at the airport, take you to their wharf in downtown Boston and store your luggage for the day, and then take you back to the airport.
Rowes Wharf is located next to the Boston Harbor Hotel, adjacent to the Rose Kennedy Greenway and across from the Financial District. Historic Downtown Boston, where you'll find a number of Freedom Trail sites, historic taverns, and Faneuil Hall Marketplace, is only a few blocks away and perfect for sightseeing.
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Another convenient spot where you'll find luggage storage is at Package Express, located on Level 5 (parking) of the bus terminal at South Station (700 Atlantic Ave). South Station is one of Boston's major train/subway terminals, and is near the Financial District, Chinatown, and the South Boston Waterfront.
You can store your luggage with Package Express for $10 per bag for up to 24 hours, within limits of their operating schedule. They only take cash but there's an ATM machine in the 1st floor waiting area.
Package Express is open 7 days a week (Monday - Friday from 7am to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm; Thanksgiving and Christmas - call ahead for the schedule). Call 617-526-1842 to confirm hours.
To get to South Station from Boston Logan Airport, you can have any of the water taxis drop you off at the InterContinental Hotel (Atlantic Wharf), one block away. Check with the water taxi to make sure this will be considered a $10 Downtown stop.
Another option is to take Boston's subway (the "T" as we call it here) directly to South Station from Logan. Look for the Silver Line SL1 bus outside your terminal - it stops at each one. The trip from the airport to South Station is FREE. (Going back from South Station to the airport, you'll pay the regular fare - $2.75 for a Charlie Ticket.)
You can also take a land taxi to South Station, but you'll probably pay more and the ride may take a little longer. Expect to pay about $25-$45 plus tip, depending on traffic. However, if have more luggage than you can easily maneuver by yourself, a taxi will be your best choice.
If, by chance, you're taking an Amtrak train from South Station and have a valid ticket, you can also store your luggage for $4/bag in the Amtrak Baggage Room (617-345-7458).
From South Station, you can easily walk a few blocks along Essex Street through Chinatown (treat yourself to dim sum), and then to Boston Common. From there, you can explore the Freedom Trail or cross Charles Street to the Public Garden and go for a Swan Boat ride or see the famous Make Way for Ducklings statues.
If you have frequent traveler status with any of the large hotel chains located in Boston or even right at the airport, call the hotel directly and see if they will store your bags for you for a few hours. Storage will probably be complimentary - but you may want to tip generously to show your appreciation.
Here are links to Boston hotels in several popular areas if you decide to explore this option:
Now that your luggage is stored, check out Boston tours for fun ways to see the city!
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