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take a cab from airport to back bay area or the T?

Columbus, Oh
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take a cab from airport to back bay area or the T?

Which is cheaper and convienient w/ luggage (1 male 1 female travellers adult - thinking of security).

Place arrives in at 2:20

Thanks in advance!

North of Boston
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1. Re: take a cab from airport to back bay area or the T?

T is definitely cheaper. If you have carry-on luggage it works well. More than that, I would take a taxi.

Have a nice visit and thank you for choosing to come to Boston!

Cambridge, MA
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2. Re: take a cab from airport to back bay area or the T?

One free train transfer from the Blue Line will get you wherever you're headed. The Orange Line (Forest Hills train) from State St stops at Back Bay Station, a short block from the Fairmont Copley Plaza and "right at" the Copley Place Marriott and Westin if you go out the Dartmouth St exit and similarly close to the Radisson, Jury's, and Park Plaza if you leave the station in the other direction toward Clarendon St. From Copley Place you can use the overhead "skywalk" system to reach the Prudential Center, which houses the Sheraton and is directly opposite the Hilton.

Changing trains to the westbound Green Line at Government Center will lead you to the Ritz-Carton, Four Seasons, and Park Plaza from Arlington St Station, within a block of Copley Place and the Fairmont Copley Plaza from Copley Station, a short walk from Copley Place, the Sheraton and Hilton, and the Midtown and Colonnade from Prudential Station on the "E" train, and so on and so on.

Unless you're loaded down with suitcases, or it's pouring rain, seriously consider the MBTA instead of a dirty expensive cab.