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Boston Car Hire Guide

Boston, rich in history and cultural experiences, is a quintessential destination in the Northeast. Whether you're tracing the footsteps of revolutionaries or venturing out to the region's coastal gems, hiring a car in Boston can provide unparalleled flexibility. Here's your guide to navigating Boston `Beantown` and beyond.

1. Benefits of Hiring a Car in Boston:

Accessibility: The city's layout, with its winding streets, is a testament to its age. A car allows you to conveniently access both central and peripheral areas without relying on public transit schedules.

Beyond the City: With a vehicle, the broader New England region, with its charming towns and scenic landscapes, becomes readily explorable.

Economy: Particularly for groups, hiring a car can be cost-effective compared to multiple individual transit fares.

2. Distance to Nearest Airport:

Logan International Airport (BOS): Located just under 4 miles from downtown Boston, it's a short 10-15 minute drive without heavy traffic.

3. Road Conditions, Traffic, and Fuel:

Tolls: Many of Boston's tunnels and bridges, including the Sumner Tunnel and Tobin Bridge, have tolls. Massachusetts uses electronic tolling, so consider getting an E-ZPass or be prepared for pay-by-plate billing.

Road Conditions: While major roads are well-maintained, some of Boston's older streets can be uneven. Also, be prepared for the city's iconic cobblestones in historic areas.

Traffic: Boston's traffic is notoriously tricky, especially during rush hours. Patience is essential, and using a GPS can help navigate the city's complex roadways.

Fuel: Gas stations are reasonably abundant in the city and surrounding suburbs. Prices are average for the Northeast, though it's often cheaper outside the city center.

4. Recommended Attractions & Routes:

Freedom Trail: A 2.5-mile-long route that passes by 16 historically significant sites. While walkable, having a car makes reaching different segments more comfortable.

Drive to Cape Cod: A scenic 70-mile drive brings you to Cape Cod's stunning beaches and lighthouses. The route via I-93 S and MA-3 S is straightforward and offers picturesque views.

The North Shore: Head north to Salem, known for its witch trials, or further to Gloucester and Rockport, famed for their coastal beauty and seafood. A simple drive on MA-1A or MA-128.

Lexington & Concord: About 20 miles west of Boston, these towns were pivotal at the start of the American Revolution. Routes I-95 N and MA-2A are the primary ways.

5. Scenic Routes:

Mohawk Trail: Starting around 2 hours from Boston, this route showcases Massachusetts' countryside and offers spectacular fall foliage views.

Essex Coastal Scenic Byway: A 90-mile drive that flaunts the beauty of the state's North Shore, including coastal marshes, historic town centers, and lovely beaches.


Boston is not just a city; it's an experience, a chapter of America's storybook. Hiring a car amplifies your ability to explore this narrative, granting you the freedom to delve deep into the heart of New England's charm. Whether you're here for history, scenery, or the sheer joy of the road, Boston beckons.

Current Rental Rates in Boston

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 42.33 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 296.35 EUR from 11/12/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 43.57 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 305.01 EUR from 11/12/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |

Hyundai Elantra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 43.88 EUR/day
Hyundai Elantra

7 Days rental at 307.20 EUR from 11/12/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |

Useful to know about Boston

  • If you want to drive around Boston you may find it most convenient to pick up a car at the Boston Logan international Airport.
  • If you travel to Boston head across the water to Cambridge where you can find the world famous universities of MIT and Harvard.
  • The Boston Colleges are an integral part of its economy as they contribute an estimated $4.8 billion to the economy.
  • Boston is part of the Greater Boston Metropolitan Area which is home to more than four and a half million people.
  • Boston is a very diverse city with ethnic neighborhoods such as Chinatown and the desirable Back Bay area with its fine shops and restaurants.


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