Boston’s Logan Airport Tops List As Best Airport in America

We’ve all experienced the frustration when we fly of realizing the downtown of the city we are flying to can be 20+ miles away. Take for Downtown Pittsburgh, as an example, is located some 19.2 miles from Pittsburgh International Airport with no rail connection. Downtown Houston is 21.8 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, again, with no rail connection. Washington Dulles International Airport is over a marathon away from Downtown D.C. You get the point. Airports with close proximity can be the difference of you making it to your meeting on time.

A rendering of the newly proposed international terminal at Logan Airport. Source:

At just 3.8 miles, Downtown Boston’s proximity to Logan International Airport makes it America’s most convenient airport. Located just 3.5 miles from downtown, and 2 stops of the MBTA Blue Line, Logan is accessible from nearly anywhere in the core within 30-minutes.

From Curbed:

 Logan Airport is among the 10 best large airports in the United States, according to a recent Wall Street Journal analysis.

The analysis gauged things such as security-line wait times, WiFi speeds, average Yelp scores for eateries, average airline fares, the costs of an Uber to area conventions centers, rental-car taxes and fees, and the numbers of nonstop destinations of airlines going in and out of the airports.

The newspaper also took feedback from its readership, presumably rife with business travelers. Basically, the results ranked the airports on convenience, flight costs, and general reliability for facilitating getting from Point A to Point B.

Logan’s overall score of 49.83 placed it just behind Los Angeles’ LAX and Charlotte’s Charlotte-Douglas at No. 10 on the WSJ’s list. Airports in Denver, Phoenix, and Orlando topped the list.

What’d you think? Does Logan deserve to be among America’s 10 best big airports?