Cheap Flights to Boston from the UK
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Boston is a classic American destination, that definitely deserves a spot on your must-see list for the US. From centuries of history to modern activities, events and museums, Boston has something to see in every season. Walk through the main landmarks of the city on the famous Freedom Trail or picnic in the Boston Common on a sunny day. Explore some of Boston’s natural side with a day trip to the Boston Harbour Islands. Run into some colder weather? It’s not uncommon in Boston, so there’s plenty to do: check out the Museum of Fine Arts or go window-shopping on Newbury Street. No matter what you like to do, Boston has a lot on offer!
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What are the main Boston airports, and how do I get from them to central Boston?
Boston has just one international airport, the Boston-Logan International Airport. It’s about 8 km from the city, but it’s quite easy to get downtown from the airport. In fact, you can ride the subway for free from the airport. Head out of the airport and follow signs for “Silver Line 1” buses. These buses will bring you to South Station, where you can exit to explore the city or make a free transfer to other lines. If you’ll be riding the subway a lot, pick up a CharlieCard (subway+bus pass) while you’re here!
Of course, Uber/Lyft is quite common in Boston as well.
When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the UK to Boston?
Prices based on bookings made 30-60 days prior to departure.
Boston universities and campuses
Boston is home to over 50 universities, so if you’re wanting to study abroad in the States, Boston is a great place to do so! Besides world-renowned schools like Harvard and MIT, there’s universities like Northeastern, Emerson and Boston University that offer great academics and study abroad programmes. With so many universities to choose from, you’re also sure to find one that has offerings for your programme of study.
Boston lifestyle and culture
Like many major cities, Boston has a fast-paced and energetic vibe, which makes it a super fun place to visit and explore. While Bostonians might have a reputation for being a bit rude, most are quite friendly: unless you’re driving, in which case, be prepared to get honked at! Otherwise, locals tend to be friendly and you’ll find lots of them enjoying outdoor events, rooftop bars and the like during warmer months.
Exploring Boston on a student budget
Despite being an expensive city, Boston can be easily explored on a student budget. From walking and exploring downtown, to picnicking in the city’s parks and green spaces to free summer concerts at the Hatch Shell, there’s lots to do for free. Local cafes and markets like Faneuil Hall and the Boston Public Market offer quick eats at budget prices as well.