Transportation and Parking

Getting to Boston Park Plaza Hotel

By transit

Boston Park Plaza Hotel is near two T stops:

  • Arlington Street Station (Green Line) – 1 block
  • Back Bay Station (Orange Line) – 3 blocks

By plane

Boston Logan Airport is just 4 miles from the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. There are several good options for getting to the hotel from Logan. Taxi/App prices are a rough ballpark but could be higher in heavy traffic.

  • Logan Express (FREE, $3 Return trip)
    • Take to Back Bay Station, walk/Lyft 3 blocks
    • Pickup at each terminal every 20 minutes
    • Free access to expedited security line when returning to airport
  • Taxi ($25 – $30+)
  • Lyft/Uber ($20+) – Follow signs for App Ride/TNC

By train

Take Amtrak Acela or Northeast Regional service to Back Bay Station, then walk/Lyft 3 blocks.

By car

Boston Park Plaza has some nice driving directions on their contact page.


Parking

The Boston Park Plaza does not have its own garage. Self parking ($40/day) and valet parking ($58/day) are offered at the MotorMart Garage at 34 Columbus Ave. (across the street).

Additional parking lots and garages are nearby, many at lower prices. Reserve parking in advance to save even more. Convenient baggage drop will be provided at the hotel so you can drop off your luggage before parking.


Saving money on parking

There’s no two ways about it – the cost of parking in Boston is dreadful. We strive to offer flexible options to help attendees manage their overall cost of attending First Event 2020. Here are our best suggestions:

Park and Ride

Park at a location convenient to a highway and take an Uber/Lyft or transit to the Boston Park Plaza.

FromLocationPark FeeTransportTransport Est.*
West
90E
Weston Park & Ride
672 South Ave., Weston, MA 02493
FREEUber/Lyft$25+
North
93S
Woburn Hill Street Park & Ride
Hill St., Woburn, MA 01801
FREEUber/Lyft$20+
South
93N
Milton Park & Ride
88 Granite Ave., Milton, MA 02186
FREEUber/Lyft$15+
West
90E
North
95S
South
95N
MBTA Riverside Station
367 Grove St
Newton, MA 02466
$6/day
M-F
$3/day
Sa-Su
MBTA Green Line$3
North
93S
MBTA Wellington Station
Revere Beach Pkwy and Rivers Edge Dr
Medford, MA 02155
$5/dayMBTA Orange Line$5

* Uber/Lyft prices are a rough ballpark but could be higher in heavy traffic.

These options are offered as suggestions, not a specific offer for First Event attendees.

Reserve Parking

Parking apps like BestParking, SpotHero, and Parkopedia make it easy to compare parking prices for your specific stay. Save on parking by reserving your spot in advance.

Share a Ride

Save on parking by sharing the cost with other First Event attendees. We have set up two rideshare boards: one for parking near the Park Plaza and one for sharing an Uber/Lyft from one of the Park & Rides listed above to the Park Plaza.

Share a ride to park near the Park Plaza

Do you have room to spare in your car and want to split the cost of parking near the Park Plaza?

Are you looking for a ride to the Park Plaza and willing to help pay for parking and maybe gas?

If you answered yes to either question, use this rideshare board to connect with other attendees who’d like to share a ride.

Share an Uber/Lyft from a Park & Ride to the Park Plaza

An Uber or Lyft from the Park & Rides to the Park Plaza will cost about $15 to $25 during off-peak times, potentially much higher during rush hour. Share a ride to save some dough and sWe’ve set up a Google Sheet to make it easy to find other attendees who are interested in sharing an Uber or Lyft to the Park Plaza at the same time as you.