A. is for Airport
B. is for Boat
the Salem Ferry (up to 3 hours, dependent on other
modes of transportation)
The Salem Ferry docks at
the New England Aquarium at Central Wharf in Boston.
Tickets may be
purchased on board the vessel, $12.
Departs every two hours,
on the odd hour.
Travels North through Boston
Harbor and open ocean to Salem Harbor
The dock is accessible from Logan Airport via:
the MBTA Blue Line at the Aquarium stop,
walk to Central Wharf
(departing every 6 minutes ,~25 minutes from airport including free shuttle
to Subway, $1.50)
Express Water Shuttle (departing every 45 minutes, 7 minutes to Long
Wharf (next to Central Wharf, $12).
Once in Salem, take a local cab
Community Taxi Inc
Tri-City Taxi Services
or walk 0.3-0.4 miles:
C. is for Cab
Cab is probably the most direct route to Salem. Figure 45 minutes for
the drive and $50-60 for the fare. Available outside the baggage
D. is for Driving
another good option: rent a car. Figure 45 minutes for the drive and
have ~ $5 for the toll.
Follow the Airport Exit Signs
Follow the 93-North signs through the Toll.
Take I-93 North
Take I-95/128-North at exit 37.
Take the 128 North split.
Take 114-East all the way in to Salem
Turn left one block past the Essex Street light
Norman Street, becomes New Derby Street becomes Derby Street
in a space of ~10 blocks.
Turn left on 1A/Congress Street/Washington Square and go two
blocks for the Hawthorne (parking in rear) or see the Waterfront Hotel at
the right corner (parking in front).
E. rhymes with T
which is what they call the train/subways. (~2 hours, ~$6-11)
Take the shuttle outside baggage
claim to the Blue Line.
Take the Blue line Inbound 4
stops to Government Center (not State Street though it may tempt you) and change to the Green Line
Take the Green Line Outbound 2
stops to North Station
Follow signs to the Commuter Rail
Newburyport/Rockport/Beverly line to Salem
Take cab to hotel ($5) or walk
F. is for foot (recommended only from the train or shuttle)
Train: Walk up the stairs, cross the circle at the crosswalk
and head up Washington Street. Turn left at Samantha/Essex
Street/Walking Mall. Walk to end of mall and passed museum to corner
for Hawthorne or turn right at corner and walk two blocks for the
Shuttle: left on Derby Street,
right on 1A North/Congress/Washington Sq. or stop at Salem Waterfront on
corner of 1A and Derby.