Travel Information

We look forward to your arrival in Boston, USA. Enter the city with ease by air through Boston Logan International Airport or by ground with Amtrak rail service. Stay up to date with USA visa and entry requirements explained below.

Visa and Entry

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Travelers visiting the United States to conduct temporary business (for example, business meetings and consultations, conference attendance, or contract negotiations) need visitor visas unless they qualify for entry under the Visa Waiver Program. The United States provides a Visa Wizard as a guide to help international travelers understand which visa category might be appropriate for their travel or if they qualify for entry with a visa under the Visa Waiver Program.

Official Invitation Letters

To support visa applications for Congress, registered and paid delegates from countries requiring a visa to enter the United States may use an IASP letter of invitation. Your passport information must be entered during your online registration to validate the letter. Full payment of the Congress registration fee is required to receive an official invitation letter.

Getting to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)

Boston Logan Interntional Airport is an eight-minute taxi ride to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, or you can use the Silver Line subway to and from the airport. The Silver Line is complimentary from Logan Airport, stopping at the Seaport/World Trade Center Stop just across the street from the BCEC. Take the Silver Line back to the airport for only a nominal cost. A fun and convenient way to get to the BCEC from Logan Airport is by water taxi year-round!

About the BCEC

The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) is the most customer-friendly and technologically advanced convention facility in the world. The BCEC is located on Boston’s waterfront just minutes from thousands of hotel rooms, and the best of Boston’s restaurants, city sights, and landmarks.

The BCEC is closer to more major transportation systems than any other convention center in the country and is the closest major exhibit facility to a major metropolitan airport. It is directly accessible from two major interstate highways, making it fast and easy to drive to and from. Private ring roads encircle the building and give you a choice of dedicated drop-off points. Valet parking is available. The BCEC also offer direct access to the subway system with the Silver Line. The convention center has the bike-sharing rack of Boston Blue Bikes for easy pedaling to your hotel or along the harbor shore.

The convention center also provides five conveniently located concession stands including Au Bon Pain and Outtakes for quick “to-go” food items available throughout the facility. The Wicked Good Market Food Court, overlooking the exhibit halls, offers multiple restaurant choices and a wide range of cuisines as well as a full bar service.In addition, the BCEC’s Waterfront neighborhood boasts the latest and greatest in the Boston’s dining scene.

Boston Logan International Airport

Just minutes from the Congress venue, Boston’s Logan Airport features 54 nonstop international flights. No city in the United States delivers faster travel times between the airport and the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) than Boston. Logan Airport is only eight minutes from the BCEC.

Amtrak Train Service

Boston is part of the Amtrak railroad system serving the Northeast United States. Acela Express offers service from Boston to New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Amtrak serves Boston at South Station, just minutes from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.