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Convention Shuttles

Complimentary shuttle bus service will be provided between the hotels and the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC). Access to the Westin Boston Waterfront is via a connecting skybridge on Level 2 of the BCEC. Boarding and disembarking of ALL shuttles will be on the east side, Level 0, of the BCEC. 

Hotel Shuttle Hours & Frequency

Saturday, July 14

11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ²


Every 10-15 minutes

Sunday, July 15

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Every 10-15 minutes

2:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.²


Every 10-15 minutes


Transportation will be provided to/from the Delegates Reception for guests staying at the Boston Park Plaza, Renaissance Boston Waterfront, Sheraton Boston Hotel, Hilton Back Bay, and Westin Copley Place. Guests staying at the Westin Boston Waterfront will walk to/from the reception. 

Monday, July 16

6:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.¹


Every 10-15 minutes

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


No Service

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.²


Every 10-15 minutes

Tuesday, July 17

6:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.¹


Every 10-15 minutes

10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


No Service

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.²


Every 10-15 minutes

Wednesday, July 18

6:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.¹


Every 10-15 minutes

10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


No Service

3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.²


Every 10-15 minutes

Thursday, July 19

6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.¹


Every 10-15 minutes

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


No Service

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.²


Every 10-15 minutes

Shuttle service will begin at 6 a.m. for elections.

Friday, July 20

6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Every 10-15 minutes

¹ Indicates time last shuttle departs hotels to the BCEC.
² Indicates last time shuttle departs the BCEC to hotels.
If sessions end late, then last shuttles will depart one hour after the close.

If you need a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, please call (310) 210-2139 during shuttle hours for advanced reservations.


Bus Routes, Hotels & Boarding Locations

Route 1: Boston Park Plaza – Columbus Avenue Entrance

Route 2: Sheraton Boston Hotel & Hilton Back Bay – Curbside on Dalton Street

Route 3: Westin Copley Place – Curbside on Huntington Avenue

Route 4: Renaissance Boston Waterfront – Curbside on Congress Street

Airport Shuttle Service

GO Boston Shuttle
617-969-9999 (24 hours)

GO Boston Shuttle provides shuttle service between Logan Airport and Convention hotels. A $5 discount applies to trips booked online. One-way tickets: $14.00. Roundtrip tickets: $28.00.

Download Logan Airport terminal location/instructions.

Note: The discount code CONVENTION listed on the website does not apply to trips from the airport.

Boston Public Transportation

Boston, “America’s Walking City,” offers an extensive transportation system to help you navigate your stay during the AFSCME 43rd International Convention.

Boston’s public transportation system is operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, but is simply known as the “T.” It offers subway, bus, trolley car and boat service to just about everywhere in the Greater Boston area and beyond. Subway stops are color coded — Red Line, Green Line, Blue Line, Orange Line or Silver Line. Riders can travel anywhere on the T system for $2.65 per trip and kids 11 years and younger ride free. To ride the T, you will need to purchase a CharlieCard or Charlie Ticket, which is available at every subway station at vending machines. See for more information. Download Metro Transit Map.

AFSCME Convention hotels are all located near subway stations on the Orange and Green lines. The closest T stop to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is the World Trade Center Station, at the corner of Congress Street and World Trade Center Avenue. The BCEC, 415 Summer Street, is a 5-minute walk along World Trade Center Avenue, which ends directly in front of the BCEC.

The Silver Line, serving the World Trade Center Station, is a rapid bus system that uses dedicated bus-only travel lanes. The Silver Line also goes to Logan Airport and delegates can use it from the BCEC to get to the airport on Friday when the Convention adjourns.

See below for AFSCME hotels and the nearest T stations.

Hotels within 20 minutes of the BCEC

  • Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers – Green Line: Arlington Station
  • Sheraton Boston Hotel – Green Line: Prudential Station on the Green Line E train is the easiest or Green Line: Hynes Station B, C or D Trains
  • Westin Copley Place – Green Line: Copley Station or Orange Line: Back Bay Station

Hotels within walking distance of the BCEC

  • Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
  • Westin Boston Waterfront

Taxi Service

Boston taxis are available at Logan terminals 24 hours a day and provide service to all of New England. All areas within a 12-mile radius of downtown Boston are charged a metered rate. Beyond the 12-mile radius the charge is a flat rate. All fares are based upon the occupancy of one to four passengers per taxi. Station wagons, accessible taxis for passengers with physical disabilities, and credit card taxis are available upon request at Logan Airport. For further assistance, contact a Massport Ground Transportation agent, located outside of each terminal on the arrivals level. From Logan International Airport to most hotels in Boston and Cambridge, current fares are approximately $25-$35, one way.


AFSCME has negotiated special round-trip (travel dates, July 5-25) Convention fares with the following vendors:

American Airlines
(800) 433-1790*
Promotion Code: 8278DL

When booking online at, please use the promotion code 8278DL prior to purchasing your ticket. If calling, you must provide the same code to the agent. The discount will be available on basic economy fares.

*Please note that American will charge a booking fee if you call an agent at the toll-free number above.

(800) 328-1111
Meeting Event Code: NMQXD

Use this link to book online at The discount meeting code is NMQXD. You can also call the Delta Meeting Network at 1-800-328.1111, Monday-Friday, 7:30 am – 7:30 pm (CT) and refer to the Meeting Event Code: NMQXD.

Please note: Not all fares are eligible for a discount; discounts apply to round-trip travel only; not valid with other discounts, certificates, coupons or promotional offers; fare rules will determine eligibility.

(800) 426-1122
Meeting Code: ZYZH274637

When booking online at, go to the Product & Services tab at the bottom of the screen, then click on Travel for Groups & Meetings, click on United Meetings, click on Book Meetings Reservations and enter the meeting code ZYZH274637. You will automatically be directed to the Flight Search screen where you can book your travel.

If you book through a travel professional of United Meetings, call (800) 426-1122 and please give the following information: Agreement Code 274637, Z Code ZYZH.

Car Rental

AFSCME has partnered with Avis to provide rental cars at a discounted rate.  If you wish to reserve a rental car please contact Avis at (800) 331-1600. Please mention the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) #T292799

You can also go to this Avis link for AFSCME's 2018 Convention and use the same code: AWD #T292799.

AFSCME has partnered with Budget to provide rental cars at a discounted rate.  If you wish to reserve a rental car please contact Budget at (800) 842-5628. Please mention the Budget Customer Discount (BCD) #Y001199. 

You can also go to this Budget link for AFSCME's 2018 Convention and use the same code: BCD #Y001199.

Important Rental Car Information:

  • All rates have unlimited mileage.
  • Return your rental car to the same rental location or additional charges may apply. Discounted rates are available July 9-27, 2018.
  • Rates do not include any state or local surcharges, taxes, optional coverages or gas refueling charges.
  • Renter must meet the Avis and Budget age, driver and credit requirements.