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Over in my Facebook group, I see this question a lot. “How can I get from Boston, MA to Salem, MA?” I decided today to outline some options for you in regards to travel to the witch city! The closest airport to travel into when visiting Salem is Boston Logan Airport (BOS) and it’s located at 1 Harborside Dr, Boston, MA 02128.

By car

Rent a car

If you’re able to rent a vehicle, then you can drive right into Salem. The airport is about 45 min from Salem and it’s not a difficult ride, in my opinion. However, there are a few things to consider. If you’re visiting in the fall or around Halloween, parking once you get there can be very challenging unless you get into the city super early to land a spot. Another potential hiccup is that not all of the hotels in Salem have parking. I’d be sure to look into these things before making a reservation so you know what you’re signing up for.

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Ride share

Once you’re at the airport in Boston, you might consider taking a ride share like Uber or Lyft into Salem. It might be a little expensive but then you won’t have to stress about parking, especially if you’re visiting in the fall.

By ferry

Did you know you can take a ferry from Boston to Salem? It operates seasonally and you can find ticket info right here.

By train

There is a train station right in Salem, located super close to all of the action. To find tickets and schedules, click here.

By Bus

You might need to ride share to a neighboring town to get to a bus station but you can take public transit into Salem. To view Boston and Salem information, click here.

I hope this information helps and hope you have a great visit to Salem. Enjoy!! <3

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