Summer Traffic Advisory: Navigating Delays and Planning Ahead for Boston Travel

May 31, 2023

If you’re headed to Boston this summer, we have some important information to share regarding the city’s summer traffic. Brace yourself for higher-than-normal roadway volumes, which means delays are inevitable when you arrive in the city. Now, we know you might be wondering how long these delays will last, but here’s the thing: traffic can be a bit unpredictable. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back with some practical tips to navigate the situation smoothly.

Why is traffic so crazy, you ask? Well, there are a few factors at play here. First off, the Sumner Tunnel is currently closed, which is causing some irregular traffic patterns. On top of that, it’s summertime! And you know what that means—more people hitting the road for their vacations and adventures.

Rest assured; we’ve made adjustments to our schedules to help accommodate these delays. However, we must emphasize that traffic can be wildly unpredictable. To avoid any unnecessary disruptions to your plans, we strongly advise you to plan ahead and allocate extra time for your journey.

Here’s a pro tip: consider catching the bus 30 to 60 minutes earlier than originally planned. For example, if your goal is to arrive at Logan Airport by 3:30pm and you initially intended to catch the 2:00pm bus from Portsmouth, we recommend opting for the 1:00pm bus instead. This simple adjustment will provide you with ample time to navigate any potential traffic snarls.

If you’re flying out of Logan Airport, it’s crucial to keep in mind their recommended arrival times. They advise arriving 2 hours prior to your domestic flight and 3 hours prior to an international flight. With the summer traffic situation, the more time you can give yourself, the better.

At the end of the day, your safety is our number one priority, and we’re working hard to minimize any unnecessary delays. Our team of trained professionals is dedicated to making your journey into Boston as efficient and safe as possible.