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One of the best things about Boston is its easy public transportation system, but if you want to drive to Mandarin Oriental, Boston, we suggest letting someone else do the work for you. A taxi ride from Logan International Airport will run you around $30 without tolls and tips (there is an automatic $7.50 charge added to meters for cabs departing the airport to pay for taxes and tolls). Take it from us: The ride is worth it. Boston is a walking city, and driving in it will only frustrate you if you don’t know your way around. On any given day, the street construction and lane closures can force drivers to have to use alternate routes, which gets complicated in the city’s one-way streets. If you’re new to Boston, don’t waste your time and patience. The simpler option for getting to the hotel is to take the free airport shuttle to the Boston MBTA airport subway station (the blue line) and transfer to the green line at Government Center. From there, you can take any green line train to the Copley Square stop and walk three blocks to the hotel. Or, you can take the E train to the Prudential Center stop and walk through the mall to the hotel. A one-way subway fare in Boston will cost you $2, which leaves a lot more extra spending cash for shopping on Newbury Street or a few extra cocktails at Mandarin Oriental, Boston’s Lobby Lounge.