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Boston is accessible by rail, road, sea and sky which makes getting to the town easier than you might think.

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Boston by train

Travelling to Boston by train is relatively easy thanks to its close proximity to other major cities and towns. Visitors to Boston can benefit from a direct train service to and from Nottingham, Skegness, Sleaford, and Grantham. With connecting trains at Grantham, trips from London to Boston can be done in just over 2 hours, making it a feasible destination for a day or weekend visit by train.

Boston station is a short 5–10-minute walk from the heart of the town centre.

The station features on-site parking, and sheltered bicycle storage facilities, alongside a shop and toilets.

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Boston by car

Travelling to Boston by car provides a hassle-free way to visit, and allows you to enjoy the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside, giving you the opportunity to take in the big skies and rural landscapes.

The A16 connects Boston to the port town of Grimsby in the north and Peterborough in the south, making journeys from these locations quick and easy. The town is also a short drive from both Lincoln and Skegness, and is easily accessible from London, travelling north on the A1(M) to Peterborough and from there, straight to Boston.

When you arrive in Boston, there are a variety of inexpensive car parks to choose from, all well-signposted. With most of Boston's attractions within walking distance of the town centre, you’re bound to find something of interest as soon as you step out of your car, regardless of where you choose to park.

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Boston by air

Travelling to Boston by plane is made easy thanks to various nearby airports. For visitors flying to the UK and visiting Boston, there are several easy ways to get to the town from major nearby airports with links with the UK, Europe and beyond.

HUMBERSIDE AIRPORT

The nearest international airport to Boston UK is Humberside Airport located in North Lincolnshire just south of The Humber leading to Hull. The easiest way to travel between Humberside Airport and Boston is by road and there are major car rental companies available at the airport to support your onward journey – the journey from the airport to Boston can be done in under 1 hour and 45 minutes. Alongside the available car rental options, there are also 24hr taxis available.

EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT

For visitors looking to make the onward journey to Boston by train, East Midlands Airport in Castle Donington is the best and closest alternative. From the airport, there are frequent shuttle bus services to the nearest train station (East Midlands Parkway). From there, the journey requires only 1 change in Nottingham and then a direct train through to Boston, the journey can be done in around 2 hours.

• Humberside Airport is only 48 miles north of Boston. (est. 1hr 10m by car)

• East Midlands Airport is 65 miles west of Boston. (est. 1hr45m by car)

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Boston by boat

Boston’s iconic heritage as a leading port town allows it to benefit from a unique labyrinth of inland waterways, rivers and drains. The town’s easy access to The Wash, and the scenic River Witham connecting Boston to Lincoln means visits to the town by boat are effortless and accessible.

Boston Gateway Marina offers facilities for both visitors and longer-term mooring along the river Witham. With easy access to the sea and the river, its ideal location makes it just a short walk to and from the town centre. For a unique and unforgettable experience, visit Boston by Boat.

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Getting around

Once you’re here, navigating around Boston is easy. Most of the key attractions are within walking distance of the town centre. For those looking to venture further afield, there are a number of regularly running busses available from around the town connecting Boston with Skegness, Spalding and everywhere in between. Boston’s central bus station is located in the heart of the market town on St Georges Rd, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 8QD. For an up-to-date schedule, visit the Stagecoach website.

Aside from enjoying a stroll around the town and taking everything Boston has to offer at your own pace, there are plenty of local cycle paths and routes to enjoy in the surrounding countryside which means getting around on a bike is easy. Visit Cycle Lincolnshire for more information on cycle routes across the county.

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