Accessible Transportation and Housing


ADA-designated hotel rooms will be specifically set aside for individuals requesting them. Be sure to indicate your specific needs in the online housing form. These rooms are guaranteed. Each year APHA conducts a detailed accessibility survey of all official APHA hotels. These surveys (completed by the hotels) provide information about accessible entrances, parking and drop-off areas and information regarding accessible public areas, guest rooms, meeting rooms, restaurants, hotel amenities and assistive devices.  Use this information to select the hotel that best meets your needs. View the 2022 Survey.

Make hotel reservations as early as possible as there are a limited number of accessible rooms available at each property.

Getting There and Getting Around

Airport: The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is just 2.9 miles from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). Visit their webpage for more information about accessible travel.

Public Transportation: The BCEC entrance is 0.2 miles from the MBTA’s Silver Line World Trade Center stop, which is the same subway line that services Logan Airport. The MBTA is fully accessible. More information on MBTA’s accessibility services.

APHA Shuttle Service: APHA will provide shuttle service between the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and hotels not within walking distance of the hotel. A schedule and list of hotels are located online. All vans are wheelchair accessible.

Additionally, wheelchair accessible van transportation can be scheduled upon request to nearby hotels. Visit or call the ADA Van Shuttle Desk located in the lobby of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Please provide the shuttle company with advance notice of when and where you will need a pickup. Be sure to indicate during registration and housing that you plan to use the On Call Accessible Transportation. We will send special instructions on how to contact the housing desk in advance of the meeting.

Taxi Services: Accessible taxi cabs in Boston are known as WAVs. This stands for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles. WAVs are part of the City’s general taxi fleet. They operate just like standard cabs. You can hail them on-street or call ahead for pickup. More information.

Registrants who are unable to utilize APHA’s on call accessible transportation option may utilize cab service, Lyft or Uber to and from official APHA hotels and the Convention Center. APHA will reimburse for taxi fares between the Convention Center and official APHA Annual Meeting properties. Submit all receipts to APHA after the meeting (c/o Conventions Dept., 800 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001) no later than Dec. 2. APHA will not reimburse for taxi fares from the Convention Center to offsite events as these are not sanctioned APHA events.