Lowell travel guide

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You're Going to Love Lowell

With a population of 106,519, Lowell is a must-see destination in Massachusetts, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Lowell has to offer.

Where to Eat in Lowell

If you’re looking for affordable options, Cobblestones of Lowell (91 Dutton Street) and Tavern in the Square - Lowell (900 Chelmsford St) are great picks.

When to visit Lowell

Lowell in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lowell in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Lowell in July, when the average temperature is 73.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 84.2 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 15.8 °F, with an average temperature of 24.8 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in November, when precipitation is around 4.1″. In contrast, May is usually the driest month of the year in Lowell, with an average rainfall of 3.3″.

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How to Get to Lowell


When flying to Lowell, you’ll arrive at Bedford Hanscom Field (BED), which is located 11 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Lowell departs from Miami and takes around 3h 10m.


Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Lowell, followed by Acela.


Another option to get to Lowell is to pick up a car rental from New York, which is about 189 miles from Lowell. You’ll find branches of Advantage and Hertz, among others, in New York.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lowell, including Peter Pan Bus Lines, Concord Coach Lines and OurBus. From Providence, the bus ride to Lowell takes 60 miles and will cost you around $42. From Providence, the ticket costs about $26 for a journey of 60 miles. Lowell’s bus station is located 0.2 miles from the city center.

Airports near Lowell

Airlines serving Lowell

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,051 reviews)
Air France
Good (814 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,218 reviews)
Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
Good (394 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (3,945 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Cathay Pacific
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Where to stay in popular areas of Lowell

Most booked hotels in Lowell

Courtyard by Marriott Boston Billerica/Bedford
Excellent (8, 281 reviews)
Element Lexington
Good (7.6, 112 reviews)
Aloft Lexington
Good (7.4, 330 reviews)
UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center
Good (6.9, 168 reviews)
Extended Stay America Suites - Boston - Tewksbury
Good (6.3, 179 reviews)
Bedford Motel
Okay (5.7, 627 reviews)

Renting a car in Lowell

Renting a car in Lowell costs $52 per day, on average, or $209 if you want to rent if for 4 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 23% cheaper than airport locations in Lowell.

Expect to pay $4.13 per gallon in Lowell (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $49.51 and $66.02. The most frequently booked car type in Lowell is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard rental cars (Class Commercial Truck or similar) are, on average, 74% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.