The flight time from Boston to Atlanta is 2 hours, 44 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves BOS Boston, MA on time.
17 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 17 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ATL Atlanta, GA 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Boston to Atlanta is 2 hours, 44 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 17 minutes.

The flight distance from Boston to Atlanta is 946 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Atlanta to Boston
2 hours, 25 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 43m
2h 46m
2h 47m
2h 48m
2h 54m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h2h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



946 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Boston from Atlanta by plane?

The distance from Boston to Atlanta by plane is 946 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Boston to Atlanta?

The flight time from Boston to Atlanta is 2 hours, 44 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 17 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 2 hours, 43 minutes, and Spirit the slowest taking 2 hours, 54 minutes.

What airlines fly from Boston to Atlanta?

Southwest, JetBlue, Spirit, United, and Delta are the airlines with direct flights from Boston to Atlanta.

Does Southwest fly from Boston to Atlanta?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Boston (BOS) to Atlanta (ATL). On average, they have 6 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Boston on time
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 137 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Atlanta 6 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Boston to Atlanta, Delta is 87% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 87% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 87% 13% 0%
Southwest 80% 15% 5%
JetBlue 78% 21% 1%
Spirit 67% 29% 4%
United 0% 100% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Boston and Atlanta, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
In the Air
Taxiing In
Delta 18 136 7 163
JetBlue 16 138 9 166
United 19 138 10 167
Southwest 17 142 7 168
Spirit 16 138 14 174

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
3pm 1.04
7am 0.97
1pm 1.45
12pm 1.33
9am 1.65
8am 0.82
5pm 1.06
10pm 0.02
4pm 1.47
6am 1.16
9pm 0.71
10am 0.76
2pm 0.58
6pm 1.41
7pm 0.36
5am 0.93
11am 0.85
8pm 0.6

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Boston to Atlanta that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 521
February 468
March 568
April 543
May 587
June 563
July 570
August 557
September 477
October 508
November 478
December 486

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Boston to Atlanta that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 18.48
Tuesday 18.42
Wednesday 17.46
Thursday 18.65
Friday 18.21
Saturday 12.38
Sunday 18.04

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
Delta 2
JetBlue 1
Southwest 0
Spirit 0
United 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
In the Air
Taxi In
3pm 16 138 8 166
7am 20 136 7 166
1pm 15 138 7 162
12pm 15 137 8 161
9am 17 135 7 161
8am 19 133 7 162
5pm 19 139 8 169
10pm 16 135 5 157
4pm 16 138 9 166
6am 20 137 9 170
9pm 15 139 6 161
10am 17 134 7 159
2pm 14 140 8 167
6pm 20 136 10 171
7pm 19 137 8 166
5am 17 139 7 164
11am 16 136 7 160
8pm 17 135 7 163
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.