The flight time from Boston to Fort Lauderdale is 3 hours, 16 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves BOS Boston, MA 2 minutes early.
14 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 52 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Southwest
100%
United
96%
American
89%
Delta
87%
Spirit
81%
JetBlue
80%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Boston to Fort Lauderdale is 3 hours, 16 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 52 minutes.

The flight distance from Boston to Fort Lauderdale is 1237 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Fort Lauderdale to Boston
3 hours, 3 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
3h 4m
American
3h 15m
Delta
3h 15m
JetBlue
3h 15m
Spirit
3h 17m
United
3h 20m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

63

Distance

1237 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246810

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

JetBlue
28
Delta
13
Spirit
12
American
6
United
2
Southwest
0

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Boston from Fort Lauderdale by plane?

The distance from Boston to Fort Lauderdale by plane is 1237 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 Fort Lauderdale?

The flight time from Boston to Fort Lauderdale is 3 hours, 16 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 52 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 3 hours, 4 minutes, and United the slowest taking 3 hours, 20 minutes.

What airlines fly from Boston to Fort Lauderdale?

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

Does Southwest fly from Boston to Fort Lauderdale?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Boston (BOS) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL). On average, they have 0 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 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 172 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Fort Lauderdale 8 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 Fort Lauderdale, 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
Southwest 100% 0% 0%
United 96% 2% 2%
American 89% 10% 1%
Delta 87% 12% 1%
Spirit 81% 16% 3%
JetBlue 80% 19% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Boston and Fort Lauderdale, 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Southwest 11 168 6 184
American 18 171 4 195
Delta 15 173 4 195
JetBlue 14 173 6 195
Spirit 13 169 9 197
United 13 181 4 200

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
5am 0.25
8am 0.59
6pm 0.27
10am 0.28
9am 0.27
3pm 0.39
4pm 0.66
6am 0.94
9pm 0
2pm 0.75
11am 0.97
5pm 0.37
12pm 0.34
7am 1.45
8pm 0.15
1pm 0.2
7pm 1.16

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Boston to Fort Lauderdale 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 289
February 277
March 323
April 362
May 314
June 266
July 284
August 293
September 258
October 170
November 236
December 279

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Boston to Fort Lauderdale 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 9.17
Tuesday 8.15
Wednesday 8.47
Thursday 9.43
Friday 9.34
Saturday 9.11
Sunday 9.55

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
JetBlue 1
Delta 0
Spirit 0
American 0
United 0
Southwest 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
5am 13 165 10 193
8am 15 176 5 197
6pm 14 178 4 198
10am 13 176 5 195
9am 14 175 5 194
3pm 15 175 5 197
4pm 16 168 6 196
6am 15 170 7 196
9pm 14 171 5 190
2pm 14 173 5 195
11am 14 173 6 195
5pm 13 174 6 195
12pm 14 174 5 195
7am 16 173 5 198
8pm 14 171 5 192
1pm 19 170 4 192
7pm 13 169 7 194
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.