The flight time from Boston to Kansas City is 3 hours, 30 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves BOS Boston, MA 4 minutes early.
18 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 4 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives MCI Kansas City, MO 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
88%
Southwest
87%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Boston to Kansas City is 3 hours, 30 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 4 minutes.

The flight distance from Boston to Kansas City is 1256 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Kansas City to Boston
2 hours, 58 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
3h 21m
Delta
3h 30m
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)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

7

Distance

1256 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND0204060

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
7
Southwest
0

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Boston from Kansas City by plane?

The distance from Boston to Kansas City by plane is 1256 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 Kansas City?

The flight time from Boston to Kansas City is 3 hours, 30 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 4 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 3 hours, 21 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 3 hours, 30 minutes.

What airlines fly from Boston to Kansas City?

Southwest and Delta are the airlines with direct flights from Boston to Kansas City.

Does Southwest fly from Boston to Kansas City?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Boston (BOS) to Kansas City (MCI). 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 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 18 minutes
In the Air 184 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Kansas City 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 Kansas City, Southwest is 87% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 87% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 88% 10% 2%
Southwest 87% 0% 13%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Boston and Kansas City, 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 10 186 5 201
Delta 18 184 6 210

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 0.07
6pm 0.01
1pm 0.07
2pm 0.07
11am 0.01
7pm 0
4pm 0.01
9am 0.14
10am 0.34
8pm 0.11
5pm 0.12
8am 0.14

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Boston to Kansas City 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 54
February 0
March 0
April 0
May 0
June 26
July 31
August 57
September 57
October 56
November 68
December 57

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Boston to Kansas City 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 1.21
Tuesday 1.06
Wednesday 1.1
Thursday 1.19
Friday 1.17
Saturday 0.77
Sunday 1.31

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 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)
3pm 16 179 6 207
6pm 26 200 5 231
1pm 18 186 6 210
2pm 16 198 6 220
11am 14 206 6 231
7pm 14 178 4 196
4pm 22 197 5 225
9am 23 196 6 225
10am 18 178 6 203
8pm 18 192 6 219
5pm 19 179 5 205
8am 19 180 5 205
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.