The flight time from Boston to Nashville is 2 hours, 46 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves BOS Boston, MA 2 minutes early.
18 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 20 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives BNA Nashville, TN 12 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Southwest
86%
Delta
78%
JetBlue
77%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Boston to Nashville is 2 hours, 46 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 20 minutes.

The flight distance from Boston to Nashville is 942 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Nashville to Boston
2 hours, 23 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
2h 41m
JetBlue
2h 44m
Delta
2h 52m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

56

Distance

942 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun02468

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
21
Southwest
19
JetBlue
14

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Boston from Nashville by plane?

The distance from Boston to Nashville by plane is 942 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 Nashville?

The flight time from Boston to Nashville is 2 hours, 46 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 20 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 41 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 2 hours, 52 minutes.

What airlines fly from Boston to Nashville?

JetBlue, Delta, and Southwest are the airlines with direct flights from Boston to Nashville.

Does Southwest fly from Boston to Nashville?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Boston (BOS) to Nashville (BNA). On average, they have 19 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 18 minutes
In the Air 140 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Nashville 12 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 Nashville, Southwest is 86% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 86% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Southwest 86% 11% 3%
Delta 78% 19% 3%
JetBlue 77% 22% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Boston and Nashville, 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 16 139 5 161
JetBlue 17 139 7 164
Delta 21 142 7 172

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
7pm 0.82
1pm 0.28
3pm 0.84
6am 0.99
10pm 0.02
12pm 0.07
9am 0.16
11am 0.09
6pm 0.07
10am 0.93
8pm 0.24
9pm 0.02
7am 0.85
5pm 0.41
4pm 1.07
5am 0.1
8am 0.6
2pm 0.3

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Boston to Nashville 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 194
February 168
March 206
April 234
May 275
June 273
July 274
August 266
September 263
October 298
November 249
December 240

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Boston to Nashville 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 8.69
Tuesday 8.33
Wednesday 8.44
Thursday 8.67
Friday 8.71
Saturday 6.33
Sunday 7.37

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
JetBlue 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)
7pm 21 145 6 174
1pm 14 141 6 162
3pm 19 141 7 170
6am 16 140 5 163
10pm 16 130 5 156
12pm 15 136 7 161
9am 18 145 6 171
11am 17 137 5 159
6pm 17 137 5 168
10am 18 137 6 162
8pm 18 136 5 163
9pm 10 144 5 161
7am 19 135 6 161
5pm 17 143 6 168
4pm 17 141 7 168
5am 15 136 4 157
8am 20 141 7 171
2pm 14 144 6 166
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.