The flight time from Boston to New York is 1 hour, 16 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves BOS Boston, MA 3 minutes early.
21 minutes taxiing out
46 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LGA New York, NY 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

American
74%
Delta
73%
JetBlue
71%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Boston to New York is 1 hour, 16 minutes. The time spent in the air is 46 minutes.

The flight distance from Boston to New York is 184 Miles.

Reverse Journey

New York to Boston
1 hour, 11 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

JetBlue
1h 10m
American
1h 15m
Delta
1h 19m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h1h 15m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM01234

Flights Per Week

197

Distance

184 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0102030

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
90
American
73
JetBlue
34

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Boston from New York by plane?

The distance from Boston to New York by plane is 184 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 New York?

The flight time from Boston to New York is 1 hour, 16 minutes. The time spent in the air is 46 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with JetBlue being the fastest taking 1 hour, 10 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 1 hour, 19 minutes.

What airlines fly from Boston to New York?

Delta, American, and JetBlue are the airlines with direct flights from Boston to New York.

Does Southwest fly from Boston to New York?

Southwest does not fly from Boston (BOS) to New York (LGA). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

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 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 21 minutes
In the Air 46 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives New York 7 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 New York, American is 74% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 74% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 74% 19% 7%
Delta 73% 24% 3%
JetBlue 71% 26% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Boston and New York, 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)
JetBlue 19 45 3 70
American 20 46 6 75
Delta 23 46 8 79

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
8pm 0.78
6am 3.27
11am 2.38
4pm 1.39
5am 0.05
10am 1.48
6pm 1.45
8am 2.07
2pm 1.65
7am 1.7
1pm 1.49
7pm 2.02
9pm 0.15
5pm 2.23
9am 1.12
12pm 1.45
3pm 2.35

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Boston to New York 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 831
February 826
March 896
April 898
May 951
June 849
July 830
August 905
September 864
October 928
November 775
December 741

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Boston to New York 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 34.98
Tuesday 35.48
Wednesday 35.17
Thursday 34.71
Friday 34.46
Saturday 6.94
Sunday 16.21

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
American 1
JetBlue 1

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)
8pm 23 46 7 77
6am 20 45 6 74
11am 18 46 5 72
4pm 22 45 7 78
5am 16 44 3 65
10am 20 47 7 77
6pm 28 45 8 83
8am 21 46 6 76
2pm 20 46 7 75
7am 22 46 8 78
1pm 20 46 7 75
7pm 24 45 6 79
9pm 16 45 4 65
5pm 23 45 6 76
9am 22 47 8 80
12pm 19 46 7 73
3pm 22 46 6 76
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.