The flight time from Boston to Raleigh Durham is 1 hour, 59 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves BOS Boston, MA 5 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 36 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives RDU Raleigh Durham, NC 11 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
89%
JetBlue
82%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Boston to Raleigh Durham is 1 hour, 59 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 36 minutes.

The flight distance from Boston to Raleigh Durham is 612 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Raleigh Durham to Boston
1 hour, 51 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

JetBlue
1h 56m
Delta
2h 2m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

47

Distance

612 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun02468

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
28
JetBlue
18

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Boston from Raleigh Durham by plane?

The distance from Boston to Raleigh Durham by plane is 612 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 Raleigh Durham?

The flight time from Boston to Raleigh Durham is 1 hour, 59 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 36 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with JetBlue being the fastest taking 1 hour, 56 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 2 hours, 2 minutes.

What airlines fly from Boston to Raleigh Durham?

Delta and JetBlue are the airlines with direct flights from Boston to Raleigh Durham.

Does Southwest fly from Boston to Raleigh Durham?

Southwest does not fly from Boston (BOS) to Raleigh Durham (RDU). 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 5 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 96 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Raleigh Durham 11 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 Raleigh Durham, JetBlue is 82% reliable, which means that JetBlue flights are on time 82% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 89% 9% 2%
JetBlue 82% 15% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Boston and Raleigh Durham, 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 14 94 5 116
Delta 17 97 6 122

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 0.29
5pm 0.13
6am 0.06
11am 0.29
9am 0.27
1pm 0.72
4pm 0.53
2pm 0.26
7am 1.08
10am 0.54
9pm 0.04
6pm 0.77
12pm 0.37
3pm 0.24
8pm 0.42
8am 0.56

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Boston to Raleigh Durham 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 246
February 113
March 127
April 144
May 216
June 224
July 228
August 230
September 231
October 229
November 229
December 233

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Boston to Raleigh Durham 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 7.42
Tuesday 6.4
Wednesday 6.38
Thursday 7.27
Friday 7.19
Saturday 5.69
Sunday 6.75

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 1
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 16 96 6 121
5pm 14 95 6 115
6am 21 104 5 134
11am 15 97 5 119
9am 17 96 5 119
1pm 15 96 5 119
4pm 18 97 7 125
2pm 15 99 5 121
7am 17 93 5 118
10am 16 98 6 122
9pm 13 98 5 117
6pm 15 95 6 116
12pm 15 92 5 112
3pm 16 97 5 119
8pm 17 96 6 122
8am 16 98 5 120
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.